• Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
  • Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??
Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter   2.5in / 3.5in   External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??

Star Tech.Com Usb 3.0 To Sata Ide Adapter 2.5in / 3.5in External Hard Drive To Usb Converter â??

Sale price
MRP: €75,00
Regular price
€124,00
Unit price
per 
( 39% off )
Quantity:
Expected Delivery: 21-28 days
Import Duties to be borne by the customer at the time of delivery.
Product price is exclusive of such duties.

Tracked Shipping

Secure Payments

10 Days Return

Tracked Shipping

Secure Payments

10 Days Return

  • EXTREMELY VERSATILE: This USB 3.0 to SATA IDE Adapter has built in connectors for both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA hard drives (HDDs) and SATA solid state drives (SSDs) and IDE hard drives
  • COMPACT DESIGN: This hard drive data transfer cable features a compact, portable form factor design that fits perfect in your laptop bag, making it ideal for professionals on the go
  • HIGH TRANSFER SPEEDS: For fast access to external storage, this hard drive transfer converter supports transfer rates up to 5Gbps using USB 3.0
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY: Designed with convenience in mind, this SATA and IDE hard drive adapter is hot swap and plug-and-play compatible
  • RELIABLE SUPPORT: Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty, this USB hard drive connector adapter has free lifetime technical support

