33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

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33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

Externally connect one 2.5in, 3.5in or 5.25in IDE/ATAPI or SATA drive to your computer via USB 2.0!

30504

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$31.99 msrp

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Product Description

Turn any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive! Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or laptop, backup files or store large file archives on an external hard drive. The USB 2.0 interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design. The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega® Zip®, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives. Compatible with current drive sizes on the market such as 1 and 2 TB SATA and 750 GB IDE drives.

Because this adapter can handle all sizes and types of mass storage drives, it's a great solution for recovering personal files from IDE or SATA drives from computers that have had motherboard failures. Includes an integrated USB transceiver; supports USB Suspend/Resume and Remote Wakeup; and a 5 Volt (1 Ampere) power supply that supports both SATA power and standard 4-pin Molex (LP4) power connectors. Plus, the on/off switch on the power supply lets you shut off an attached drive without having to disconnect when not in use. (for 3.5in and 5.25in drives), 44-pin IDC Female (for 2.5in drives), 7-pin SATA Female (for SATA drives)


Product Specifications

Color : Black
UPC : 757120305040
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : Cables To Go
Weight : 0.950 LB

• Fully compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
• Up to 480 Mbps data transfer rate


System Requirements

• PC or Mac® with available USB port
• Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7 Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
• Mac® OS 8.6 or later version.


Package Contents

• USB to IDE/SATA Adapter
• 5in Serial ATA 7-pin M/M Cable
• 5V 1A/12V 1A Power Supply (supports both SATA Power and 4-Pin Molex Power)
• Power Cable (for power supply)
• User Manual


Product Support

Downloads

Windows 98 Driver

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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C2G33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable
 
4.6

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (122)
  • Durable construction (115)
  • Reliable (109)
  • Strong connection points (91)
  • Improves performance (29)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (4)
  • Weak connection (4)
  • No performance gain (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (138)
  • High-end equipment (11)
  • Networking (10)
  • Data recovery (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (119), Budget shopper (42)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (105), Business (61)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hard Drive Rescue plan

When my NetGear external dual drive unit went belly up, I had written off the drives as unusable. Then I got my [...] "magic" IDE to USB...Read complete review

When my NetGear external dual drive unit went belly up, I had written off the drives as unusable. Then I got my [...] "magic" IDE to USB "cable". "Magic" because it was simply unheard of before this, plug it together and it works, and "Cable" because that is an understatement. This is a dream device for anyone with old PC's and useless drives laying around. The drive comes up as if its a thumbdrive, and then I could format it and quickly put it back to use. I even used my old drive enclosure to tuck the power unit away while my drive sits right next to it. When I get rid of old PC's, I can quickly "scrub" those old drives clean without messing with the old computer. Now I can grab the whole thing in an emergency as I head out the door with a complete portable backup. Cool. I even tried to connect a 5 inch Seagate 20mb 225 from an IBM PCXT!!! circa 1990! But alas, that was just too old to deal with and the cables didn't match up. I'm sending one to my brother, he's a tech nut. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great tool, needs better quality.

After three uses, the SATA power connector broke, leaving me unable to use with modern Hard Drives.

After three uses, the SATA power connector broke, leaving me unable to use with modern Hard Drives.

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5.0

Great Way to Get Files from Hard Drive

By Bee Davis

from Lake Falls MN

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Highly Compatible
  • Improves Performance
  • Reliable
  • Strong Connection Points

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer Equipment

    Comments about 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable:

    Quick and inexpensive way to access files from a laptop that failed.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    5.0

    Great service and product

    By Dom

    from Yucaipa, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable construction
    • Strong Connection Points

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment

      Comments about 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable:

      The person I spoke with to determine which unit I required was very helpful and knowledgable. His recommendation was the correct solution for my needs.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC
       
      4.0

      Perfect Solution

      By Tom

      from Arlington Heights, IL

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear instructions
      • Well Designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable:

        The product worked as advertised, highly recommended as a solution for data transfer.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        4.0

        Worked exactly as I wanted

        By Henry

        from New Jersey

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Highly Compatible
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable:

          I needed a IDE to USB Adapter to transfer data from an old Hard Drive to my new computer and this did the trick...Relatively inexpensive and performed as expected

          Service and delivery comments:

          Item made it to my house in a few days with no issues

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          33inUSB to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Cable

          By EK

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Highly Compatible
          • Strong Connection Points

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer Equipment

            Comments about 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable:

            Able to retrieve data from a laptop where my motherboard got fried.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will it work with Windows 8? It didn't work first try after a reboot.
              Asked on 1/7/2014 by Ned the newbie from usa

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Yes this product will work for Windows 8

                Answered on 1/9/2014 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Can I use this to migrate my drive from my laptop to a new Solid state drive?
              Asked on 1/3/2014 by Jim from United States

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                This question is being answered via email from one of our techs.

