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SYBA SY-ADA20079 InfoZone SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA III Device Adapter Cable with AC Adapter

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SATA III to USB 3.0 Adapter
USB 3.0 SATA HDD Adapter This adapter helps add more storage space to your USB 3.0 PC or laptop. This adapter implements a bridge between an USB 3.0/USB 2.0 port and SATA (I, II, III) mass storage device. The USB 3.0 interface allows users to quickly transfer files, back up files, or store large file archives on hard drives.
Highlights USB 3.0 SATA HDD Power

Powered via USB power when used with a 2.5" HDD.

Ultra Low Power Consumption.

Driverless Installation.

Learn more about the Syba SY-ADA20079




Changer Type
Color: Black

1 x USB 3.0 SuperSpeed A Male Connector
1 x 22-pin SATA DATA/Power Combo Connector
1 x 5mm Power Jack

Type and Rate: USB 3.0 (5 GBit/S)

Number of Drive can be connected: One

Compatible Drives: SATA I, SATA II, and SATA III Hard Disk and Optical Drives

Backward Compatible with USB 2.0

Plug & Play


Quickly adds more storage space to your USB-enabled PC (USB 3.0 recommended for up to 5.0 GBit/s data transfer speed.)

This adapter implements a bridge between an USB 3.0/USB 2.0 port and SATA (I, II, III) mass storage device.

The SuperSpeed of USB 3.0 interface allows users to enjoy a fast and easy file transfer, backing up files, or storing large file archives on hard drives.

Dimensions & Weight


Package Contents

Package Contents
USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Cable (12")
AC Adapter (5 ft. cord)
User Manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Rory K.
  • 10/28/2015 8:53:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot much style, but gets the job done.

Pros: Ease of use and low cost, portability, works with any cloning/imaging software

Cons: Very tight pins on the connector: takes a bit of pressure to connect the drive. Lost it's connection to the computer a couple times. Not sure why but the third time it held the connection through 700GB but not a big deal for me.

Other Thoughts: Made my SSD swaps and build much easier. I'd highly recommend using one for your next drive swap. Don't be discouraged if you get one or two disconnects.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/17/2014 3:55:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Functional but imperfect & over-priced

Pros: contrary to other reviews here, both the SATA interface connector & USB are reasonably solid but will still break when handled like a banana by excitable gorilla. transfer speeds are decently within USB3.0 specs, & works just fine with USB2.0.

bulky AC adapter ensures adequate juice for 3.5" larger drives.

Cons: does not show the kind of drive connected in USB2.0 environment - instead displays the useless syba chipset model.

over-priced for what it delivers.

Other Thoughts: base of SATA connector housing is not flat - inclined at around 15 degrees.

USB cable is not detachable

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for the information of the connector housing and USB cable. We have taken note of these comments, and will work towards providing more quality of life benefits.

We will also look into the drive display when connected to the system.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

-Regards SYBA CST 09262014

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  • 5/15/2014 9:34:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent for hard drives. Not Opitcal drives.

Pros: Well built. AC Adapter is smaller than I figured it would be. It's cheap. And it seems fast.

Cons: Recognizes my LG Blu Ray burner but it burns up the motherboard on it. It spins up really fast and doesn't do a thing. I have a Dell XPS L702X running out the USB 3.0 line. I have another maker about the same price in another room. No problems running the optical drive without the ac adapter. This one requires it and doesn't work. And the 3.0 cable is built in so it's trickier to find a powered addon. :( Which so far only the ones from a company in the A*** makes such cables. Since I got this for hard drives only it's not a big minus but for others it might be. Now the one in the other room was bought specifically to run a blu ray burner then it would be an issue. So my Con here is in the details. Depends on what you want to run.

Other Thoughts: Would love to know why it can't run a blu ray burner. But like all Syba's it could be a chipset issue. And such as other companies and their chipsets. I paid $40 for an enclosure once. Ran DVD burners just great. But BD burners? Did weird things with those and the company went nasty on me and refused the warranty. New Egg couldn't help me out either. So I was stuck with a worthless enclosure. Hopefully this will last and Syba's seem to. But the Sata connector is a bit bent and man is that a short cable. Easy to damage a hard drives. They generally don't lie flat but the Syba forces this.

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  • Karl K.
  • 4/13/2014 10:09:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well, when it works

Pros: This USB 3.0-to-SATA adapter work well, when it works.

Transfers to and from 7200RPM hard drives were fast (faster than on a USB 2.0 adapter I previously tried). The transfers never aborted or had errors, as long as I left the unit alone (see cons below).

Cons: The USB connection on this adapter is VERY touchy. Initially, the system would often not recognize it when I plugged it in (no "connected" sound from Windows, does not appear in Device manager or Windows Explorer). It sometimes took half a dozen tries or more before it finally connected.

And if I bump the connector afterwards, it will often disconnect and I have to start over (which is why I say I have to be VERY careful not to bump or move it while a transfer is in progress).

I did manage to mitigate the problem somewhat by bending the spring tabs on a USB 3.0 extension cable I'm using the adapter with, so that the adapter's connector pins are more forcefully pressed against the extension cable's. But I shouldn't have to do this! This is the first and only USB device I've used that makes such poor contact.

Also, there's the extra step of having to plug in a separate power adapter in order to use it with traditional hard drives (not necessary with SSDs, though).

