Tuesday, July 27, 2010

When Disaster Strikes...

As you should all know by now, I'm fairly fanatical about backing up. However, there are some times, such as when you are in the middle of a project and you suffer a crash. You may not have had the chance to backup that one critical piece and now your machine won't boot... What do you do?

Well, for around $20 you can have the Bytecc USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Kit. This is one of those devices that is handier than you might think for all kinds of reasons. In a nutshell, it allows you to take a standard hard drive, connect it to another computer via USB and access it just like any other USB drive. You can copy needed files, reformat the drive, basically anything you can do with a USB drive. This very affordable little gizmo has made my life a lot easier on several occasions & is highly recommended.

Here is a list of features & included items:
USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable
Support SATA HDD up to 1000GB(1TB) , IDE HDD up to 750GB.
Connect any device with an IDE/SATA Interface to a PC with USB interface
Transfer rate Approx. 480 MBps
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 IDE/SATA and enhanced IDE hard drives
External power adapter for IDE/ATAPI/SATA devices
Linux, Mac compatible

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