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Rosewill RCW-618 USB to IDE / SATA Adapter - Supports Windows 7

  • Currently supports up to 3 TB
  • Allows IDE and SATA devices simultaneously to be connected on a USB port
  • For Hard Drives, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
  • USB 2.0 and USB1.1 / 1.0 compliant
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Learn more about the Rosewill RCW-618

General

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RCW-618

Features

Features
Allows IDE and SATA devices simultaneously to be connected on a USB port

For Hard Drives, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW

USB2.0 and USB1.1/1.0 compliant

Supports ATA/ATAPI-6 Spec 1.0 and SATA I or SATAII

USB2.0 up to 480 mbps transfer rate

Hot Plug and Play

Compact & Portable design

USB cable attachable

General

Changer Type
USB to IDE&SATA

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • RONL B.
  • 3/12/2015 7:39:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes Just What It Says

Pros: It works for me. It allowed me to save data and files from some old computers that had died in the past. Connected smoothly with my current Windows 7 box. Turned whatever I connected to it into another internal drive and read it perfectly.

Cons: Connectors might be easier to plug in. They are molded onto a small box that's a bit fiddly to connect. That's it.

Other Thoughts: I am technically very knowledgeable on an electronic hardware level, a pro bench tech, but with computers, I'm just a user with limited software and connectivity knowledge. So what I find easy with a computer should be accessible to most competent users. This thing was easy.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 3/10/2015 3:15:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Works great. Been using it to gather data from old IDE drives before I wipe them. Comes in a compact little box that I will be holding onto, small enough to be portable (not that I need it to be).

Cons: Not USB3.0. Definitely not going to take an egg off for this, as its clearly labeled as 2.0 and if I really needed 3.0 I would've payed the extra $$$.

Other Thoughts: Packaged in here as well are 1x2.5" and 1x3.5" rubber drive "enclosures"? I guess I would call them holders, but they're pretty nifty. I can't find them online anywhere, but if they were cheap enough I might be tempted to order a few...

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  • Kirk H.
  • 12/30/2014 2:41:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggse071460kwh@yahoo.com

Pros: I read the instructions, but it was actually faster and easier to understand by just plugging things in the tiny little RCW-618. Win7x64 recognized the RCW-618/drive assembly when I used the power switch (love this feature) to turn it on. Drivers loaded on their own (if slowly) and I formatted 9x IDE drives (2x were dead, but that isn't the RCW-618's fault) without a hitch.

Cons: I recommend completely disconnecting the USB cable when switching drives. How's that for a trivial issue?

Other Thoughts: If you are the "resident PC mechanic" get one of these. You can connect almost any non-SCSI internal device, from the not-so-recent past, to a PC and work on it.

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  • Joshua G.
  • 11/12/2014 5:25:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product, works as intended

Pros: Nothing much to say here. I've had it since early 2010 and it still works as it should.

Cons: None

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  • James F.
  • 1/2/2014 7:10:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great since 2009!

Pros: Pretty self-explanatory on how to hook it up
Small box which is pretty portable for house calls, etc.
Not much to break

Cons: On old IDE drives you can really bend the pins easily with this, so you have to be steady and slow to win the race!

Other Thoughts: The best method I have found to hook a Hard Drive to this is:
1. Connect the power connector to the drive.
2. Connect the data connector to the drive, but NOT the USB cable.
3. Turn on the power(switch)
4. Connect USB from drive then to the PC.

If the computer does not detect a drive after about 10 seconds, the drive is most likely dead.

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  • Brian W.
  • 12/3/2013 12:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works like it should. Perfect for getting that data off old drives.

Cons: None

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  • Phillip W.
  • 11/11/2013 1:06:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks for me

Pros: Fits sata or ide

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I needed this to Secure wipe a few SSD drives and while i was at it i had an old IDE drive with the family pictures on it i didnt think i would ever get them off as i dont have anything IDE anymore and this did just the trick. I now have them saved to a spare hard drive and burnt to a DVD drive. Arrived fast shipping has been great from newegg and i shipped them Eggsaver.

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  • Production 2.
  • 10/23/2013 5:42:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShoddy Workmanship

Pros: Nice in theory

Cons: Bad solder to USB connector made it unreliable. Then the connector ripped off the PC Board when removing the USB cable. Mini USB with surface mounts to board makes it impossible to repair.

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.

Thanks for the feedback we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • erin p.
  • 5/4/2013 7:16:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRosewill RCW-618 USB to IDE/SATA Adapter Supports Windows 7

Pros: Works grate does what it say`s. Grate price. Will buy another one at same price soon.

Cons: Nothing

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  • Paul C.
  • 4/10/2013 1:35:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: great product plugged it in and it found my IDE/Drive without any software being load.
I tried it on windows 7 and xp no problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Very Quick delivery less than 4 days.
I buy alot from NewEgg their products are top notch.

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