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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great if you have an MacBook air SSD laying around – Apple MacBook Air SSD Convert to SATA 22p Converter Adapter w/ Pack of Install Screw - Black Reviews

posted by ocap112 on 05/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Cheap, fast and easy to use. As wide as the sata connector, and not longer than nessesary. Tested with a FW800 interface and doing so the FW 800 seems to be the bottleneck.
Cons:
The Sata connector is welded ontop of the circuit board, and the components on the other side of the board are much higher than they need to be (1-2mm). Due to this the unit does not fit in a Sata-dock for example. (without modding the sata dock). On the opposite side, there is a jumper-switch witch ads 5-6mm of thickness more then necessary. There are three possible options on the jumper switch, there is no information other then on chineese, of what they do.
Other:
The jumpers height issue is pretty easy to get around. Just cut them down with pliers and weld together. For me its perfect, since i had an old SSD lying around. Im planing to build a cabinet with a SKU: 172080, to get a small usb3/SSD external drive. If your planing on mounting in to a 2.5" Sata cabinet im sorry to disappoint you, its way to long to fit (a sata hdd is also much wider, so you would end up carrying around a lot of air).
Bottomline:
Great if your planing to use it in a DIY project. Could be a bit cheaper, but im guessing since there are very few similar products out there, just it being available makes it a bargain.

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