                Answered on 1/3/2014 by Sean from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I am getting windows7 64 bit error. Windows was unable to install your USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge. Windows could not find driver software for your device. Where do I get the software driver?
              Asked on 12/4/2013 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                There is no software for this device. It uses the USB mass storage device driver that is built into the Windows OS. I would recommend trying a different USB port on the computer or if available trying a different computer. If it is still not working please contact our technical support at 800-506-9607.

                Answered on 1/9/2014 by Steve from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Does this device work with Windows 8?
              Asked on 11/30/2013 by Karl from Los Angeles, CA

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes Product 30504 will work on Windows 8

                Answered on 12/2/2013 by Sean from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              My Win98SE laptop is demanding a driver. Can you tell me where I can get the driver this product requires?
              Asked on 10/28/2013 by Joe from Annapolis, MD

              1 answer

            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Is this compatible with Ubuntu?
              Asked on 10/9/2013 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                Unfortunately, we do not support Ubuntu for this product.

                Answered on 10/29/2013 by Steve from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              When I plug the usb into my computer (after following instruction manual), Windows 7 says "Device driver not successfully installed. Please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed."
              Asked on 8/30/2013 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                The 30504 does not have any drivers. It should be plug and play. I would recommend trying a different USB port. If you get the cable to work with the WIndows 7 computer you should follow these instructions:

                Windows will automatically assign a drive letter. If it does not, you will need to troubleshoot the set up. You will need to try the following steps: 1. Open up Windows Device Manager. Check in the USB section, you should see “USB Mass Storage Device” listed. If it is not listed, then try reconnecting the adapter, and or test the adapter with another computer. If it does not appear the adapter is not working properly. 2. In the “Disk Drives” section of device manager, look to see if a USB drive is listed and identified by make and model. If it is not, then the drive is not working properly. 3. Open up the Disk Manager by going to Control Panel (in Classic View) and then opening up Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management. If the drive is not listed, Windows cannot properly see the drive due to a problem. If the drive is listed then the Disk Manager can help you diagnose the problem with the drive.

                Answered on 9/3/2013 by Michael from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Hello, should this work with a WD1600BEVE (enhanced IDE Hard Drive) out of an HP Notebook? Thank you.
              Asked on 8/17/2013 by CC - relative newbie from Boston, MA

              1 answer

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                A:

                That drive has a 44 pin connector so yes that should be compatible with our USB to IDE/SATA adapter.

                Answered on 8/20/2013 by Steve from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this adapter work with a fujitsu mhv 2040 ah?
              Asked on 8/2/2013 by Cindy Newbie from white hall, ar

              1 answer

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                A:

                This adapter will work with the 2.5in ATA drive.

                Answered on 8/4/2013 by Steve from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              1.I have an emachine with Windows XP on it. It is 7 years old. I cannot boot . I get an error message that there is a disk error. I need to recover all my data from the hard drive. Can I do this by just plugging in this device to the computer's USB port with the computer on, or do i have to remove the hard drive from the computer in order to use this device?
              Asked on 7/29/2013 by Anonymous

              2 answers

              • A:

                When this happened to me, I had to remove the internal hard drive. I had to use another computer with a working bootable hard drive. Then connect your defective hard drive as a D, E, ... etc. externally in the working computer. If you had a surface CRASH, you may have some of the data actually scraped from the surface of the aluminum platters. You may be able to recover some of the data, but not all of it if there was an actual surface (head crash). You are lucky to get 7 years of use from a hard drive if that is the original one. Most hard drives now have 1 year, 3 year, or 5 year warranties.
                If you recover your data, try and reformat the original hard drive, but DO NOT try to recover bad sectors. You may be able to continue using the OEM parts a little longer.

                Answered on 3/10/2014 by Bill from Canton,Ohio, but in China now
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                A:

                You would need to remove the hard drive from the XP machine and plug it into a USB port on a different computer to try and retrieve the data.

                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Steve from C2G
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