Included in the Kit
The USB to SATA /IDE Bridge Adapter Complete Kit includes the items listed below.
-USB to SATA/IDE Bridge Adaptor
The Bridge Adapter is powered from the USB bus. It can connect to three different types of drive mechanisms. SATA drives connect to the small SATA patch cable. IDE drives connect through the 2.5" connector or the 3.58", 5.25" connector.
-Dual Output Drive Power Supply
The Dual Output Power Supply provides standard 4 pin power output and new SATA power output switched connectors. Plug the drive mechanism in and then turn the switched power connector on.
-AC Power Cable
Generic international cables can be substituted for 240v operation.
The USB Universal Bridge Adapter provides three differnte drive connectors. The 7 pin connector allows any SATA mechanism to be used. The 2.5" IDE connector works with all small laptop mechanisms.
The 3.5" & 5.25" large IDE connector provides connectivity to all IDE/ATA Atapi type mechanisms.
These mechanisms should be set to (master wtihout a slave) in order to function properly. The USB 2.0 connector is backwards compatible with slower version 1.1.
Power Supply Features
The Switched Dual Output Power Supply provides two switched power connectors.The first is SATA Power for any SATA drive mechanism. The second is 4 Pin IDE Power which is used on all 3.5" and 5.25" drive mechanisms. Simply plug the connector into the drive mechanism and turn the power on. The green LED indicates that the power is being supplied to the drive.
Connecting to the USB Bus
The Universal USB to SATA IDE Bridge Adapter connects to most USB 1.1 nor USB 2.0 Ports. SInce USB is hot-pluggable you can connect to any port at any time, computer power on or power off makes no difference in the operation.