Connect any 2.5" or 3.5" IDE/PATA or Serial ATA/SATA Hard Drive externally to your computer through an available USB 2.0 port. The Sabrent USB-DSC5 Adapter is a caseless solution that makes swapping hard drives easier than ever before. Transfer data quickly and easily through USB 2.0 at speeds of up to 480Mbs and 52x CD-ROM speeds. Installation is simple and driverless, and LED lights indicate activity to confirm data transfer. One solution for all kinds of hard drives make this a perfect solution for data transfers or data backup!
Product Title: Sabrent USB-DSC5 USB Data Transfer Cable Adapter for Hard Drive
Power Score: 3.3 | 10 Reviews
Green Compliance: RoHS
Warranty Information: 1 Year
URL: Manufacturer Link
Frequency Band: USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable for 2.5-Inch/ 3.5-Inch / 5.25-Inch Drive with power adapter
Connector Details: 1 x Serial ATA Female
Brand Name: MPT
Green Compliance: Yes
Front Camera: MPT
Product Reviews (10)
Strengths: Connectivity options. Integrated power. Price.
Weakness: Could use a travel pouch.
This is a great tool to have for anyone that deals with building computers. Very simple way to connect SATA or IDE drive and get data from them. Integrated power is a very nice feature and allows to give power to either type of drive. I tried it with a Western Digital SATA drive and Windows XP and was recognized immediately and worked flawlessly.
By pgonza02 - Aug 28, 2007
USB IDE/SATA Cable adapter for 2.5
Strengths: One set of cable with Power Adapter good for every needs.
This set of cable is very convenient for me and I can move data readily. I am very happy with it. Any body has similar needs got to have it.
By AndyTong91789 - Jun 6, 2007
FollowUP:Strengths: Its pretty tiny and does a lot of things.
Strengths: Its small, self powered and simple to use.
Weakness: Could use an on-off switch and IDE/sata activity LED.
Update, I tried this adapter with a maxtor 80gb hdd. First connect the IDE adapter to the drive. Next, plug in the AC power cord into the power brick. Then, plug in the power connector into the drive. Wait 20 seconds. Finally, plug in the USB cable into your PC. If you can, go DIRECT into a USB 2.0 port ON THE MOTHERBOARD. Do not use front panel USB. Lastly, I tried this adapter with a 2.5 inch...
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Update, I tried this adapter with a maxtor 80gb hdd. First connect the IDE adapter to the drive. Next, plug in the AC power cord into the power brick. Then, plug in the power connector into the drive. Wait 20 seconds. Finally, plug in the USB cable into your PC. If you can, go DIRECT into a USB 2.0 port ON THE MOTHERBOARD. Do not use front panel USB.
Lastly, I tried this adapter with a 2.5 inch Hitachi 40gig hdd. Drive is set to master. Connected adapter to drive, then plugged in to USB. All I heard was the drive clicking. Drive was not detected by Win XP Pro SP2.
In summary, this will work pretty good with drives that have no problems. One of my drives died and will not be 'detected' as a master, only slave. That drive did not work.
By tech951; - Mar 29, 2007
works as promised.
Strengths: one small device connects 3.5" or 2.5 IDE or 3.5 SATA device to a computer.
Weakness: none really. manual could be a little bit more detailed.
this adapter works just fine. i tested the device with desktop hard drives and laptop drives. manual could be a little bit more detailed. and SATA cable more sturdy.
good device to have
By valsuh - Mar 15, 2007
Does the job
Strengths: Works as its supposed to.
Weakness: None so far.
After reading the first review I tested the SATA transfer. Moved over 20 gig of data on drives with multiple partitions without any errors. Also used the device to recover data off a failing laptop drive. Again it worked nicely.
By Kaetss; - Feb 21, 2007