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USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter with Universal 2.5"/3.5" Hard Drive Disk Converter $17.99 AC + FS w/ Prime

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USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter with Universal 2.5"/3.5" Hard Drive Disk Converter $17.99 AC + FS w/ Prime



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serious question
who still uses IDE drives
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serious question
who still uses IDE drives
I think most if us buying this are likely doing so for the ability to read data from a bare SATA drive as opposed to an IDE drive. If your post 2010 notebook or PC dies, you can remove the drive and extract the data with this device. Keep in mind that this can externally read SATA drives which most of us have. The ability to ALSO read IDE drives cant hurt.
With that said, I think $18 is kinda up there for this type of device (bought similar ones for cheaper years ago), but I don't know today's going prices on these, so I don't really have the right to complain.
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This is not that good of a price when you consider that a hdd dock is roughly this much or less, newegg has docks quite often on sale and they are much more useful (some have usb ports).
I guess for portability sake this is decent but like noobie107 stated, who uses IDE drives?
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I think most if us buying this are likely doing so for the ability to read data from a bare SATA drive as opposed to an IDE drive. If your post 2010 notebook or PC dies, you can remove the drive and extract the data with this device. Keep in mind that this can externally read SATA drives which most of us have. The ability to ALSO read IDE drives cant hurt.
With that said, I think $18 is kinda up there for this type of device (bought similar ones for cheaper years ago), but I don't know today's going prices on these, so I don't really have the right to complain.
I bought a device that looks exactly like this, but with "ultra" branding from tiger direct before they restructured. I love it for the most part except I have an issue hitting the switch or button when I try to pick it up. It is a nice small form factor that can be tossed into a laptop bag. The desktop and laptop ide ports are nice added functionality that I think I used when modding my original xbox with a larger ide drive. You could also use ide drives for the ps2. I have a stack of 10 3.5" drives sitting here now. Why knock the extra functionality?

I think I snatched mine for around $9, and for the most part have been very pleased with its usb 3.0 interface. One limitation difference I see between what I have and what is listed here it mine will only read a drive upto 2tb, and the listed one here says it can read upto 6tb.
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As somewhat of a hoarder of old PC parts, this may be useful for examining the contents of some of my old IDE drives that have been sitting around for years and years. If the drive still work, that is..
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What's with the back-up button? Does it have built-in software? Does it back-up from the laptop to which ever HDD is connected externally or does it back up an external IDE to an external SATA?
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serious question
who still uses IDE drives
Aside from a few edge cases, I'm sure almost no one still uses IDE. But I could definitely use this for a few old drives I've been meaning to pull data from. The small size also means I can toss it in my repair bag.
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I bought a device like this without the back-up button for $7 between 2004 and 2008.
I know that doesn't help anyone. It's just that you can find these cheaper.
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