Firewire dongle?

  1. mishpat profile image61
    mishpatposted 3 years ago

    Does anyone know what these are?  What they are used for?  What do the cost?  Thanks.

    1. skear profile image94
      skearposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      They are dongles for an old secure IDE kit.  Basically you would connect a module to your hard drive which would allow the data to be accessed only when one of the dongles was attached to the computer.

      They are useless without the rest of the components in the kit.  Also IDE hasn't been used for hard drive connections for many years. … ts_id=3730

      1. mishpat profile image61
        mishpatposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the help.  These were on a shelf with a bunch of other stuff from years past.  I quit trying to keep up with technology sometime back about when SATAs were just beginning.  Moves to fast for us old folks.  Right now I am trying to get started learning Java to keep my retiree brain from drying up but I can't get the JDK to install.  It and NetBeans downloaded okay but won't install.  Anyway, thanks for the info.