Cables To Go USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter - storage controlle

Mfg.Part: 30504 | CDW Part: 1275840 | UNSPSC: 43201834
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  • Storage controller
  • ATA / eSATA
  • 480 MBps
  • USB 2.0
  • black
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Cables To Go USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter - storage controlle
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  • Storage controller
  • ATA / eSATA
  • 480 MBps
  • USB 2.0
  • black
Turn any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive! Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or laptop, backup files or store large file archives on an external hard drive. The USB 2.0 interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design. The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega Zip, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives. Compatible with current drive sizes on the market such as 1 and 2 TB SATA and 750 GB IDE drives.

Because this adapter can handle all sizes and types of mass storage drives, it's a great solution for recovering personal files from IDE or SATA drives from computers that have had motherboard failures. Includes an integrated USB transceiver; supports USB Suspend/Resume and Remote Wakeup; and a 5 Volt (1 Ampere) power supply that supports both SATA power and standard 4-pin Molex (LP4) power connectors. Plus, the on/off switch on the power supply lets you shut off an attached drive without having to disconnect when not in use.

Cables To Go USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter - storage controlle is rated4.63 out of5 by179.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use!I have a SCSI hard drive that wouldn't boot. I had a lot of valuable info. on there and the cables made it so easy to retrieve my data.
Date published: 2011-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy from here again and againI use it at home for personal use to download items off of hard drives
Date published: 2009-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleasedVery easy to use and good quality.
Date published: 2013-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PC hard drive USB Adapter for laptop WOWCompact, simple, easy instructions. It works!MY PC motherboard crashed. I removed the hard drive, plugged in the cables following the included simple instructions. MY PC HD now sits next to my laptop and works perfectly. Cables arrived quickly. Worth every penny. It took longer to open the package than to install and connect.
Date published: 2013-05-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and Effective ToolI love how I can recover data from hard disc drives with this tool...
Date published: 2011-09-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductI have used this on multiple/different computer hard drives and have never had an issue!! Excellent for any device i've tried it on!
Date published: 2013-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB adapter... It is about time!!!This has made my life soooo easy. I frequently recover data on laptop hard drives and the ease of use of this being USB has been a life saver!
Date published: 2010-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just exactly what I wanted.I had scrapped out several outdated computers but kept the hard drives. There was data on the drives that I wanted to transfer to my new computer and data that was private that I wanted to erase. With these cables I was able to do both and am now re-using one of them for a data monitoring system after clearing it all out and re-installing a new OS. Thanks! Perfect!
Date published: 2010-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatility and ConvinienceThis device gives you the ability to connect both IDE and SATA drives, unlike many "cradle" type devices. Quickly and easily connect a hard drive to remove data, transfer data or troubleshoot any drive issues.
Date published: 2009-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hero saves the DayMy IT dept could NOT access my drive. These Cables to Go connections saved the day and was able to recover all my data !!!
Date published: 2012-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 33inUSB to IDE or Serial ATA Drive CableAble to retrieve data from a laptop where my motherboard got fried.
Date published: 2013-05-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Investment I Ever MadeLet's just say that I already saved people in our business thousands of dollars and time & effort by retrieving data from a computer that crashed. All the pictures, video , memories, school work, presentations, etc....all retrieved from this one device. Who could ask for anything more.
Date published: 2010-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use toolProduct does what it says it does. Plug and Play under Windows 7/Vista/Xp as well has Ubuntu 9.4 About the only thing you could ask for is a travel bag for the cables/unit.
Date published: 2009-08-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!I work for a consortium of 132 school districts and never know where I'll be working. I needed to be able to work wherever I found myself imaging or scanning drives. This gives me the flexibility and reliability to get my job done quickly.
Date published: 2010-09-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed to recover HD dataHave used this little dandy several times to recover and or transfer data from a variety of hard drives. It eliminates the need to mount the hard drive inside an external or internal case. Works on eSata, IDE & notebook type hard drives. If you want to be really slick buy a set of the rubber cases also. Makes the set up a little more secure when recovering HD partitions.
Date published: 2010-08-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great productThe cable just works, plug it in and it worked
Date published: 2010-09-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ide or sata drive adaptorlaptop mother board was fried and could not read the hard drive with precious pictures. Only problem is how to read the files. Cannot double click. You need to right click and view the properties. once you find the folders then you can double click to open. Easy to copy files to your new computer and then try to open them in your new hardrive..
Date published: 2012-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product worked greatMy Primary Laptop hard drive failed. I was able to use chkdsk to reassign sectors. Then I needed to copy my 120G drive to my new 320G. I bought The USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter.This allowed my hardware connection for my software copy application to copy the old drive contents. Then I installed the new 320g drive and all problems resolved
Date published: 2011-02-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive AdaptI used this product to gain access to a HDD thqa twas infected by a virus and would not let me access any data in it, it was very easy to use and allowed me to do what i needed to do, the only thing i would've liked better was if it had a longer connection wire.
Date published: 2009-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works where other options won'tWonderful product to have in a technician's bag of tools. I have a cheaper USB to IDE adapter which has begun not to work very well, bought this as a replacement as well as to add SATA support. The first drive I used it on was a SATA laptop HDD, WD Scorpio Blue with a damaged primary NTFS partition. Hooked up as a secondary drive, no computer I have would boot to it's own installation of Windows off another drive, instead it would hang at start-up. If I unplugged this drive from an otherwise good system, Windows would continue to load off the primary hard drive. Knoppix loaded and mounted the partitions, but saw this particular partition as having no files or folders, even after running NTFSFIX. Clonezilla failed to load with this drive attached. Knowing this adapter was en route, I put off the diagnosis for a couple days, and when it came in I hooked it up to a Windows 7 machine that would hang when this drive was plugged in via on board SATA. It let me see the partition and its contents, and run CHKDSK on it. Will know in a few hours if GetBackData can retrieve info from the corrupt user folders, but it looks promising.I absolutely love the fact that there is an in-line power switch. Other similar tools I have used have not had this.My guess is those giving it negative reviews may have only tried this on one drive, which may or may not have had other problems. I have tried this on several good drives with no issues, and even drives with known issues have good success being read by Windows or Linux using this adapter.
