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Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter

Bought the Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter [1] from Challenger for S$59.90 (Member’s Price: S$53.91).

As the name suggest, it coverts your internal SATA/PATA HDD to USB 3.0, allow you plug and play the hardisk via USB port.

Features

Specifications

There is a problem with Li Xiang’s harddisk. I am guessing it is some bad sector because whenever I tried to access the same file, it always cause a problem with File Explorer and I have to hard reset the whole computer. Whenever that harddisk is connected to the computer, the boot time and shutdown time increases by 15 minutes. This is evident on both her computer and my house desktop computer.

So with this handy little adapter, all I have to do is just to “Safely Remove Hardware” and it that doesn’t work, I just have to plug out the USB cable and re-plugged in again. This saves me a lot of time and not forgetting I can plug in the hardisk after the computer is booted (saving the extra 15 minutes of restarting time).

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - Box Front
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – Box Front

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - Package Contents
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – Package Contents

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - The Adapter
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – The Adapter

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - Back Ports
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – Back Ports

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - SATA Connector
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – SATA Connector

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - PATA Connector
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – PATA Connector

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – 2.5″ Connector

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - Connected via SATA
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – Connected via SATA

Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter - LED Lights
Vantec NexStar SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – LED Lights

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