Customer Reviews

My only goal in writing this review is to help someone who might be in exactly my circumstances so they don't waste any time try I'll give StarTech 5 stars - even though this cable should have worked for me and didn't.My only goal in writing this review is to help someone who might be in exactly my circumstances so they don't waste any time trying to troubleshoot the same issue that struck me. And to pay a compliment to StarTech.I have an old Mac Pro tower circa 2008 and a new MacBook Pro. I was trying to get some data off an old 2.5" SATA drive that had lived in my tower and was now sitting on a shelf. The StarTech USB-to-SATA cable would not power up my old drive.My old 2.5" SATA drive is a WD Velociraptor. They were wicked fast in their day. And also consumed more juice than their peers (my Velociraptor drive is a WD1500BLFS 150GB drive - it is spec'd at 0.95A@5VDC + 0.3A@12VDC - that's a LOT of juice - almost 10W!). I wasn't sure if this StarTech cable could handle it. My Apple says that it will only handle half of that, but I have a hub that will do a lot more.The setup just didn't work. So I bought a new Samsung SSD here from Amazon, plugged the old 2.5" drive into my Mac Pro tower and copied the data using to my SSD using the StarTech cable in a, pardon the pun, flash.So, you ask, why the 5 stars for StarTech for something that didn't work for me? Simple. Two reasons. First, they took the time to put a tiny LED on their cable. Thanks, StarTech! When I plugged the StarTech into my Mac and it wouldn't power up my 2.5" drive, I at least knew (from the LED) that I had a good connection - the problem was likely on my end. I had a second reason for the 5 star review. When I went to sort out the volts and amps and USB thing I found StarTech's website to be complete and easy to navigate. I typed in the part number for this cable and was brought to a page that had full and easy to read tech specs. Apple's tech specs were equally good as were WD's. Wow! StarTech's as thorough as Apple. Who knew?What could have been a 2 hour exercise in frustration was reduced to 15 minutes of trying, failing, reading the tech specs, solving the problem a different way and getting on with my life. Too bad other vendors aren't as thoughtful. Again, thanks StarTech! 5Works as advertised! I have used it several times to create full images of my laptop, desktop and my wife's laptop SSDs to a Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA 6GBps 128MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (ST8000AS0002), using the free opensource Clonezilla.Pros: It will work with SATA 2.5in and 3.5in drives It works with USB 3.1 for faster transfer speed It comes with a power adapter (to power up 3.5in drives or drives that require more power) Small and easy to use It was recognized by Windows 10 immediately Works with ClonezillaCons: I have not found anything bad to say yet, dang!Other thoughts Find a way to cool down your external hard drive if you are planning on using it continuously for many hours, it can get very hot. 5Salvaging files from old laptop hard drives Access and file transfer speed worked far better than anything else I'd used in a long time. Of course, I had to change file permissions on most everything to get to the files, but once that was done one folder and occasionally one file at a time, documents, email files, and image files moved over via cut & paste through windows explorer windows without too much fuss.This came with no software and needs no driver software on Win 10. I was moving files off windows XP and windows 8.1 laptop hard drives onto a windows 10 laptop.This has no novice user interface - if you don't know what you're doing, this may not be a product for you.You have to have a good understanding of windows file structures and windows file permissions and security settings for this to work for you - but if you know that, this is a solid laptop hard drive to USB adapter.This assumes the SATA laptop hard drive you are linking to is in working order with an intact file system. 5Follow the instructions and pray it will workPurchased to attempt to recover a couple of internal harddrives i had which i thought died in the past. I tested this on 3 harddrives in total: 1 ide, 2 SATA.Product includes1) Usb to SATA female, 40 pin IDE female, 44 pin IDE female2) Male Ide to Ide Male cable3) SATA power port and molex LP4 power port to 12v female4) 12 volt wallplug adapter interchangable with 3 other heads.5) CD6) Instructions for use.Before plugging anything in and messing around. Open the box and Read the instructions. Toss cd on the side its completely useless as Your computer will either recognize the drive or it wont. I looked in it there thinking they would give you a recovery program to use with the device i couldn't find one in there. I could be wrong so take a look.Sata- power onFor data: SataHD > Sata data cable > Star sata to usb> PC.For power: SataHD > Sata power cable > 12v wall adapter.Power the drive up before attaching the usb to pc.Attempt to access the drive..Power offLeave drive on, usb plugged in pc... safely disconnect as prompted in bottom right corner.. turn pc off.. disconnect usb, unplug power from hd.IdeSame processes as Sata but the star connect plugs into the IdeHD directly.I was able to successfully fully recover data from 1 of 3 drives. The other 2 died much earlier and i didn't disgard them. The living drive was from a previous pc build and i didn't format it afterward.I haven't tried any harddrive recovery software so idk if any of the data is recoverable on the 2 dead drives. I had single partitions on each so thats also part of the problem. While loading one my pc eventually froze when trying to access it and the 2nd wouldnt even show up. Good luck!5Eureka, one that finally works...I have been looking for a long time for an IDE Adapter that works. I've been through 5 of them, 3 didn't work at all the other two sometimes. Every once in awhile I run into a old IDE drive I need to copy or get files off of, without installing it in a PC. Although I have a couple SATA adapters that work flawlessly finding one that did IDE was a challenge. I've used different Vantec adapters, a Sabrent, a generic, and Bytecc none of worked with IDE. I saw this one with no rating, but was recommended to me by a friend, and he was right on the button. I just got this today and have already copied 3 IDE drive flawlessly with it, cloned one drive with Acronis, with no problems. Also cloned one SATA drive really flew with USB 3.0. Worked on usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. If you purchase this adapter to use on IDE drives make sure they are jumpered to Master, if they are Western Digital take the jumper out or move it to an empty slot. Used it on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, compatibility seems to be NO problem.5Works great. Much higher quality than other, cheaper adapters. I bought this to copy data from an old IDE hard drive onto my laptop. It worked perfectly for that use case. While I have not doubt it will also work well with SATA drives, I have not tried it for that use.If customers have difficulty with this product, I recommend the following steps. These recommendations are based on difficulties I sometimes had using an older generic IDE/SATA to USB adapter:1) Disconnect everything2) Connect the adapter to the SATA or IDE connector on the hard drive. IDE is not spec'd to hot connect, and it's possible that the adapter's SATA port also does not support hot connect. In any case, it's best that neither the hard drive nor the adapter be powered when connecting.3) Plug in the wall wart, connect it to the power adapter, and connect the power adapter to the hard drive. You should hear the drive spin up (unless, of course, it's a flash drive).4) Connect the adapter's USB plug to your computer. A new hard drive should now show up on your computer.At this point you should be able to use the drive the same way you'd use any other USB drive.When finished, disconnect the USB port, unplug from the wall, and disconnect power and the adapter from your hard drive. 