Date published: 2010-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great time saver!I am using it to access files from my old computer Hard Drive while I configure and transfer the files I need to keep on my "new" computer. I don't want all the junk files I have collected on the new machine, but I don't want to take the time to sort all the files before moving. This way I have my old drive as an external but readily accessible location for the files I need as I make the transition to the new machine. One negative issue: while testing the cable I tried several old Hard Drives I had lying around and it only worked on the fully functional ones. i.e. If a drive wasn't formatted it wasn't recognized. It works for me . . .
Date published: 2009-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to Get Files from Hard DriveQuick and inexpensive way to access files from a laptop that failed.
Date published: 2013-11-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, seems well madeI bought this to pull data off of hard drives from old computers. It has a USB-to-IDE cable and an external plug-in power supply designed to power standard drives. Use is pretty much automatic: you plug it in and turn it on. It worked very well on IDE drives (I didn't test the other options). It sometimes took a couple of tries to get the drive to be recognized by the computer (hence only 4 stars). Once recognized, the data transfer seems fast. Very nice solution.
Date published: 2009-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!This works great and as intended! I'm able to use it to connect external drives without having to open a machine. I am also able to recover documents from failed drives. Though you can't recover from the drive if somehow the MBR is messed up/corrupted. Or if the drive is too far gone.
Date published: 2010-04-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wantedEven for a novice like me it was easy to hook up and worked instantly.
Date published: 2014-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool, needs better quality.After three uses, the SATA power connector broke, leaving me unable to use with modern Hard Drives.
Date published: 2010-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!The adapter worked perfectly to enable me to access my hard drives from a dead PC. Works fine in Windows 8.1. I'm a very satisfied customer.
Date published: 2014-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cable!Wonderful cable - was able to recover files quickly. Was not able to mount the bad drive on my PC as it had a bad windows partition, but worked great on my Mac, was able to copy all the files needed to get the user back up and running after the BSOD. Would definitely recommend this cable for any IT professional.
Date published: 2009-11-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life saverMy laptop hard drive failed and had to be replaced. That means all the pictures that I had backed up onto my laptop would be lost. I purchased the adapter and connected it to my removed hard drive and was able to retrieve my pictures. What a relief. Now I intend to purchase an internal hard drive [ for a PC ]but use it as an external and with the adapter use it as a back up drive. Thanks Cables to Go.
Date published: 2010-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save and/or restore old hard drivesVery handy product. CD/DVD Drive, Floppy, or IDE/SATA all easy via USB. Saved a couple old hard drives, confirmed one was shot, ended up with an external 500GB backup drive. Works on all OSes so far. (Win?\Linux). Likely be great to make use of a floppy or cd drive on a machine without one.
Date published: 2009-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AmazingI use this product to pull data from corrupt OS. This has saved me a lot of time and effort thanks to the 3 different connection types. I also like that it is USB. All in all, this is exactly what i needed and wanted.
Date published: 2009-05-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Might work, might not"Poor instructions. Sales ad fails to mention that the instructions tell you that there are times when it won't work. File types, formatting issues, partitioning, all can cause problems which the instructions say there is "no practical workaround". I have a box of drives and it has only "seen" a few. Also, instructions are weak. Fail to address questions like do Jumper settings matter?
Date published: 2009-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding device very easy/powerfulThis device is one of the most useful I have found, seems every time i turn around I need to try and save personal off a drive that is either not accessing traditionally or the computer has stopped working.Being a USB 2.0 device means very fast compared to IDE.Before I purchased this device it took removing the HD and opening my case and attempting to connect the bad drive internally to my PC, this changes all of this. Absolutely love it portable powerful and fast best thing in a while.
Date published: 2009-07-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile & Effective - I recommend this product!As a small business owner I needed a tool to connect USB, Serial ATA, & IDE drives for data backup/copying. This durable product has everything you need to meet these needs at a very affordable price point.
Date published: 2017-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, smart little deviceI recommend this part to anyone who has hard drives floating around but who doesn't want to go to the extra effort of buying an external enclosure for them. Great product!
Date published: 2009-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedMy PC computer crashed. I did not know if it was the hard drive or motherboard. I connected the hard drive with the usb to my laptop computer and the hard drive was working perfectly. I then downloaded some of my most important files to my laptop. I can now use the setup to transfer files from hard drive to my new computer. I might even use the old hard drive as an 80GB backup for my new computer through the usb port.
Date published: 2009-10-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work Like A Charm!!!This Thing Rocks!I use it for all types of applications. I primarily use it for my job to recover files that are on a corrupted OS or to format hard drives really easily.I also use it for other fun things like backing up my PS3 with my spare hard drives.This thing detects really fast on Windows 7 Professional and PS3.The thing I like most about it, is its draws power from one source and you do not have to use a molex to sata adapter.Other cheapo USB readers require this.That was usually the highest point of failure in this type of device.Turning it on and off with the switch is an added perk.You can leave this thing plugged into the wall and use it when necessary.This thing is great for all you "convenience-enthusiasts" out there.
Date published: 2010-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serial drive adapterProduct as advertised. All components labeled. Worked AOK in accessing an old IDE drive. Instructions chould be clearer for one-time users. i.e. Old IDE drives can be directly connected and the USB port provides the power to the drive . The power brick is not required.
