Vantec NexStar Universal Storage Adapter Review

Have you ever had an old IDE drive sitting around that you needed something off of, but you have seem to have lost the IDE cable? Well have no worries! The Vantec NexStar Universal Adapter will allow you to connect not only 3.5” IDE devices but 2.5” and 5.25” devices as well.  This adapter also supports SATA devices and includes a 66-1-in card reader. Surely this device has enough to support your storage needs, read on further to find out more about it.


  • Install and Access Hard Drive in Seconds
  • Simple to Use Design; No Need to Add Enclosure or Open Case
  • 66-in-1 Card Reader
  • Supports 2.5″/3.5″ SATA I/II Hard Drive up to 2TB
  • Supports 5.25″ SATA Optical Drive
  • Supports 2.5″/3.5″ IDE Hard Drive
  • Supports 5.25″ IDE Optical Drive
  • Add Storage to Any System with USB
  • Plug & Play
  • Attractive Blue LED Power & HD Activity Light
  • Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0


Dimension: 139 x 54 x 14.5 mm
Material: Plastic
Memory Cards Support: CF-type I / CF-type II / CF-ultra II / CF-pro / CF-pro II / CF Extreme / CF Extreme III / CF Extreme IV / CF-PSP II / CF-Super / CF-Ultra X / CF-Alpha / CF-UDMA4 / IBM MD / MAGIC STOR MD
MS / MS-Magic Gate / MS-PRO Magic Gate / HS-MS-PRO Magic Gate / MS-DUO / MS-DUO Magic Gate / MS-PRO Duo / HS-MS-PRO Duo / MS-PRO Duo-PSP / MS-PRO Duo-Gaming / MS M2*
SD / SDHC / SDHC-Ultra / SDHC Ultra II / SDHC Class 2 / SDHC Class 4 /SDHC Class6 / SDC / SD-Pro / SD-Pleomax / SD-Pro C / SD-Ultra / SD-Ultra II / SD-Ultra II Plus / SD-Extreme III / SD-Ultra X / SD-Turbo / SD-Super / SD-Max / Mini SD / Mini SD-Pro / Mini SD-Pleomax
MMC / MMC-Pleomax /MMC Pro / HS-MMC / MMC Plus / MMC-Plus Turbo / RS MMC / RS MMC-Pleomax / RS MMC-Speed / RS MMC-Max / MMC Mobile / MMC Mobile-ProC / MMC Mobile-Pocketnet
Micro SD* / T-Flash*

The Vantec NexStar Universal Storage Adapter comes packaged in a black box with a colorful sleeve. The sleeve covers all of the important details such as features, specifications, memory cards supported, and product image. The quality of the sleeve is very high, as it is with most other Vantec products.

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The Adapter is found resting on top of some cardboard when you open up the black box. Removing the white cardboard reveals all of the other parts provided with the adapter.

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