tony the tiger sezs it's great Review by brian5028
worked great for a long time until i broke it by shorting it out.
it is my own fault i broke it.
but again a great product
just bought another one. (Posted on 9/15/2015)
IT WORKS! Review by usb-dude
This works well. Used it on Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17. Don't waste your time other brands products. (Posted on 2/16/2015)
As shown in listing Review by razorboy
Very quick shipping. (Posted on 1/13/2015)
Beatiful Equipment Review by Genecon
As many have said, this product works as advertised.
This is honestly my first experience with this specific type of device, so please forgive my simplistic evaluation.
I, too, lost a couple of PC's that I loved and used to their fullest potential for a good deal of time. The greatest frustration I experienced, and the main driver for acquiring this device, was 3 out of the 4 hard drives I had recently had to put in dry storage were 3.5" IDE HDD's, the other being SATA. The problem of my latest motherboards only supporting SATA drives became quickly apparent.
This was the solution!
I have now rescued all the files and important memories stored on these drives and feel a great deal of relief because this device did what it said it could.
It seems to readily identify itself on Windows 7, though I did manually install all the packaged drivers and software.
I did not use the software provided for the retrieval process, opting instead to scan the drives for discrepancies and copy them in their entirety to a much larger external USB drive for safe keeping.
The transfer rate was surprisingly swift. I admit, I had low expectations for the SATA/IDE conversion to USB 2.0 with regards to swap speed. I realize that most of that has to do with the machine I am using as a "middle man" for the transaction, but hardware also plays a big role in performance. This device delivers.
The device even feels solidly built. I was fully expecting a molded plastic box with connectors. Upon opening the box, i was pleasantly surprised to see and feel the connector itself is both plastic and has aluminum plates on the top and bottom. It appears as if the bottom plate can be removed and the device serviced.
All in all, this was solid choice for what I needed and I am glad I purchased it.
Cheers~ (Posted on 1/4/2015)
good product Review by brian24hrs
Great price fast shipping (Posted on 6/16/2014)
fast shipping well pckaged exactally as described Review by techie59
very pleased with the fast service received. Product works very well I would recommend to anyone. The adaptor is a good value and I feel will last a long
time and hold up to shop usage. (Posted on 3/5/2014)
Did exactly the trick I needed Review by Speedbird
Rescued an old drive from a dead Dell but wanted to get the photographs and music off it. Product arrived promptly and it took no more than about 5 minutes from unpacking to plugging the USB into my Mac and seeing the whole drive. (Posted on 8/26/2013)
IDE Hard Drive Adapter Kit Combo Review by Melvin
Great Product! Worked to perfection as advertised in helping me retrieve documents from my PC that had recently died. First time having to do this, but with the Video online and the inserted manual with the product, it guided me through the process with the components as well in just a Few Minutes of time. If your computer goes like mine did, Cool Drives has the Quickest, and Most Simplest Way of retrieving your Data with their "Exceptional Product".Great Job Cool Drives! Keep up the Good Work! (Posted on 7/27/2013)
service Review by shupau
excellent service, outstanding transaction...........will do business with again (Posted on 7/11/2013)
Just what I needed Review by SkunkPower
Thank you. The drive adapter arrived in a very short time, & was simple enough to use that I was able to consolidate the information from 9 older HDDs onto 1 newer one in an evening. Will defiantly be an assert in the future. (Posted on 5/30/2013)
Great company and product Review by Toddy
I was more than satisfied with the product and even more impressed with the fast shipping!! (Posted on 5/29/2013)
Great Review by Mike
Simple and straight forward, Does everything I was hoping it would.