Date published: 2017-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FantasticWas exactly what I needed to test hard drives.
Date published: 2012-01-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed and quick!My home computer crashed and I had to backup my hard drive before I loaded Microsoft Vista. This cable was exactly what I needed. It also arrvied at my home very quick.Thanks you. Totally happy with your company and the product I purchased.
Date published: 2009-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Innovative Productcompact easy to connect
Date published: 2010-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does exactly what I needed at half the price of retail.I record multi-track audio onto older drives.This product gives me access to the tracks via USB.It does the job flawlessly.
Date published: 2016-10-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love itIt was a easy set up plug and play. Great product!
Date published: 2018-06-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Like A CharmMy computer suffered a power surge from a lightning hit (protectors didn't work) which destroyed the motherboard so when I got my new machine I wanted a simple way to transfer data. This worked perfectly.
Date published: 2011-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would recommend this product.Data retrieval multiple type hard drives.
Date published: 2015-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best!I used this to recover files and pictures from two un-bootable hard drives. It reads them like an external hard drive. Probably saved my marriage!Easy to connect. On/off switch is a nice feature. Excellent item.
Date published: 2011-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for older PCsThis is the best piece of equipment I’ve ever owned It saved years of pictures, music and docs on hard drives that were on a pc that diedA must have for everyone
Date published: 2018-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great adapter (just not for ZIP100ATAPI)This works great with all my legacy hard drives, just not with the ZIP100/ATAPI. It's a solid piece of equipment every tech should have one in his bag.
Date published: 2009-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from External Laptop Hard Drive connectivityOne of my clients' laptop video went out and he, (nor I) could see what was occuring long enough to retrieve his files. Once removing the HD from the laptop the cable from you guys worked perfectly, we were able to download all his data for him to his new HP system he purchased.
Date published: 2010-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was only going to use it once.I was only going to use it once to diagnose a relative's laptop hard drive issue. But after that my daughter's computer went down after a virus attack. All the boot files got deleted. I had a Ghosted back-up of the drive and copied over the BOOT.INI and NTLDR files to repair the problem. I also used it to DEFRAG and CHKDSK another problem hard drive. This tool have become a part of my tech tools I take along onsite to my clients.
Date published: 2009-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product actually worksConnected to a 2.5 Toshiba hard drive from a dead laptop and worked just like a thumb drive.
Date published: 2009-07-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Easy To UseAfter trying other tools like these that did "not" work, this one takes off flying from the get go. I run Vista Ultimate, and it picks up every hard drive I need to work on. Just remember, when it doesn't, it is the hard drive itself that is broke. Very easy plug and play item.
Date published: 2010-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works GreatThis product works great if you need to get those files on a dead computer. As long as the hard drive is not dead I have many customers that panic because of lost photos or docs. I can reterive them with this product.
Date published: 2012-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to GoI recently junked a six year old PowerMac, but wanted to make sure I did not lose the data. No longer having an updated version of the OS I needed to run it, nor a monitor/keyboard combo to access it, I purchase the USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter. I removed the hard disk from the PowerMac and recycled the system at with chain retailer for free. The adapter allowed me to access the disk from my MacBook Pro and copy the data without a glitch. Now that the data is safe, I can destroy the hard disk and be comfortable that I have not lost data and no one else can access it without my permission.
Date published: 2010-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing IDE power pin #2Molded plastic IDE power adapter was missing metal in the number 2 socket. Making it useless in IDE recovery.
Date published: 2013-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very convenient adapter tool.My son's laptop drive fell prey to a virus that mandated its removal and insertion into a desktop system for cleaning and quarantine. Since the IDE connectors were not compatable, I purchased the Cables-To-Go adaptor. It worked perfectly for this application, and also has the provision for most other types of drive connector platforms. I was impressed by the design flexibility as well as its construction; especially in today's cheap 'throw-away' society.Keep up the good work....Dan
Date published: 2009-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Need User Friendly InstructionsThis product was recommended to retrieve files from a broken computer. All I got was a box, cables and some instructions that were hard to follow. Would be nice if the directions included some type of picture diagram for those of us that are cable challenged.
Date published: 2009-09-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for "dead" computers!Used this device to retrieve information from a "dead" PC. Popped the drive out, plugged it in, and was able to retrieve all of the data. Whew!Also good for whipping together "temporary" drives to hold information when you are trying to re-arrange data and need temp storage. Great implementation and a useful piece of equipment to have in your bag. Compact as well!
Date published: 2012-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BrilliantMy PC motherboard stopped recognizing all SATA devices. I was able to pull the hard drive, connect it to the USB port on my laptop via this cable, and transfer critical files over while waiting for a replacement board. This cable worked exactly as described and saved me a lot of headaches. Love it!
Date published: 2012-09-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product-performs as advertisedAble to retrieve data from two IDE hard drives from old desktop computer with bad mother board; transferred data thru laptop to external backup drive; also will use to remove files from laptop when I upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 for 2 additional laptops and a desktop.
Date published: 2010-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique and Useful ProductI purchased this product to get data from a laptop that had a bad motherboard. I was originally going to get an adapter that fit just this hd but decided to spend a little more and get the USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter for its versatility for future problems.The adapter worked flawlessly, allowing me to get my daughters data off her hd and on to her new computer.I also plan to use the adapter to get data off an older pc's hd without having to open up 2 pc's and finagle with master/slave settings.
Date published: 2009-08-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality ProductWorked like a charm.Easy to assemble. Great instructions. It was the first time I've worked on the computer this way and it worked as it was described on your website.
