"The Apricorn makes an impossible task extremely simple"4.5 starson by hankfox
Pros: Very good manual, works exactly as described, produces results first time
Cons: None that I have found
Summary: I originally saw this product demo'ed in a Brian Cooley How-To segment. I decided to upgrade my IBM ThinkPad R32 and looked out on the net for the best Hard Drive and best transfer process. The Apricorn was pretty much the product everyone suggested so I went with it.
My only regret is that I don't have more hard drives to upgrade!
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If you want to have problems and never get your transfer completed, don't read below this line. The trick is *read the manual first* then follow the manual step by step through the process. The result will be a cloned drive in an amazingly short period of time. I stress the manual because my USB 1.1 did not have enough power to drive the enclosure by itself and the manual references that you might need the second USB cable as a power source. The software quickly told me it couldn't find the clone drive so I added the cable and viola! off it went.
My transfer from a 30GB 4200RPM OEM drive to a Western Digital 80GB 5400GB 8MB cache drive was 1 hour covers to covers and even included me checking everything I could think of because I didn't believe it could be this fast.
BONUS! The CDROM contains a program that is not referenced in the online product information BUT, guess where it's mentioned? Yep, right there in the manual. There is a drive image backup capability that is a neat way to ferret away a couple of disk images from time to time.