Pros: Cheap and Easy.
Overall Review: I've got 40 PCs sans hard drives. I've got at least 100 hard drives. Motherboards are SATA only. Hard drives are only PATA. I have to get these things up, running and ready to sell before the first or I'm going to get stuck with them for another month. They're not getting any younger.
The cheapest SATA hard drive available at the moment costs more than I've paid for a few cars I've owned. For sure more than any of these computers are going to bring.
I ordered these with a bunch of PCI IDE cards to save some jack and I gotta say, this is definitely the way to go. I've been burning through these suckers the last few days. They're pretty well made (I mean, their not components for a particle collider or anything) and slipped right on.
Pros: The front fans on the Corsair 400r case come pre-wired to a handy front panel button. Unfortunately, the power connector for that harness is a four pin molex. That meant I had to install a molex power cable on my modular power supply just to power those fans.
This adapter let me power the fans from the SATA power cable I already had installed for the hard drive and DVD burner.
Pros: Does what it needs to do
Pros: High quality, using to run a fan controller without a whole ATX power run.
Overall Review: None
Pros: Indispensable for today's power supplies, which are always low on 4 pin power connections. Fits well, is black, and works.
Cons: Feels slightly expensive for a simple adapter containing no logic.
Overall Review: Does the trick, can't complain.
Pros: Bought a few and they have come in useful. They have all worked great for a low price.