Back in August of this year I bought a kit for connecting hard-drives to a computer via a USB cable. This is really useful especially if you are regularly fixing computers and need to get access to a hard-drive.
I have been using this a lot since I bought it. If you cannot access a hard-drive for reasons such as it is taking far too long to load the operating system or if the windows operating system has crashed and is no longer accessible then these cables will definitely be very useful.
In order to access these hard drives all you have to do is remove them from the laptop or pc and then add in the connector that is in the kit and then use the usb and power cord to get into the hard drive, it’s that simple!
A lot of times people have issues where Windows has crashed and they think all of their data is gone! I have found that once the hard drive is taken out and connected to your computer via USB you can still browse through the files and save all the files that they think they lost 😀 .
When I bought this back in August it cost me €17.98, which is really cheap and I think is definitely worth the investment. Also these cables can be sued for a lot more than just hard drives, if you have an old internal disk drive you can use these cables to power up them too! This is really useful for Netbooks which have no disk drive.
For anyone looking to buy a set of these cables they are: USB to IDE & SATA Adaptor Cable 2.5 3.5 Inch Hard Drive
So what’s in the box?
- USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter
- 2.0 Amp AC Power Adapter
- UK Mains Cable
- User Manual
And here are the features of the product, and it fits basically all hard drives! :
- Compatible with any 2.5″, 3.5″, 5.25″ IDE or SATA drive!
- Dual Output Switch with LED Power ON Indicators
- Hot swappable and truly Plug and Play
- No driver needed
- Supports IDE & Enhanced IDE 3.5″ Hard Disk
- Supports ATA/ATAPI-6 Specification 1.0
- Supports SATA I and SATA II
These cables are also compatible with both PC and Mac! I bought mine with the UK Mains adaptor, however these are available with other mains adaptors such as US mains. If the images are too smallm just click on them to see a larger version! 😀