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SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5 / 3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter

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Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter
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  • Use your 2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive or SATA hard disc as an additional external hard drive. Connect your SATA / IDE device to your computer through a USB port. Compliant with USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. Usb 2.0 interface for 480 MB/s high speed data transfer. Package includes USB to IDE / SATA cable adapter, SATA data cable, AC adapter, AC to IDE power converter, IDE to SATA and power cable
  • Use your 2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive or SATA hard disc as an external hard drive
  • 480 MB/s high speed transfer rate, 52x CD-ROM supported
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Technical Details

Size: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter | Color: BLACK

Product Details

Size: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter | Color Name: BLACK
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001OORMVQ
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 556730
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,736 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 10, 2004

Product Description

Size: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter | Color: BLACK

Use your 2.5" / 3.5" IDE hard drive or SATA hard disk as an additional external hard drive. Connect your SATA / IDE device to your computer through a USB port. Compliant with USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards. USB 2.0 interface for 480 Mbps high speed data transfer. Supports SATA Hard drive, 2.5" laptop hard drives, 3.5" desktop hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW Combo devices. Plug-n-play. AC power can be used world widely with input voltage AC 100v-240v. Supports Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS. Package includes: USB to IDE / SATA cable adapter. SATA Data cable. AC adapter. AC to IDE power converter. IDE to SATA power cable. Suggested Applications: 2.5" IDE Hard Disk / 3.5" IDE Hard Disk / SATA Hard Disk / CD/CD-RW ROM / DVD/DVD-RW ROM, etc.

Customer Reviews

Did not function upon arrival, returned for refund.
Jeremy
This adapter seemed to be working fine as I only used it for a few minutes the first couple of times I used it.
jamaican
I connected the cables to my IDE hard drive and the drive wouldn't power up.
Jerry Blagg

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By bz on October 15, 2010
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter
The power supply appears to never having been tested before shipment.
Several buyers report supplies blowing up and smoking. This indicates lack of testing.
I made the mistake of hooking up the supply to my hard drive before plugging it into the wall.
It destroyed my hard drive and I have been unable to access important data.

Examination of the defective supply shows the top blown out of U10 and a bulging top on C7. The hard drive shows damages to a surface mounted device that goes between the power input and ground. Clearly, the 5 volt dc line was subjected to excessive voltage as the power supply failed.

Other reviewers mention lack of an indicator LED on the adapter. I also dislike the adapter for this reason.
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196 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Christopher T. Frantz on January 2, 2010
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
Faulty internal power connector, managed to fry an optical drive and a rather important laptop HD. Check the connectors on every piece of equipment in this package if you use it. I plugged my hard drive in and immediately the smell of burning plastic and wisps of smoke begin emerging from my once operational hard drive. I'm now looking into professional data recovery which will cost me hundreds of times more then this product cost me. Spend a little extra and get a real piece of equipment...trust me its not worth the headaches.
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222 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Saperstein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 25, 2009
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
I use devices like this in my work. I was attracted by the low price of this unit, about one-third of other similar products. Cheap enough to give it a try.

The unit is cheaply packaged in a poly bag, but everything you need for connecting to an IDE or SATA drive is included. There's an AC adapter that terminates in a standard 12vdc plug for IDE drives and a pigtail SATA power adapter. The main unit, the piece that contains the interface electronics, looks the same as more expensive units and has connectors on either side for 3.5" and 2.5" IDE drives. There is a data cable for SATA drives. One end plugs into the drive, the other into a molded outlet on the electronics portion.

The USB cable connecting the interface to the computer is a little short compared to competitor's units that I have, but that isn't really big deal.

There's a mini-CD with a bunch of drivers and some documentation. Anyone using Windows 2000 or later will not need the drivers. I've tried it a Knoppix Linux distribution and it worked fine. Can't speak for use on a Mac, but the manufacturer says it is compatible.

So why only three stars?

There's no drive activity LED! When you're working with a product like this, you absolutely want a visual indication that data is being read or written. Many applications don't provide a progress indicator and even those that do aren't necessarily accurate. In other words, you can wind up in a situation where you have to know if everything is working - and with this product, there is no evidence of drive activity!

Now that is bad. But here's the curious part: the little bit of documentation that is included on the CD says that there should be an activity LED.
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92 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Patrk71 on September 13, 2009
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
Tried this device a Friend of mine had when I had a hard drive get corrupted in the boot sector. It worked so well that I ordered mine own. Did a hard drive replacement on my MAC Book Pro using this unit and it was easy and no problems. If you work with your hardware or swap hard drives then this is a MUST HAVE. Works on 2.5, 3.5 & 5.25 inch hard drives as well as CD and DVD 5.25 inch drives. SATA and IDE and PATA drives all work.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Trung Dang on March 19, 2011
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
Plug everything in and 3 second I saw smoke come out of my hard drive. My hard drive went to heaven. DO NOT BUY THIS ONE.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Xuul on January 7, 2010
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
The first red flag I ran into with this terrible thing was the packaging. There is not a brand-name anywhere on the box...not even a manufacturer....just a "Made In China" stamp. Had I been thinking rationally, I would have sent it back right then. My geek side got the best of me though, and I just had to try it out. Immediately, the second red flag jumped up and screamed at me when I looked at the power adapter. On the molex connection (female side) there was a pin missing. Not only was it missing, it looked as if the hole where it should have been was not even bored out all the way. The red wire on the molex to SATA adapter fell out as soon as I picked it up. Of course, at this point, I'm frustrated, and I'm bound and determined to make the damn thing work at any cost.

I hook up the sata/usb cable and use a power cable from my PC's power supply. Long story short, every time I tried to initialize the HDD, I received an I/O error - essentially meaning a bad cable. I tried in Windows 7, Windows XP and Linux (Kubuntu), with basically the same results each time.

What a complete waste of money and time. At this point I'm just happy the power supply didn't freak out and destroy my drives or burn the house down. Do NOT waste your money on this.... from the reviews, it seems like a gamble at best. When they work, apparently they work well, but when they are defective, they are damn near a safety hazard.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By mydogplaysthetrumpet on May 5, 2010
Color Name: BLACKSize Name: Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Verified Purchase
This adapter fried my hard drive within 5 seconds of plugging it in. After looking over other reviews, is appears to be a recurring issue.

The drive I connected this to was a Western Digital Caviar 250gb drive with SATA interface. Within seconds the circuit board turned extremely hot and began smoking.
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