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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Useful for techies only – 3.5" to 2.5" HDD Converter Reviews

posted by EM745 on 07/31/2007

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

Pros:
Simple design. Does what it's supposed to. Rigid glass-epoxy board. Offers a more "direct" and potentially speedier connection than an external USB enclosure.
Cons:
For temporary use only--no hardware for permanent drive mounting inside a PC. You need to be VERY careful when inserting and removing this adapter from your drive; the fit is quite stiff and its very easy to bend pins and/or break the drive's logic board (which is THIN on a laptop drive).
Other:
Pricier adapters include brackets to mount 2.5" drives inside a 3.5" drive space.
Bottomline:
A nice accessory for techies who need to transfer data between laptop drives and a desktop PC (via an IDE/PATA cable).

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