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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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  • 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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  • Tim R.
  • 4/23/2013 8:31:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked but....

Pros: Didn't work out of the box

Cons: Two problems really. Hard drive never spun up using the supplied power supply. Molex to Sata convertor was wired wrong. Luckily no damage done to hard drive. After no luck with original power supply, I hooked this unit up to a spare molex plug in a computer. Didn't notice the miswired converter til smoke and sparks melted the wire covering.

Other Thoughts: Sabrent sent me a new unit at no cost when I realized the power supply didn't work. The new molex to sata convertor is wired correctly

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  • Terry F.
  • 4/2/2013 8:22:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA for me

Pros: Price was not too bad

Cons: I purchased this just over 1 year ago. It sat unopened in the original packaging for the day I would need it. Yesterday was the day. I hooked it all up and it did not work. The power brick is dead. Zero volts showing up with my voltmeter. I suppose I should have tested it when I got it, silly me. It is out of warranty now. Like throwing $20+ out the window.

Other Thoughts: Over the years I have purchased thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Newegg. And for the most part I have been happy with them. This was not their fault but it is still irritating.

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  • Mchael B.
  • 3/3/2013 6:34:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailure to work with newest HDDs

Pros: Does indeed work with many SATA HDD drives, but see Cons for a major issue.

Cons: While an exact date is unknown, it appears that SATA drives manufactured in the 4th quarter of 2012 will not work with this model adapter. It also doesn't work with another manufacturer, inland. I have a Toshiba laptop 1TB HDD manufactured 12/26/2012 that both adapters consider to be unformatted, even though an older model of the Sabrent adapter had no issue initially formatting and transferring data to the drive. A friend has some new 4th Q Seagate 2TB drives that the inland reports as having the same unformatted condition. I suspect that the Sabrent won't work with them either.

Whatever chipset Sabrent is now using in this model adapter, it does not work with ALL HDDs.

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  • William B.
  • 2/24/2013 6:37:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSabrent converter

Pros: Well made and better than I expected for $20.00. Very easy to connect, no instructions needed.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I connected a 4 year old 5400RPM SATA laptop drive and waited several seconds for it to spool up and communicate with my desktop and it showed up as internal drive H in My computer.
All the files I wanted from it were easily copied.
Next I'm going to dredge up some old PATA drives I have and see if it's as easy.

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