Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 33
Rated 5 out of 5 by qws123 Outstanding product
Works perfectly!! I have tested it on IDE drives and SATA drives on both USB 1 and USB 2 ports. IT WORKS!!
Very eazy to use. Comes with drive cloning software. I have not tried that yet. I work in IT and I use this this at least once or twice a week for recovering data from crashed hard drives.
I have tried other cheaper products like this. Too many cables and adapters and they didn't work on every type of drive.
Rated 5 out of 5 by VirtuousTex A Most Triumphant Success
I bought this product because I needed to recover data off my father's old 2.5in HDD. I could not get my PC at home to recognize the drive to save my life using a simple 2.5in to 3in adapter. But, I was able to get it to work with this one. Using a third party app, I was able to scan and recover all the important data. The product has also been a favorite tool for my fellow computer guy friends here at work. It has worked without fail on ever computer and hard drive we've hooked it up to. We expanded a drive on a server using it. A buddy migrated over to Windows 7 using it as did I. We've hooked it up to SATA, 2.5in, and 3.0 in Hard drives, and they all worked without a hitch. I also uploaded a pic of the cables it uses and som HDDs we've used it on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by WamartFan Exactly what I was looking for
If you ever want or have the need to change your hard drive on your laptop (or desktop), this is the device for you. This will give you a cloned bootable drive from your old hard drive in a simple and quick way. It will handle any type or size drive and is great for backing up your data on any blank hard drive. This adapter is small and easy to store, and I recommend it to anyone. A great product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by binarycbasicgeek storage
I had 2 drives from old computers and wanted some files and this worked perfectly to retreve the files and back up some files on stored hard drives
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pearlita Great product!!!
This is the best thing!!! You don't have to be an expert to use this drive adapter. My old computer died and we thought we lost all our files, including some of our pictures. Stuff we had for years. With the Apricorn I was able to recover all my files, docs and pictures; I downloaded everything into a flash drive through a USB port (included with this product) and now I have all my files and pictures back. Awesome thing!!!
Love it!!!! : )
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichiganianCustomer Works as advertised
I like that the external drive gets it's electricity from the Apricorn device and so doesn't put a burden on a computer with a small power supply.
I would have liked to have been able to clone a single partition instead of the whole hard drive, but Apricorn's software is flexible in reducing the size of the partitions on the target drive to make them fit if the target drive is smaller than the source drive.
My clone Solid State Drive didn't work at first. Once I ran software to "repair the startup" then the drive worked. Apparently the change in types of hard drive needed drivers that weren't already on the computer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by w8qn Universal hard drive adapter works as advertised
I needed to transfer some data from a desktop PATA drive to my laptop. Adapter worked the first time, without problem, and quickly transfered several multi-gigabyte files. The fact that it will work with all the current desktop and laptop disk drives is a bonus. I can now re-use several drives that I have sitting on the shelf as backups for my laptop.
Rated 4 out of 5 by PrimoReviewer Cheap and good if you persevere
A good product that works well. The directions are sketchy and you have to do some thinking to make it work. A good value overall.
Rated 4 out of 5 by abfmdan Does what is supposed to do
Great product for reading data on drives. Recomend reading all help files before using. Some tricky stuff.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CraftyMomma234 Life Saver!
When my external hard drive froze and I didn't have a backup. (I know, not smart!) I thought I had lost all my daughter's baby pictures, all the templates for all my product labels for my small business, and tons of other stuff. This little gadget saved me a bunch of money instead of having to take it to those Geek guys. Easy to hook up and worked just like the reviews said. I was warned that it doesn't always work depending on what the problem is. For the price, it's worth giving it a try before shelling out big bucks for someone else to use one of these gadgets, when you might be able to do it yourself. Highly recommend!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shakoo Not worth it!
I tired this device on a couple of computers and two different hard drive but it did not work. Included software doesn't support cloning from smaller drive to larger drive. Other cloning software don't recognize adapter. I will return to Walmart.
Rated 5 out of 5 by amyt707 This product saved me several hundred $ that a mtech store wanted to charge me for recoveing a hard drive. Easy to use.
Rated 2 out of 5 by candler37 This product is not for the average computer user
Rated 5 out of 5 by str8r8 Quick And Easy
The adapter did exactly what it says it does. Once the connections were made, the clone process took less than 15 minutes. I downloaded the software from the Apricorn website rather than from the CD provided, for my own convenience - other than that I just needed to follow the instructions CAREFULLY. The instructions don't explain that the jumper referred to is the adapter, but the rest was fairly easy to follow.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SirLaughsAlot Life saver
Works great. Had a lot of important files and pictures that I was able to retrieve with this product. Easy to use and very affordable. I am impressed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyStarBaar Awesome Little Gadget
I have been extremely pleased with my purchase of this Hard Drive Adapter because it has allowed me to retrieve data from several hard drives that have crashed when nothing else was working. With the adapter I was able to connect them to my laptop and run test on them along with data retrieval programs that I was not able t do with them in their respective computers. So far I have only run across one hard drive that would not connect to this adapter and that was one from an HP laptop computer although it is a SATA drive the connections are designed differently instead of the normal flat circuit board connections the HP drive (made by Hitachi) has a series of "U" shaped wire connectors, making it a non standard SATA hard drive, and will not connect to the adapter.
