• StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
  • StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)
StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)

StarTech.com USB 3.1 to 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps with UASP External HDD/SSD Storage Converter (USB312SAT3CB)

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  • THE STARTECH.COM ADVANTAGE: StarTech.com offers a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support on this adapter, and has been the choice of IT professionals and businesses for over 30 years.
  • QUICKLY ACCESS A SATA SSD OR HDD: Get quick access to data or add external hard drive space to your device with this SATA to USB 3.1 converter cable. Ccompatible with SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps).
  • FAST TRANSFER SPEEDS & UASP SUPPORT: The SATA hard drive adapter cable lets users experience enhanced performance and super-fast data transfer speeds with support for USB 3.1 (10Gbps) and UASP.
  • CONNECT FROM ANYWHERE: The external HDD / SSD storage converter tucks away nicely in a laptop bag. The cable-style adapter is USB-powered so no external power cords are required.
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY: Access any 2.5" hard drive or solid-state drive from any USB enabled computer; you can easily swap between drives with no need to install the drive inside an enclosure.

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No issues and works as intended so much so, I got another one I have 2 of these. One I ordered a year or so ago... eh maybe 2 years. My first one is attached to my router with a Samsung 940 pro SSD for media (Media Server). I bought another one just to go through some other SSD's I have to get the ready another PC build for the office. I saw other ones on here, but specifically went for what I know works. Was surprised to see some of the other reviews that were not good. I realized some manufacturers 'change' stuff, but the latest one appears very similar to my first one. IDK about the USB 3.1 vs the normal 3 one sees more of. Haven't spent the time to 'test' it. 4My 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. 5Doesn't support TRIM for SSDs unless you load latest firmware from vendor - easy It didn't work first plug, scared me. Finally worked but ran trimtest.exe which failed. Not very good when they say that SSDs are supported This was the only reason I purchased it in the first place so I m returning it.I upgraded to 5 starsAt the recommendation of another user I went to the supplier website and downloaded the latest firmware for this adapter. Turns out this new firmware is specifically designed to add TRIM support and it DOES WORK. Connect SSD via adapter and run the downloaded software, It is necessary to disconnect and reconnect the adapter from the USB port. Windows now sees an SSD and you can set auto trim under drive tools. I have cancelled my return, happily.I also did speed test on the drive and via the USBP SCSI support it is performing at or near rated specs of 440 to 500_mbps both write and read.I liked it so much I got another one, no need for it right now but, hey, you never know..I finally did need the 2nd and ultimately a third one and they all run flawlessly, so far. 5Follow the instructions and pray it will work Purchased 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! 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. 5Highly recommended! Achieves USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) speeds This is a review on the USB 3.1 (10Gbps) adapter cable, not type C.For those claiming that they're not seeing improvement from USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 gen 1, that is completely false.***TLDR; yes it is USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Gen 2 compatible.**For those who want a more thorough review. Here it is.So a little bit of a lesson before I begin.1) The weird nomenclature of USB 3.0 and beyond:-When USB 3.0 was announced it claimed 5Gbps transfer speeds (theoretical). When USB 3.1 was announced they decided to change the nomenclature of 3.0 to 3.1 Gen 1, and the newer iteration was named USB 3.1 gen 2. Yeah, they just love to confuse the consumers.2) You need a device that will push its capabilities:-So to truly test if this cable works you need a device that will saturate its bandwidth past USB 3.0 gen 1. Again, 5Gbps is theoretical speeds. With my previous USB 3.0 UASP enabled enclosure, my 256GB Seagate SSD was able to reach write/read speeds of 382.4/390.9. I knew this drive was cable of much more.3) The computer/laptop/tablet must have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 capable port:-Please check that your device, not your external drive connected to the SATA connector is USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible. Just because it has a special color like blue, green, red, etc. doesn't necessarily mean it's USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.- For my desktop build, I have to install a pci-e card to the motherboard. Usually they will have no more than 1 or 2 ports per card. If you see card with 3, 4, 5, etc. ports, it's likely it is a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 portSo here are the results compared with a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 w/ UASP enable to the StarTech USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable:-USB 3.0: write/read=382.4/390.9-USB 3.1 Gen 2: write/read=450.9/494.5I was hesitant to buy this cable due to some negative reviews, but I can tell you with the proper pre-requisites, this cable delivers on what it claims. 5Best adapter with SSD. It supports TRIM. I have a couple of SSDs which need to be connected to USB ports. I found that this adapter cable supports TRIM. I applied the firmware from StarTech website and Trimcheck shows 'TRIM appears to be WORKING!'. This is one of very rare USB-SATA adapters which support TRIM. Also it is very stable. I never see any error while coping huge data. 5Who needs a bulky external HDD?! Buy yourself one of these and a Solid State Drive and you have the lightest and fasted backup drive you could ask for! I use the adapter and a 500 GB SSD to backup two computers (system backup image) after Major Updates from Windows Updates. Or after installing new programs.If you're not backing up your Windows System and all your files you are playing dangerously with your computer. I've been backing my computers up for years but switched to Samsung SSD 500 GB about five years ago. Backups from a USB 3.0 or 3.1 transfer data 5 to 10 times faster than a hard drive, and these days they so worth the 80 to 120 US dollars for 250 to 500 GB. 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 4Bought for my laptop upgrades though I first used on ... Bought for my laptop upgrades though I first used on my workstation, HP Z400. Once connected it took 20-25 minutes to transfer 260GB from hard drive to SSD. My Z400 has SATA-2 (3 Gbs) and USB 2.0 ports.For any devices, I had previously upgraded my Z400 with a StarTech.com USB 3.1 PCIE Card - 5 Port - 1x USB-C - 2x USB-A - 2x IDC - Internal USB Header Expansion - USB C PCIe Card and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4EZE4U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and StarTech 3.5-Inch to 5.25-Inch Floppy Mounting Kit Bracket (Black Plastic)If upgrading a workstation only, check inside the box as you may already have an available SATA power connector. If so, you would not need this cable rather just a Monoprice 18-Inch SATA III 6.0 Gbps Cable with Locking Latch and 90-Degree Plug - Blue .Yeah, wish I did this upgrade earlier. 5Sata 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. 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