Date published: 2015-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does just want I wantedI work on many PC problems for friends and family, and find connecting their HDs to my PC a great way to recover data and test drives. I've had good service from an older, IDE only, Cables To Go adapter which prompted me to get this new adapter.
Date published: 2011-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from just what i neededgreat for old hard drives
Date published: 2010-08-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple but invaluable tool.Great for replacing hard drives and virus repair work. Cable connections make for many combinations of hard drives that the modular style will not allow. Very useful in Laptop hard drive eSATA repairs, cloning, replacing, and virus work. Simple but effective.
Date published: 2009-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from more then i thoughtVery useful now I can get to file on old drive
Date published: 2014-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product performs great!! A must have!So happy I saved my old crashed HDs. This product was easy to connect and worked great! Retreived all of my data.
Date published: 2010-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product. Saved me $$$$$$$I used this cable to retrieve photos and personal information from a failed computer's hard drive. My wife is thrilled that we now have our grandson's graduation photos that previously were lost.Thank you for this great product!
Date published: 2009-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Cool Gadget!I use this to get easy access to the boxes of old hard drives I have laying around. In Ubuntu, partitions mount automatically if recognized. If not, the drive is still accessible with the Disk utility, and can be reformatted. This, along with the silicon drive protectors (product number 29566), makes that box of drives usable again.
Date published: 2010-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome productThis product help me out of a jam! My son had so many important files on his hard drive that he needed and this product helped successfully pull those filed and put them on another hard drive! Now he’s back producing his usic and creating hits for his clients who happen to be up and coming R&B artists! Thanks For the easy installation and instruction pamphlet that was included! I will definitely recommend this product!
Date published: 2018-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cable Adapter is a must have!!I have used this product at work and wanted to have one at home for the usefullness it provides!!lots of uses, from IDE to SATA drives, it helps to pull data, wipe data and reset hard drives as needed
Date published: 2012-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked exactly as I wantedI needed a IDE to USB Adapter to transfer data from an old Hard Drive to my new computer and this did the trick...Relatively inexpensive and performed as expected
Date published: 2013-06-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product!Pulling data off drives that won't boot due to damaged or missing files.
Date published: 2010-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked greatNo longer have to crack 2 PC's open in order to copy files from one hard drive to another. Saves time and files.
Date published: 2009-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Worth the MoneyWithout this tool, I would have to open up machine after machine until I found one I could slap a clients' HD in to recover data, making sure to have a running box from every hardware generation and configuration. This is time consuming and frustrating. I knew there HAD to be a better way, and this is it. You can hook up ANY SATA or IDE (desktop or laptop) drive (HD or DVD/CD) to your USB port and use it as a USB drive. Many time saving applications. I love it!
Date published: 2010-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST MONEY SPENT EVERThe best device that helps a lot to recover info from a dead hard drive. Quick and easy to work with just don't try to mix between FAT 16 /32 and NTFSthe system can crash reading the wrong file system
Date published: 2010-02-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for recovering files...This device is perfect for those of you who need to extract important documents, files and photos from a virus infected hard drive. I simply removed the hard drive, attached the adapter, copied the files to an external hard drive via USB then re-inserted the drive back into the computer. I reloaded windows (clean install) back on to the drive and then transfered the files back once I got the operating system functional again. Everything worked perfectly. This unit is extremely easy to use and much less expensive than the alternative!
Date published: 2010-01-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Elegant Solution to a real problemWhat a great product! When I closed my small business 7 years ago, I yanked all the hard drives out of my computers. I recently opened up the business again and discovered IDE disk controllers have disappeared from the market. I was expecting a large fee from a service bureau to recover my data until I discovered Cables to Go's simple and Cheap! solution. I highly recommend this product for recapturing data from old drives. I archived the data from 8 IDE and 2 laptop drives in about half an hour. Problem solved!
Date published: 2010-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What You NeedAt first I wasn't sure if this is what I needed to get the data off of a hard drive with a corrupted Windows registry, but I gave it a shot anyway. Trust me, this is exactly what you need if you have a problem hard drive OR are switching from PC to Mac. I pulled the drive out of my PC and hooked the cable up. (You don't have to remove the drive. The cables are long enough.) I connected the SATA/USB cable to the drive and to my Mac (and, later to my PC too!). It has both SATA & IDE connections, so it connects to pretty much every modern day drive. I connected the power and turned it on. (It has a built-in power switch.) Worked perfectly. Both my PC and Mac recognized the drive. ANY computer that has a USB connection was able to "see" the drive and I was able to copy files off the damaged drive. Even if you back up your drive, there are probably files you haven't backed up and this cable is really worth it when you are looking for those files. You don't need any software or techno expertise, just the ability to plug one thing into another. (The connectors only fit one way.) Took five minutes tops. This will save you a panicked trip to the geeks. You can use this cable to transfer your PC files to a Mac, if you are in the process of switching. I copied everything (documents, email, address book, photos, music, videos, etc.) from my PC over to my new Mac. Buy it.
Date published: 2010-05-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, happy w/my purchaseNeeded to access data (that didn't get backed up) on an internal IDE HD. Connected cables & was able to access most of my data (unfortunately some sectors were corrupted). I appreciated the ability to access the HD via USB rather than trying to connect it internally. The manual was a bit sparse, but it only took a few seconds to figure out how to connect the cable. Could not dismount the drive via the tool bar once the HD was installed and mounted, so I just restarted my OS. I am very happy overall with the product.
Date published: 2010-10-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from doesnt work on mechanical drive failuresattempted to retrieve documents off my dead laptop hard drive. Could not gain access to anything. If you think your hard drive has mechanical failure like mine (I did a hard shut down when windows froze, probably damaging the platter etc,) then it may not work for you. But it was worth a shot nonetheless.3 stars for detecting drive and simple installation.
