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C2G 30504 33in USB 2.0 to IDE/Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

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The USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Controller from Cables To Go turns any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive. Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or notebook, back up files or store large file archives on an external hard drive. The hi-speed USB interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design. The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega Zip, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives, and works with any SATA hard drive from 80GB to 500GB.


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Model

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Brand
C2G
Model
30504

Details

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Changer Type
USB to IDE&SATA
Specifications
Connector 1: USB Type A Male

Connector 2: 40-pin IDC Female (for 3.5in and 5.25in drives), 44-pin IDC Female (for 2.5in drives), 7-pin SATA Female (for SATA drives)

Fully compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1

Up to 480 Mbps data transfer rate

30.75in cable length

33in overall length

Features

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Features
Turn any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive!

Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or laptop, backup files or store large file archives on an external hard drive.

The USB 2.0 interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design.

The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega Zip, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives.

Compatible with current drive sizes on the market such as 1 and 2 TB SATA and 750 GB IDE drives.

Because this adapter can handle all sizes and types of mass storage drives, it's a great solution for recovering personal files from IDE or SATA drives from computers that have had motherboard failures.

Includes an integrated USB transceiver; supports USB Suspend/Resume and Remote Wakeup; and a 5 Volt (1 Ampere) power supply that supports both SATA power and standard 4-pin Molex (LP4) power connectors.

The on/off switch on the power supply lets you shut off an attached drive without having to disconnect when not in use.

Dimensions & Weight

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Weight
0.86
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ronald M.
  • 8/17/2015 7:16:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsc2g Adapter (30504)

Pros: I had a Maxtor One Touch lll External Storage Device that had many years of photos and files stored on it that were important to me. They were information that I could not afford to lose. I took the Maxtor apart and removed the Seagate Hard Drive I connected the C2G Adapter (30504) to this hard drive and to my laptop. I was able to salvage everything that was on the hard drive. I was very happy that it worked as well as it did. GREAT PRODUCT!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was very happy because it would have cost about $600.00 to have a pro do it.

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  • Robert R.
  • 8/9/2015 10:52:03 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsProblems with 1TB 2.5 inch drive

Pros: Swiss Army knife of disk transfers.

Cons: Inconsistent writes on 1TB HST 2.5 inch drive

Other Thoughts: I used this cable adapter many times in the past to copy whole drives or just a partition, either with Windows, or with Gparted-live. It has worked great until I tried it with a 1TB drive. It all looked fine in Gparted, but when I installed the drive in my laptop, the partitions were all trash. I tried using Gparted again, using a newer USB 3.0 enclosure, and that worked OK. I am guessing that either the adapter has problems with larger drives or with 6 GB/sec drives.

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  • Michael J.
  • 6/7/2015 10:34:21 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk Power Switch

Pros: When it works it is great. Don' count on the power switch.

Cons: Every things works until you use the power sliding switch. First couple of times I use it i had no problems. Now when you slide the switch to on and let go it will turn the power off. You must keep messing with the switch to get it to hold. Some times it will stay on until you let go of the switch and then it goes off. JUNK

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  • Tim M.
  • 5/17/2015 11:02:43 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks for IDE, SATA 2 -- but limited drive size

Pros: Easy to use, supports several drive types with a minimum of cables. The power switch is a nice touch.

Cons: Either the adapter does not handle SATA 3 drives correctly, or the 500 GB limit is a little fuzzy -- when I attach a known-good 500 GB SATA 3 drive my computer sees garbled information about the drive, different each time.

I spent a good long while trying to use this adapter with a 3 TB SATA 3 drive before I discovered this limitation.

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  • David L.
  • 5/17/2015 10:37:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVersitile, easy to use, well made!

Pros: Everything you need is included, power adapters, USB connector, and drive connectors for 2.5" laptop and 5" Desktop drives..
Didn't need to install any software drivers at all; the controlling computer's USB sees the adapter as an ATA/ATAPI Bridge.
The separate power supply has a green continuity (plugged in indicator) LED then on the output side there is a small inline switch in the cord which then passes power to the drive.
That switch also has a small green LED to indicate power is being sent to the drive.
Finally there is a blue activity light inside the drive connector, so all functions are well documented as you use the device.
All the cables seem to be heavy duty and substantial, as is the power supply. The power supply is situated several feet from the 110v. plug so you're not stuck with another wall wart taking up more space on a power strip or outlet.

This really seems to be a well made, thoughtfully designed setup. Really is just plug and play, no problems encountered when used with Windows XP, Win 7 Pro and Win 8.1.

Cons: Not really a "con", the whole assemblage of power supply, adapters and drive sockets is a bit bulky, but certainly nothing a typical briefcase couldn't handle easily.

Other Thoughts: Just the thing for rescuing data off of non-functioning laptop computers or those old ATA drives from the pre-SATA days.
The "recycled" drives can provide you with some removable backup space and securely stored in your fire safe or other remote secure location. Well worth the low price- I wish I'd gotten one of these sooner.

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  • michael g.
  • 2/3/2015 4:59:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Able to access an old IDE drive to remove some photos. Worked like a charm

Cons: None

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  • andrew a.
  • 10/21/2014 7:04:42 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGRRRR

Pros: Got here fast!

Cons: Will not work connected to old IDE drive. powered drive with included cable. Still no functionality Manufacturer site provides ZERO information or software other than a WIN 98 driver. going to try the SATA interface but USB 2.0 and 3.0 are a no go on this drive.

Other Thoughts: GRRRR

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  • Laurie M.
  • 9/26/2014 8:23:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works!!

Pros: Simple, easy to use, and it worked great to get data off of an old HD. I had previously bought a hard drive enclosure to try to retrieve this data but I could not get it to work. Wrong OS, wrong jumper settings, or something, tried it on two computers. So I had worries that perhaps this drive was shot and my data was lost. Happily, this worked. It has a light that comes on for power and a light that comes on that shows drive connectivity to the USB port. The cables fit in a small box, easy to keep in a drawer for future use.

Cons: None.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 9/17/2014 8:53:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It works and does what it should. Easy to use.

Cons: It would be nice if it were USB 3.0, but the product still functions just fine as a 2.0

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  • John S.
  • 4/24/2014 7:17:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSuper Handy

Pros: This little adapter is very useful when you are rebuilding a computer or changing operating systems. In the past we would open the cases and temporarily install an extra hard drive to backup data. Often the extra was hanging from a cable or wedged between components. This adapter is very handy.

Cons: The only down side is the short SATA cable that comes with the adapter. After several connects the cable has become lose. That is a non-problem problem, it's not like we don't have 10 other SATA cables laying around.

Other Thoughts: This adapter is inexpensive, and so far extremely reliable. USB is fast enough for all our purposes. We recommend this product.

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