Kept shorting out but it did the job finally. Just needed to get my files off my old laptop hard drive. The power connector pins got pushed out of their holding tunnel. Then when I pushed them back in it still seemed shorty. I think the data connection was finiky about what position it was in.
This adapter does not firmly seat onto the pins of my laptop drives. The pins line up with the adapter holes but once the tips of the pins have been inserted, the adapter will not slide all the way onto the drive pins. I bought another adapter from Cables To Go and it works great. I waited to write this review until I received the adapter from Cables To Go to make a fair comparison. Do yourself a favor and buy item 17705 from Cables To Go.
the adapters are very cheaply made. the 2nd one I opened was falling apart. the first one I opened would not connect to the hard drive at all. I almost broke the hard drive pins trying to push the adapter onto the hard drive. I hope the other three I have will work.
PROS: I purchased 5 of these the 2nd one I opened worked.
CONS: 1st one I opened would not connect to the hard drive. several spots were the pins from the hard drive were supose to enter the adapter the holes were plugged by solder or something. I opened the 2nd adapter and that one connected ok