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  • posted bymonnier on 05/28/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Works well, fast enough. Both hdparm and smartctl are able to talk to the drive through this adapter, so you can control spin-down time and drive temperature. Cons:The adapter does not provide power to the SATA drive (don't know about the PATA port), so you'll... Read more

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  • posted bymonnier on 05/14/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Using this adapter in a USB2 port, I only get 20MB/s but with USB3 I got 60MB/s, which isn't too bad compared to the 70MB/s I get when the drive is connected directly via SATA. The better part is that, contrary to the previous adapters I used, this one happily... Read more

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  • posted bymonnier on 05/07/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Accessing disks over USB2 was convenient but pretty slow. E.g. using this adapter in a USB2 port, I just get 20MB/s. But with USB3 I got 60MB/s, which isn't too bad compared to the 70MB/s I get when the drive is connected directly via SATA. The better part is th... Read more

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