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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 3
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Very useful, but not for permanent connection – SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter with AC Power Adapter for 2.5/3.5/5.25" Hard Drive Reviews

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 what and how to do it. -For some disks (I've tried 4), I had to do it each time I restarted. Which makes it unpractical for permanent connection.
Other:
The power supply came with a flat plug, but in my country it is round. Not a big deal, since 220V was inside the voltage range for the unit, so only flat to round converter was needed.
Bottomline:
Very useful, helped me to recover data. Buy it if you need to recover data once in a while or so. But you will need other product if you want a permanent connection, probably a PCI card.

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