I am a computer consultant and need to be able to use all types of devices when I am working on a computer. This allows me to replace hard drives on laptops and desktops. It also allows me to test cd/dvd burners easily on another computer.
Works as advertised, got data off two old IDE drives, seems fast for a USB drive. Fast delivery.
Not the greatest construction quality, the power brick sometimes goes out if you wiggle the cord, and the actual ide/sata adpater feels light-duty. But OK for the price, and for occasional use. If you intend to use an old drive regularly I suggest a full drive case and better constructed adapter, such as the Vantec NexStar 3 that I also use.
I got the first one and was disappointed - there was no cable/connector for SATA. The adapter did work for a day and next day died on me. I was mad and left bad review for the product... Then I called the company and they were very nice and did not even want me to send the adapter back. They sent me a replacement and piece of electronics - a substitution for SATA cable Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that piece looks just like it has been pooled from some machine Ã¢â‚¬â€œ bare electronic board with connectors Ã¢â‚¬â€œ no protection at all. Have not tested that part yet, but for once a while use it will do.
Turned out to be, my HD died, not adapter and both adapters work fine just they supposed to. So for this kind of money that thing fits my need and I would recommend it to my friends.
100% new high quality Original (non-OEM) Product Quantity : 1 USB 2.0 to IDE adapter for SATA Hard Disk, 2.5 inch IDE HDD / 3.5 inch IDE HDD and CDROM USB 2.0 Interface or downward of USB 1.1 Connectivity Transfer Rate up to 480 Mbps External Power supply Packing include USB to IDE / SATA Adapter, SATA Cable, Power supply, Driver CD, Manual Other Features Connect to the IDE device using USB interface and SATA device too USB 2.0 standard, Full speed, 480M bps full speed Transfer rate upto 480MBps (USB 2.0 specification), limit depend on the IDE device/SATA device and the driver USB 1.1 device interface can be use, (Backward compatible to USB 1.1) Complies with ATA/ATAPI-66 Specification 1.0 Easy to use and plug & play Supports SATA Hard Disk / ATA/ATAPI CD-ROM/R/RW DVD-ROM (based on ATAPI spec.) External power adapter included, for power up the 5V/12V IDE/ATAPI devices Usage For easy connect to the IDE device / SATA device and make the hard disk device more portable