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  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 1
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 1
blew up my harddrive – USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable with Power Adapter Reviews

posted by digit on 05/10/2010

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
This thing is cheap and could be a useful tool.
Cons:
It gets really-really warm: both the AC-adapter and the IDE-cabel connector.
You have to pull the power plug to stop it; there is no switch.
Worst of all: it blew up my HDD. Smoke came out of the HDD and it never came to life again in a computer.
All connectors fit with much room to spare; it's very easy to connect the IDE-connector two pins the aside or upside down. Even the molex connector could be plugged in the wrong way.
Other:
Bottomline:
Might be a useful tool, but I'd suggest to NOT use the power supply that comes with it!

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