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Rosewill RCW-616 Laptop 2.5" to Desktop 3.5" IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter

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  • Connectors: 1 x 44-Pin IDE Female Input Port, 1 x 40-Pin IDE Male Output Ports
  • Use: Connects Your 2.5” Notebook IDE hard Drive to a 40-Pin IDE Cable
  • Works for All Laptop Hard Drives

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  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the Rosewill RCW-616

Model

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Brand
Rosewill
Model
RCW-616

Details

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Changer Type
44-pin Female to 40-pin IDE Male
Specifications
Connectors:
1 x 44-pin IDE Female Input Port

1 x 40-pin IDE Male Output Ports

Use: Connects your 2.5in notebook IDE hard drive to a 40-pin IDE cable

Features

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Features
Works for ALL LAPTOPS HARD DRIVE including DELL, SONY, IBM, Toshiba, HP, COMPAQ, Fujitsu and much more

Easily create Ghost images of your laptop (keep in mind that it is much harder to create Ghost Images from laptop itself)

Transfer data from laptop drive to a desktop drive the quickest way

The best accessory for laptop data backup and recovery

This adapter allows you to connect a laptop hard drive to a desktop IDE cable. The laptop hard drive can then be detected and used as a regular IDE drive.

Please be careful of the direction of fitting RCW-616 to your ATA device. You could bend and damage the pins on it by improper installation
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 45 days
    • Return for replacement within: 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great product, but be gentle with the pins.

Pros: This product was a life saver. I had a 2.5" IDE laptop hard drive that I needed to extract data from and used this adapter in addition with a USB external hard drive enclosure made for 3.5" IDE hard drives.

Cons: Just be wary of the fact that if you detach/attach this numerous times, you may bend the pins.

Overall Review: I would recommend purchasing this product.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Works as intented

Pros: It works just like it is supposed to for a cheap price.

Cons: The build quality is not the best and it only lasted about a year before it frayed.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Worked fine

Pros: Used this to save the data off a neighbor's old failed laptop.

Cons: Had no trouble at all.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Did Not Work For Me

Pros: Low cost

Cons: Did not work. I bought an adapter to convert the drive to SATA. That worked fine.

Overall Review: I would not recommend.
I would not purchase again.
Not worth the shipping cost to send it back.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Michael,

We greatly appreciate your purchase. We apologize for any problems this product has caused and for your dissatisfaction with our product.

We strive to provide the best quality and service to you. Rest assured that your feedback will receive the attention it deserves. We will continue improving our products in future. Thank you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great adapter

Pros: I needed to connect an old ide laptop drive to my computer and this allowed me to do it perfectly.

Cons: none other than after a year of abuse i finally broke a pin off haha not a con really as I was decently rough with it

Overall Review: if your looking for one of these this is a good one to get. and it was pretty inexpensive

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Danger: May damage power supply!

Pros: Simple and straightforward, if the pin connections work.

Cons: This adapter connects pin 44 (a reserved pin, sometimes used for "ATA Type") to +5 Volts. Some IDE drives connect pin 44 to GROUND. This will cause a short circuit. I destroyed three power supplies, finding this out the hard way, before checking the pinouts with an ohmmeter.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Get what you paid for

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Unless you paid for 3 day shipping like I did.
Wrong pin removed for the IDE cable.
Fits right into the laptop HDD but its a pin off for the desktop cable.

Overall Review: Quality control is non existent.
Will spend the extra $ and buy from Star Tech, who I've had good luck with.

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Please contact our support team to assist you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
Ownership: less than 1 day
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dont bother

Pros: None

Cons: Reversed pins?

Overall Review: I got 2 of these and they are the reverse of the IDE female. Useless tech. I was robbed. 1 star because I could not indicate "none"...

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

This Converter is to utilize 2.5 hard drives.
Please contact us if you have any other questions or concerns.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care
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