Date published: 2010-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with product.Quality product. Loaned to a friend and he purchased same product immediately. Works for laptop and desktop hard drives.
Date published: 2010-10-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing.Amazing. Been looking for this for so long.
Date published: 2010-07-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentWorked exactly as intended. I was able to connect a 500 GB drive for use as a drive backup system with not problems.
Date published: 2012-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed - Works PerfectlyThis product provides POWER to the drive as well as IDE / SATA to USB connectivity. I've only used it on SATA drives thus far but it worked flawlessly!
Date published: 2016-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working greatSaved our needed files from the computer that went down.
Date published: 2010-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KevinWorks great no issues great construction
Date published: 2010-06-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good and ConvenientIt is a good product turns a SATA drive into a convenient external drive by simply connection.
Date published: 2010-02-03T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT; RECOMMENDEDUSED THE PRODUCT TO COPY DATA FROM A HARD DRIVE OF A DISABLED PC TO A NEW PC. THE DATA TRANSFER WAS EASY AND SIMPLE.
Date published: 2011-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will get another!Fantastic product! Works in situations where I couldn't use a similar product by another manufacturer. I didn't exhaust the possible work arounds, but couldn't get it to go past the 2 TB limit on a 3 TB drive. I WILL buy another as I need to sometimes have 2 drives connected and the first adapter I bought isn't as reliable.
Date published: 2011-07-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedThis is used to connect various hard drives that have been orphaned through the years. Allways data retrevial
Date published: 2010-11-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked greatUsed the product to recover a disk after it had been replaced. The backup had not worked, so we covered from the disk directly.
Date published: 2011-05-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 2.0 to IDE or SATA Drive AdapterThe product works great. I used it for both notebook drives and Desktop drives. Easy to use and very convenient.
Date published: 2010-09-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great cable adaptergreat
Date published: 2009-07-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great productA little on the pricey side. Take $5 off and would be a great buy. Otherwise couldn't be happier with the product.
Date published: 2010-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for meOne of my computers died. I got this to access the data on the hard drives from that machine without the hassle of physically installing the drives in another machine. The whole thing couldn't have been easier.
Date published: 2009-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product functioned as advertised.Found the product easy to use.
Date published: 2010-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductExcellent product that does exactly what I expected. Was able to access an IDE hard drive that would not respond inside an external case. Simple design. Well constructed. Well worth the price. Need it and use it once and it's paid for itself.
Date published: 2010-05-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductGreat product works with all IDE and SATA drives both desktop and laptop drives!!!
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect SolutionThe product worked as advertised, highly recommended as a solution for data transfer.
Date published: 2013-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall it's AwesomeSolves the whole external hard drive issue. Thanks to this cable set, now I just buy bare drives.
Date published: 2011-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductAll the techs have this product and recommend for any field tech work.. its a life saver
Date published: 2011-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest thing everThis is the best thing ever...
Date published: 2009-10-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product and I reccomend it.converted a good ide drive to SATA
Date published: 2015-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hassle free ordering of peripheralsUser friendly ordering off the website - easy to navigate.Ordering process straightforward and simple.Prompt delivery
Date published: 2012-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter CableWorks on my ssd drives. I was able to format the drives so I could sell them after I updated to larger capacity drives.
Date published: 2016-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This works and is easy to use.It helped me recover some files
Date published: 2015-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love itbuy this product
Date published: 2009-10-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for data recoveryGreat for data recovery. SATA drive not recognized when connected to laptop.
Date published: 2012-07-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would purchase this product again.Works great right out of the package!Able to recover data from a hard disk that was removed from a PC with a failed motherboard.
Date published: 2011-11-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductI use this cable to move data between hard drives. I moved some data from a SATA drive to my primary computer. It's a great cable to move data from and IDE/SATA/ and laptop drives.
Date published: 2010-04-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from C2G USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Drive Adapter CableThis is a "MUST HAVE" device if you have several old PC's and hard drives lying around that need to have data captured or wiped! The product came fast and works like a charm. I never knew it existed! Thanks for this very useful product!
Date published: 2018-06-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product delivers and is easyThe product is easy to use. I was able to use it with a laptop SATA drive, 3.5" PATA and SATA drives. The USB connection was picked up by both Vista and XP with no issues. It allows moving data from drives without having to take apart the computer you are moving the files to. A retail store wanted 5 times the amount for a one time move of the data. This allows me to do it any time I need for 1/5 the cost.
Date published: 2009-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am thoroughly surprisedI had several old drives that I thought useless but I didn't want to throw them away. I saw an associates accessing some old internal drives and I asked how can you use old drives. He told me yes you can use old internal drive just like external Drives; he told where and which cables to buy and I ordered your cables. Wow, I was able to access my old internal drives and I found so much information I had forgotten was there. I am thrilled...Thanks ever so much.
Date published: 2011-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productThis product worked perfectly. Plug and play. I was able to recover all of my files from a dead computer. No issues.
Date published: 2011-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elated!For years I futzed with a drive harness that was inconvenient, fragile and cumbersome. Not the case with the Cables-To-Go drive adapter. Works great, appears to be well made and the price is right. It paid for itself immediately. I don't really have anything negative to say, so I won't make something up just to appear more objective. I'll finish by saying . . . "Buy this drive adapter should you want to put those spare internal drives to good use . . . or should you be required to attempt extracting data from a drive previously thought dead or persnickety.
Date published: 2010-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make this part of your computer kitAllows connection of 2.5", 3.5" IDE or serial to USB port.Very useful for backing up client laptops to new drive prior to upgrading. Use it for drive analysis and virus scanning.Recently used for troubled laptop drive to copy data to new drive which was installed using Seagate utilty software with out issues.
