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  • Hard drive wrecker

    posted by stijnjits on 12/15/2009
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    No need to build your IDE or SATA drives into a pc anymore. Just connect them to this handsome device and off you go!

    Cons:

    I tested it on different IDE and 2,5" SATA drives.
    The IDE drives worked, but after a time data corruption occured and the hard drive started clicking.
    I suspected the included power supply and used an old PC power supply to feed the drives. Same story: drives first work fine but after a while the data on them gets corrupted.
    The SATA drives I connected were even not found. The drives didn't even spin up.
    The power supply included has an (for me...) unusual connector. Lucky for me the power supply has aan Euro socket, so you can connect your own mains cable.

    OtherThoughts:

    Bottomline:

    Next time I give a little extra money to a device with better quality.

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