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USB 2.0 to SATA + IDE (2.5 / 3.5 / 5.25") Cable Adapter

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  • USB to IDE Cable Adapter General Features: Support plug-n-play, USB Hot-Swap
  • Accommodate all existing storage IDE/ATAPI and SATA devices such as 2.5” HDD, 3.5” HDD,
  • Do not plug in 2.5” HDD and 3.5” devices at the same time Power Supply:
  • AC-DC Power Supply (100-250V 50-60 Hz) 12V & 5 VDC for 3.5” & 5.25” devices
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  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000YJBL78
  • Item model number: ADA-2020
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (253 customer reviews)

Product Description

2020 GENERIC IDE/SATA to USB 2.0 Cable Adapter - Turn Your 2.5, 3.5 or 5.25

Customer Reviews

Advertised as able to connect any SATA/IDE internal hard drive.
Edward Sheffe
Once you figure it out and get it to work, then it works just fine. *****
bf3890
The end of the cord is just a bit too small for the power supply.
virushunter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Saperstein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2008
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These adapters are very handy. They support both 3.5 and 2.5 IDE and SATA drives. They are a tiny bit finicky. You must power up the drive with the supplied AC adapter BEFORE you plug the USB cable into the computer. If you don't do this, my personal experience has been that the attached device may not be recognized by the host computer.

Much less expensive and far more versatile than most external enclosures. Also quicker to use. However, not a particularly glamorous way to connect your drives.

Overall, a very effective and inexpensive solution to hanging a SATA or IDE drive on your computer via a USB 2.0 port.

Jerry
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Juan Pablo Alonzo Gonzalez on December 20, 2007
excellent techie product. seems more like a toy than a real enclosure,but trully functional and eficient. you can even connect 2 different devices at the same time and copy files from one to another. amazing!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Eric Cochran on April 4, 2009
This tool is a life-saver for rescuing data from a dead machine or transferring your data to a new setup. I have never experienced any problems with the host computer recognizing the device. Much faster that using a crossover cable. My most frequent application has been using my old 20GB laptop drive for an easy way to tote lots of video data around.

This product is not designed for a permanent connection, for that purpose a dedicated external enclosure would be better-suited.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ness Forbes on January 30, 2012
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A lot of people are selling IDE/SATA USB adapters for internal hard drives. However a large amount of these products are using a faulty power connecter. This causes the adapter to fry your hard drive, I saw smoke coming from mine and please check around because there are other reviews on Amazon of this happening. Don't buy this because you may lose everything on your hard drive. Mine was 1TB worth of data gone forever. Please don't risk it and buy something else like an enclosure.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By jferras on April 30, 2010
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Just got it from Amazon today, and I was excited to get it as I needed to move a ton of data from an old IDE drive to a new SATA drive.

Pro:

- Cheapest, faster solution I could find.
- Incredibly easy to use. My 8 year old was helping me, and he figured out all the connections.
- Did not need to restart the PC, or connect and then turn the PC on. I just followed the simple directions on the box, waited for the PC to find the new hardware, and I was in business.

Con:

- The power connection between the power cord and transformer was terrible. The power died a couple of times while I was transferring data, and having your drive just stop in the middle of disk ops isn't the best thing for the drive! I disconnected the drive, and took a look. The power would come back on if I joggled the cord, but when I let go, again, no power. I thought I got it licked when I tried a power cord I knew worked fine, but had the same issue after just a minute or so. So obviously the issue was with the brick. Even though I got less than 30% of my files copied, I decided not to tempt fate, and I am sending this back to Amazon. It appears I did not lose any data, but since much of this data never was backed up (mea culpa), I don't want to take any chances.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul J DeSimone on May 12, 2010
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Amazon Prime shipping/delivery was flawless, as usual. The item, however, was not. Simply put: the transformer was DOA. I'm sitting there wondering why the 4 different hard drives wouldn't spin up. At first I thought the drive was bad, but after trying 4 drives I realized there was a problem with the device. Then I noticed there is a status light on the transformer that was not lit. I tried a few different outlets as well, to no avail.

Amazon RMA process is great. The item goes back.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Phil on May 12, 2011
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DO NOT BUY THIS CABLE!!!!!!!

Came with a defective 4-prong power connector which fell apart and apparently destroyed my hard drive and blew out the power adapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Later bought the SABRENT USB 2.0 to SATA Hard Drive Adapter which is MUCH better quality and works great! [...]
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia L. Walker on August 29, 2008
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This little device has proved invaluable to me in my role as computer support. I have rescued data from many a failing computer by converting the hard drive to usb. It's much easier than the old way of slaving the hard drive inside another computer! And it is both SATA, IDE compatable!
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