Top positive review
August 12, 2019
I’ve only had this for 2 days so my review is limited. I bought it because my MacBook Pro would start up with the notorious folder with the question mark on it meaning it wasn’t recognizing the internal hard drive as the startup disk. Even starting in recovery mode (Cmd+R) would not work and I could not reinstall the OS or recover from time machine on external drive because the computer simply would not recognize the hard drive. I bought a replacement internal SATA connector for my MacBook because I figured the cord may have gone bad.
In the meantime, I thought that if I purchased this external SATA adapter that I could remove the internal Samsung EVO 850 SSD hard drive, plug it into the adapter end and then the USB cord into the computer. My hope was that it would start up because the new cord recognized the hard drive (meaning it wasn’t damaged itself) and I could backup my hard drive to my external drive just in case the internal component I planned to fix didn’t work out. At least I’d have a current back up.
Well it was a total success!! Thank God. Not only did it work flawlessly, I was able to create a current backup and then fixed the problem internally. It was a best case scenario. It’s convenient to have one of these on hand as you can run your internal hard drive externally by plugging into USB. I definitely recommend the product.