- Currently Supports Up to 3 TB
- 2.5" & 3.5" Black or Blue Protective Silicon Case Included (Color may vary)
- Portable and Suitable for Any SATA & IDE Device Anywhere
Better than most 11/24/2009
This review is from: Rosewill RCW-608 - USB 2.0 Adapter for IDE / SATA Device, Protective Case Included
Has SATA and IDE connectors for both 2.5" and 3.5" drives.
Comes with a DC power supply for 3.5" drives
It does not mess up the hard drive.... I'll explain.... I own 5 types of USB adapters and this is the ONLY one so far that doesn't scramble disk drives on occasion just from plugging it in.
They could include a connector to use the included power supply to power 2.5" drives that require more current than the USB port can provide. USB spec limits current to 500mA and a few drives need more.
I backup and copy a lot of drives and found most USB adapters to be unreliable except this one. Some won't see the drive, others can't access the data, and some kill the partition entirely by writing data to it, such as the Vantec CB-ISATAU2 > USB. That was hard to fix but I got it. The Vantec adapter shifted the raw HEX data in the partition table over by 2 bits, rendering the data to appear gone.
This is complicated by Windows XP automation because it WILL write it's own backup data to any new drive on a folder it creates when you connect a drive. It's a hidden, system folder such as "D:\System Volume Information" . Windows creates this automatically and sometimes it overwrites the original partition information, particularly on FAT16 and Linux partitions. I've seen this happen with several brands of USB> IDE adapters except Rosewill, so far. Getting the partition back through manual editing of the tables is possible but quite complex so this is the only one I use now.
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