|Item model number||USB312SAT3CB|
|Item Weight||1.92 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.66 x 7.87 x 0.12 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||8.66 x 7.87 x 0.12 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||July 22, 2015|
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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), Black
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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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Connect a 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD to your computer using this USB 3.1 Gen 2 ultra-portable cable
Convenient drive access
With the adapter cable, you can quickly swap hard drives without having to install your drives into an enclosure.
You can copy or retrieve data from a 2.5" SSD/HDD quickly with no additional accessories required.
It gives you easy drive access for data migration, drive cloning and data backup applications, with the fast performance of USB 3.1 Gen 2.
Harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2
USB 3.1 Gen 2 gives you greater bandwidth and speed with rates of up to 10 Gbps - twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology.
It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.
Ultra-portable with no external power required
This cable-style adapter features a compact, lightweight design that tucks easily into a laptop bag or carrying case. Use it wherever you go to access valuable data quickly - with no external power required.
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Here’s a fast, easy way to access data on a 2.5" solid-state or hard drive. This black cable-style adapter (with male to male connectivity) lets you connect your laptop or desktop computer directly to a solid-state drive and access it through ultra-fast USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (up to 10 Gbps). This adapter can support hard drives up to 2TB at 7200 RPM. Convenient Drive Access With this hard drive adapter cable, you can quickly swap hard drives without having to install your drives into an enclosure. You can copy or retrieve data from a 2.5" SSD/HDD quickly with no additional accessories required. It gives you easy drive access for data migration, drive cloning and data backup applications, with the fast performance of USB 3.1 Gen 2. Harness the Speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 gives you greater bandwidth and speed with rates of up to 10 Gbps - twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology. It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. For an enhanced performance, the SATA to USB 3.1 converter also supports UASP. Ultra-Portable Design This SSD/HDD storage adapter features a compact, lightweight design that tucks easily into a laptop bag or carrying case. It’s USB-powered, requiring no external power source so you can use it wherever you go to access valuable data quickly. The 2.5” SATA drive to USB 3.1 adapter cable is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
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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!
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 174c:55aa ASMedia Technology Inc.
ASM1051E SATA 6Gb/s bridge,
ASM1053E SATA 6Gb/s bridge,
ASM1153 SATA 3Gb/s bridge
I 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/s
Write: 276.9 MB/s
Access: 0.21 msec
Sustained Write for 20 GB file: 270 MB/s
Internal USB 3.0 : HP 8300 Motherboard (MB USB3 Port)
USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CB
Read: 436.5 MB/s
Write: 286.5 MB/s
Access: 0.25 msec
Sustained Write for 20 GB file: 283 MB/s
External USB3.1: Qnine X001Q6NWPD USB3.1 (10GB/s) in PCIe x 4 Slot (adapter card)
USB 3.1 to SATA3 Adapter: Startech USB312SAT3CB
Read: 443.2 MB/s
Write: 293.5 MB/s
Access: 0.25 msec
Sustained Write for 20 GB file: 190 MB/s
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.
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.
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Getting TRIM to actually work on Linux though was a bit of a fiddle though - even using kernel 5.3.x I had to manually set 'provisioning_mode' to 'unmap' in /sys (you can set it with udev as well - googling for those terms should find the appropriate info.) This is likely to be a problem with Linux not the device though - Windows was quite happy to issue TRIMs without any fiddling or extra drivers.
The Quality of this Product seems Excellent built to last.
But I ran Crystal Disk using the same SSD there is only a 9Mb difference between 3.0 and 3.1 I bought both here.
My specs MSI X470 Gaming Plus, 2x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A
ports on the back panel
Ryzen 5 2600, Corsair LPX 3200 MHz Ram.
MSI X Boost is installed.
I found only one old laptop which failed to use it, requiring drivers.
However, this product only works with 2.5 in. HDD (hard drives) and SSD (solide state drives), because 3.5 in. HDDs and optical drives require 12V of power and the adapter cable only provides 5V of power.
For 3.5 in. drives, you need a Docking station like the StarTech.com USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Dual-Bay Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA SSD/HDDs - Supports SATA I, II, III and UASP - Top-loading