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Rosewill RCW-616 Laptop 2.5" to Desktop 3.5" IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter

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  • Connectors: 1 x 44-Pin IDE Female Input Port, 1 x 40-Pin IDE Male Output Ports
  • Use: Connects Your 2.5” Notebook IDE hard Drive to a 40-Pin IDE Cable
  • Works for All Laptop Hard Drives

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the Rosewill RCW-616

Model

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Brand
Rosewill
Model
RCW-616

Details

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Changer Type
44-pin Female to 40-pin IDE Male
Specifications
Connectors:
1 x 44-pin IDE Female Input Port

1 x 40-pin IDE Male Output Ports

Use: Connects your 2.5in notebook IDE hard drive to a 40-pin IDE cable

Features

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Features
Works for ALL LAPTOPS HARD DRIVE including DELL, SONY, IBM, Toshiba, HP, COMPAQ, Fujitsu and much more

Easily create Ghost images of your laptop (keep in mind that it is much harder to create Ghost Images from laptop itself)

Transfer data from laptop drive to a desktop drive the quickest way

The best accessory for laptop data backup and recovery

This adapter allows you to connect a laptop hard drive to a desktop IDE cable. The laptop hard drive can then be detected and used as a regular IDE drive.

Please be careful of the direction of fitting RCW-616 to your ATA device. You could bend and damage the pins on it by improper installation
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-616

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  • Garth W.
  • 12/10/2015 9:35:59 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDanger: May damage power supply!

Pros: Simple and straightforward, if the pin connections work.

Cons: This adapter connects pin 44 (a reserved pin, sometimes used for "ATA Type") to +5 Volts. Some IDE drives connect pin 44 to GROUND. This will cause a short circuit. I destroyed three power supplies, finding this out the hard way, before checking the pinouts with an ohmmeter.

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  • Robert A.
  • 9/14/2015 8:50:52 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGet what you paid for

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Unless you paid for 3 day shipping like I did.
Wrong pin removed for the IDE cable.
Fits right into the laptop HDD but its a pin off for the desktop cable.

Other Thoughts: Quality control is non existent.
Will spend the extra $ and buy from Star Tech, who I've had good luck with.

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.

Please contact our support team to assist you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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1 out of 5 eggsDont bother

Pros: None

Cons: Reversed pins?

Other Thoughts: I got 2 of these and they are the reverse of the IDE female. Useless tech. I was robbed. 1 star because I could not indicate "none"...

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.

This Converter is to utilize 2.5 hard drives.
Please contact us if you have any other questions or concerns.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • THOMAS H.
  • 6/17/2015 7:45:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works as intended

Pros: It plugged in and worked, I mean, there's really not a whole lot to go wrong here.

Cons: It was slightly difficult to plug in the first time, but after that "break in" it worked perfectly fine from then on.

Other Thoughts: I just bought this to retrieve some data off a few very old drives, it performed that job flawlessly, so where is my room to complain?

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  • Paul M.
  • 6/14/2015 8:27:23 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPin was broke on arrival

Pros: none

Cons: Power adapter wires were cheaply soldered to the adapter. The negative wire solder joint broke at the softest touch.

I don't recommend buying this adapter.

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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  • George K.
  • 8/13/2014 8:26:52 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad solder joints

Pros: It works now that I've fixed it.

Cons: It didn't work, I found six bad solder joints on the 2.5" side of this adapter. Had to break out the soldering iron to fix them... they looked like they had no solder on them at all and the entire thing looks sloppy, it must have been hand done. It's working now that I've soldered those six pins.

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
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Charlotte D.
  • 4/12/2014 11:40:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: *Inexpensive
*Works as Advertised
*Free Shipping

Cons: The power leads were loose inside the connector and the wires don't seem secure in the connector either. I was still able to connect the opposite power connector from the hard drive to the adapter by pulling the power wires tightly into the bottom of the connector.

Other Thoughts: This product doesn't seem like it is made for use with multiple hard drives. If you are looking to hook it up to a laptop hard drive for the long term or perform a single data recovery operation then this product will do the trick.

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  • Charlotte D.
  • 4/12/2014 11:33:16 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFlimsy but works

Pros: *Inexpensive
*Works as advertised
*Free Shipping

Cons: Power leads are loose inside the connector. The wires don't seem secured properly. Although I was still able to make it work by pulling the power wires tightly as inserted the opposite power connector.

Other Thoughts: Don't expect to be swapping this product with multiple hard drives, but if you are just looking to hook it up to a single hard drive for the long term or perform data recovery once on a lap top hard drive this item will do the job. and for the price it can't be beat.

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5 out of 5 eggsCheap. Works.

Pros: It's cheap, it works, and it got the job done. See "Other thoughts".

Cons: Not really meant for heavy repeated use, but will last if you take care of it.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased several years ago for a specific data recovery task off an old laptop, that of course still used an IDE HDD. I did not have a docking station or external enclosure at the time that could handle 2.5" IDE drives, and I wanted something cheap since I figured it would only ever get used a few times before being delegated to the junk box since IDE is dead.

I really don't work much with older laptops any longer, but it does come up from time to time, often just for pulling data off dead laptops for transfer to a newer model.

It worked wonderfully for the task at hand, and then it got tossed into my toolbox where it sat, only being dug out a few times over the past 4 years for other data recovery needs.

I just used it again a few days ago for yet another data recovery situation with an old dead laptop. It still worked great, and it actually reminded me to do this review.

With IDE long since abandoned, I would only recommend one of these IF you have the need to connect an old 2.5" IDE HDD to a 3.5" IDE interface, In my case I use it in an old external enclosure.

If for some reason you're going to be doing a lot of swapping of old IDE HDDs, such as for data recovery, I suggest a docking station, enclosure, or other USB converter that's a bit more robust.

It's held up 4+ years, and it does work, so I would easily recommend this to those who find themselves in a situation requiring such an adapter.

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  • Frank C.
  • 12/27/2013 8:13:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm!

Pros: Allows you to connect a 2.5" IDE drive to a 3.5" IDE header. This will allow you to mount a laptop HDD into a desktop, and scan for viruses, recover data, wipe the drive, etc.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I tried using this with a PATA to SATA adapter, and it would not work. I think the problem is with the adapter, not this part.

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