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Item#: N82E16812156017

SABRENT USB-DSC5 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Converter Adapter With Power Supply & LED Activity Lights

  • Access any 2.5"/3.5"'/5.25" SATA or IDE drive through Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • Compatible with any SATA or IDE drives of any brand or any size
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Learn more about the Sabrent USB-DSC5

General

Brand
SABRENT
Model
USB-DSC5

Connectors

Specifications
2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0
Connect any device with an SATA and IDE Interface to a PC with USB interface
Transfer rate supports 1.5Gb/s data rate
Complies with USB 2.0 standards
Backwards compatible to USB 1.1 standards
Complies with SERIAL ATA (ATA) and IDE
Supports SATA and enhanced SATA hard drives
Supports SATA CD-ROM/R/RW DVD-ROM etc.
External power adapter for SATA devices

Features

Features
Access any 2.5"/3.5"'/5.25" SATA or IDE drive through Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
Compatible with any SATA or IDE drives of any brand or any size
2A AC power supply to ensure enough power for the most power-consuming drives
Plug and Play. Hot swapping
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Mac OS X (Driver ONLY necessary for Windows 98SE).

Packaging

Package Contents
Serial ATA (SATA) or IDE 2.5" and 3.5" to USB 2.0 Cable Converter Adapter
SATA Cable
Power Cord
Power Adapter

General

Type
USB to IDE&SATA

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Michael S.
  • 7/9/2014 10:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI always thought it worked ok, but not anymore!!!

Pros: It worked with IDE and 2.5" laptop SATA drives.

Cons: ...but absolutely refuses to work with any of my WD Caviar Black SATA drives. Power is still there, but no desktop size SATA drives will work with it. They don't even spin up, although they are recognized as a drive, these have data on them and there is no way to format it even if I wanted to. It's like it does need a driver or something, because the drive shows up as just "Disk Drive" with no known driver and no manufacturer's name or model. The properties are all blank, and when I plug these SATA Caviar drives in, only the USB light comes on. The SATA light does nothing, unless I'm using a laptop drive with it.

Other Thoughts: Do yourself a favor...spend a bit more money on a different, better brand. This one is hit and miss, for no apparent reason. I think Sabrent should find me a fncking driver, since this obviously is not recognizing full size WD SATA drives at all. GRRRR!!!

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  • Rick A.
  • 6/3/2014 8:52:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked for 2 years

Pros: Worked right out of box, no additional drivers required. It worked with a variety of hardware (cd/dvd drives, IDE hdd). I was using it for a makeshift external optical drive when my internal drive went out on my laptop.

Cons: Stopped working after about 2 years of fairly consistent use. For the price, I wasn't expecting it to last much longer anyway.

Other Thoughts: The order of which you plug in devices DOES matter. If you don't plug things in in the correct order you will not see any devices connected.

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  • Peter S.
  • 6/2/2014 8:32:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt converts ! It's like a Transformer !

Pros: 1. Still works after more than a year of ownership.
2. Blinky Lights !!!

Cons: 1. Newegg did not read my mind and ship this to me before I needed it..

Other Thoughts: Does what it is supposed to do. I like that.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/30/2014 11:37:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap, easy, reliable

Pros: Plug and play, fairly compact, good price, what else can you ask for?

Cons: None!

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  • Richard G.
  • 4/10/2014 1:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Does what I need, on all types of drives. Very handy to have.

Cons: None,

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  • Noah F.
  • 12/27/2013 12:03:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy for when you need it

Pros: Has all the adapters and genders that you would need in the modern technological environment, whether it is at home or at work. Speeds for the device worked as normal.

I purchased this for a friend, as he said he needed one to transfer data from one device to another. He said it was surprisingly quick and he was very satisfied.

Cons: See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: This is not a con for the device, but more so as a disclaimer for testing purposes. Since I was not the one using the device, I had to go by the word of the individual I bought it for and adjust it accordingly so I can summarize it here:

It was stated that 120GB took him 4 hours to transfer, but he wasn't there the whole and said it was done upon his return. So, I must average about 10Mbps on an old dinosaur of a PC. And obviously, file sizes play a factor, as it is easier for devices to transfer a single file as opposed to multiple files.

I am not a math major, so that is my second disclaimer. But if it is right, 10Mbps from a dinosaur connection is not bad if you ask me. So I gave it 5 eggs.

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  • Paul C.
  • 12/25/2013 8:33:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggspretty lights

Pros: has pretty lights

Cons: sata cable is only 4" long, power supply DOA, LED lights are too bright

Other Thoughts: the main part of the unit looks great and the activity light is fun. as for the rest of it... junk. the 4" sata cable is too short. i had another cheaper unit and subbed it's sata cable for the one that came with this thing. also switched out the power supply for one i had laying around. with those 2 changes i have a pretty good unit now.

i wouldn't advise buying this sata/ide2usb device, just get a cheaper one. unless you have the extra cables like i did.

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  • Stephen F.
  • 12/20/2013 12:29:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Reliable Product

Pros: Works just as advertised

Cons: None really; no dropping connections or anything

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  • Karl T.
  • 11/30/2013 12:28:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

Pros: Had this over 4 months now with no issues. I have been able to use for nearly daily use on a hard drive that was "going bad" according to Windows. This has been a great recovery tool for my line of work. It is not meant for daily use but I like to stress test items. This is the second one I have owned. First one failed after a year of hard use and travel. Not bad for the cost.

Cons: Make sure your cables are secure. May want to have a longer SATA cable or IDE male-female cable for hard to reach places.

Other Thoughts: Really like this product and it lasts against rugged use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/29/2013 7:27:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Works great after unplugging usb and plugging back in.

Cons: Windows must initialize hard drive before you can format it.

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