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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
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  • Usefulness: 5
Re-use your old hard disks – USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable with Power Adapter Reviews

posted by enRiki70 on 03/18/2010 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
It is very little.
I tried successfully with both 2.5 IDE and 3.5 SATA disks and with Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Cons:
It doesn't came with EU plug, but since it uses an standard computer's power supply 3 pin connector, you can use any other cable you have at home.
Other:
It isn't an enclosure, so you must be careful with your devices since they are exposed.
I haven't tried to have a HD plugged for long time, but I don't think it is a good idea.
Bottomline:
If you have lots of old hard disks (like I do), this is a nice and cheap way to recover data and re-use their space.

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