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

#30504

Product Features

Externally connect one 2.5in, 3.5in or 5.25in IDE/ATAPI or SATA drive to your computer via USB 2.0!
• Perfect for recovering files from a failed motherboard
• Easily connect any IDE or SATA drive using a USB port
• Plug and play design provides for seemless file transfer

(1) USB-A Male

(1) SATA 7-pin Female, (1) 40-pin IDC Female, (1) 44-pin IDC Female

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).

Learn about the new USB 3.1 Specification and new USB Type-C Connector, or learn how the technology in this product offers features that are similar to the USB 3.1 specification but can be used with USB devices today.
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Product Specifications

Color : Black
Length : 33.00 Inch
UPC : 757120305040
Warranty : 1 Year
Vendor : C2G
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, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
• 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

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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C2G33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable
 
4.7

(based on 184 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (136)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (132)
  • Durable construction (125)
  • Reliable (119)
  • Strong connection points (100)
  • Improves performance (34)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (149)
  • High-end equipment (13)
  • Networking (10)
  • Data recovery (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (127), Budget shopper (47)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (115), Business (64)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (49)

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

Saved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recovery

By Lee

from Perry, NY

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Computer Equipment
    • High-End Equipment

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

    Saved me several times on both ATAPI and SATA data recovery

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

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

    By Jim

    from Cedar Lake Indiana

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable construction
    • Highly Compatible
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment
      • High-End Equipment

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

      Works on my ssd drives. I was able to format the drives so I could sell them after I updated to larger capacity drives.

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

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

      By Jim

      from Cedar Lake Ind.

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

      I used this cable to format four OCZ SSD drives that I am selling on E Bay. They worked like a champ! I also want to say that the customer service on Cables to go are second to none. The shipping is super fast. I will always buy any cables I need from here. I read some of the negative comments and have to say that they must not know what there doing. I had zero problems.

       
      5.0

      Exactly what I needed - Works Perfectly

      By OperaTenor

      from NY NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

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

          This product provides POWER to the drive as well as IDE / SATA to USB connectivity. I've only used it on SATA drives thus far but it worked flawlessly!

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

          Excellent product and I reccomend it.

          By Jake

          from Wittmann, AZ

          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:

            converted a good ide drive to SATA

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery

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

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

              Q:

              Will this cable work with an old Nomai MCD 540 data storage drive? I'd like to use it with my current computer.
              Asked on 7/24/2016 by Tom from Dallas TX

              1 answer

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                A:

                As long as the Drive has a IDE or Sata connection and fits into the product outline.

                Answered on 7/29/2016 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I have a CTG USB 2.0 to IDE or SATA Drive Adapter (P/N 30504) and would like to connect to a
              Fujitsu MHV2060AH 60 GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 2.5" Notebook Hard Drive, however the connectors don't seem even close ... will this product work with this IDE drive?
              Asked on 10/10/2015 by Doug from Orlando, Florida

              1 answer

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                A:

                Usually with Laptop drives they are protected with a special case and then connector guarding the SATA connector. Removing this will reveal the SATA connectors.

                Answered on 10/22/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              why does my C2G / Cables to Go 30504 USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter only have 3 pins on the molex conector. Is it a bad connector?
              Asked on 6/21/2015 by Thomas from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                This is not a bad connector. It is just desinged to delievery enough power for the drive.

                Answered on 7/6/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this work with a 3 TB SATA 3 drive? (It doesn't seem to, but it does work with some smaller SATA 2 drives, so I don't know if it's a compatibility issue or if the SATA 3 functionality in the adapater is broken!)
              Asked on 5/17/2015 by Tim from Boston, MA

              1 answer

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                A:

                We do not recommend using Hard Drives over 2TB with this adapter.

                Answered on 5/18/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Can I use this as a back up to my WD Mycloud safepoint that is always connected to my WD MyCloud?
              Asked on 5/11/2015 by Marty from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                If a regular USB hard drive allows you to back up to the WD Mycloud Safepoint, our USB to SATA adapter with a SATA drive attached would allow you to do the same function.

                Answered on 5/20/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Can I use this to clone my new drive?
              Asked on 5/10/2015 by Anonymous

              3 answers

              • A:

                I used this adapter to clone a WD Caviar Blue 160GB SATA3 drive over to a 2&1/2" IDE drive using Acronis disk clone. I first tried Apricorn EZ GIG to clone the drive but it froze up the two times I tried, so I went to Acronis which worked. So, the cable adapter gets the job done but your software will also be a factor, as mentioned previously. HTH

                Answered on 11/9/2015 by Bullet from Tennessee
              • A:

                I used this adapter to clone a WD Caviar Blue 160GB SATA3 drive over to a 2&1/2" IDE drive using Acronis disk clone. I first tried Apricorn EZ GIG to clone the drive but it froze up the two times I tried, so I went to Acronis which worked. So, the cable adapter gets the job done but your software will also be a factor, as mentioned previously. HTH

                Answered on 11/9/2015 by Bullet from Tennessee
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                A:

                That will depend more on software used to clone, however it will function like a USB flash drive or external USB hard drive.

                Answered on 5/11/2015 by Sean from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I'm new to this. I have everything figured out except how to access my data to recover. Do I need data recovery software as well?
              Asked on 3/17/2015 by Luci from United States

              1 answer

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                A:

                If this drive is not responsive our cable will not access the drive. Our cable is mean to be used with healthy fully functional drives.

                Answered on 3/19/2015 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Hi!
              Is the power supply 120-240v? I'd like to use the item in europe
              Asked on 11/6/2014 by iamdrdeath from Norway

              1 answer

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                A:

                This power supply is 120-240v.

                Answered on 11/11/2014 by Tom from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              I have a 2.5" SATA notebook drive (Western Digital WD1600BJKT-75F4T0). Can this adapter be used with that drive?
              Asked on 9/17/2014 by KC from Milwaukee, WI

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes. It could be used with that drive.

                Answered on 9/19/2014 by Steve from C2G
            • 33in USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Drive Adapter Cable

              Q:

              Will this work with an IDE internal ZIP 100 drive? I have several old Zip disks and would like to extract the files from them to a new iMac running OSX 10.9.
              Asked on 7/14/2014 by Robert from Ohio

              1 answer

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                A:

                Yes this will work with a internal ZIP drive, However the formatting may be a issue for a mac to extract the data.

                Answered on 7/16/2014 by Tom from C2G
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