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GWC AS1200 USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Combo Adapter

  • This USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Combo Adapter allows users to use IDE or SATA (serial ATA) hard drives or both over USB 2.0 connection. Its advantage is that you can keep the existing IDE drive while at the
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General

Brand
GWC
Model
AS1200

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Specifications
This USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Combo Adapter allows users to use IDE or SATA (serial ATA) hard drives or both over USB 2.0 connection. Its advantage is that you can keep the existing IDE drive while at the same time move ahead to the new SATA technology, which provides a faster transfer speed of up to 150 Mbps. Both 3.5" IDE (using a converter) and 2.5" IDE are supported. Another great feature is that you can exchange data between SATA and IDE drives by attaching both drives at the same time. Any SATA or IDE drive can be conveniently turned into an external USB 2.0 storage device.

Features

Features
Compliant with SATA 1.0a specification

Compliant with USB 2.0 specification

Compliant with USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport specification

Dual-Head IDE connector (40Pin and 44Pin) plus one SATA connector support 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" IDE and SATA devices (a 2.5" to 3.5" IDE converter is required for 3.5" IDE drive)

Operates with one IDE and one SATA HDD simultaneously

External power supply provided

Supports Plug-and-Play

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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  • Stanley C.
  • 11/28/2012 1:31:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsThis SATA/IDE Combo Adapter JUNK

Pros: It is light, portable, made of plastic

Cons: It does not work on my XP machine. Does not even get recognized as a drive though the HD is spinning. When I plugged it in, my USB BACKUP DRIVE could no longer be found.

Other Thoughts: RUN AWAY! This item is junk. I gave it an egg but you have to take away 301 eggs from that giving a total score of -300 eggs.
This combo adaptor is garbage. I talked to the techs for a couple weeks trying to get this thing to do anything other than just spin the hard drive cylinder. That's as far as it got. I tried two drive I had, both no go and a brand new drive, still nothing. I pride myself to be able to get things working on my machines but this is DOA. Run AWAY and look at something else that might work.

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  • James H.
  • 11/28/2007 12:08:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgreat combo adapter

Pros: works great for any hard drives, especially for failing hdds (i/o errors/bad sectors). we use these for backing up customer drives every day and they are great

Cons: none really

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  • Brent R.
  • 7/26/2006 10:00:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe carefull

Pros: It worked, after some troubleshoting. I only had a 40g laying arround to test it. The power cable is LONG, 10+ft in total.

Cons: The 2.5 to 3.5 IDE adapter is not foolproof, you CAN put it on backwards. The USb cable is very short (1 foot) this would not be a problem but the main assembly is very flimzy and I thought I would break the 2.5 to 3.5 adapters (I did bend the pins just removing it)

Other Thoughts: I Wish they could have shortened the power and given some of that back to the USB cable :)

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