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Sabrent USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5/-INCH Hard Drive Converter With Power Supply & LED Activity Lights [4TB Support] (USB-DSC5)

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USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE [Black]
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  • 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
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug and Play without Rebooting
  • Compatible Windows PC or Mac with Available USB /2.0/1.1 Port
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Product Description

Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE [Black]

DESCRIPTION:
Connect any 2.5″ or 3.5″ IDE/PATA or Serial ATA/SATA Hard Drive externally to your computer through an available USB 2.0 port. The Sabrent USB-DSC5 Adapter is a caseless solution that makes swapping hard drives easier than ever before. Transfer data quickly and easily through USB 2.0 at speeds of up to 480Mbs and 52x CD-ROM speeds. Installation is simple and driverless, and LED lights indicate activity to confirm data transfer. One solution for all kinds of hard drives make this a perfect solution for data transfers or data backup!

Features:

* Supports Standard Desktop 3.5″ SATA or IDE Hard Drives.
* Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA or IDE Hard Drives.
* Supports Desktop CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD+RW.
* LED Lights indicates Power and Activity Status.
* Supports Iomega Zip.
* Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed. * Reverse compatible with USB 1.1.

System requirements:

* Available USB port port on the computer.
* Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
* Mac os x

What's in the box?
* USB-DSC5
* Power Adapter Power Cord
 * Cables
* User Manual

Product Details

Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE [Black]
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 1.8 inches ; 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000HJ99DI
  • Item model number: USB-DSC5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3,125 customer reviews
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Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE
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I build a lot of computers and servers and fix a lot of systems for my family and friends. Having good computer trouble shooting tools is a real benefit when trying to solve problems. If you have to back up somebody's boot drive in an effort to save their operating system this kit is always a good thing to have. It is also nice to be able to back up their files. This USB 2.0 converter allows you to attach SATA and IDE storage devices to your computer in order to test their hardware or to try to save their files.

You can attach a 2.5 inch hard disk drive, a 2.5 inch SSD drive, a SATA or IDE 3.5 inch HDD or a 5.25 DVD or CD player/burner quickly and easily to your computer for testing. One of the most common problems with computers is that the hard disk drives fail or DVD or CD drives fail. With this very nice testing tool you can quickly help to solve the problem and troubleshoot the issue.

Installing a drive is fast and easy and only takes seconds to do. In my testing I installed a SSD drive rated at 3 GB/second and I connected the unit to a USB 3.0 port. I ran speed tests and I have included them in my video.

Inside of the box you will find:
* An AC power supply and the cable is 30 inches long
* A 48 inch long AC power cord.
* There is an USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA converter. It will connect to a 1.8 to 2.5 inch IDE drive or a 3.5 to a 5.25 IDE connector or a SATA connector. The USB cable is 27 inches long.
* An instruction manual
* A power converter cable to power a SATA HDD and the cable is 4 inches long.
* A SATA to SATA extender cable and the cable is 4 inches long.
* A two pin power converter cable 8 inches long.

The kit contains a very nice power supply that will power different styles of drives.
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Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE [Black]
I couldn't get this device to work under Mac OS X or WindowsXP, gave up and called for a return authorization...but the support person told me this: For IDE drives, the drive's jumpers MUST be set to "MASTER" (not cable select), UNLESS the brand is Western Digital, in which case the jumpers must be set to "SINGLE" (i.e. remove all jumpers). Sure enough, it worked after that! Hope this helps someone else.
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Color: USB 3.0 TO SATA/IDE Verified Purchase
Works okay(read:not good, but it works) for archiving data off old IDE drives at work. Start with the drive and IDE/SATA adapter unplugged from everything and your AC brick plugged into the wall(with the power switch near the 4 pin molex set to OFF). Make sure your drive has it's jumper set to master.
1) Plug in the AC brick 4 pin molex into the drive.
2) Plug the IDE/SATA adapter into your drive.
3) Click the power on the AC adapter to ON
4) Plug the USB side of your IDE/SATA adapter into your computer.

Failure to provide power to the drive before plugging in the USB side results in the device never "seeing" the drive. If you do it right, you should see a white LED on the adapter "IDE/Busy"(shown in the picture as the top light on the adapter. The bottom light is blue and indicates USB power)

Even though this device works well if properly setup, it's only so-so for the IT professional. The sequence cannot be broken, requiring you to constantly unplug and plug the USB side.

Also, the adapter extends past the IDE connector. This make it unsuitable for IDE drives which place the IDE prongs next to the power connector(many have the master/slave/CS/Spare jumpers between the two, but many do not). If you are doing a project hooking up mismatched IDE drives, pick up a specialized interface that uses IDE ribbon cables to connect instead.
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Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE [Black]
I'm nonplussed at reviews mentioning how it's being used as a full-time connector for a SATA or IDE drive. It's clearly not aimed at that market at all. This is a kit designed for rescue/ recovery operations of someone else's HDD. Case in point: me.

I wrecked the partition table of my primary work HDD. All in-situ attempts failed, so I brought the laptop home, mounted the HDD to my SATA cable kit, and ran the excellent TestDisk tool from Christophe Grenier. My partition table recovered, I wrote it to disk and bright the HDD back into the laptop. I'm back up and writing this from the work laptop now (don't say anything).

I would never look at this complex jumble of wires and adapters and think "well, I'll just hook it up and let it go for a few years". No, sorry, incorrect application, despite the instruction manual showing you how to do it. This is a stripped-down kit designed to travel with your rescue ops laptop when making a house call, like to Grandma's PC. I find it's easier to run virus scanning, defrag, etc when the HDD is controlled by my known-good laptop.

I withheld a fifth star because it's a complex mess of wires. I don't know how one could make it look elegant and preserve its functionality, but whoever can do it merits the fifth star. Wholly recommended product for rescue operations.

-Fred
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Color: USB 2.0 TO SATA/IDE Verified Purchase
Plug-n-Play(well...work, really). Works as advertised. Didn't even realize such a thing existed until reading one of those CNET or How-to-Geek articles (can't remember which). But, I had a stack of old hard drives and they had a solution. Never wanted to hastle with powering down my desktop, opening the case, installing the hard drive, powering back up, etc., etc., just to see what was on an old hard drive. This makes it RIDICULOUSLY easy: plug the AC-DC adapter in to your wall socket, plug the IDE connector in to your hard drive (make sure HD control is set to "Master"), the USB connector into your computer, the power cable into the hard drive and you're done! Open Explorer on your computer and scroll down to where your hard drive is recognized as just another readable device (like a USB thumbdrive, etc.) Couldn't be easier .
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