Other Thoughts: I bought this to help me with some hard drive replacements and upgrades, because working with the internal SATA connectors and drive bays on my tower PC is hard to do with the system located inside my desk. It was much easier to use this adapter to clone/copy the data off my old drives first, then pull the entire PC case out and swap the drives. Aside from the initial connection problems, the adapter worked well enough. I was able to copy/clone multiple terabytes' worth of data from the old drives to the new ones, with no corruption (aside from one time when I did bump the connector mid-transfer and the copy glitched out -- I had to run chkdsk on the drive after that).

Deducting two Eggs for the flaky USB connector.

I'm not going to bother returning it, since I learned how to work around the connection issue. But others may not feel so generous.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you.

Normally the USB connector is large enough to slot into the USB ports with a snug fit.

Perhaps the USB port is too large for the device to gain proper contact.

Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention. We would like to ensure that any other customers who purchase this device do not receive an adapter with a loose USB connection.

For any other help please contact Syba support.

Thank you for purchasing one of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Please feel free to contact us @ if you require further assistance.

-Regards SYBA CST 04182014

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  • Harry J.
  • 3/4/2014 10:31:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks on the MAC

Pros: I purchased these from another etailer. I have used them with many many different drives. I just picked up the Samsung 1TB 840 EVO and the speeds are close to 400MB/s. just under for write and over for reads. With my old SATA II Seagates I get 90MB/s so I can't complain. I also use a Seagate Constellation, and several 3.5" drives with them. I have abotu 4 or 5 of them now. I found the USB3.0 micro B connector to be troublesome for me so I have been using these rather than purchasing drive cases, since I can't find a 2.5" case that uses the full size USB 3.0 B connector. The website says MAC not supported, but I only have 2 Macbook Pro Retinas and it works great with both.

Cons: The power supply takes up a huge amount of space on a power strip. The shape of the adaptor is just inconvenient at best. I do not know why adapters shaped this way even exist anymore. I prefer the edison plug to be sideways and the adapter body to be thin enough to plug an entire strip full of these. In fact I have several 3.5" drives and I have to use multiple strips with 2 adapters each, maybe 3 will fit, and that is a hassle.

Other Thoughts: Worth every cent. For those that wrote negative reviews I think you got a defective unit or you can blame windows. Windows sucks. I spent 12 years being frustrated by windows before moving back to mac OS. I only wish Mac OS could run by default on my windows machines. They would be useful again.

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  • Hector D.
  • 2/14/2014 7:14:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well, very pleased!

Pros: I used this device with one of my Seagate 1TB 3.5" hard disks and it worked well. The 3.5" hard drive did not power up until it was connected to a USB port, even though I connected the power adapter first. My OCZ SSD worked fine without the AC Power Adapter, I just connected it to one of the USB 3.0 ports. I've only had it a short time, but it seems to work as advertised, it's as fast as the USB port's maximum speed for fast devices like my SSD.

Cons: Short USB 3.0 cable.

Other Thoughts: Contrary to what I read in the reviews, it will put the 3.5" drive to "sleep" when left unattended, it wakes when you access it. I benchmarked my Seagate 1TB HDD with HD Tune, using this adapter, and it was as fast as the internal SATA 6G connection on my ASUS motherboard.

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  • Tonio E.
  • 2/14/2014 1:29:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: Makes an internal 3.5 SATA drive (HD & DVD) into a convenient external drive.
It's been working flawlessly for over a month.

Cons: Short cable connector.

Other Thoughts: I knew the cable was short so I got a new USB Hub as well. I would avoid moving it around too much. That seems to cause problems with many such setups.

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  • Andrew D.
  • 1/8/2014 12:59:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't throw your money away

Pros: None

Cons: It doesn't work. I bought this in case of emergency to be able to access hard drives from dead computers. By the time such an emergency arose, the warranty had expired. Took the brand new unit out of the box, plugged it in according to the bad directions on the exceedingly poorly written instruction page. It doesn't do a thing. The drive didn't spin up, and I could not retrieve my files using this piece of garbage. If you want to be able to access a hard drive, buy something else. If you want to own a useless piece of plastic, buy this item.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Perhaps the device was not properly connected to the drives.

Please ensure the the drives are securely attached to the device.

Next ensure that the device is plugged into the AC adapter.

Thank you for purchasing on of our products, and for leaving us your valuable feedback.

Please feel free to contact us @ if you require further assistance.

Regards, SYBA CST 01272014

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  • Mark A.
  • 9/27/2013 4:07:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Small, lightweight, portable, time saving.

Cons: None that I've discovered

Other Thoughts: Sometimes the USB bus will power the attached device so that the AC power adapter is not needed. The adapter is large and cumbersome.

I use this adapter both at work and at home for accessing data on multiple SATA HDDs and DVDMulti drives. It has saved me plenty of time and frustration.

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  • Ken J.
  • 9/8/2013 8:02:19 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFollow-up on 5/29/13 review

Pros: Very portable, Works fine

Cons: failed to mention in prior review that it apparently does not support 'sleep' (spin down) using drives which have this feature.

Other Thoughts: concerning earlier 'con' comments 'Can't use 2 concurrently' issues of non-unique drive identification and display in 'safely remove hardware' task bar pop-up list, despite clear documentation of issue, initial Syba support response was as posted in review, but within a day they got back to me requesting me to RMA the devices as suspect of a 'problematic earlier manufacture issue'. RMA was promptly addressed and back to my P.O.Box within days (I've been away last 6 weeks so slow to pick-up, confirm fix and post update). RMA replacements show as two unique USB devices and can now be independently manipulated in ''safely remove hardware' task bar pop-up.

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