Wednesday, November 21, 2007

R-Driver III USB 2.0 to SATA IDE Cable

I find this cable very useful to transfer data from one computer to another, backup data to CD/DVD or install operating system or software if your computer does not have any optical drive. It comes complete with power adaptor, SATA data/power cable and can be used as follows:
  1. Connect laptop 2.5" harddisk (IDE/SATA) to any computer via USB without power adaptor
  2. Connect desktop harddisk (IDE/SATA) to any computer via USB with power adaptor
  3. Connect CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW (IDE/SATA) to any computer with power adaptor
This is more cost effective than buying USB casings to house the external devices. But, if you require an external harddisk permanently for storage, it is better to house it in a USB case to minimise dust or damage.


Alt.Dude said...

Hi , I bought the cable, plugged in the IDE hdd, and can see under WINXP , disk drives I see.. USB device

But I can't see any disks in My Computer

I'm using Winxp SP3
what is wrong? Do I need a driver please? Where do I get it please?

Thank you!

acs said...

For any new hard disks, you need to format it before you can see it in My Computer.

1) Right click on My Computer and select Manage.

2) Select Disk Management and you will see all disks

3) Right click on the new hard disk and select Format

starzman said...

hey, i bought the r-driver lll usb2.0 to sata ide cable and was wondering how do I see my drives(yes i HAVE MULTIPLE DRIVES i HOOK UP (SEPARATELY)WHATS THE TRICK? i HAVE LOTS OF DATA ON THESE disk and want to retreave it, the problem is that the drive doesnt show any advice on using this connector it seems tobe a great invention if it works.

I have windows vista home premium serv pack 1 3gigs ramI want to use norton ghost to make a mirrow restore disk like theones you get from the dealer ya know

starzman said...

PS this is the first time I particapated in a blog so no sure how it works Thanks

acs said...

Just ensure the drive is properly connected via USB to PC and to a power outlet before turning on PC.