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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).

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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

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

(based on 187 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (134)
  • Durable construction (127)
  • Reliable (121)
  • Strong connection points (101)
  • Improves performance (35)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Computer equipment (150)
  • High-end equipment (13)
  • Networking (10)
  • Data recovery (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (129), Budget shopper (48)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (115), Business (67)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (52)

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.

Reviewed by 187 customers

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile & Effective - I recommend this product!

By Charlie-Go

from Bowling Green, KY

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere a Drive Adapter is Required

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

    As a small business owner I needed a tool to connect USB, Serial ATA, & IDE drives for data backup/copying. This durable product has everything you need to meet these needs at a very affordable price point.

    Service and delivery comments:

    To find this product I used C2G's chat session. One question and one answer was all it took. Based on this and previous purchases I can testify these guys & gals know their business and are eager to solve my problem and meet my needs. Ordering was simple, secure and delivery was better than expected, especially considering the time of day I placed the order.

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

    (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Love cables. Wish they were more reliable

    By Ethan R.

    from Milton, VT

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Needed Capability
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

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

      I use this cable fairly frequently for data recovery from disks where the operating system has been corrupted. It's a great design concept, but I'm on my fourth set of cables due to various failures, from the power switch to the main adapter box. Basically, it needs to be more rugged and reinforced.

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

      (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It does exactly what I needed at half the price of retail.

      By Steve

      from Acworth, GA

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment

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

      I record multi-track audio onto older drives.
      This product gives me access to the tracks via USB.
      It does the job flawlessly.

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

      (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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

            Q:

            1- Can I use this adapter kit to clone an SSD from my Win 7 Pro computer?
            2- Does the SSD need the power on to use this adapter kit?
            Asked on 3/5/2017 by Bob from California

            1 answer

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              A:

              This will not clone a HD by itself this would need another device in order to do so. This device needs to be powered in order to power the drive.

              Answered on 3/17/2017 by Tom from C2G
          • 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
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