Hello. I am new to this forum.\r\nI have an old Dell Dimension 5250 desktiop running Win XP Home Edition. It is functioning normally.\r\nI have an even older Hard drive form my first computer. It is only 10GB, running Windows 95 at that time. It is a Dell XPS r450. I wish to connect it to the 5150 using an external drive enclosure by USB. \r\nWill Win XP read this drive? I have read that XP can function in "emulation mode" for Win 98. \r\nThis is really only a personal training exercise to learn about computers, especially hardware.\r\nI should mention that the 5150 is using an IDE hard drive. I could install this 10GB hd internally. This config would require this hd to be the "slave" to the DVD drive as "master". Would this be more feasible? I believe I would only have to select the proper pin position to designate this hd as the slave. Is this possible?\r\nI like working with old components, since I cannot afford to buy new ones.\r\nAny input would be appreciated.