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Hello all,

I'm looking to get a USB to SATA / IDE connector, but after browsing on the egg, I'm not sure which to get. Intended purpose is to get data off good disks from bad systems.

Does anybody have any personal experience / brand recommendations for these?

Contenders would be:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-002-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-102-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-152-_-Product

However, if folks know of better / more reliable brand or something they've used that they prefer, I'm open to suggestions
 

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I own 2 of this type of adapters (different brands). One is a low price adapter (8 euro) and the other is a more expensive Scythe Kama Connect 2 (35 euro).
Them are basically equals. The only difference is that the Scythe supports also DVD and has a power switch.

The power switch (better if it's on the power cable) it's useful because plugging the molex connector to an hd when the power is on is the faster way to broke the hd.

If you don't mind to unplug the power cord every time that you attach or detach an IDE HD, go for the cheap one.
 

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I have the COOLMAX CD-350 (got it for free at the time) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-062-_-Product
and have been using it for more than 2yrs and it works pretty well. Been using it to recover some old data from some 2.5 ide hdds. Its a good tool when you need it.

A lot of ppl like the Thermaltake BlacX the one with esata for faster transfer speeds, but lack IDE connection.
 

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I have the COOLMAX CD-350 (got it for free at the time) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-062-_-Product
and have been using it for more than 2yrs and it works pretty well. Been using it to recover some old data from some 2.5 ide hdds. Its a good tool when you need it.

A lot of ppl like the Thermaltake BlacX the one with esata for faster transfer speeds, but lack IDE connection.
Is there anything to the "one touch backup" ? Also, for the work I'll be doing with it, IDE is required.

From what I can tell, they all seem about the same, so I'll probably just go with the cheaper one.
 
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