Desk top crashed, was able to retrieve file off hard drive with no trouble, worked great. (Posted on 5/16/2013)
The best sata adapter among the devices Review by Ryun
Handling and using for SATA and IDE machine (Posted on 1/26/2013)
Excellent Review by Dave
I have several of these devices I have accumulated thru the years, This is the best I have seen, Works flawlessly. I like the power button so I can switch between drives on the fly.. (Posted on 1/18/2013)
inexpensive, performant, versitile Review by clay
Solved my problems no muss, no fuss. (Posted on 1/12/2013)
Awesome Review by Valkyrie
A very critical drive on a old server system. Was able to pull your product out of the box, plug it in no fuss at all and within a minute was on the old drive getting very critical files. As a writer, facing the prospect of loosing thousands of hours of work on stories and databases to support them and then recovering them all very quickly without expensive system repairs was nothing less than awesome! Thanks for keeping it simple. (Posted on 11/6/2012)
I am very happy with my purchase Review by Christopher
Staff was very helpfull (Posted on 10/24/2012)
EXCELLENT Review by John
Able to retrieve info from a dead laptop with this product (Posted on 10/16/2012)
Excellent product Review by ToM
Works great, very easy to use. I used it to restore laptop drive from backup image. Also, used to create bootable SSD sata drive. (Posted on 10/9/2012)
Just great! Review by Norwegian Steam
Took it out of the package, didn't even read the directions or watch the video, just plugged it in and downloaded the files . Can't ask for anything simpler than that. Mission accomplished..! Dead computer, no problem we have the technology to download the files. (Posted on 9/27/2012)
good Review by Rattler
The thing works great! I'm very satisfied. (Posted on 9/19/2012)
This product is the best Review by Annie
I only have to say one thing... Best!!!!!! (Posted on 9/17/2012)
Very pleased with it, very easy to use. Review by Willhewinn
The order arrived on time, packing was great. (Posted on 9/1/2012)
Your product arrived in a timely manner and the price was right. Review by LMJ
I will continue to use your product line, for my small business needs (Posted on 7/21/2012)
GREAT BUY!!! Review by firstname.lastname@example.org
I bought this device not even knowing much about how to use it but your video tech got me through it and I'm impressed!! This is a great buy and worth the money I spent! I used it to get files from 2 of my hard drives. Both came from the same PC that crashed twice on me. Your device extracted and restored my files to my current working PC! Thank you for this device and the very simple tech support video! GREAT BUY!!!!!!!!! Thanks, Paul (Posted on 5/8/2012)
Great buy Review by Manny
First time user. Just did not want to pay 80.00 plus to have my hard drive looked over and then wait to get the files and other docs. Pluged it in with in a few minutes I had access to all my files and transfered what needed to my new PC Desck top. The price was just right. (Posted on 5/4/2012)
Great device Review by Len
This is a very useful product for backing up data on all your computers. Works great with Sata and older IDE drives. Great price also. I highly recommend it. (Posted on 5/1/2012)
Great Device Review by Leonard
This is a wonderful tool for backingup data for all of your computers. Works great with SATA and IDE Hard drives. Comes with ext. power supply and easy hook up through USB ports. Thank you Cool Drives! (Posted on 5/1/2012)
good buy Review by camper
works perfectly and as advertised. (Posted on 4/8/2012)
It works. Review by SS
plug and play took me all of 5 minutes to transfer files from my old hard drive to my new computer. Worth every penny. (Posted on 11/8/2011)
Product as described Review by Roy
Great experience (Posted on 11/8/2011)
Great price, easy to use! Review by Dennis
The unit delivered what was advertised, and the price was less than what I would expect to pay for such a flexible interconnect solution. Competitors units require
multiple interconnect wires and can pull apart while you are performing tests.
The molded connections on the CoolGear device is great.
Thanks for such a user friendly device. (Posted on 11/2/2011)
Awesome little device Review by Bill
My company has been purchasing these adapters for about 4 years now. We use them for pulling data off of various types of hard drives where the drive had to be replaced because the operating system had become corrupted. It works on all types of IDE and SATA drives. It even comes with an external power supply for larger drives. It has yet to fail us. Highly recommend this device for data recovery off of various hard drive types. (Posted on 9/27/2011)
Great value! Great Price! Review by Stuart
So many devices on todays market either don't deliver or do all that they claim. Not so with this USB Adapter kit! This unit is very user friendly and intuitivly obvious to operate. It easily performs every operation claimed and will make a great addition to your tool box. I say buy it, you'll be glad you did! (Posted on 9/27/2011)