Advantages plug and play, compatible with SATA and IDE hard drives
Disadvantages Naked hard drives - need careful handling
Introduction:On 12 Dec, my 3-year-and-one-week old Elonex computer died on me (heart attack type sudden death) while I was using it. I tried everything that I could but sadly it passed away. The cause of death is possible either a failed CPU (the brain), motherboard (the body) or the CPU fan (brain cooler). To replace the CPU and/or the motherboard will be expensive and it may be better to get a new one instead. The CPU fan replacement is cheaper however the existing one is glued to the CPU. To separate them apart may required some delicate operation and I am not such a surgeon.
In order to retrieve my data files from the hard disks with my order Aries PC (from formerly savastore now saverstore, amazingly this PC is now 9 years old and still running, not bad at all), I have to buy some connector kit for it.I spotted this amazing kit by IOMAX sold by Amazon for £18.49 including delivery and it has good reviews by lots of people.
What is in the box:There are quite a few items in the box.
3. A drive data connector/adaptor with one USB 2.0 connector end to connect to the PC/laptop/Mac; another end with a 7 pin SATA data connector to connect to a SATA drive; one the rectangular body - one side can connect to a 5.25" or 3.5" IDE drive with 40 pins and the other side can connect to a 2.5" IDE drive with 44 pins.4. One comprehesive instruction manual. Product Features and specification:
Some bright spark may think the following may work:
Just connect the 'drive data adaptor' to the drive with the internal USB 2.0 port inside the PC base unit and then connect the power port of the drive with a power connect from the power supply unit inside the PC.
There are safety issues here.
1. For a SATA drive connection, the bulky data adaptor body may be dangling inside the box thus obstructing air flow and possibly touching the other components - not a good idea.
2. For an IDE connection, the bulky data adaptor sticks out. If this is above the CPU fan - big trouble for overheating the CPU. If this is above the RAM modules - not good either.
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