5It works, just not at 10 Gbps First, this adapter WORKS. Gets the job done.Connected to a Thunderbolt port on my Dell XPS 15 9570, and using a Samsung 840 Pro 512 SATA-III drive. Internal to the laptop is the native PC401 NVMe SK Hynix 1TB SSD.Copying a 25GB VMDx image from the Samsung to the internal NMVe runs reasonably fast, averaging ~455 MBps or about 3640 Mbps (3.5546 Gbps) to be clear, I am reading, ultimately from a SATAIII device, but should be able to get substantially closer to the 6Gbps rated for that interface.copying the SAME file from the internal NVMe back to the SAMSUNG 840 Pro, I 'm only getting ~155MBps (1240 Mbps or 1.211 Gbps)Summary:Reading at ~ 3.5 Gbos, but writing at a dismal 1.2 Gbps. Both of which are a FAR cry from the advertised 10Gbps.Does it function? absolutely. Will you get 10Gbps read/write speeds? um... unlikely. 3Works well, but beware of SMART problemsI bought this adapter because I often fix people's computers at their house, and it's nice to be able to connect PATA and SATA hard drives to my laptop for debugging. I've used this adapter to mount a wide variety of PATA drives I had available to me, and it worked well on all of them. It also worked on the two SATA drives I tested.Overall, the product is well manufactured; the power supply is particularly high quality compared to those in similar products. These type of adapters are designed to be cheaper than their enclosed counterparts, but this is definitely one of the better non-enclosure adapters.The major limitation of this adapter is that it does not support SMART testing on PATA drives, at least when using the smartmonutils package. Since testing hard drives to see if they are working propertly is one of the main reasons I bought this adapter, this is a large disadvantage. The good news is that SMART does work for SATA drives (using the -d sat,12 flag on smartmonutils), and since SATA drives are becoming increasingly common, this limitation is not the end of the world.4If you're looking for the Swiss Army knife of data transfers, look no further.I primarily use this adapter to create and restore disk images using Clonezilla, and would highly recommend it for this purpose. So far I've used it with 2.5" and 3.5" IDE hard drives, SATA hard drives, and even IDE optical drives, all of which have worked without issues. Data transfers over USB 3.0 are very fast, and USB 2.0 compatibility is there if I need it. The adapter works out of the box on Xubuntu 16.04 - no driver install required. The included power adapter is very handy, and can also be used to test other components such as case fans.Overall, I could not be happier with the performance and compatibility of this adapter. If you're looking for the Swiss Army knife of data transfers, look no further.5Handy!As the family tech guy, I have a handful of old IDE and SATA HDDs from family computers and laptops that have died or been abandoned into my care over the years.I didn t want to go through the process of shutting down my main computer, installing a drive, starting it back up, examining the drive for important files to copy, wiping it, shut down again, remove drive... and repeat...Enter this bundle of cables! Plug them in and boom! IDE or SATA device is now mounted as a USB drive on my Windows 10 or MacBook for examination.A couple potential issues: I have noticed that 7200 rpm drives get hot without airflow so I set them on top of my towers top fan. Lots of copying probably does that to any drive without airflow but I ve only had 7200s to work on.Static discharge is probably still a problem but I don t know any non-professionals who wear a static wristbands, but it s probably a good idea whenever working with components made to be inside a case.Materials are standard plastic materials common to computer components. Everything plugs in and fits as it should.5Sturdy adapter, works with MacBooks I bought this adapter for inspecting and formatting some SATA hard drives I have sitting around on my desk. Plugging this adapter in is so much more convenient than opening the case of my desktop computer and using one of the internal ports.Even better, this adapter works with my MacBook Pro so I can play with those drives from the comfort of my recliner. Verified to work fine with one of Apple's USB-C to regular USB adapters that you have to use with the 2016 or newer MacBook Pros. No additional drivers are needed to use this adapter with macOS; plug the drive in to the SATA port on the adapter, then plug the USB cable in to the computer. The drive will show up as a USB attached external drive. You can then do anything you like with the drive, just as if it were internal to your computer.I'm happy with the build quality of the adapter. It doesn't feel cheaply made, and comes with a power adapter for the additional power required for larger desktop drives. The connector has a nice snug feel when connected to a hard drive, not loose at all. 5Gets Warm but works well Well it works and yes it is Sata 3.1 but there are a few things that I did not like. First of all it tends to get very warm when it is being used. Second there is no LED to indicate that the drive is being accessed. There is a RED LED on the bottom that appears to indicate power. Lastly while the 20 inch cable may be adequate for use with a laptop it is a royal pain for a desktop with the USB3 connectors in the rear. If they had a 1 meter cable then this would be more suitable ... even better if it were a thin, flexible, braided cable.Update:Bus 004 Device 002: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridgeI have noticed that the LED blinks when the drive is being accessed.The computer is an HP 8300 SFF (I7 CPU) and I using MB USB3 ports.The operating System is Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit with Linux 4.15.0-33 x86_64 kernel.I used Silicon Power 64 Gbyte S60 SSD for testing.Internal Sata 3 (6 GB/s) : HP 8300 Motherboard (establish base line for drive)Read: 418.1 MB/sWrite: 276.9 MB/sAccess: 0.21 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 270 MB/sInternal USB 3.0 : HP 8300 Motherboard (MB USB3 Port)USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CBRead: 436.5 MB/sWrite: 286.5 MB/sAccess: 0.25 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 283 MB/sExternal USB3.1: Qnine X001Q6NWPD USB3.1 (10GB/s) in PCIe x 4 Slot (adapter card)USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CBRead: 443.2 MB/sWrite: 293.5 MB/sAccess: 0.25 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 190 MB/s 4Connect your old hard drive to your new computer via USBExcellent product. The packaging and what is included is well thought out. The product has a quality look and feel. Everything you need to connect to your old hard drive over the USB connection is included in the package. It was a bit more expensive than some other competing products, but I didn't want to save $5 only to find out when I received the package that I needed an additional cable to work with my drive. Everything I needed was included--and if I want to use it on an older hard drive the kit I need for that is in the box as well. It comes in a small cardboard box that will keep the contents together until the next time I have a need to use it.I used this with Windows 10 to extract files from a Windows Vista computer hard drive that