Date published: 2010-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Invaluable ToolThis product is extremely useful for recovering data from dead or dying PC's. It has been used on numerous occasions to rescue my clients from the brink of disaster. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-02-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great device!I ordered this two days ago and got it via UPS today. I opened the box, conected the IDE adapter to my HDD, plugged the four pin power supply adapter to the HDD, plugged the power supply in, and connected the device to my computer USB port. In less than a minute, I was looking at Windows Explorer and my HDD via the new adapter. Two minutes later, I was backing up my computer HDD to the external HDD via the adapter.Great device and great service.
Date published: 2009-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one is a winner!I had several IDE drives with critical information and had tried to install them in the box. Awkward, time consuming, and frankly didn't work. Purchased this unit and in a minite I had three interchangable usb drives that my machine recognized immediately. I keep my most important ide drive connected all the time and can draw files from it instantly. Great device that has saved me a great deal of time and effort.
Date published: 2011-02-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have For Every PC User!This device worked exactly as I needed. I am not a skilled technician, and another hard drive failure was unexpected (10 months old), but the horrible inconvenience was greatly diminished by using this adapter. I was not only able to capture everything I needed from the failed drive, but went through a box full of other failed drives in my collection. The adapter accessed every failed hard drive except two that were ancient. I recovered files I thought were lost years ago. Like seeing old friends again. I saved a lot of money that would have otherwise been spent at the local computer repair shop. Works perfectly and saves tons of money. What could be better? The finest piece of rescue gear ever!
Date published: 2009-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Computer Product!One of the best products I've seen in years. I had old drives and needed to wipe them and with only a laptop to use it was impossible, but this little jewel changed that! It was up and running in minutes without any technical trouble and works like a charm! Recommend for the expert and novice alike!
Date published: 2009-12-26T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good adapterGreat internal hard drive to external hard drive converter. Unfortuneatly, i cannot connect my xbox 360 hard drive to it which was a downside. The ide adapter didn't work with an old hard drive which was another downside. Overall, it does the purpose advertised. The ide hard drive i had wasn't suppose to work anyway. I just thought that it would be more universal to connect my xbox 360 hard drive to it. Fast transfers. I transfered 40gb in about an hour and a half which is pretty fast. It comes with a power adapter with the 4 pin molex plug and sata power plug so you can power a sata hard drive or any device that uses a 4 pin molex for power. The adapter came with a switch so you can shut off the drive when your not using it. This can save a lot of power and a lot of hard drives from overheating.
Date published: 2010-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!!!I had high hopes for this product and it did not disappoint!!! Our old Gateway computer just stopped running one day ... possibly as a result of a massive electrical/rain storm the north east had in Nov/Dec 2008 ... lights and other electronic equipment seemed possessed ... going on and off ... repeatedly ... even though all of our electronics are on surge protectors, when turned on after that, our old gateway would not boot up nor would it turn off ... only the fan seemed to work ... went searching for Drive Adapters but most others had that Mission Impossible feature to them where the drive you were trying to rescue started smoking a few minutes after being hooked up to their faulty power supply. Many thanks to those reviewers who praised this product. THEY WERE RIGHT"!!! I connected the old gateway's hard drive to the Drive Adaptor and then to the computer and there it was! Actually, there was a 60-90 second delay between plugging the adapter in to my IMAC and my old hard drive appearing in my Finder window. In fact, at first I thought it didn't work because the drive was fried (which was very much a possibility) ... but after waiting about a minute or so, there it was with all my old files. I am Soooooo Haaaaaapppppppyyyyy!!!!!!!! Thanks Cables to Go for Saying what you mean and Meaning what you say about the quality of your products. It's so sad that competence is so rare these days ... but not here!!! It just works! Hey Incompetent Drive Adaptor Companies - Is that too much to ask in exchange for our hard earned money? Hope Cables to Go puts you out of business where you belong.
Date published: 2010-03-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved 95% of lost dataDisciplined backups are recommended, but if neglected like I did the USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter used in conjunction with data recovery software enabled me to recover and transfer 95% of all data to a new disk.
Date published: 2011-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its a good productI did not spend that much money to use my old internal hard drive
Date published: 2010-12-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective and Simple AdapterI am using the adapter to connect my old dead computer's hard drives (IDE 120 Megs) to my new computer via USB. The adapter had worked well and has enabled me to recover all my data and to provide archives. Care must be taken not to let the old hard drive overheat when in use. Accordingly I turn on the adapter with the connected hard drive on a well ventilated location.
Date published: 2010-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB to ATA Drive Adapter Cable is a godsMother board failed. Bought new desktop. Was running Windows XP. Unfortunately Microsoft has discontinued supporting XP. Dealer installed Windows 7.0. HATE IT !!! Used the cable to run my old hard drive under XP. Computer dealer wasn't very helpful or useful.
Date published: 2014-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ProductI have used this adapter several times to recover data from "crashed" hard drives. Previously I would have had to open a working PC and install the "crashed" drive to do this. This adapter makes it much faster and easier. All drive functions are available, so all disk utilities will work with it.
Date published: 2009-12-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was pleasantly pleased.More thasn I expected...
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Product!This adapter has allowed me to save numerous files from hard drives that were no longer readable in the machine they were running in. Truly a great product, and one I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2009-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have EquipmentI just started my own Computer Repair company and this was the first piece of equipment that I knew I needed to have. I work with a lot of older computers and laptops and the wide range of connection options with this device makes it hard to live without. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is constantly connecting someone else's drive to their own computer.
Date published: 2011-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works like a champ!What a god send. This product allows us to get the data quickly off of hard drives without the hassle of imaging or needing a computer chassis to interface with it.
