The reader won’t save your life but it will bring back the things you thought you lost. I’ve been using devices for the past 15 years and they are truly a lifesaver when you want to resurrect your data from old drives.
This comes in handy when you have years and gigabytes of PST (Outlook) files. If you’re in the business of copying drives, this device can do it too.
Regardless, external hard drive readers should be in every IT toolkit.