was last used in 2015. The hard drive was SATA. It saved me the hassle of trying to get the old computer to boot up and swap my monitor and keyboard. This product also can interface with older IDE hard drives. Windows 10 recognized the hard drive as a USB storage device. I didn't need to install drivers.5A very handy toolMore 4.5 stars than 5, mainly because there's some confusion between the instructions and the items that are in the box.I needed a good way to get some (OK, a LOT of) photos and videos off of the drive from two old computers. The computers have long been obsolete (one was a Pentium 3....) and it would have been painful to transfer them via "normal" means. This product enables you to just pull the drive and plug it in to your super fast modern computer via USB 3.0. And it works.There is a mini-CD with some drivers on it, but you don't need this...the adapter is plug and play, at least in the Windows environment. Main thing is to mind the steps you take to get this going. I plug in the power first but I don't turn it on (the power cable has a switch on it), then attach the IDE adapter. I then turn the power on, wait for the drive to spin up to speed, then plug it in the USB on the computer.This is not a problem with the adapter per se, but rather the dumb Windows security protocols...you may run into an issue where you cannot open a file from the disk because you are not the owner. To circumvent this you need to change the owner via the security properties (right click the folder, select properties, then the security tab - it's fairly intuitive from there). Even at that, you may still run into trouble getting access to some files. If I copied them to the host computer's hard drive I didn't have any trouble opening them. It's USB 3.0 so even large file transfers are pretty quick.So I'd say this is something you should really have in your toolbox if you have older computers hanging around - technology is such that we are keeping more and more things in electronic format. It's good to have a tool that can easily access that data if the supporting computer goes toes up for whatever reason. I like this product better than a dock, since this can be coiled up and stored easier than a dock. A good product5Sata connector brittle - returned I've been using a ThermalTake USB 2.0-to-SATA setup for a while, and it still works just fine. I just wiped two old drives before taking them apart and it took a very long time! I was hoping that cable would be simpler and faster.The first thing I noticed when I pulled the cable out of the package, was that the SATA-side connector appeared light black, whereas everything else was your typical black plastic. This leads me to believe that it was either over-stressed when molded to this shape or the plastic has simply weekend via oxidation.I gently pressed around the very edge of the SATA-side connector and it began to show stress cracks. I pressed just a little harder and the plastic began to crack. This would NOT have affected the ability to connect a drive to it; however, this degraded new product was disconcerting and didn't give me a good feeling regarding durability. 1Works as intended, and then some. So, first off, I had a Powered Sata to USB adapter (i think it was usb 2.0?) and sadly, the signal cut out over and over (different brand and older). So, I honestly bought this one. The price made me a bit hesitant. But I am glad I did.First off, its solid. It doesn't feel like junk in your hand. It doesn't rattle. And best of all, it just works.I recently bought a 6 TB harddrive as my main storage drive, so I had to transfer over my 2 TB drive, and my 100 GB drive onto the 6TB. Down the road I will grab another 6 TB and use windows to link them together as one larger 12 TB drive.My first surprise was the ability to work with my 100 GB drive, which was originally formatted using IDE protocols through SATA, which most motherboards now don't even support..... So the only real way to get my newer PC to recognize the drive, would be to format it, but then I lose my important work data. So using this USB 3.1 adapter, it actually found my drive at let me get my files off it. Which is fantastic. My older adapter form another brand refused to see this drive....Then of course, the 2TB drive went off without a hitch. My older adapter would cut in and out causing data transfer issues, and then it wouldn't allow you to retry, you had to start all over again. This one, not a single issue.My transfer speeds were around 10 Mbps to 130 Mbps which is pretty damn good considering its just an adapter, with speeds staying more in the 80-110 Mbps range. My older adapter, barely hit 30 Mbps, and sat more around 5-15 Mbps.Very pleased with the build quality, as well as the data transfer speeds. 5If at first you don't succeed...I couldn't for the life of me get this to work on my Mac or PC.Then I noticed I plugged the IDE connection in wrong. It was offset by 1 pin. So... be sure you align the pins when plugging it in. The IDE connection 'notch' isn't useful in locating the correct location. It's easy to plug it in incorrectly.Luckily, no damage was done. Plugged it in correctly, and it works wonderfully!4Component quality uneven-bad SATA cableI bought this for a last-ditch attempt to recover data off a 3.5 IDE hard drive that had been sitting in the cupboard for several years and had been told by a large service organization was non functional. The package arrived intact and new. For control purposes I tested the adapter on two modern SATA drives that I use as backups and it failed to read both. Also for control purposes, I connected the test SATA drive to my own PC's power supply and it still failed to read. After careful inspection it turned out that the SATA cable was very partially disconnected giving it the dubious distinction of being the loosest SATA cable with the worst pickup I have encountered in a large number of HDD replacements. Tightening the cable solved the problem. As for the IDE connector, I hooked up the IDE drive in slave mode according to the instructions (though I continued to use my own power supply) and it worked properly without needing to install the enclosed drivers. As a final note, the enclosed power supply was strong enough to spin ordinary 3.5 inch drives though I did not rely on it.3Very well done.I certainly was pleased with the ease of using this to mirror a hard drive. Although the packaging and instructions make no mention of compatibility with USB 2.0 there is no problem whatsoever. The process is of course a little slower. Although the external drive I was working with was said to not require external power, I did have to use the power adapter (provided) to have the drive recognized.The power adapter comes with a bag of adapters for use in countries other than the U.S.5Very Easy to Use and Works Perfectly - Star Tech 2.5/3.5" SATA/IDE adapter I ordered the Star Tech 2.5/3.5" SATA/IDE adapter to get data off a desktop 3.5" hard drive and it worked perfectly. The adapter I purchased came with a power supply to power the desktop hard drive. I connected all of the necessary cables in a minute or two and the desk top hard drive appeared on my laptop. I was able to transfer the data I needed to my laptop very quickly. The adapter came with a small CD that contains the driver but it wasn't needed in my case. It also comes with instructions but it is fairly self explanatory as to where the cables connect.If you are cloning a 2.5" SATA hard drive then you only need the cable and not the power supply to save some money. Spend $10 more and you get a very versatile adapter. 5
See All Reviews
Description
Description Description Description Description Description Description
Reviews

