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SABRENT USB-DSC8 USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter, AC Adapter

  • Supports Standard Desktop 3.5" SATA Hard Drives.
  • Supports Standard Notebook 2.5" SATA Hard Drives.
  • LED lights indicate Power and Activity status.
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.
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Brand
SABRENT
Model
USB-DSC8

Features

Features
Supports Standard Desktop 3.5" SATA Hard Drives.

Supports Standard Notebook 2.5" SATA Hard Drives.

LED lights indicate Power and Activity status.

Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.

Reverse compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1.

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Warranty

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


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  • charles w.
  • 6/30/2014 8:48:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsWorks with MAC OSX mavericks - thunderbolt display ONLY

Pros: works

Cons: I can use to get the files I need but only if connected to the USB port on my thunderbolt display. It is NOT recognized when plugged directly into my macbook pro (running mavericks).

So it is "sort of" compatible with OSX

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  • Shane S.
  • 6/26/2013 4:27:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBought Retail - DOA

Pros: None

Cons: DOA. Power light lights up upon plugging it into USB port however it is never recognized as a USB device on multiple different computers with Win XP, Vista, and Win 7 installs

Other Thoughts: Power supply with switch on molex power connector is a nice touch and everything in the box looked well made. Apparently got a DOA.

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  • Wade C.
  • 4/30/2013 8:52:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSabrent USB-DSC8

Pros: USB 3.0, SATA/IDE in one device.
transferred 32GB of Steam backups in around 20 minutes to an 3.5" 40GB IDE HDD.
See other thoughts.

Cons: Files on a windows XP HDD are in accessible on windows 7. This is not the fault of the adapter however. But of Windows. So no eggs taken for that.

Other Thoughts: I have nothing to compare the speed to but I feel like 20 minutes for 32 GB is very good since my 8GB USB 2.0 Thumb drive takes around 15 mins to move around 7 GB's.

Also if you're using the old IDE drives be sure to set the pins so that it is a master drive. I've almost pulled my hair out over this several times.

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  • David M.
  • 3/21/2013 10:42:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsWorks great in Windows, don't buy for Mac

Pros: Works smoothly and quickly in Windows.

Cons: Does not work at all in Mac OS

Other Thoughts: Was only able to test mac compatibility in Mountain Lion (it may work on older versions of Mac OS but I really don't care because I want the speed of USB3) - The box indicates Mac OS compatibility but absolutely nothing happens when connected to my retina Macbook Pro (the only mac I have with USB 3.0 ports). Same computer and USB port, running Win 7, and it works beautifully. I noticed that despite the package showing Mac OS compatibility, Sabrent has removed the Mac OS logo from the item's description on their website.

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  • Brian B.
  • 1/24/2013 5:20:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHappy, Happy, Happy!!!

Pros: Easy to install, and I'm love the Blue LED Lights

Cons: ZERO

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