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C2G USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Drive Adapter Cables

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   Part #: 30504
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

The USB 2.0 to IDE or Serial ATA Controller from Cables To Go turns any IDE or SATA drive into a convenient external drive. Simply connect one IDE/ATAPI or SATA-based mass storage device through a USB port to easily transfer files from a computer or notebook, back up files or store large file archives on an external hard drive. The hi-speed USB interface enables easy installation with its plug-and-play design. The adapter supports all existing IDE/ATAPI devices such as Iomega Zip, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM and IDE hard drives, and works with any SATA hard drive from 80GB to 500GB.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • USB 2.0 to IDE/Serial ATA Drive Adapter
  • 5" 7-Pin M/M Serial ATA Cable
  • 5V 1A/12V 1A Power Supply (supports both SATA Power and 4-Pin Molex Power) Power Cable (for power supply)
  • User Manual
Host Interface USB
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Weight (Approximate) 15.20 oz
Ports 1 x 40-pin IDC Female Ultra ATA 1 x 44-pin IDC Female Ultra ATA 1 x 7-pin Female Serial ATA
Drive Type Serial ATA Ultra ATA
Form Factor External
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS

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General Information  
     Brand Name: C2G
     Manufacturer: C2G
     Manufacturer Part Number: 30504
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Name: USB 2.0 to IDE/Serial ATA Drive Adapter
     Product Type: Serial/Ultra ATA Controller
     Ports: 1 x 40-pin IDC Female Ultra ATA
1 x 44-pin IDC Female Ultra ATA
1 x 7-pin Female Serial ATA
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • USB 2.0 to IDE/Serial ATA Drive Adapter
  • 5" 7-Pin M/M Serial ATA Cable
  • 5V 1A/12V 1A Power Supply (supports both SATA Power and 4-Pin Molex Power) Power Cable (for power supply)
  • User Manual

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: External
     Weight (Approximate): 430.9 g
Technical Information  
     Data Transfer Rate: Up to 480 Mbps
     Drive Type: Serial ATA
Ultra ATA
     Host Interface: USB
     Platform Supported: PC
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

CABLES TO GO 30504 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Works exactly as described. Reads all partitions of the drive.
The instructions are a little confusing.
Excellent, exactly what I needed. Works exactly as described. Reads all partitions of the drive.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy to use, works well. Power supply has an inline switch.
None; except, if you're going to use an old IDE drive as an external drive, there is no enclosure for the drive.
For getting data off (or on for that matter) an old IDE drive this works very well. It really should be considered a temporary measure unless you can enclose the drive. Connect the power and switch it on (there is actually a switch, a nice feature) to test to ensure the power supply is adequate and the drive spins. Turn if off, connect the data cable to the IDE and the other end to a USB port, switch it back on and after loading the necessary (standard) drivers it's ready to go. It's like using an external HD or a thumbdrive.

Experience: 5 Days
it works for me

Very good-quality construction, rugged and well-insulated.

Experience: 10 Months
This is the best tool I have ever had. WOW what a great tool
This is the best tool I have ever had. WOW what a great tool

Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Very good for quick retrieval of documents from a corrupted OS install, or virus infected HDD. Handles nearly every hard drive I've tried and CD/DVD ROM drives
Occasionally a drive would not work properly depending on the USB port used. Rear USB seems to be the more reliable.
I've been using this cable kit at my job doing computer recovery, data transfer and re-installation of OS. It is VERY convenient for recovering data for clients since I do not need to rely on their computer working to get the data back for them. I can simply haul the drive out and place it on my desk and away we go.

Transfer speeds were pretty excellent. Cables 2 Go seemed like a cheap brand, and I didn't expect too much, but I was thoroughly impressed. Great buy for anybody who does PC work for friends or has a small business in data recovery.

Experience: 2 Months
does what it says it does
build quality
i have a few of this type of devices over the years mostly just IDE to USB and wanted one that does sata as well

transfer speeds are not great but hey it's usb 2 not usb 3

great product to have around if you work on computer and are pulling drives out to recover data and to do quick test on

Experience: 6 Days
compact, price, functional
An excellent adapter for temporarily connecting either IDE or SATA harddrives to your computer. I like the on/off switch on the cable to control power to the drive. And the IDE connector being keyed is a real plus. No reason to pay more for other brands.

Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
-Handy kit to have around
-Cheap price
-Not perfect compatibility.
I use this to pull files off my clients' drives when they screw up their OS's, and just want to save a few things then reformat.

Most people have SATA drives - but this also works for older PATA drives. I do prefer Thermaltake's BlacX docks for SATA drives - but quite often people ask to buy them off me, so I keep this around for when I'm between-ownership.

Great price. Does the job. Unlike an older nGear PATA-only adapter, this one seems to have less compatibility issues with boards. New firmware revision, maybe?

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
- quality construction
- nice power supply with on/off switch with pilot LED
- USB cable is a good length for most situations
- no external power supply for 2.5" IDE drives
The adapter is very compact in size and well constructed. The IDE connections are keyed and have blocked pins (some similar units are not keyed which could cook a 2.5" drive for example). As with most electronics lately, it has a blue activity LED nicely integrated into the side of the adapter.

Some similar units have a integrated SATA power & data connection - this unit ships with a 2" SATA cable to connect to the adapter. True, its an extra cable to carry however I like having SATA cable in my travel kit to cover situations where I just need the cable (in the IDE days, you could always use use one of the extra IDE connectors to image a new drive).

The included power supply is 2000ma, 110-220 volt. It has molex and 3.5" SATA HDD power connectors. 2.5" IDE drives are powered via the adapter. Should not be an issue for most situations.

I have read some reviews that state this unit does not work with older IDE drives. I connected a 40Gb unit with no issues. So for me, no problems so far.

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Great Design
Easy to use
This is my first time owning anything like this, and it was one of the things I was lacking in my Technician tool kit. I am so glad I got this, because I needed it for a customers computer. If I didn't have it, I don't know what I would do without it. This is a great buy, would buy again!

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