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This review is from: BYTECC BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter
Pros: Was able to check 15 drives for recovering files.
Cons: Didn't last.
Other Thoughts: It began smoking on SATA power connection.
Melted solder connections on one laptop drive that was working fine until it was connected, now it's trashed after 13 seconds of being hooked up to this thing. Glad had my hand on it!
Unplugged power let it cool. Tried testing an 3.5 IDE, wouldn't spin up. USB still recognizes the device, but power supply has failed.
Shame though, really would like to have been able to recover some more of the data on those older drives.
Will try another brand.
This review is from: RK5141K 4 Amp Sonicrafter 34-Piece Kit
Pros: Well made
Works just a advertised
Easy to handle and use
Cons: Absolutely NONE - unless it's never used.
Other Thoughts: I have owned a few oscillating tools similar to this one, but this is the original and best. When laying prefinished flooring, this thing is an absolute must have. Sure, the cord might be a nuisance sometimes, but compared to having the battery die in my second favorite Porter Cable in the middle of making a cut, its a no brainer.
For the orice if $100 new, you can't go wrong. I have used mine for irregular trim cuts, flooring, conduit (metal and plastic), plumbing repair ( copper, black iron, PEX, PVC), removing damage fasteners, cutting lattice. There are certain jobs you can't do without this tool, well you might, but it will be much more complicated and time consuming.
If you are a DYI or professional and don't have one, don't hesitate. If you have one already, get another before yours "walks off."
Pros: Attractive, excellent ventilation, multiple options for cable management.
Cons: Somewhat cumbersome front panel connection routing.
Other Thoughts: Fans in mine are near silent. The server from the next room drowns out any noise made by this arrangement.
Seems like it is an either or situaiton with the 5.25 bays. One or the other can be used because the front panel cables are just plain in the way. No biggie really. The main reason I chose this case are the two up front USB 3.0 and card reader. At this price point, there isn't a case with the same features, aesthetics, and overall quality.