Over all though I am extremely pleased with this adapter and will use it quite frequently for retrieving data from various hard drives that I have and to aid in fixing or repairing hard drives of friends, family and others when needed.
Rated 1 out of 5 by danbear did not work as described
I bought tgi because i wanted to recover some things out of another ide drive but when i follow the instructions as stated it does not even recognize the drives.
The only drive i found it works on is the laptop.
Not even the new sata.
hope every one else has better luck.Will not buy it again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by movementwithj Restored my External hard drive
I have a Western Digital external hard drive, which stopped working due to power supply on the board was damaged. Like most people thought I lost 500 GBs of stuff gone. The power supply was damaged on my part. The cord was damaged. I hooked the cord wires wrong and plugged it in. If your Western Digital external hard drive sudden stop working and appears wd installs initio driver. You can't access your hard drive, but see initio driver on. Your light on your external drive will work too, but still no access to it. I suggest buy this. You have to take your hard drive out of the external case to plug this product in. This product is very easy to use and very easy to take a external hard drive out of it's case.
This product easy to use. Saves money, time, and hassle. Recover data cost hundreds of dollars from the manufacture. This cost so much less and I still can use my hard drive too.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fuzziJ GREAT CLONING FEATURE
I've done 3 clones with this product & the software saves a lot of time . You don't even have to open the case up. After adjusting the advanced features, over 10 Gig clone was less than 15 minutes & i'm looking to buy another.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDShack Great Hard Drive Rescue Device
This was a great device for rescuing almost all of my personal files from a laptop hard drive that crashed preventing Windows XP from loading. I pulled my laptop hard drive and hooked it up to this adapter on my desktop. It was easy to do by just following the instructions.
Immediately, I got access to the old laptop hard drive through Windows Explorer on my desktop. This adapter worked just like a big flash drive or memory stick. I simply created a folder on the desktop for my laptop hard drive files, then dragged my personal files from the bad laptop hard drive to my new desktop folder. I only had about 2 dozen files out of over 13,000 (5 GB) that did not transfer, and these were not critical.
I did not use the EZGig Clone feature to clone my bad hard drive because I got a new hard drive preloaded with Windows XP. So all I had to do was reinstall my Microsoft Office Applications, and other applications, as well as my personal files from the desktop. I did that using a 16GB flash drive. So far, everything is working fine, so I am very happy with this device.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hitch69 Great for cloning the old and smaller hard drive to a newer and larger, with the operating system and software already installed on the old hard drive. Creates a complete replica of the old. Just clone, and install the new one. Great tool
Rated 5 out of 5 by kvslab Apricorn Product delivers
Bought the adapter to clone a new SSD to replace my faulting Dell laptop drive. Process was quick and easy. Used software provided to create boot disc to clone drive. I would not hesitate to recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5 by saberman Hardware Works Fine -- Software Doesn't
I purchased this specifically to clone an IDE drive. I connected the target drive to the interface and power, plugged the connector into a USB port and booted from the CD.
I chose the Clone option. All of the SATA and USB drives were shown in the list but the IDE drive was not.
I posted a problem report on the Apricorn site over three business days ago and have not even received a confirming email.
Rated 3 out of 5 by mselectrogeek Do your homework...
... note to self. This adaptor didn't work for me -- my laptop hard drives must be too old. I couldn't get them to fit/connect any which way I tried! This is a fantastic idea -- wish it had worked.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrTed Works for Me
I had been wanting to get an external drive adapter and my Granddaughters hard drive crash was the excuse I needed. The drive had a yrs worth of photos on it that she had not backed up. So she comes to Grandpa to try to bail her out. Anyway Windows would not recognize the drive in any situation. Using the adapter it would assign a drive letter but would report that it was unusable. But using a few google searches I came up with two free programs to help me out. They would do a low level scan of the whole drive and you could choose what type of files you were looking for. Have not finished clearing out the files that were not her photos but it seems that she will get most of her photos back. Her drive was a Sata drive and I have used this with a Pata drive that I had and will use as an external backup.
This device worked great for me and I think a good value. It has a quality feel to it. It has my recommendation.
Rated 4 out of 5 by OpenxTek Fantastic tool
I'm a computer support professional. This is a great tool that allows me to quickly connect a sick hard drive via a USB cable, to a healthy computer, to scan for virus files and delete them, to scan for adware/spyware files and delete them, and to scan for damaged files and repair or delete them. This tool is great; it saves me time and helps to make money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mooseheadwillie Great device
This works just like they say it will. My old laptop hard drive failed, and the computer would not boot up. I bought a new hard drive, and this device was able to clone the entire drive. I love it. $39 is a great deal.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RAYJAY193B Very handy tool to have in your arsenal
The Apricorn converter does just what it says it will do. No problems at all.
I plugged it in and it started reading the hard drive immediately. In less than a few minutes I had recovered all the data from the drive! Since then, Ive also recovered some data from a couple really old computers. This is a truly awesome product. Its worth every penny.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSMMc Outstanding Product
We're using this to clone computers in a lab. It's simple to set up and very fast!
Rated 5 out of 5 by paleolith Works perfectly
I purchased a lower priced adapter on Ebay. It did not work. Then I purchased this one from Walmart. It works perfectly. I give it a sincere recommendation. Now I am able to rescue data from an extracted drive.