Geeks love this sort of thing. If you need to transfer data to or from a naked HD between any computer that has a USB port, there are cables that let you do it. The Brando SATA/EIDE to USB 2.0 Cable lets you be a Data Bandit! If you need to quickly backup your system files onto a HD just plug it in and transfer files. You can also connect CD and DVD drives.
One side of the cable can connect to 3.5′ hard drives and the other side connects to 2.5′ hard drives. There are also AC power adapters so you can easily plug the HD into some power and get it spinning.
Sabrent makes cables for connecting IDE HD’s to USB ports. Sneak into your friend’s place and go crazy! Or not!
A talented and Emmy-winning digital special effects technician by trade, Cecilia has also made her mark over the years as a writer in video editing magazines. Her CV includes HBO’s "From the Earth to the Moon" and SciFi Channel’s "Frank Herbert's Dune" and "Children of Dune". The most recent Visual Effects work was done for an online film: "Eye of the Bennu". This project was notable for being the first film made entirely by people only communicating over the Internet. No one has ever actually met in person. A virtual film made by virtual people. Cecilia is currently making props for a short film project about a violent monk. Hmm.