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Old 07-02-2012, 06:48 AM
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I've been using this USB to SATA adapter for a while now with no problems. I was reading just a few bad reviews on Amazon, although I suspect people are blaming the adapter for what REALLY is a failing drive. What do you all think? Is there a better adapter?
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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I can't review this one Reg, as I have never used it.

In the past however, I have used a usb - ide/sata adapter. This had the connections for both 2.5 and 3.5 devices. (Only used this onsite). Never had any issues with the device.

In the workshop however, I have a dedicated all in 1 hdd docking station, which I adore with a passion.

I also have a external drive caddy, which also holds 3.5 ide, and sata ports. Only issue with that, is the little connector which holds either the molex, or the sata power. The molex one has come loose a couple of times.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:25 PM
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I also use a docking station too, they are cheap and mine have been very reliable. I have a couple of them.

Never had an issue with any of them.
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Add another vote for a docking station. My Akasa only does SATA but is powered by eSATA for speed or USB 2 for non booting access..
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I try to avoid usb2sata, and prefer to connect a drive direct to the mobo or sata controller. It's much faster and more reliable.
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I'm using an Arkview Docking station combo, meaning it handles IDE & Sata, and has ports for X-memory, SD and MS cards, and has two USB 2.0 ports. It also has be cool one-button backup feature. Works like a dream, in spite of the Newegg site reviews.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:33 PM
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In the workshop however, I have a dedicated all in 1 hdd docking station, which I adore with a passion.
Hey Nige. What make/model is it? Also, does it support 2.5"/3.5" IDE drives as well?
I am currently using 2 Calvary SATA 2.5"/3.5" duplicator/docks. I also have a USB 3.0 NewerTechnologies universal adapter that supports SATA as well as IDE connections. I really love the StarTech front load drive bays though.
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http://ca.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/...le~USB2SATAIDE

This will quickly become your best friend. I use these religiously and am quite happy with them.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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http://ca.startech.com/HDD/Adapters/USB-20-to-IDE-or-SATA-Adapter-Cable~USB2SATAIDE

This will quickly become your best friend. I use these religiously and am quite happy with them.
Amazon has these for $22. I use one too and agree they are great.
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I've been using this USB to SATA adapter for a while now with no problems.
Not really sure how we are supposed to "review" it without buying it.

I've been using this thing :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812156017

for a few years now and never had a problem. I usually do smaller drives so I don't know if it makes any difference with drives over 1TB. It's pretty generic, there must be a half dozen that appear to be the same exact design so its probably being relabled from one supplier. It comes with its own external power brick for the power on the sata so thats nice.
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