The StarTech. com USB2.0 to IDE or SATA adapter helps you connect any standard SATA/IDE hard disk drive to a USB port. It works right out of the box and does not require bulky enclosure thus saving time and hassle. This 2.5 to 3.5 Hard Drive adapter features LED indicators that indicate usage. Further, this universal drive adapter serves as an all-in-one interface that effortlessly bridges USB 2.0 to 40/44-pin IDC as well as 7-pin SATA. It includes the necessary power connectors as well. You no longer need to open the cabinets of your desktops to connect internal hard disks. Another time-saving feature of the adapter is that you can use 3.5 form factor internal hard disks with laptops as well.