Date published: 2010-06-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome DeviceWe have had this device on our workbenches and have added two more. No more plugging drives in to a skeleton machine to make the necessary connections. this device connects them all to a usb, the new multi-head power connector is a great blessing also.
Date published: 2010-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product for the price.Have used the product for moving data when a system won't boot. I really like the build quality. Casings have a sturdy feel to them. Have not had any problems with it yet.
Date published: 2009-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend this to anybodyI use this adapter almost every day at work. I like it so much, I bought my own to use at home.
Date published: 2009-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive AdaptI use it to prepare hard drives for installation: formatting, partitioning, software installation. Works flawlessly.
Date published: 2011-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Device EverThis device has allowed me to salvage data for soooooooooooo many clients. When device no longer boots, Always able to retrieve data and save the day!
Date published: 2012-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductI use this product in my business to connect drives from machines that won,t power up to retrieve data and to check HDD's. It works great for my purpose I don,t have to install it into a machine just plug in and go.The only thing I would change is the length of the USB cable to make it easier to use.
Date published: 2011-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recoverySaved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recovery
Date published: 2016-08-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a swiss army knife to a techThis covers most of the drives out there today, and while supporting PC's, This has saved me thousands of dollars in helping me recover data from many dying hard drives. Very reliable and a solid tool to have in your IT toolbox.
Date published: 2009-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It worked for what I needed.I needed this to rescue data off of an odd Hitachi drive designed specifically for IBM laptops. Everything plugged right in, was recognized by my other computer, and worked perfectly.Having the USB connection was MUCH more convenient than having to open up the case on my desktop to find an open IDE or SATA connection. It also works great for using a spare laptop drive (or whatever drive you have laying around) as an external unit. You just have to be a little more careful with it than using an enclosure and don't put anything too critical on it.
Date published: 2010-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool!This is a great help in obtaining files from removed HD's. The connections are simple, works as hoped and does a great job. Very fast, very simple. The drive is always recognized. This is a fast effecient way to get data off removed drives. The on/off swich is a very nice touch. Wouldn't be without it.
Date published: 2010-12-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works like a charmdid exactly what i was looking for
Date published: 2010-04-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked great for us in recoveryOur hard drive wasn't bootable, so we used this tool to mount the hard drive to another system.Worked great!
Date published: 2009-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They got here quick and did the job.I now have mass storage for movies and programs plus video editing. Finally my handy cam vids willturn into DVD's. I like that it came quickly and works perfectly and has a sw. so it doesn't have to be unplugged every time.
Date published: 2012-01-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to useRecommended by IT support at work, so I could transfer files from my old hard drive to a new one at my leisure. I'm not at all a hardware person, but am computer-literate. Found it easy to set up and figure out connections. Directions were perfect!
Date published: 2012-02-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BummerDespite your reccomendation thia did not fit my Segate drive - oh well.
Date published: 2017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from adapaterPretty basic item, it is what it is. Hard drive took a dump, so it was nice being able to retrieve very memorable pictures I had saved on computer.
Date published: 2012-08-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Adapter !!!This device works great for data retrieval from failing drives. Works great with notebook drives and desktop drives sata and eide. So universal just love it. Nice product wish I had one earlier use it all the time.
Date published: 2009-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must Have for Data RecoveryPerfect for recovering data from multiple drive types when computer has failed. Remember you may sometimes need to change drive pin settings on older disks.
Date published: 2011-10-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy With ProductMy wife's computer died. She had lots of data on the internal C drive she wanted. I purchased a new laptop for her. Then, I bought this product to connect her old c drive to the new laptop through the USB port. Product worked perfectly. Still using old c drive as her new external drive.
Date published: 2017-03-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Worth ItWorked a few times and then stopped. Tried it with different hard drives to no avail.
Date published: 2012-03-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter CableThis is a great product if it worked!!!! One of the cylinders on the IDE power connector was missing out of the box. I did not know why I was not able to view the IDE hard drive and could not access the contents. At first, I thought it was something I was missing and then upon checking my settings and then the device and the adapter, I saw one of the copper cylinders on the IDE power connector was missing!!!! I am sure that this can be resolved in a short time and will ALWAYS recommend C2G products as I have never had a problem with any previously bought items.
Date published: 2018-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Data recovered from broken computersMy laptop is my work horse between work, home and school. When the hardware broke, I discovered my last backup was three months ago. Using this adapter I quickly recovered my data off the hard drive. To use, pull out your hard drive and plug into the adapter. Then plug into a USB port to mount the drive. I tested several hard disks on different Windows and Linux machines with various results. Over all the adapter does the job nicely.
Date published: 2009-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!It's a shame there's nothing else like this on the market to even compete. I've used this several times to get quick storage connections for data transfers and drive clone sessions without fail. Perfect for house-call technicians!
Date published: 2011-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product againNow you don't have to throw away those old hard drives. Though this is a little bulky when set up, you can use those old hard drives for extra storage or data transfer, works really well.
Date published: 2009-07-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a have to have toolTrnsferring hard drive files. And making use of those old hard drives you got Lying around.
Date published: 2011-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Of The Best Purchases I Ever MadeI had several old computers that had very important files which I needed to recover. this was the perfect equipment for me because it can access both IDE as well as SATA drives
Date published: 2010-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectlyA friend of mine had his motherboard on his laptop crash. He needed to back up his SATA hard drive before sending back the laptop for repairs. With this adapter I was able to make a complete backup of his hard drive via USB. The adapter is easy to use and very versitile with multiple inputs.
Date published: 2009-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product retrieved my important dataThis product was used after complete failure of my main desktop computer. After removing the data hard disk from my main computer, I was able to access all data and transfer to my backup computer.
