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StarTech USB3S2SATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drives

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Easily connect and transfer data from a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA drive to your PC or Notebook using USB 3.0. The USB3S2SATA USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Cable connects any standard 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive (SSD), or any 3.5-inch SATA hard drive to a computer through USB 3.0.

The USB 3.0 to SATA adapter lets you externally connect a bare drive with no drive enclosure or HDD dock required, saving time, hassle and added cost.

The adapter cable works with Windows®, Linux, and Mac® computers and does not require any software or driver installation - a true plug-and-play solution for adding cost-effective external storage, or overcoming incompatibility between modern hard drives and motherboards that may not be SATA-equipped or have a Serial ATA port available.

Backed by our 2-year warranty, the USB3S2SATA USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Cable comes complete with universal adapter and power cords, providing the additional power required to connect 3.5-inch and larger capacity 2.5-inch hard drives.

Learn more about the STARTECH USB3S2SATA




Changer Type
Color: Black
Enclosure Type: Plastic
LED Indicators: 1 - Yellow - Power/Activity

Number of Drives: 1
Compatible Drives: 2.5" SATA, 2.5" SSD (Solid State Drive), 3.5" SATA

Host Connectors: 1 - USB 3.0 SuperSpeed B Female
Drive Connectors: 1 - 22 pin SATA DATA and Power Combo Female

Type and Rate: USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s

Easily connect and access data from a 2.5in or 3.5in hard drive with USB 3.0
Retrieve data from a hard drive without having to connect the drive internally

Product Weight 2.89 oz (82 g)
Product Dimensions: 0.83" x 1.81" x 2.76"

Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)

Chipset ID: Symwave - SW6315
OS Compatibility: Windows XP(32/64bit)/ Server 2003(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)/ Server 2008 R2, Linux, and Mac OS 10.5.x and up


Maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps using USB 3.0; 480Mbps with USB 2.0

Compliant with USB specification Rev 2.0 and 3.0

Compliant with Serial ATA Rev 2.6

USB attached SCSI protocol (UASP) and Advance Host Controller I/F (AHCI) Rev 1.1 compliant

Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA Hard Drives (HDDs) and SATA Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Hot swap and plug and play compatible

Power button controls
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Anonymous
  • 12/4/2012 9:23:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable

Pros: When it works, it's awesome fast

Cons: NOT RELIABLE. Bought 2 of these, both died within 1 month of daily use. First the 3.0 cable goes out, then the adapter itself goes out. Happened on BOTH!

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  • Jaime G.
  • 9/6/2012 7:58:36 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSort of works

Pros: It's fast. This product actually came in the day my computer had an epic crash and was really helpful to restore all of my files before my next class (~250 GB in ~1 hour). It is easy to use and set up.

Cons: It is constantly improperly disconnecting from my MacBook Pro. I will leave it open and the device connected when I go out to lunch or something expecting that it will stay on and connected to backup my files. It doesn't. It disconnects, it seems, every time the computer locks, which, in my opinion, shouldn't happen ever let alone every 20 minutes or so.

Other Thoughts: I will revise my review if customer service EVER answers me and I get the disconnecting situation figured out.

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  • steve m.
  • 2/2/2012 3:01:15 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsnicely built

Pros: Read and write speeds are very quick! Nice on off button on the device with an LED indicator light.

Cons: I purchased four of these with one of the USB 3.0 cables not working properly. RMA'd on Startech's website to receive a new one but not thrilled that I now have to wait.

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  • Sean D.
  • 9/22/2011 1:58:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFast

Pros: Very fast and reliable USB 3.0! Great buy.

Cons: needs an IDE adapter for 40 & 44 pin.

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  • Randall D.
  • 2/14/2011 11:08:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: This is a very high quality device. All plugs fit firmly, made of good thick plastic.
It fired right up, and the drive showed up in Linux as a new SCSI device.
Very fast. I'm using it with 2TB drives, and a Gigabyte motherboard that supports USB3.0.

Cons: I won't be using the supplied USB3.0 cable because its way too short.

Other Thoughts: I'm very pleased with it, got two of them for use in a removable backup system. I especially like the very well designed firm fitting plugs.

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