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Rosewill RCW-608 - USB 2.0 Adapter for IDE / SATA Device, Protective Case Included

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  • Currently Supports Up to 3 TB
  • 2.5" & 3.5" Black or Blue Protective Silicon Case Included (Color may vary)
  • Portable and Suitable for Any SATA & IDE Device Anywhere

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  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Turn any drive into a hot swappable USB drive with this SATA/IDE to USB adapter from Rosewill. The external power adapter ensures that you have enough power for 3.5" hard drives and 5.25" optical drives.

Because you don't need a case, this is a great setup for tech benches and repair shops. It makes data recovery and transfer faster since you don’t have to mount the drive into a system or external case first. Check and connect drives in a hurry with this versatile little tool!

  • newegg Broad Compatibility The Rosewill RCW-608 supports a wide range of SATA/IDE devices including 3.5” and 2.5” SATA/IDE hard drives and 5.25” optical drives such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and DVD burners.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Compliant The Rosewill RCW-608 is compliant with high-speed USB 2.0 to deliver transfer rates of up to 480Mbps.
  • newegg External Power Adapter With the included external power adapter, quickly add or swap between drives without the hassle of opening your computer chassis to access the PSU.

Learn more about the Rosewill RCW-608

Model

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Brand
Rosewill
Model
RCW-608

Details

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Changer Type
USB to IDE&SATA
Specifications
Interface: SATA.IDE & USB2.0

Drive Type:
IDE -- 2.5" or 3.5" or 5.25" Optical Device
SATA -- 2.5" or 3.5" Optical Device

Material: PC Plastic

O.S. Support:
Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista

Power Source: External Power Adapter
Input: AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Output: DC +12V/1.5A

Features

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Features
2.5" & 3.5" Silicone protection case Included (Black or Blue color may very)

Portable and suitable for any SATA & IDE device anywhere

Connect with two devices at the same time

Plug and play function

Supports data transfer rates up to 480Mbps

Supports ATA66/100/133 hard drives and compatible with Serial ATA I & II

Package Contents

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Package Contents
SATA & IDE to USB2.0 Cable

CD Driver

Switching Power adaptor
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Rosewill RCW-608

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  • David H.
  • 2/26/2016 8:34:27 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Rosewill RCW-608 - USB 2.0 Adapter for IDE / SATA Device, Protective Case Included

Pros: Three years, and still working well.
Great price
Adaptable to multiple types of hard drives
On/off switch on this is very nice, so the disc doesn't start spinning up when you're not ready.

Cons: Some of the connectors on this adapter are pretty outdated, and will be used very minimally.
The SATA 3 connector that comes with this is very short, but can be replaced with a longer one for like 2 dollars. I tend to have a bunch of extra of these connectors anyhow, over time.

Other Thoughts: Great product. I've had mine for approximately three years, using it off and on periodically over that time frame. I do a lot of PC repairs, and it's suprising how often the HDD is the culprit, or the software installed on the HDD. This tool works great for discovering these problems, as well as moving files from hard drives.

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  • Todd A.
  • 1/23/2016 10:05:54 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: I waited years before finally buying one of these and I wish I did it sooner. This is fast (for USB 2.0), feels sturdy, and everything is laid out well.

The rubber "bumpers" are a nice bonus for the HDDs too. One for a 3.5", another for a 2.5" drive.

Cons: It isn't 3.0, but I knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: Would recommend for those who work on a lot of HDDs out of the case, file recovery, etc.

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  • David A.
  • 1/1/2016 8:38:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggswonderful product

Pros: very easy to use and super fast, no complaints

Cons: longer cord

Other Thoughts: highly recommended

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  • William P.
  • 12/27/2015 10:08:28 AM
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device to have on hand if you have a variety of old computers and disk drives.

Pros: I have found this device to be incredibly handy. I have used it frequently to migrate from one computer to another. It has also saved me a few times when a computer has died on me and I have wanted to save its hard drive contents without having to mount the hard drive in another computer (as, for example, when a laptop dies). It has all the connections required to get to any hard drive that has been made in the last 20 years or so.

The case that comes with it is a big plus. Many connectors and it would be easy to misplace them. Case keeps them all together and lets you just throw them in a drawer for future use.

Cons: None. Would buy it again in a second. Great tool to have on hand.

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  • David B.
  • 7/31/2015 3:18:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLasted all of 30 minutes

Pros: Simple to use
Cheap (not cheap enough, but still cheap)
Shipped quickly
Nice power supply with in-line switch

Cons: Lifespan (about 30 minutes)

Other Thoughts: Well, that was quick.

Lasted all of 30 minutes. Had barely enough time to transfer my stuff before it died (the adapter, not the HDD).

I heard the Windows doing-doing-doing sound, which means something is crapping itself out. That was the last time this adapter worked. I had to go back to my 10X-cheaper fleeBay adapter to finish the job. Tried it out on a different machine with Linux too, completely dead.

Threw it into the trash, but kept the power adapter since it was the only nice (and still working) thing in that box.

Will definitely NOT buy again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

We are sorry to hear that, please contact our support team to assist you with troubleshoot and/or warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM PST

Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com


We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Michael H.
  • 1/15/2015 8:37:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsA little awkward but works

Pros: Comes with silicone case that fits all my drives, cords are a good length

Cons: Pin alignment is tricky

Other Thoughts: Works to access my orphan drives.

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  • Lotan B.
  • 8/24/2014 3:33:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product works as intended

Pros: Bought this in order to be able to transfer data from my old SATA drive to my new one without having to set it up as an internal drive.
SATA power and connector to USB worked flawlessly.
Power switch on the adapter is nice for stopping power to the drive without having to disconnect the adapter from the outlet.
Blue LED on the USB adapter shows when it is powered on and also green LED on the power adapter shows when it is plugged into a working outlet.
Windows 8.1 detected the drive immediately.
Transfer rate is good for moving files (supports only USB 2.0).
There are two rubber wrappers that can be used to protect the drivers (2.5" and 3.5")

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: -Would be nice if it was USB 3.0 compatible.
-Have not tried the IDE connectors on the adapter.

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  • Shannon W.
  • 8/10/2014 10:20:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat tool

Pros: -Enabled me to pull data off old hard drives for family members.
-Fast

Cons: -When I turned the unit off and switch hard drives it registered it has the first hard drive. All the indexing was there just would not let me access the files. I had to restart my computer to clear the first drive. It didn't do this after that. I tried it with four more drives and they all work fine.

Other Thoughts: Great tool. You should get one.

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  • Jason R.
  • 7/24/2014 5:17:21 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: If you work on computers and don't have one of these, stop reading this and order now!

Cons: I don't know if this is a con, per se, but this is my second one that I just bought. The first served me for a couple of years but computers would stop recognizing drives with the old adapter.

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  • Emmett N.
  • 6/24/2014 12:22:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Does every thing it says it does

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: usb 3.0

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