If you can get a good deal on a dual deck, it would be worth the little bit of extra $ to go with that, rather than those pesky usb-to-estate/ide adapters. I ended up spending more $ than I should have as I had orig ordered 1 adapter; then had to order a 2nd as I wanted to transfer recordings as well. The adapters come with no instructions, and if you don't really know what you are doing, they could be hooked up incorrectly; or worse. Also, the ones I got were cheap and reflected that in their quality. I got the Cavalry dual deck that bciocco had found a good buy on and provided a link to (see post #5226). It arrived last nt, and was a breeze to use. After the hrs the previous wknd I had wasted trying to get those adapters to work correctly, it was a pleasure to see how that dock worked. I did double check that link and buy.com is no longer offering that deck - thank God I jumped on it when I did. Guess it might have been a close-out or something, so thanks bciocco Anyway, thought I would post my experience. If someone else had posted an experience like this previously, I might have saved myself some time/effort/$.