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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very necessary thing

    posted by chroust69 on 10/04/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very necessary thing. It works as expected, everything is ok. Cheap, reliable, simple to use. Can I try a CD-ROM, which is probably faulty :-) SATA IDE disk drives without problems. A little trouble with notebook drives ... Power supply will hopefully meet ...
    Cons:
    Mains plug is not compatible, you must use a PC right from :-( We'll see over time how the IDE connector hard and if you do not...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Does its jobs but...

    posted by Sethide on 05/12/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It is pretty cheap. Built quality is ok. It works well with SATA drive.
    Cons:
    Unfortunately it doesn't work with all my IDE drive which are different brand. I bought this item especially for these IDE Hard...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Pretty good product

    posted by RallyDarkstrike on 06/21/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Pretty good price for a very useful device! - Small and compact - can work with desktop and laptop IDE and SATA drives
    Cons:
    - build quality could be a bit better...certain drives are VERY stubborn when I go to plug them in and I have to actually plug ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great to get your backup from old IDE drive

    posted by meunomediogo on 05/12/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I liked the product very much. It does what it claims to do. Can connect to a wide variety of Hard Drives. - Laptop IDE - Sata and; - IDE I bought this one in order to recover my backup from old IDE drives I had lying around.
    Cons:
    Kind of messy with all those cables connecting from HD to adapter and to PC. It is the only con I can think of right now.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    This tiny gadget is very useful!

    posted by mictag on 02/07/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It does what it claims. It is easy to use. You can use it on most sizes and types of internal hard drives. Even if your computer dies, you can still recover the data from the hard drive. Everything you need to use it is included in the package. Very handy t...
    Cons:
    The build quality could be a little better. My converter broke after I used it a few times. Maybe this was just a fluke, but I...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    GREAT! if you can figure it out.

    posted by ruggb on 12/04/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Covers all std drives today. Plug and play on my W7 system. Instructions for loading drivers, which are only necessary on pre XP systems.
    Cons:
    No connection instructions. I am skeptical about the PS unit. It is speced at 42.5 Watts. Time will tell. I have no idea what...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Ratio price/quality very good

    posted by LuigiXXI on 08/27/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Very cheap for what it offers. Can connect hardisks to USB plug. Muy barato para lo que ofrece. Puede conectar discos al puerto USB.
    Cons:
    It has not been possible to connect IDE hardisk because power for IDE hardisk is not posible directly from this machine. For SA...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very useful, but not for permanent connection

    posted by kolin1 on 08/02/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    +Can connect to any hard disk (IDE,2.5,3.5,SATS) +Works with USB, so don't need to open your computer. +Can be used as a repair kit for technicians +High Speed
    Cons:
    -I had to access control panel and run administrative tools. While it is ok with power users, simple users might not understand...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Tiny little gadget with a huge power supply

    posted by Sciamano on 04/16/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - It works (even in Linux, and even with EXT2/3/4 formatted hard drives) - It's tiny - It's neat - It's useful
    Cons:
    - Power supply is huge - Power cable supplied is not compatible with EU plugs - Instructions unseless (what's the yellow cable ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very nice product!

    posted by DBarahona on 04/14/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's very USEFUL!... you can convert ANY hard drive (except SCSI of course) in an external drive!, even you can connect to media streamming products (I put it on my WD TV and works perfectly) Es muy útil, puedes convertir cualquier disco (excepto SCSI) en ...
    Cons:
    The plastic used is cheap, but strong enough. El plástico usado en la fabricación es barato, pero resistente.
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