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Item#: N82E16812101003

VIGOR VUC-2103 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter

  • USB 2.0 standards
  • Up to 1500 Mbytes/sec
  • Support 2.5"/3.5" SATA devices
  • Supports IDE a
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Learn more about the VIGOR Electronics VUC-2103

General

Brand
VIGOR
Model
VUC-2103

Features

Features
Complies with USB 2.0 standards
Backwards compatible to USB 1.1 Standards
High speed data transfer rates of up to 1500 Mbytes/sec
Supports IDE and enhanced IDE hand drives
Supports 16 bit DMA and Ultra DMA mode interface (Ultra 33/66/100/133)
Supports ATA/ATAPI CD-Rom/R/RW DVD-Rom/R/RW and more
Supports 3.5" IDE/2.5" & 3.5" SATA HDD and more
Support bisynchronous mode, compatible to SATA and IDE device simultaneously
Support 3.5 inch SATA/SATA II Hard Drive up to 750 GB
Supports IDE and enhanced IDE hard drives up to 500GB
Tested with Western Digital/Maxtor/Seagate/Hitachi SATA Hard Drive
Support PC/Mac OS/Notebook
OS requirement:
Support Win98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Mac OS 8.6 or higher
Win2000, ME, XP no driver needed

Packaging

Package Contents
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter
Power Cord
Power Adapter
Power Converter Cable
Driver Disk
SATA Cable

General

Type
USB to IDE&SATA

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • Kenneth G.
  • 2/10/2009 9:46:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for quick assessment

Pros: Spun up a drive for me that I'd given up hope on. The computer wouldn't even boot up with the hard drive attached. But I booted without it, and simply had to plug it in once the computer was up, and give it a drive letter. Saved a client from going to one of those data repair services (too much money there...). Has taken everything I've thrown at it.

Has adapters for SATA power, and SATA cable. Laptop HDDs are *SELF POWERED*, meaning they don't need a power cable (i.e. the extra 4x pins on laptop HDDs connexion, and the adapter, are for this purpose).

Cons: None that I can think of - only probable one is that it may not support all HDDs (if HDD size is truly an issue with them, though I wouldn't know why).

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for something to use so that you don't have to crack open a second system to test a hard drive, get this.

Or if your computer won't boot up with the harddrive attached, get this (you can boot, then attach the harddrive). You'll probably save yourself precious time.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 1/27/2009 7:39:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSupports 1.5 TB SATA drives

Pros: I wrote a review earlier stating that this supports 750 GB hard drives. Since then I have bought 1.5 TB (1,500 GB) drives and this device continues to work reliably with no hiccups. I have two of these and they have been reliable for me.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I don't know why some people had problems with this device. Maybe the drive was left plugged-in 24 hours a day for weeks with poor heat exchange or ventillation, causing overheating.

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  • David R.
  • 9/12/2008 6:14:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsit works

Pros: Gave me full access to my old hard drives

Cons: Low quality craftsmanship. The housing split on the first day... but it still works fine.
Also, the documentation is very inadequate. However, I was able to figure out which parts went where with relative ease (and I'm no tech-geek).

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  • Zachary E.
  • 7/30/2008 2:50:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

Pros: Works perfectly, a very easy and cheap way to transfer data.

Cons: None

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  • Kevin B.
  • 7/21/2008 6:10:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Happy

Pros: Worked fine on 2.5" drives after the device was replaced.

Cons: I smoked/fried/killed two SATA drives connecting this device to the drive. It literally SMOKED!

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  • Drew D.
  • 7/18/2008 7:05:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood device

Pros: cheep and it works without the driver cd right out of the box as advertised.

Cons: the ide connector is a bit big so i have to remove the hd sometimes if it is in a recessed area but that is true with other models too.

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  • Josh A.
  • 6/3/2008 12:27:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Works fine, no issues.

Cons: It is fast and works well, with all the drawbacks of USB 2.0... but then again... The drawbacks of USB affect all USB products.

Other Thoughts: Plug and Play, great stuff. Works. Bough another for a Friend

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  • Kent T.
  • 5/13/2008 4:27:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK for the money..

Pros: Works with a PS2 and with Ghost in DOS.

Cons: The case was broken when I got it... a little super glue and it was good as new. PS has no switch - wired a simple lamp switch into the cord... hehe. Also, how are you supposed to power a 2.5" drive exactly?

Other Thoughts: Stuffed it and a drive into an old Iomega tape backup case.. lol. This is probably my favorite new toy... er, um TOOL....

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/11/2008 5:09:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat tool

Pros: Easy setup. Plug it in, use it!
Good transfer rate
No power loss due to poor power adapter (so far)

Cons: the power converter cable was tight to put in...HAHAHA new plug ;0)

Other Thoughts: Overall a great perfect tool everyone should get and have. I recently bought an Asus P5K and it only comes with one IDE. As I am not equiped with SATA yet, this is the perfect tool to have. 2 HD on the onboard IDE and DVD on Vigor. Was able to boot on DVD player and install. Also with this tool you can make backups of your files on old hard drives that you have. Very easy and quick. you need a file, just USB it!

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  • Matthew C.
  • 5/1/2008 2:37:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on 750GB SATA drives

Pros: This works reliably on a 750GB SATA drive. No problems whatsoever. The AC adaptor outputs a nice 2 amps, which is better than others that only output 1.5 amps which is too weak to reliably power drives over 500GB (such as a 750GB drive).

Cons: I wish it had extra features like on/off switch, but I can't complain given the nice price.

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