SATA-PATA USB Adapter - Anyone Know A Great One?

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    They look like they a distributor for retailers. Prices are about 20% of retail.
     
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    I don't see much of anything there that great, unless you do?
     
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    I would like to help but until you posted this I didn't know that such tools exist. I am looking at the Apricorn on NewEgg and will see if my SysAdmin will approve getting one. It is better than what we have now, an old Win2000 machine we use for cloning, lol.

    Thanks for the heads up :)
     
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    Why not get a bidirectional sata to ide/ide to sata. This will allow you to plug it into the primary channel.
    Bi-Directional@Newegg

    Let me see...$30 or $15 to transfer data. Almost everything in electronic boards is made in either China or Taiwan. Does it matter if it comes in a pretty red case. What matters is, does it do the job?
    That $15 difference means 10 more cups of my favorite coffee.
     
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    I sent the NewEgg link to my SysAdmin last night and when I got to work this morning he called me up and said "GET IT!!!" lol. I ordered it and hopefully it will be in tomorrow (if they have it in their Memphis warehouse). This adapter will make life a whole lot easier in dealing with failing or dead HDDs.

    Anyway my stomach does not agree with coffee, I drink tea :D
     
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    I don't really care what it looks like I just want a quality tool, and from what I can see the NewerTech is the highest quality, also the Newer Technology site is pretty impressive too...

    I think I'll go with it for now and see how it works.

    I don't drink coffee either, I'm naturally full of energy... LOL...
     
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    Forget this CoolGear, this company looks really odd. I mean HOLY CRAP you really honestly think they need all these sites to sell these products? I personally don't, I smell something bad here! :thumbd:

    They run all these sites:

    coolgear.com
    usbgear.com
    cooldrives.com
    usbserial.com
    usbmax.com
    sataadapter.com
    firewiregear.net
    adaptergear.com
    satagear.com
    hubgear.com
    kvmgear.com
    esatacables.com
    usbwear.com
    cablegear.com
    networkserial.com
    serialgear.com
     
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    Well I ended up getting a Coolmax CD-350-COMBO which arrived today.

    Well it's running great, first 3 drives I put in it all came up reconized in XP, 2 lap drives and one desk sata.

    I have a question if anyone might know...

    there are two pictures in the manual, one showing the molex connector plugged into the back of the CD-350-COMBO and the other picture showing the molex connector plugged into the back of the hard drive.

    PDF Manual:
    http://www.coolmaxusa.com/download/userManual/CD-350-COMBO.pdf

    Why the need to plug it into the back of a hard drive? I personally thought all you needed to do was just plug it into the back of the CD-350-COMBO.

    What's the reason for using one or the other, and does it really matter?

    All I can think of is if a drive doesn't spin up with it in one location you'd just use the other is all.

    THANKS
     
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    It's the same way with the Apricorn I got--for IDE (PATA) drives you plug the Molex connector directly to the HDD and for SATA you plug it into the adapter itself.
     
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    Ahhh, well how come you can't just leave the molex plugged directly into the adapter also for a PATA drive?

    According to the picture in the pdf it's showing/saying you can connect it either way for IDE, hmm... :blink:
     
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