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  • posted byrombox on 11/24/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:this is such a simple item that is allmost impossible to misuse or not know how to use it. Cons:taking in consideration that unqualified person will not order such a thing there are virtually no cons.however it is a danger to the hdd because of the open constr... Read more

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  • posted byadrian1980 on 10/06/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:It works without problems. There is no mayor complexity about it. There is no electronic components and it just matches laptop hard drive pins in desktop computer conector. Build quality is according to use it by first time and then be used for many years insi... Read more

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  • posted byburnable on 09/25/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:I had a spare laptop hard drive taking up space in my closet. With this little pcb I installed the drive into my desktop. It's very cheap and simple. Cons:The board does feel a little flimsy, but it isn't something that I will unplug often. So it won't be distur... Read more

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  • posted byIamTyler on 07/09/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Very cheap. No special drivers/software required. Great for testing PATA laptop hard-drives. Cons:Very flimsy. No covering for solder points. No hard drive mounting caddy. OtherThoughts:Very useful although the build quality is not very good. All the solder po... Read more

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  • posted bymassdale on 02/20/2012

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Real cheap. Decent build quality. Some other reviews here stated that build quality was not that geart. Well mine was. It actually felt more solid then I thought based on the pictures. Cons:Only that you have to watch how to connect the 2,5"disk in the right way. F... Read more

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  • posted byErnestass on 02/01/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:- Very cheap compared with prices in our local stores. - I used it to connect my laptop PATA/ATA hard drive (2.5") from old notebook in my PC to 3,5'' HDD connection. And it worked, but not for my purpose, because I wanted to crack PATA password. It did n... Read more

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  • posted byshlomsi on 11/23/2011

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Simple, no electronics whatsoever adapter. Dirt cheap. Cons:Soldering quality is not good, some tracks were hardly soldered. OtherThoughts:A simple board without any electronics involved (none needed). It's a lifesaver if you need to transfer files from a 2.5... Read more

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  • posted byDaveRose91 on 11/01/2011

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Does exactly what it would say on the tin, if it came in a tin. No setup required (Plug and Play). Allowed me to use a 2.5" HDD in an XBOX, which uses less space and requires less cooling. This is brilliant especially if you are building a modified Slimbox, or have... Read more

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  • posted byjfk777 on 10/21/2011

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Nothing at all, you should know where to use it! Cons:two adapters I received are not working at all !!! One has pin23/40pin which is IOWR open circuit. Another has solder splashed on the solder side of 44 sockets making two socket short circuit. These failure... Read more

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  • posted byhRRRR on 09/05/2011

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:· Price 5/5: $1.59 is a bargain price. · Ease-of-use 4/5: Just connect the power, the PATA 3.5", and the PATA 2.5". · Build Quality 3/5: Solid pieces and solid plate. · Usefulness: It does its job. Cons:· Ease-of-use 4/5: Any... Read more

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