INSTEN 480Mbps High-speed Plug-and-play USB 2.0 to IDE/ SATA Converter Cable

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ITEM#: 12338551

  • Converter cable supports a SATA hard drive/li>
  • Connect your SATA / IDE device to your computer through a USB port
  • Computer accessory is compliant with USB 1.1 and 2.0 standards
  • USB 2.0 interface for 480 Mbps high speed data transfer
  • Supports SATA Hard drive, 2.5-inch laptop hard drives, 3.5-inch desktop hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, and DVD-RW combo devices
  • Plug-n-play
  • AC power can be used world widely with input voltage AC 90 volt to 264 volts
  • Supports Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS
  • Package includes USB to IDE / SATA cable adapter, SATA Data cable, AC adapter, AC to IDE power converter, IDE to SATA power cable
  • Suggested applications: 2.5-inch IDE hard disk / 3.5-inch IDE Hard Disk / SATA Hard Disk / CD/CD-RW ROM / DVD/DVD-RW ROM

Specs

Features
Color Black
Condition New
Interface Type USB 2.0
Set Includes 1 Piece, 2 Pack, 2 Piece
Dimensions 5 in.x 3 in.x 2 in.
Warranty 30 day Distributor
Model Number PCABUSBX0017
Country of Origin Switzerland
  • Garbage
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Power supply burned out two of my SATA drives. A different power supply works fine with the same cables. Buy this only if you want to overpay for the cables (or if you want to fry your hard drives).

  • USB to IDE/SATA Converter
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    This is more than just a cable. The package contains a power supply for both IDE and SATA drives and a SATA cable to boot. The unit was recognized by Window XP with no problem. One surprising feature was the connector for a 2.5 inch IDE drive as well as the expected connector for the standard 3.5 inch drive. I have tested both IDE and SATA drives with this converter cable and have had no problems. The connector box has a red activity light that is handy to stay assured everything is working properly and thus far it has. Great product.

  • Useful tool for analyzing hard drives
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable + Converter

    Pros: This adapter set for IDE and SATA to USB 2.0 is very useful in diagnosing old hard drives and then with a 3rd party tool then erasing said hard drives. It is pretty fast for what it is doing and is worth the money. Cons: The power adapter comes with a molex to sata adapter so you can power both styles of devices with the same style of power adapter. The problem with it was on my product multiple of the pins to connect the molex to sata adapter were loosely fitted so the pins would eject instead of inserting themselves into the power brick. Good news is a cheap and quick run down to the local computer store was able to fix this for under **. Other: Though the power adapter for Molex to Sata was flimsy the rest of the product is well worth it. it powered every device I put on it and allowed me to test a variety of both Sata and Molex Hard Drives and DVD/CD Drives.

  • SATA IDE Drives Adapter with power and cables
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Everyone who uses any computer should have one of these available. If you check hard drives or external DVD/CD drives this is a must. Its simple plug and play. The USB cable connects to your working laptop or PC and the adapter has connections to connect to bare IDE drives or SATA Drives. It also has a power supply to power up the drives for reprogramming, formatting, or just searching for data. I have seen this same item on other computer sites for ***. This is a Super deal at a low price.

  • Bad quality
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I received the order after 2 weeks, can't comlain, I guess. Product came as promise. Easy to use but unfortunately, the power adapter became really hot only seconds after plugging in and electrical burn occurred. Would not recommend this product to anybody.

  • Great converter
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    If you need a USB to IDE/SATA converter cable this one works and is well priced.

  • USB/Sata cable kit
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I was very pleased with the quality and price of the USB-SATA Cable kit. It provides connections and power supply for most any hardware. I just upgraded computers and had a IDE drive and an IDE dvd drive I wanted to connect to the new one. works like a charm!

  • Sweet Deal

    I don't know why others have problems with this product, other than maybe they don't know what they're doing. This converter worked perfectly for me straight out of the box. I had a desktop pc that the motherboard died on and I wanted to retrieve files I had on the IDE hard drive. Only problem was, my new pc only has SATA connectors, so I needed some type of converter cable. This one works perfectly. Not only can I retrieve valuable files that were otherwise unusable, I can now use the old IDE hard drive as an 'external' or portable drive. I haven't had the need to use this converter cable to hook up a SATA drive, so I can't comment on how that works. I do know that this was the clear ticket to get my old IDE drive usable again and it cost a whole lot less than going to some 'recovery service' to get my files.