Customer Reviews

My only goal in writing this review is to help someone who might be in exactly my circumstances so they don't waste any time try I'll give StarTech 5 stars - even though this cable should have worked for me and didn't.My only goal in writing this review is to help someone who might be in exactly my circumstances so they don't waste any time trying to troubleshoot the same issue that struck me. And to pay a compliment to StarTech.I have an old Mac Pro tower circa 2008 and a new MacBook Pro. I was trying to get some data off an old 2.5" SATA drive that had lived in my tower and was now sitting on a shelf. The StarTech USB-to-SATA cable would not power up my old drive.My old 2.5" SATA drive is a WD Velociraptor. They were wicked fast in their day. And also consumed more juice than their peers (my Velociraptor drive is a WD1500BLFS 150GB drive - it is spec'd at 0.95A@5VDC + 0.3A@12VDC - that's a LOT of juice - almost 10W!). I wasn't sure if this StarTech cable could handle it. My Apple says that it will only handle half of that, but I have a hub that will do a lot more.The setup just didn't work. So I bought a new Samsung SSD here from Amazon, plugged the old 2.5" drive into my Mac Pro tower and copied the data using to my SSD using the StarTech cable in a, pardon the pun, flash.So, you ask, why the 5 stars for StarTech for something that didn't work for me? Simple. Two reasons. First, they took the time to put a tiny LED on their cable. Thanks, StarTech! When I plugged the StarTech into my Mac and it wouldn't power up my 2.5" drive, I at least knew (from the LED) that I had a good connection - the problem was likely on my end. I had a second reason for the 5 star review. When I went to sort out the volts and amps and USB thing I found StarTech's website to be complete and easy to navigate. I typed in the part number for this cable and was brought to a page that had full and easy to read tech specs. Apple's tech specs were equally good as were WD's. Wow! StarTech's as thorough as Apple. Who knew?What could have been a 2 hour exercise in frustration was reduced to 15 minutes of trying, failing, reading the tech specs, solving the problem a different way and getting on with my life. Too bad other vendors aren't as thoughtful. Again, thanks StarTech! 5Works as advertised! I have used it several times to create full images of my laptop, desktop and my wife's laptop SSDs to a Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA 6GBps 128MB Cache SATA Hard Drive (ST8000AS0002), using the free opensource Clonezilla.Pros: It will work with SATA 2.5in and 3.5in drives It works with USB 3.1 for faster transfer speed It comes with a power adapter (to power up 3.5in drives or drives that require more power) Small and easy to use It was recognized by Windows 10 immediately Works with ClonezillaCons: I have not found anything bad to say yet, dang!Other thoughts Find a way to cool down your external hard drive if you are planning on using it continuously for many hours, it can get very hot. 5Salvaging files from old laptop hard drives Access and file transfer speed worked far better than anything else I'd used in a long time. Of course, I had to change file permissions on most everything to get to the files, but once that was done one folder and occasionally one file at a time, documents, email files, and image files moved over via cut & paste through windows explorer windows without too much fuss.This came with no software and needs no driver software on Win 10. I was moving files off windows XP and windows 8.1 laptop hard drives onto a windows 10 laptop.This has no novice user interface - if you don't know what you're doing, this may not be a product for you.You have to have a good understanding of windows file structures and windows file permissions and security settings for this to work for you - but if you know that, this is a solid laptop hard drive to USB adapter.This assumes the SATA laptop hard drive you are linking to is in working order with an intact file system. 5Follow the instructions and pray it will workPurchased to attempt to recover a couple of internal harddrives i had which i thought died in the past. I tested this on 3 harddrives in total: 1 ide, 2 SATA.Product includes1) Usb to SATA female, 40 pin IDE female, 44 pin IDE female2) Male Ide to Ide Male cable3) SATA power port and molex LP4 power port to 12v female4) 12 volt wallplug adapter interchangable with 3 other heads.5) CD6) Instructions for use.Before plugging anything in and messing around. Open the box and Read the instructions. Toss cd on the side its completely useless as Your computer will either recognize the drive or it wont. I looked in it there thinking they would give you a recovery program to use with the device i couldn't find one in there. I could be wrong so take a look.Sata- power onFor data: SataHD > Sata data cable > Star sata to usb> PC.For power: SataHD > Sata power cable > 12v wall adapter.Power the drive up before attaching the usb to pc.Attempt to access the drive..Power offLeave drive on, usb plugged in pc... safely disconnect as prompted in bottom right corner.. turn pc off.. disconnect usb, unplug power from hd.IdeSame processes as Sata but the star connect plugs into the IdeHD directly.I was able to successfully fully recover data from 1 of 3 drives. The other 2 died much earlier and i didn't disgard them. The living drive was from a previous pc build and i didn't format it afterward.I haven't tried any harddrive recovery software so idk if any of the data is recoverable on the 2 dead drives. I had single partitions on each so thats also part of the problem. While loading one my pc eventually froze when trying to access it and the 2nd wouldnt even show up. Good luck!5Eureka, one that finally works...I have been looking for a long time for an IDE Adapter