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No issues and works as intended so much so, I got another one I have 2 of these. One I ordered a year or so ago... eh maybe 2 years. My first one is attached to my router with a Samsung 940 pro SSD for media (Media Server). I bought another one just to go through some other SSD's I have to get the ready another PC build for the office. I saw other ones on here, but specifically went for what I know works. Was surprised to see some of the other reviews that were not good. I realized some manufacturers 'change' stuff, but the latest one appears very similar to my first one. IDK about the USB 3.1 vs the normal 3 one sees more of. Haven't spent the time to 'test' it. 4My 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. 5Doesn't support TRIM for SSDs unless you load latest firmware from vendor - easy It didn't work first plug, scared me. Finally worked but ran trimtest.exe which failed. Not very good when they say that SSDs are supported This was the only reason I purchased it in the first place so I m returning it.I upgraded to 5 starsAt the recommendation of another user I went to the supplier website and downloaded the latest firmware for this adapter. Turns out this new firmware is specifically designed to add TRIM support and it DOES WORK. Connect SSD via adapter and run the downloaded software, It is necessary to disconnect and reconnect the adapter from the USB port. Windows now sees an SSD and you can set auto trim under drive tools. I have cancelled my return, happily.I also did speed test on the drive and via the USBP SCSI support it is performing at or near rated specs of 440 to 500_mbps both write and read.I liked it so much I got another one, no need for it right now but, hey, you never know..I finally did need the 2nd and ultimately a third one and they all run flawlessly, so far. 5Follow the instructions and pray it will work Purchased 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! 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. 5Highly recommended! Achieves USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) speeds This is a review on the USB 3.1 (10Gbps) adapter cable, not type C.For those claiming that they're not seeing improvement from USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 gen 1, that is completely false.***TLDR; yes it is USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Gen 2 compatible.**For those who want a more thorough review. Here it is.So a little bit of a lesson before I begin.1) The weird nomenclature of USB 3.0 and beyond:-When USB 3.0 was announced it claimed 5Gbps transfer speeds (theoretical). When USB 3.1 was announced they decided to change the nomenclature of 3.0 to 3.1 Gen 1, and the newer iteration was named USB 3.1 gen 2. Yeah, they just love to confuse the consumers.2) You need a device that will push its capabilities:-So to truly test if this cable works you need a device that will saturate its bandwidth past USB 3.0 gen 1. Again, 5Gbps is theoretical speeds. With my previous USB 3.0 UASP enabled enclosure, my 256GB Seagate SSD was able to reach write/read speeds of 382.4/390.9. I knew this drive was cable of much more.3) The computer/laptop/tablet must have a USB 3.1 Gen 2 capable port:-Please check that your device, not your external drive connected to the SATA connector is USB 3.1 Gen 2 compatible. Just because it has a special color like blue, green, red, etc. doesn't necessarily mean it's USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.- For my desktop build, I have to install a pci-e card to the motherboard. Usually they will have no more than 1 or 2 ports per card. If you see card with 3, 4, 5, etc. ports, it's likely it is a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 portSo here are the results compared with a USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 w/ UASP enable to the StarTech USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable:-USB 3.0: write/read=382.4/390.9-USB 3.1 Gen 2: write/read=450.9/494.5I was hesitant to buy this cable due to some negative reviews, but I can tell you with the proper pre-requisites, this cable delivers on what it claims. 5Best adapter with SSD. It supports TRIM. I have a couple of SSDs which need to be connected to USB ports. I found that this adapter cable supports TRIM. I applied the firmware from StarTech website and Trimcheck shows 'TRIM appears to be WORKING!'. This is one of very rare USB-SATA adapters which support TRIM. Also it is very stable. I never see any error while coping huge data. 5Who needs a bulky external HDD?! Buy yourself one of these and a Solid State Drive and you have the lightest and fasted backup drive you could ask for! I use the adapter and a 500 GB SSD to backup two computers (system backup image) after Major Updates from Windows Updates. Or after installing new programs.If you're not backing up your Windows System and all your files you are playing dangerously with your computer. I've been backing my computers up for years but switched to Samsung SSD 500 GB about five years ago. Backups from a USB 3.0 or 3.1 transfer data 5 to 10 times faster than a hard drive, and these days they so worth the 80 to 120 US dollars for 250 to 500 GB. 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 4Bought for my laptop upgrades though I first used on ... Bought for my laptop upgrades though I first used on my workstation, HP Z400. Once connected it took 20-25 minutes to transfer 260GB from hard drive to SSD. My Z400 has SATA-2 (3 Gbs) and USB 2.0 ports.For any devices, I had previously upgraded my Z400 with a StarTech.com USB 3.1 PCIE Card - 5 Port - 1x USB-C - 2x USB-A - 2x IDC - Internal USB Header Expansion - USB C PCIe Card and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J4EZE4U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and StarTech 3.5-Inch to 5.25-Inch Floppy Mounting Kit Bracket (Black Plastic)If upgrading a workstation only, check inside the box as you may already have an available SATA power connector. If so, you would not need this cable rather just a Monoprice 18-Inch SATA III 6.0 Gbps Cable with Locking Latch and 90-Degree Plug - Blue .Yeah, wish I did this upgrade earlier. 5Sata 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. 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
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