Sony DR-500UL

please can you help I have a Sony DRX-500UL is it possible to take the drive out of the usb2 housing and use it as an ide drive are they the same inside

I don’t know for sure, but with most USB(2) ATAPI devices (that originally were IDE devices), this is possible, as lots of these housings have an internal USB->IDE convertor and the IDE device inside…

If you can open the housing without damaging it and without loosing your warranty, why not try to do so?

I did the other way around; my Sony DW-U10A (DRU-500A) in a Firewire housing. Works great, so it should work for you too.

i tryed it this afternoon and it worked ok so just to let you know just in caes someone else want to do it.