that works. I've been through 5 of them, 3 didn't work at all the other two sometimes. Every once in awhile I run into a old IDE drive I need to copy or get files off of, without installing it in a PC. Although I have a couple SATA adapters that work flawlessly finding one that did IDE was a challenge. I've used different Vantec adapters, a Sabrent, a generic, and Bytecc none of worked with IDE. I saw this one with no rating, but was recommended to me by a friend, and he was right on the button. I just got this today and have already copied 3 IDE drive flawlessly with it, cloned one drive with Acronis, with no problems. Also cloned one SATA drive really flew with USB 3.0. Worked on usb 3.0 and 2.0 ports. If you purchase this adapter to use on IDE drives make sure they are jumpered to Master, if they are Western Digital take the jumper out or move it to an empty slot. Used it on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, compatibility seems to be NO problem.5Works great. Much higher quality than other, cheaper adapters. I bought this to copy data from an old IDE hard drive onto my laptop. It worked perfectly for that use case. While I have not doubt it will also work well with SATA drives, I have not tried it for that use.If customers have difficulty with this product, I recommend the following steps. These recommendations are based on difficulties I sometimes had using an older generic IDE/SATA to USB adapter:1) Disconnect everything2) Connect the adapter to the SATA or IDE connector on the hard drive. IDE is not spec'd to hot connect, and it's possible that the adapter's SATA port also does not support hot connect. In any case, it's best that neither the hard drive nor the adapter be powered when connecting.3) Plug in the wall wart, connect it to the power adapter, and connect the power adapter to the hard drive. You should hear the drive spin up (unless, of course, it's a flash drive).4) Connect the adapter's USB plug to your computer. A new hard drive should now show up on your computer.At this point you should be able to use the drive the same way you'd use any other USB drive.When finished, disconnect the USB port, unplug from the wall, and disconnect power and the adapter from your hard drive. 5It works, just not at 10 Gbps First, this adapter WORKS. Gets the job done.Connected to a Thunderbolt port on my Dell XPS 15 9570, and using a Samsung 840 Pro 512 SATA-III drive. Internal to the laptop is the native PC401 NVMe SK Hynix 1TB SSD.Copying a 25GB VMDx image from the Samsung to the internal NMVe runs reasonably fast, averaging ~455 MBps or about 3640 Mbps (3.5546 Gbps) to be clear, I am reading, ultimately from a SATAIII device, but should be able to get substantially closer to the 6Gbps rated for that interface.copying the SAME file from the internal NVMe back to the SAMSUNG 840 Pro, I 'm only getting ~155MBps (1240 Mbps or 1.211 Gbps)Summary:Reading at ~ 3.5 Gbos, but writing at a dismal 1.2 Gbps. Both of which are a FAR cry from the advertised 10Gbps.Does it function? absolutely. Will you get 10Gbps read/write speeds? um... unlikely. 3Works well, but beware of SMART problemsI bought this adapter because I often fix people's computers at their house, and it's nice to be able to connect PATA and SATA hard drives to my laptop for debugging. I've used this adapter to mount a wide variety of PATA drives I had available to me, and it worked well on all of them. It also worked on the two SATA drives I tested.Overall, the product is well manufactured; the power supply is particularly high quality compared to those in similar products. These type of adapters are designed to be cheaper than their enclosed counterparts, but this is definitely one of the better non-enclosure adapters.The major limitation of this adapter is that it does not support SMART testing on PATA drives, at least when using the smartmonutils package. Since testing hard drives to see if they are working propertly is one of the main reasons I bought this adapter, this is a large disadvantage. The good news is that SMART does work for SATA drives (using the -d sat,12 flag on smartmonutils), and since SATA drives are becoming increasingly common, this limitation is not the end of the world.4If you're looking for the Swiss Army knife of data transfers, look no further.I primarily use this adapter to create and restore disk images using Clonezilla, and would highly recommend it for this purpose. So far I've used it with 2.5" and 3.5" IDE hard drives, SATA hard drives, and even IDE optical drives, all of which have worked without issues. Data transfers over USB 3.0 are very fast, and USB 2.0 compatibility is there if I need it. The adapter works out of the box on Xubuntu 16.04 - no driver install required. The included power adapter is very handy, and can also be used to test other components such as case fans.Overall, I could not be happier with the performance and compatibility of this adapter. If you're looking for the Swiss Army knife of data transfers, look no further.5Handy!As the family tech guy, I have a handful of old IDE and SATA HDDs from family computers and laptops that have died or been abandoned into my care over the years.I didn t want to go through the process of shutting down my main computer, installing a drive, starting it back up, examining the drive for important files to copy, wiping it, shut down again, remove drive... and repeat...Enter this bundle of cables! Plug them in and boom! IDE or SATA device is now mounted as a USB drive on my Windows 10 or MacBook for examination.A couple potential issues: I have noticed that 7200 rpm drives get hot without airflow so I set them on top of my towers top fan. Lots of copying probably does that to any drive without airflow but I ve only had 7200s to work on.Static discharge is probably still a problem but I don t