Computers

Bought this nice media interface of eBay for around 33USD and I must say I’ve got value for my money.
It does not have any brand but it is marked as the moddel CH-528 though.
Anyway, it can read several kinds of memory cards, it has several usb ports and audio jacks in its front.
What makes it very useful for me is that I now can connect both old IDE drives and newer SATA drives on the fly without opening my computer or rebooting. This is a very good thing as friends and family constantly drops by with a “computer problem” which needs to be rectified. Hooking up a drive for data recovery is now very easy.

Here’s some pix…

Box
Cable for external drives
Front view

Rear view

Power, SATA, USB x 2 & Audio cables

Lid removed

Upper PCB removed

Another close up with the upper PCB removed

Unit in place

Simultaneously testing a IDE & SATA drive

View of disk manager with SD card, USB pen drive, IDE & SATA drive