Date published: 2009-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome productI used this same product at my last job and I was amazed how well it works. I purchased this for personal use and I recommend this to all IT professionals needing to transfer files, back-up files, or copy files from a drive in an otherwise broken computer. Buy this - you will not be disappointed
Date published: 2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved from the ruinsAfter having experienced the loss of a laptop motherboard, as well as an integrated power supply for an external hard drive, I looked for an economical way to recover thousands of priceless photos and personal documents from both hard drives.The USB IDE/Serial ATA Adapter was the perfect choice for my DIY approach. Within minutes, the proper drivers loaded up on my Windows 7 Pro OS. A few minutes later, all of the needed data contained on both hard drives was recovered.I must have saved a bundle of money "doing it my way".
Date published: 2012-01-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works period.After 1.5 years of inserting 6 floppy disks into my Dell Dimension 8400 (purchased prior to November 2004), in an attempt to boot (computer failed during a system restore), I bought the USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable. From box opening to data recovery took about five minutes. My laptop recognized the drive immediately. It worked for me.
Date published: 2013-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Indispensible ToolThe USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter is an excellent device. Not only was I able to retrieve files from a couple of laptop hard drives thought to be inaccessible I was able to rehabilitate them,excising spyware and viruses that made the drives useless and dangerous. I'll keep this one for a long while.
Date published: 2010-03-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great productgreat for moving a customer from old PATA to a new computer. Eevn data recovery from a disk that will not boot.
Date published: 2011-03-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive AdaptUse to salvage data off of defunct computer hard drive. Operating system is dead but data is ok.
Date published: 2009-05-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retrieve data from old hard drivesI recently built myself a new PC when my old one crashed, and I was able to retrieve my important data from the old hard drive (IDE) and store it on my new drive (SATA) without any trouble. Highly recomended.
Date published: 2012-01-21T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST HAVE IN THE I.T. ARSENAL!!WITH THIS CABLE, POP-OUT ANOTHER PC'S INTERNAL HD, AND TEMPORARILY CONVERT IT TO AN EXTERNAL HD ON YOUR PC. IT IS SO EASY TO THEN USE YOUR OWN APPLICATIONS/UTILITIES/TOOLS (i.e ANTIVIRUS, CHKDSK, DEFRAG, DISK IMAGING, DATA X-FER, & ETC) FOR ADMINISTERING & DEBUGGING DRIVES. THIS PRODUCT HAS A PERMANENT HOME IN MY I.T. TOOLBOX!!
Date published: 2010-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectlyUsed this savior to hook up one of my "dead" drives to a working computer through the USB and saved all the information off of it that I thought was lost. Plug and play no problem.
Date published: 2010-03-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB2,0 to IDE Adaptor Saved the DayThis product helped me to recover most of my partially failed laptop hard drive. All I had to do was hookup the hard drive to it and plug it in the USB port and voila, instant access to my hard drive's data, e-mail, pictures, music, and other assorted data was easily recovered. Thank you cables2go, your product saved the day.
Date published: 2012-03-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent concept. Hope this one lastsI have depended on the Cables2Go drive adapters of this type for years. This is the third I've owned, because the previous two have failed, primarily in the power switch area. The case around the switch is the least durable part of this cable system.
Date published: 2014-08-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great timesaver.Used this while testing migrations from Windows XP to a new Windows 7 computer. We wanted to make sure we didn't miss anything being copied over. I just pulled the old drive and connected this up. I copied over all directories we thought we MIGHT need, and it finished really quickly.
Date published: 2010-09-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Setup, Worked Perfectlyinexpensive, setup was easy, worked perfectly to retrieve data from hard drive out of dead laptop. Well worth the price even if that is the only drive I ever use it on. Now I can use the old drive as an external drive if I need to.
Date published: 2009-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A PC Tech'sNo PC repair technician should be without one of these. When my clients' workstation crashed due to motherboard failure, I used this adapter to transfer data from the old hard drive to the new one. They were back up and running in less than an hour. The best part is that it's fully compatible with IDE and SATA. Pair this with the notebook hard drive adapter and you're ready for anything.
Date published: 2009-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & EasyMy computer crashed and couldn't be restored. I bought a new machine, but it only has SATA connections and my old data drive was ADE so I couldn't move my data. This device worked perfectly. Right through a standard USB port I was able to move all of my personal data and files from an otherwise unusable hard drive to my new machine with just a few clicks of the mouse. I am even able to use this cabling to turn my old drive into an external backup drive. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2011-05-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EVERYONE WITH A PC SHOULD HAVE ONEHANDY - EASY TO USE - INEXPENSIVEIf you are having trouble getting a drive letter to show up and you are connecting an IDE drive...CHECK the DRIVE FOR JUMPERS!Initially I couldn't get a drive letter. When I connected the drive & powered the cable my computer would detect the usb mass storage device, but wouldn't assign a drive letter. I only got 1 out of 10 old IDE drives to work. After a few moments of frustration, I quickly realized that the 1 that DID work had no jumpers and the drives that did not work indeed had jumpers. I removed all jumpers and Voila - instant drive letters. I was then easily able to retrieve my old data.
Date published: 2010-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love cables. Wish they were more reliableI use this cable fairly frequently for data recovery from disks where the operating system has been corrupted. It's a great design concept, but I'm on my fourth set of cables due to various failures, from the power switch to the main adapter box. Basically, it needs to be more rugged and reinforced.
Date published: 2016-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter CableI have a computer service business and often need to recover data from a PC that won't boot. This cable allows me to capture the data by converting the internal HDD to an external drive.
Date published: 2019-11-09T00:00:00-05:00