Adding additional storage to your computer has never been so easy. Whether you have run out of available IDE ports or simply want to add hot-swap capabilities to a hard drive, the Vantec IDE-USB Adapter does the job. By conveting the IDE interface of hard drives to USB, the IDE-USB Adapter allows you to add a hard drive either inside or outside your system. The IDE-USB Adapter also utilizes USB 2.0, offering speeds up to 480Mbps (40 times the speed of USB 1.1)! But if you are using USB 1.1, the IDE-USB Adapter is still an ideal way to store and transfer large amounts of data.
Vantec has been making great products for the computer mechanics and enthusiasts alike for years, and this product will increase your productivity if you need to backup harddrives a lot whilst repairing computers. Normally you need to shutdown the PC and plug in the hardrive into your IDE port (making sure to set the correct master/slave jumpers) and reboot again, then when done copying the data you need to shut it down again, and so on… it gets quite annoying if you have to do that all day, so this is where this little cable comes in.
The Vantec USB to IDE allows you to plug in any IDE hardrive into your USB port, so no more rebooting and swapping drives anymore, just plug and copy. The kit is nice and basic containing what you need, the USB to IDE cable, the power supply, drivers for windows 98/ME and the instruction manual.