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One of the most nerve racking support sessions I have to perform in my job is when I need to deal with the disk or file system on a computer because it holds all the vital data. I get that nervous, queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach when someone calls about a crashed computer and tells me they have NO RECENT BACKUP. (For the life of me I can’t figure out why people don’t keep backups?).
In the past, I’d try to recover the data from the crashed hard drive by physically removing it from the problem PC and using it as a second drive in a working system. If any of you have ever tried this you’d know that it can be a bit time consuming to make these hardware changes and then you may find out that the data is not even recognizable.
All my IT friends are always looking for “gadgets” that they can keep in their tool kits that will make their job easier. It’s not that we’re lazy, it’s because you can save your clients money when you bill by the hour and you can also do more jobs in less time so you can make more money. It becomes a Win-Win when you have good “gadgets”!
One of my favorite “gadgets” when working with a crashed hard drive is a USB Drive Adapter. If you’ve never seen one of these before, the picture is a Coolmax IDE to SATA Multifunction Converter (photo copyright Coolmax) and sells for under $25.00. I bought mine at TigerDirect.com but this model is available on many other websites.
These devices allow you to connect 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch, and 5.25-inch IDE or SATA drives to a computer through the USB port. Not only does it provide easy connections for troubleshooting problematic hard drives but you can use it to transfer data when upgrading or to backup your data by touching a single button!
For the price, these gadgets are a must for the tech’s tool kit. If you’re a home user or small business owner that doesn’t do frequent backups of your valuable data, these devices are something you should purchase for simple “one Button” backups.
There are many different models & vendors that make these so a quick web search for “USB to IDE Adapter” will give you enough websites to choose from for your purchase. Some models support both PC & MAC as well as Operating Systems back as far as Windows 98. Just check the specs before you make your purchase to be sure it’ll work with your Operating System.