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This review is from: SIIG JU-SA0012-S1 USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter
Pros: Connects both standard 3.5" and laptop IDE drives, and has a standard SATA connection. It uses a detachable mini USB cable to connect to the computer, making the whole thing fit nicely in a took bag. It's not fast, but it does what it says on the tin. I use this primarily for data recovery- it's not intended for daily usage as an external drive adapter, but as a tool to recover data from a drive removed from a failed enclosure or system.
Cons: The SATA power adapter tends to crowd the data side cable a bit making getting both cables to fit a challenge at times. The adapter also seems a bit fragile, and the power cable to run the adapter itself is a bit on the short side.
Other Thoughts: I've owned this for a couple years- It sees intermittent use primarily for data recovery and salvage operations, but it's worked perfectly the times I've used it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast drives, the usual standard of quality I've come to expect from WD, and packed decently enough. These drives will run fine in either a stand alone configuration, or as part of a mirror or stripe set on a high end workstation or home-NAS.
Cons: Went on sale later that week for $25 less. Alas. And the jury is still out on reliability/longevity of these particular drives.
Other Thoughts: I ordered a pair of these based largely on the reviews here, and was understandably nervous about the packaging, as I ordered several other parts at the same time. the two drives came stacked side by side in a section of their bulk shipping container and completely surrounded by bubble wrap. I trust WD with my data and Although the jury is still out on how well these will run, if WD's build quality is anything like what I've used in the past, I don't think I'll be disappointed. (I got 11 years out of one of their 1.2 GB caviar drives, with the last 6 or seven being spent constantly on.)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Just what the memory doctor ordered to squeeze every drop of performance and usability out of a netbook running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. Excellent shipping from newegg and it worked right out of the box.
Other Thoughts: Bought this to upgrade a Dell Mini9 from 1 GB of ram to the max the system will allow of 2 GB- Running Bios revision A05. Earlier versions may not recognize anything over 1 GB, and may need an upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW