IDE/SATA Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter w/ On/Off Switch Power Adapter for 3.5 Inch IDE (PATA) Hard Drives, 3.5 Inch SATA Hard Drives, 2.5 Inch Notebook Hard Drives and 5.25 Inch CD/DVD Drives (Supports 750GB Hard Drives and Windows Vista, Blue, Retail) (Discontinued)
IDE/SATA Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter w/ On/Off Switch Power Adapter for 3.5 Inch IDE (PATA) Hard Drives, 3.5 Inch SATA Hard Drives, 2.5 Inch Notebook Hard Drives and 5.25 Inch CD/DVD Drives (Supports 750GB Hard Drives and Windows Vista, Blue, Retail)
IDE/SATA Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter w/ On/Off Switch Power Adapter
for 3.5 Inch IDE (PATA) Hard Drives, 3.5 Inch SATA Hard Drives, 2.5 Inch
Notebook Hard Drives and 5.25 Inch CD/DVD Drives (Supports 750GB Hard
Drives and Windows Vista, Blue, Retail)
- Connect storage device with an IDE or SATA Interface to a PC
with USB interface
- External power adapter with On/Off Switch
for IDE/ATAPI/SATA devices
- Transfer rate Approx. 480MBps
- Complies with USB 2.0 standards
- Backwards compatible to USB 1.1 standards
- Complies with ATA/ATAPI-66 Spe. V1.0
- Easy to Install
- Supports 3.5" IDE and enhanced IDE (PATA) hard drives,
Up to 750GB
- Supports 2.5" Notebook IDE and enhanced IDE (PATA) hard
drives up to 80GB
- Supports 3.5" SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives, Up to 750GB
- Supports 2.5" Notebook SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives, Up
- Supports 5.25" ATA/ATAPI/SATA CD-ROM/R/RW, DVD-ROM/R/RW
- Linux and Mac compatible
* Please be rest assured that this
hard drive adapter supports up to 750GB capacity hard drives and Windows
Vista although the package of the enclosure may not indicate this.
This has been confirmed and tested by the manufacturer.
(Serial ATA) to USB 2.0/1.1
- 3.5" SATA Hard Drives, Up to 750GB
- 2.5" SATA Notebook Hard Drives, Up to 250GB
IDE to USB 2.0/1.1
- 3.5" IDE/ PATA Hard Drives, Up to 750GB
- 2.5" IDE Notebook Hard Drives, Up to 80GB (not recommended
for 100GB and above)
- 5.25" IDE/PATA CD/DVD optical drives/ burners
- IDE/SATA to USB Adapter
- Power adapter with 4-Pin Molex and SATA Power
- SATA data cable
- Driver CD
- User Manual
Operating Support System:
- Microsoft Windows 2000/ XP /Vista /Windows 7(Plug and Play)
- Mac OS 9.2 or higher
- Linux 2.4.X
- Pentium 266 Mhz or
- 64MB RAM or higher
- CD-ROM drive
- USB 2.0 port
|How to Install an External Hard Drive Enclosure
- The drive jumper settings should be configured to "Master" mode for all
3.5" and 5.25" IDE/ATAPI drives. 2.5" notebook harddrives have no required jumper settings so there should not be any jumper on the 4 available Master/Slave jumper pins.
- Check the top label of the drive for a diagram of the jumper settings
particular to your drive. You may find the jumper settings diagram on the "end" of the drive as well above the actual jumper pins. Some drive manufacturers engrave "MA" (Master), "SL" (Slave), or "CS" (Cable Select) above the corresponding pins as well.
- Western Digital harddrives typically have a jumperless "Single Device
Master" setting. If you have a Western Digital harddrive, try pulling the plastic jumper(s) completely off before use. This defaults the drive to Single Device Master.
- IBM/Hitachi hard drives typically have the jumper diagram
printed on the side of the harddrive. End users will typically
want to set the drives to "Device 0 (Master)" but
choose the settings diagram for "16 Heads."
- Some 2.5" IDE notebook harddrives have an extra adapter or caddy
connected to the IDE pins if the harddrive was previously installed in a laptop. Please be sure to remove the extra adapter or caddy to reveal the IDE pins.
- Be sure to plug all necessary cables and adapters in before turning on
the power. Connect the USB cable after the drive powers up.
- Harddrives with existing data should be recognized immediately unless
formatted incorrectly for the OS or the harddrive is defective/corrupted itself. New harddrives must be formatted and partitioned with a filesystem that is compatible with the end user's OS.
- Windows 95 and NT do not natively support USB so this adapter will not
be compatible with those operating systems.
- If you are using Windows 98SE or Windows ME, be sure that the harddrive
is formatted and partitioned for the FAT32 filesystem (not NTFS). Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista are compatible with NTFS and FAT32 (NTFS is preferred). It is possible for Mac OSX to read and write to a harddrive formatted for FAT32 as well but if you are using Mac OSX, it is recommended to format the harddrive to a filesystem that is fully compatible with Mac OS such as HFS+.
- To format a new harddrive (or reformat an old one) in Windows 2000/XP,
go to Control Panel > Computer Management > Disc Management (after expanding "Storage"). Alternatively, to get to Disc Management, right click on the My Computer icon and then choose "Manage." The new harddrive should show up as having "Unallocated Space" under Disc Management. You will need to right click on the drive and initialize it (only if it is a brand new harddrive).
Sometimes you may have to "write a Signature" to the drive as well (there will be a menu selection for this). After initializing the drive, right click and choose "Format." The format wizard will pop up and will take you through the steps for formatting the drive. Be sure to choose the correct filesystem depending on which version of Windows you are running. Choosing quick format is optional. Once the formatting progress percentage completes, the harddrive will now be available for use under My Computer with your assigned or default drive letter.
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