know any non-professionals who wear a static wristbands, but it s probably a good idea whenever working with components made to be inside a case.Materials are standard plastic materials common to computer components. Everything plugs in and fits as it should.5Sturdy adapter, works with MacBooks I bought this adapter for inspecting and formatting some SATA hard drives I have sitting around on my desk. Plugging this adapter in is so much more convenient than opening the case of my desktop computer and using one of the internal ports.Even better, this adapter works with my MacBook Pro so I can play with those drives from the comfort of my recliner. Verified to work fine with one of Apple's USB-C to regular USB adapters that you have to use with the 2016 or newer MacBook Pros. No additional drivers are needed to use this adapter with macOS; plug the drive in to the SATA port on the adapter, then plug the USB cable in to the computer. The drive will show up as a USB attached external drive. You can then do anything you like with the drive, just as if it were internal to your computer.I'm happy with the build quality of the adapter. It doesn't feel cheaply made, and comes with a power adapter for the additional power required for larger desktop drives. The connector has a nice snug feel when connected to a hard drive, not loose at all. 5Gets Warm but works well Well it works and yes it is Sata 3.1 but there are a few things that I did not like. First of all it tends to get very warm when it is being used. Second there is no LED to indicate that the drive is being accessed. There is a RED LED on the bottom that appears to indicate power. Lastly while the 20 inch cable may be adequate for use with a laptop it is a royal pain for a desktop with the USB3 connectors in the rear. If they had a 1 meter cable then this would be more suitable ... even better if it were a thin, flexible, braided cable.Update:Bus 004 Device 002: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge, ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridgeI have noticed that the LED blinks when the drive is being accessed.The computer is an HP 8300 SFF (I7 CPU) and I using MB USB3 ports.The operating System is Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit with Linux 4.15.0-33 x86_64 kernel.I used Silicon Power 64 Gbyte S60 SSD for testing.Internal Sata 3 (6 GB/s) : HP 8300 Motherboard (establish base line for drive)Read: 418.1 MB/sWrite: 276.9 MB/sAccess: 0.21 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 270 MB/sInternal USB 3.0 : HP 8300 Motherboard (MB USB3 Port)USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CBRead: 436.5 MB/sWrite: 286.5 MB/sAccess: 0.25 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 283 MB/sExternal USB3.1: Qnine X001Q6NWPD USB3.1 (10GB/s) in PCIe x 4 Slot (adapter card)USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CBRead: 443.2 MB/sWrite: 293.5 MB/sAccess: 0.25 msecSustained Write for 20 GB file: 190 MB/s 4Connect your old hard drive to your new computer via USBExcellent product. The packaging and what is included is well thought out. The product has a quality look and feel. Everything you need to connect to your old hard drive over the USB connection is included in the package. It was a bit more expensive than some other competing products, but I didn't want to save $5 only to find out when I received the package that I needed an additional cable to work with my drive. Everything I needed was included--and if I want to use it on an older hard drive the kit I need for that is in the box as well. It comes in a small cardboard box that will keep the contents together until the next time I have a need to use it.I used this with Windows 10 to extract files from a Windows Vista computer hard drive that was last used in 2015. The hard drive was SATA. It saved me the hassle of trying to get the old computer to boot up and swap my monitor and keyboard. This product also can interface with older IDE hard drives. Windows 10 recognized the hard drive as a USB storage device. I didn't need to install drivers.5A very handy toolMore 4.5 stars than 5, mainly because there's some confusion between the instructions and the items that are in the box.I needed a good way to get some (OK, a LOT of) photos and videos off of the drive from two old computers. The computers have long been obsolete (one was a Pentium 3....) and it would have been painful to transfer them via "normal" means. This product enables you to just pull the drive and plug it in to your super fast modern computer via USB 3.0. And it works.There is a mini-CD with some drivers on it, but you don't need this...the adapter is plug and play, at least in the Windows environment. Main thing is to mind the steps you take to get this going. I plug in the power first but I don't turn it on (the power cable has a switch on it), then attach the IDE adapter. I then turn the power on, wait for the drive to spin up to speed, then plug it in the USB on the computer.This is not a problem with the adapter per se, but rather the dumb Windows security protocols...you may run into an issue where you cannot open a file from the disk because you are not the owner. To circumvent this you need to change the owner via the security properties (right click the folder, select properties, then the security tab - it's fairly intuitive from there). Even at that, you may still run into trouble getting access to some files. If I copied them to the host computer's hard drive I didn't have any trouble opening them. It's USB 3.0 so even large file transfers are pretty quick.So I'd say this is something you should really have in your toolbox if you have older computers hanging around - technology is such that we are keeping more and more things in electronic format. It's good to have a tool that can easily access