Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
I would have suggested buying one with an on/off switch, as they simplify the process. I have a Thermaltake one for SATA drives, and I use it often for recovery and testing.
The two I've got are equipped with power switches as well, and yes, it does make it a little simpler. In regard to the OP, whether equipped with a power switch or not, there is nothing to worry about as far as the 5V/12V issue is concerned as that's handled automatically by the wiring/connectors being used. It can't really be connected incorrectly.
I usually use a Thermaltake dual bay SATA dock via an eSATA connection that makes it quick and easy to do testing as well as backup/imaging and the occasional cloning.
Even so, those little adapter contraptions get pulled back into service quite often. Necessarily so when I run across the occasional PATA drive that needs some work (still happens from time to time).