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SYBA SY-U2SAIDE USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter with Power Adapter
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2 out of 5 eggs Works great for IDE, SATA is a no-go 10/19/2012

This review is from: SYBA SY-U2SAIDE USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter with Power Adapter

Pros: Works great for IDE drives, and my 1st recovery was an IDE.

Cons: But SATA drives can't spin up and I believe it's because (I believe) the adapter lacks a 5v ground. Or possibly the power brick lacks the oomph?

Other Thoughts: After my recovery I was going to see what kind of throughput it would get on a new SATA drive, but I couldn't get it to work for SATA until I cracked my case and powered it off a spare power lead from my PCs power supply.

I'm Returning since SATA is going to be a growing need.

VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Looks good! Nice LEDs.

Cons: Only worked for ~ 30 seconds before powering off. Unplugged and re-plugged. It does the same thing.

Other Thoughts: Returned for a different brand.


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Display Name: David S.

Date Joined: 04/23/12

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  • Last Review: 10/19/12
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