  • Converter Cable
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    This converter cable is great. I have been using an old external IDE CD drive case, to read hard drives after removing the CD drive from the unit. This cable gives me that same functionality, easier, along with being able to read SATA drives. If you are the "IT Guy" for your friends, family, and neighbors, this is a must have!

  • HHD>>USB
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Works like a charm. This little device is worth its weight in gold for any IT person. But its 4pin>>Sata power cable is complete junk. Break off its 4 pin side casing and insert them in one by one. Out of 4 new sets of these all 4 4pin>>SATA power cables were junk, and my personal one arived completely falling apart, but beware because the pins are only held on by 2 tiny threads of metal, so it will not last, buy another one. This is what cost it 2 stars. But other than that it is great, but cost after buying a power cable and this currently makes it more expensive than its competitors.

  • Bad quality
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I received the order after 2 weeks, can't comlain, I guess. Product came as promise. Easy to use but unfortunately, the power adapter became really hot only seconds after plugging in and electrical burn occurred. Would not recommend this product to anybody.

  • Garbage
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Power supply burned out two of my SATA drives. A different power supply works fine with the same cables. Buy this only if you want to overpay for the cables (or if you want to fry your hard drives).

  • HHD>>USB
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Works like a charm. This little device is worth its weight in gold for any IT person. But its 4pin>>Sata power cable is complete junk. Break off its 4 pin side casing and insert them in one by one. Out of 4 new sets of these all 4 4pin>>SATA power cables were junk, and my personal one arived completely falling apart, but beware because the pins are only held on by 2 tiny threads of metal, so it will not last, buy another one. This is what cost it 2 stars. But other than that it is great, but cost after buying a power cable and this currently makes it more expensive than its competitors.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    This is great to read older hard drives to retrieve data on dead computers. However, you need to know something about the inner workings of a computer and damaged hard drives may not be accessible even if hooked up USB to newer computers.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Worked great for migrating and backup from one computer to another. Also used just to copy an existing drive to a new drive for more storage on an existing computer. Have used it multiple times in a temporary situation.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I love it I used it for my old hard drives that I had laying around now I can use them and have more space in my laptop

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    very easy to use, plug and play technology

  • I used it
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I got this thing about 12 years ago and therse people won't stop hounding me about a review so I am going to say if you need 1 and you are thinking about getting 1...get it somewhere else. you will never hear the end of it !!!!!

  • great plug an play
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    works great wish there was a 3.0 one

  • Perfect and Affordable
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Perfect and Affordable, was just what I needed at a great price.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    This is great to read older hard drives to retrieve data on dead computers. However, you need to know something about the inner workings of a computer and damaged hard drives may not be accessible even if hooked up USB to newer computers.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Worked great for migrating and backup from one computer to another. Also used just to copy an existing drive to a new drive for more storage on an existing computer. Have used it multiple times in a temporary situation.

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I love it I used it for my old hard drives that I had laying around now I can use them and have more space in my laptop

  • Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    very easy to use, plug and play technology

  • I used it
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    I got this thing about 12 years ago and therse people won't stop hounding me about a review so I am going to say if you need 1 and you are thinking about getting 1...get it somewhere else. you will never hear the end of it !!!!!

  • great plug an play
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    works great wish there was a 3.0 one

  • Perfect and Affordable
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable

    Perfect and Affordable, was just what I needed at a great price.

  • Very useful
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable + Sound Adapter

    Still learning about this item. Wondering about the 3D audio adapter that comes with it.

  • Great for checking old or extra hard drives.
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable + Converter

    When a PC goes out you can still have DATA on the drives. With this you can recover that information.

  • Most Excellent Package - Great DEAL!
    Verified Purchase
    Option: Cable + Converter

    This package is IDEAL for people who want to temporarily connect hard drives to their computer .... for whatever reason(s). If for example, you have old IDE hard drives you'd like to search, and recover old data ... this is great for that. Or if you have newer SATA drives, or even Solid State drives. This package connects them ALL (so far). I may buy another just to search TWO bare drives at the same time!

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      computer died

    • A:

      I fix old computers and these parts are some I can use. Also I like Insten products.

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  • Q:

    "Is this compatible with windows 7?"

    • A:

      Yes, this is compatible with Windows 7.

  • Q:

    "Does this device support ATAPI?"

    • A:

      We will work on getting this information for you.

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