"Works great"on by LTdesign13
Pros Reads variety of drives
Cons none so far
Summary If your IDE drive doesn't show up at first, try hooking the power supply to the one in your case. It seems the power supply that comes packaged with this adapter is underpowered. After I hooked to my PC power, it finally showed up in My Computer.
Pros The Adapter is awesome for general plug and play for the prices most are selling it for.
The software is great for transferring LOTs of data to just start and walk away.
Cons Power supplied is not strong enough for 3.5 SATA
Website gave NO indication of this
Website was of no use
Summary As said before, use the internal power of your PC..if ti's busy, temporarily use the power from a CD drive. Was FLAWLESS when I did that! (PC Off, plug in power and adapter to extra drive, power on PC, then plug in usb plug end. Should mount up. If not, remember to initialize drive? or swap out to internal drive and intialize) Good Luck!
Pros Has the right idea - 2.5/3.5 Sata or IDE to USB 2.0 - your choice. Would be very convenient.
Cons Two computers I tried would not recognize either a 2.5" SATA drive or a 3.5" IDE drive. The drives would not show up under "My Computer".
There were many returned and repacked boxes at Fry's. This should have been a hint that there was trouble.
Summary The 3.5" IDE drive showed up one time, but I could not get this feat to repeat. Perhaps this was a bad batch? The computers I tried them on were both running XP (maybe it was designed for Vista), a 3.2GHz Intel P4 Northwood, and a 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo Lenovo Laptop.