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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > STARTECH > StarTech.com SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter for 2.5in or 3.5in Drives

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Nice idea that doesn't work well
Pros: This works with a 300GB WD VelociRaptor drive.
Cons: This does not work as advertised. This is supposed to power up 3.5-inch hard drives and only powers up one of four 3.5-inch drives I tested. It appears that it doesn't provide enough power for most 3.5-inch hard drives, and only powered up a 300GB WD VelociRaptor hard drive, which is 3.5-inch is size, but in reality the platters in this drive are just 2.5-inches in diameter. Instead of powering up the other drives, the light on the device will flash, and you can hear the hard drive spin up partially then stop. This occurs repeatedly with the drives it would not power up.

Drives tested
300GB WD VelociRaptor 10000 RPM SATA III - Success
320GB WD Blue 7200 RPM SATA III - FAILED
500GB Maxtor 7200 RPM SATA II - FAILED
750GB WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM SATA II - FAILED

Multiple power outlets were tested as well to make sure it was not a power supply issue, and also tried through a UPS.
Other Thoughts: All the tested hard drives are good, and work when installed inside the computer. They just won't properly power up with this external device as advertised it would. It looks like I will need to try one of those hard drives docking stations you plug the hard drives down into instead. StarTech normally has very good products, so this one is a bit of a surprise that it didn't work properly.
Manufacturer Response:Dear J.S.,

We are sorry to hear your USB3S2SATA3 isn’t working as expected, and we would like to help.

We also would like to thank you for the extensive testing you’ve already done with the adapter! It sounds like there may be a fault with the unit, and we would be more than happy to replace it for you.

Please contact us via the signature link below and we will be glad to help. Kindly reference case number 303-205739 as well.

Thank you,

Customer Support
StarTech.com
http://www.startech.com/techsupport

Reviewed By:1020,3/15/2015 11:28:04 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > STARTECH > StarTech.com Micro USB OTG (On the Go) to USB Adapter - M/F

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 works great
Pros: Works great to transfer photos from camera to phone or tablet. Handy when traveling to post photos.
Cons: none
Reviewed By:Doug N.,3/11/2015 7:41:29 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Tripp Lite > Tripp Lite USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4
Pros: Works well has many different interfaces (PATA, SATA), USB 3.0 (but not yet tested with any fast drives). Includes power supply.
Cons: Price
Other Thoughts: Was able to read my 15 year old PATA drives that had not been spun up in at least 10 years.
Reviewed By:N/A,3/11/2015 1:51:45 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Calrad > HDMI KEYSTONE INSERT IN BLACK

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Passes all signals
Pros: I've used quite a few different brand hdmi keystone passthrough inserts over the years, and have had plenty of them that were the culprit of sparklies, no handshake, no picture, or blinking in/out.

Passing spec 2.0, ethernet, ARC, 4k, 3D, and 21:9 with no issues.
Cons: bit pricey when I purchased it, theblack color seems to command a premium for some reason, but it did work passing all hdmi features so is worth it.
Other Thoughts: I needed black since these were for a rackmount patch panel and white would have looked bad.

Fits tight into a standard leviton patch panel, I've had other brands that didn't snap tight and would push in/unlatch when inserting the hdmi cable.
Reviewed By:N/A,2/3/2015 7:35:35 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Linksys > LINKSYS USB3GIG ADAPTER USB 3.0 ETHERNET

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Adapter
Pros: Works well
Cons: no issues
Reviewed By:N/A,1/29/2015 4:47:19 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Unitek International Group Limited > UNITEK Y-3322A HDD/SSD USB3.0 to SATA & IDE Adapter - On/Off Switch and 12V/2A Power

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5
Pros: Works great does what it's supposed to do . I hooked up an older IDE Drive it read it just fine and transferred about 50 to 60 mbps
Cons: Not very fond of the software that came with it. not sure if you can use it without the software or not. I haven't tried.
Reviewed By:hambone,1/17/2015 10:52:55 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Tripp Lite > Tripp Lite USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Very handy device...
Pros: Power supply is a must for drives. Don't have to worry about insufficient voltage to run them. Easy to change drives for cloning or testing or even as external drive device.
Cons: Not real cheap. This company really likes their stuff as you can see by the price. lol
Other Thoughts: I had a different item similar to this for a few years, but it became undependable, so here I am buying this one.
Reviewed By:Schnellfritz,12/29/2014 1:51:18 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > SIIG, Inc > SIIG DVI-D to VGA Active Adapter Converter - M/F

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Won't convert DVI-D to VGA
Pros: None
Cons: It doesn't work. I checked the DVI-D output, had a computer store connect it with a dvi-d cable to a dvi-d input on a monitor. The monitor came on. With the adapter plugged in the video card sees a monitor plugged into that output. The video driver will let you extend your desktop on to the second monitor, but the 2nd monitor stays blank. It comes out of standby, but stays blank.
Other Thoughts: Too bad the matched monitors I have for use with this computer are vga input only. Also the other review states that it will only pass analog through. I don't see how that is possible. This adapter doesn't have the analog dvi-a pins. If it did, it wouldn't plug into a dvi-d plug.
Reviewed By:nhask,8/4/2014 8:39:52 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > SIIG, Inc > SIIG DVI-D to VGA Active Adapter Converter - M/F

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Does not really convert true DVI-D video to VAG
Pros: If you have DVI-D connector that is putting out DVI-I (analog signals) works.
Cons: If you have true DVI-D (Digital only singles) does not work. Period
Reviewed By:N/A,7/14/2014 2:17:04 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > Other Adapters & Gender Changers > Thermaltake > Thermaltake Ultra X (AC0037) USB HUB with Ethernet Adapter

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Product
Pros: 3 USB 2.0 ports with Ethernet, 4 without. Price. Warranty. Awesome, must-have accessory if you own a Surface Pro.
Cons: Not USB 3.0
Other Thoughts: Price is great and, of course, can't go wrong with Newegg.
Reviewed By:N/A,6/12/2014 9:00:04 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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