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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 3
Installation considerations – IDE CD/DVD Device to Laptop Connector Adapter (2-Pack) Reviews

posted by wt808 on 03/05/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Working adapters. Connector shells take guesswork out of cable orientation.
Cons:
The board protrudes past the rear edges of the drive, so if you need to slide the drive through a matching opening or the sides of the drive body are mounted against a flat surface, you might not be able to install the drive with this adapter installed. The provided drives screws are long and can prevent the tray catch mechanism from functioning. Soft plastic standoffs can compress. No master/slave jumper.
Other:
See SKU 10574 if you need an adapter that matches the size of the back panel of the drive. The connectors on that product have no polarity alignment features though.
Bottomline:
Before ordering, check your intended installation location to make sure that this will fit.

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