Top positive review
November 25, 2018
As the family tech guy, I have a handful of old IDE and SATA HDDs from family computers and laptops that have died or been abandoned into my care over the years.
I didn’t want to go through the process of shutting down my main computer, installing a drive, starting it back up, examining the drive for important files to copy, wiping it, shut down again, remove drive... and repeat...
Enter this bundle of cables! Plug them in and boom! IDE or SATA device is now mounted as a USB drive on my Windows 10 or MacBook for examination.
A couple potential issues: I have noticed that 7200 rpm drives get hot without airflow so I set them on top of my towers top fan. Lots of copying probably does that to any drive without airflow but I’ve only had 7200s to work on.
Static discharge is probably still a problem but I don’t know any non-professionals who wear a static wristbands, but it’s probably a good idea whenever working with components made to be inside a case.
Materials are standard plastic materials common to computer components. Everything plugs in and fits as it should.