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Tripp Lite USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter

  • Connector on First End:1 x Type A Male USB 3.0 USB
  • Connector on Second End:1 x 40-pin IDC Female IDE
  • 1 x 7-pin Male Serial ATA 3.0 SATA
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Product Description

Access any hard drive, at any time, without having to deal with messy installations! Tripp Lite’s U338-000 USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter allows individual or simultaneous connection to either a Serial ATA or IDE drive (2.5”, 3.5” or 5.25”) without having to install it in a computer or external enclosure. With transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps (w/ SATA III), the U338-000 provides a fast, convenient way to format hard drives or transfer files. Unlike cut-price cables and adapters, the U338-000 is manufactured to exacting specifications, using superior materials, for performance and reliability you have to see to believe.

The Smart Solution for Home and Business Desktop Computer Setups

Feature Focus


Key Features

The Smart Solution for Home and Business Desktop Computer Setups
The U338-000 USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter is an essential hard drive adapter tool for home or business applications requiring further functionality and compatibility with various hard drives. Equipped with 40-pin and 44-pin IDE connectors and a 22-Pin SATA Data + Power connector, the U338-000 supports simultaneous connection of almost all types of hard drives. Plug-and-Play compatibly and one-touch button backup makes the U338-000 simple to use.

USB 3.0-Compliant
The U338-000 is USB 3.0-compliant with up to 5Gbps transfer speeds without compromising signal quality. The U338-000 is also backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 standards.

Compatible with PCs and Macs
The U338-000 works with 64- and 32-bit Windows and Mac OSX operating systems. The included PC Clone EX Lite software allows for easy backup and restoration of files, and quickly transfers data between connected devices.

Superior Quality Ensures Error-Free Signal Transfer
The U338-000 is manufactured using top-quality materials. Error-free data transmission and hard drive formatting for almost any hard drive on the market gives users added flexibility in their storage options.


Technical Specifications

Connector A: USB 3.0 MICRO-B (Female)
Connector B: 22-PIN SATA + POWER (Female)
Connector C: 40 POS. SOCKET (Female)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box
  • USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable – Micro B Male to A Male
  • 4-Pin Molex Power Cable
  • External Power Supply (Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.8A Output: 12V, 2A)
  • PC Clone Ex Lite Software CD
  • Owner's Manual

Learn more about the Tripp Lite U338-000


Tripp Lite


Connector on First End:1 x Type A Male USB 3.0 USB
Connector on Second End:1 x 40-pin IDC Female IDE
1 x 7-pin Male Serial ATA 3.0 SATA


Package Contents
USB 3.0 to SATA / IDE Combo Adapter
USB 3.0 Cable - 2.5 ft.
4-Pin Molex Power Cable
External Power Supply (Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.8A Output: 12V, 2A)
Owner's Manual
Backup Software CD

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Tripp Lite U338-000

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  • Eugene W.
  • 3/11/2014 11:07:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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2 out of 5 eggsHard Drive Compatiblity List Very Small

Pros: Nice product if the Hard Drive Compatibility List was much, much large. Very small list of drives supported.

Cons: Very small list of drives supported

Other Thoughts: Check hard drive compatibility list before you buy.

Manufacturer Response:

I do apologize for the inconvenience.
The U338-000 has been tested compatible with some of the most common used drives in the industry but may also work with other drives not featured on the compatibility list.
Please know this list will increase as additional drives are tested.
To check compatibility with a drive not on the list please reach out to our main product support team at 773-869-1233 option 3.

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  • Nathaniel N.
  • 11/18/2013 11:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsSolid product

Pros: It includes power for the hard drives (both SATA and IDE), uses USB 3, and doesn't give me false "bad block errors" on my 3TB hdd's like my old USB 2 Startech adapter did.

Cons: USB 3 is still slower on a 7500 rpm hdd than SATA is for doing a full disk scan. Considering that the theoretical throughput on usb 3 is several times faster than the sustainable throughput of a traditional hdd, I was hoping for better performance, but it's still pretty good.

Other Thoughts: The best external HDD adapter that I have at the moment. Every IT tech should have something like this.

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