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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
Broken device but repaired – 2.5" SATA to SATA HDD / SSD Caddy for 12.7mm Optical Drive Reviews

posted by pabe40 on 06/15/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
The price is what you expect from dx.com. The overall quality is good.
Cons:
Device not working. After disassembling, investigation of the cuircuit, and research on the net I noticed that the only component (a resistor) on the board was defect. The smd resistor should have a resistance of 1k(+-10%) but it had 10 Ohm instead. After replacing(soldering) it with a correct resistor it worked.
Other:
Easy to install. Just remove your optical device, plug in your hard drive or solid state drive in the caddy. If you don't use your optical device, this is a gadget which you need to have. It's faster than having an external USB drive.
Bottomline:
Lukely I know electronics and could manage to repair mine, otherwise it was waste of money. I hope no one else experience this problem, but if they do, they know how to fix it.

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