that data if the supporting computer goes toes up for whatever reason. I like this product better than a dock, since this can be coiled up and stored easier than a dock. A good product5Sata connector brittle - returned I've been using a ThermalTake USB 2.0-to-SATA setup for a while, and it still works just fine. I just wiped two old drives before taking them apart and it took a very long time! I was hoping that cable would be simpler and faster.The first thing I noticed when I pulled the cable out of the package, was that the SATA-side connector appeared light black, whereas everything else was your typical black plastic. This leads me to believe that it was either over-stressed when molded to this shape or the plastic has simply weekend via oxidation.I gently pressed around the very edge of the SATA-side connector and it began to show stress cracks. I pressed just a little harder and the plastic began to crack. This would NOT have affected the ability to connect a drive to it; however, this degraded new product was disconcerting and didn't give me a good feeling regarding durability. 1Works as intended, and then some. So, first off, I had a Powered Sata to USB adapter (i think it was usb 2.0?) and sadly, the signal cut out over and over (different brand and older). So, I honestly bought this one. The price made me a bit hesitant. But I am glad I did.First off, its solid. It doesn't feel like junk in your hand. It doesn't rattle. And best of all, it just works.I recently bought a 6 TB harddrive as my main storage drive, so I had to transfer over my 2 TB drive, and my 100 GB drive onto the 6TB. Down the road I will grab another 6 TB and use windows to link them together as one larger 12 TB drive.My first surprise was the ability to work with my 100 GB drive, which was originally formatted using IDE protocols through SATA, which most motherboards now don't even support..... So the only real way to get my newer PC to recognize the drive, would be to format it, but then I lose my important work data. So using this USB 3.1 adapter, it actually found my drive at let me get my files off it. Which is fantastic. My older adapter form another brand refused to see this drive....Then of course, the 2TB drive went off without a hitch. My older adapter would cut in and out causing data transfer issues, and then it wouldn't allow you to retry, you had to start all over again. This one, not a single issue.My transfer speeds were around 10 Mbps to 130 Mbps which is pretty damn good considering its just an adapter, with speeds staying more in the 80-110 Mbps range. My older adapter, barely hit 30 Mbps, and sat more around 5-15 Mbps.Very pleased with the build quality, as well as the data transfer speeds. 5If at first you don't succeed...I couldn't for the life of me get this to work on my Mac or PC.Then I noticed I plugged the IDE connection in wrong. It was offset by 1 pin. So... be sure you align the pins when plugging it in. The IDE connection 'notch' isn't useful in locating the correct location. It's easy to plug it in incorrectly.Luckily, no damage was done. Plugged it in correctly, and it works wonderfully!4Component quality uneven-bad SATA cableI bought this for a last-ditch attempt to recover data off a 3.5 IDE hard drive that had been sitting in the cupboard for several years and had been told by a large service organization was non functional. The package arrived intact and new. For control purposes I tested the adapter on two modern SATA drives that I use as backups and it failed to read both. Also for control purposes, I connected the test SATA drive to my own PC's power supply and it still failed to read. After careful inspection it turned out that the SATA cable was very partially disconnected giving it the dubious distinction of being the loosest SATA cable with the worst pickup I have encountered in a large number of HDD replacements. Tightening the cable solved the problem. As for the IDE connector, I hooked up the IDE drive in slave mode according to the instructions (though I continued to use my own power supply) and it worked properly without needing to install the enclosed drivers. As a final note, the enclosed power supply was strong enough to spin ordinary 3.5 inch drives though I did not rely on it.3Very well done.I certainly was pleased with the ease of using this to mirror a hard drive. Although the packaging and instructions make no mention of compatibility with USB 2.0 there is no problem whatsoever. The process is of course a little slower. Although the external drive I was working with was said to not require external power, I did have to use the power adapter (provided) to have the drive recognized.The power adapter comes with a bag of adapters for use in countries other than the U.S.5Very Easy to Use and Works Perfectly - Star Tech 2.5/3.5" SATA/IDE adapter I ordered the Star Tech 2.5/3.5" SATA/IDE adapter to get data off a desktop 3.5" hard drive and it worked perfectly. The adapter I purchased came with a power supply to power the desktop hard drive. I connected all of the necessary cables in a minute or two and the desk top hard drive appeared on my laptop. I was able to transfer the data I needed to my laptop very quickly. The adapter came with a small CD that contains the driver but it wasn't needed in my case. It also comes with instructions but it is fairly self explanatory as to where the cables connect.If you are cloning a 2.5" SATA hard drive then you only need the cable and not the power supply to save some money. Spend $10 more and you get a very versatile adapter. 5
See All Reviews
Return And Refund Policy
Return And Refund Policy Return And Refund Policy Return And Refund Policy Return And Refund Policy
Delivery Policy
Delivery Policy Delivery Policy Delivery Policy Delivery Policy Delivery Policy

Recently Viewed

BACK TO TOP