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VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25"/SSDs

  • Supported Devices: SATA 6Gbps
  • Device Size: 2.5" & 3.5" & 5.25'' & SSDs
  • External Interface: USB 3.0 (Backwards Compatible With USB 2.0 & 1.1)
  • HD Capacity: Up to 3.0 TB
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter
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The NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter gives you the ability of connecting SATA 6Gbps devices to your computer via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection. Integrated with the latest USB 3.0 technology, performance is increased by 10 fold offering maximum speeds of up to 5 Gbps. The compact and light weight design of the NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter makes it an ideal high performance, simple, and durable external storage solution.

  • newegg SATA III to USB 3.0 Adapter The VANTEC CB-SATAU3-6 NexStar adapter instantly converts your 2.5", 3.5" or 5.25" SATA 6Gbps device to external USB 3.0 device, with almost no performance loss thanks to the 5Gbps bandwidth of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0.
  • newegg External Power Adapter An external power adapter is included to provide extra power to your device for stable and reliable operation.
  • newegg More Features Hi-quality shielded USB 3.0 cable ensures data integrity and speed. Attractive LED indicates power and HDD activity.

Learn more about the Vantec CB-SATAU3-6

General

Brand
VANTEC
Model
CB-SATAU3-6

Connectors

Specifications
Supported Devices: SATA 6Gbps

Device Size: 2.5" & 3.5" & 5.25'' & SSDs

External Interface: USB 3.0 (Backwards Compatible With USB 2.0 & 1.1)

HD Capacity: Up to 3.0 TB

Power Supply: AC Adapter

Material: Plastic

System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 or 64 Bit)
Mac OS X v10.4 and Up
USB 1.1 or 2.0 or 3.0 Equipped System
For USB 3.0 Speeds, System Must Support USB 3.0 Specifications

Features

Features
Compact And Light Design For Easy Storage

Supports SATA 6Gbps Devices

Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps w/USB 3.0

Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps w/USB 2.0

Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1

Hi-Quality Shielded USB 3.0 Cable Ensures Data Integrity and Speed

Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting

Supports 2.5" & 3.5" & 5.25"

Attractive LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity

Packaging

Package Contents
NexStar SATA 6Gbps to USB 3.0 Adapter, Installation Guide, AC Adapter

General

Type
SATA to USB

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Abraham T.
  • 7/23/2014 9:53:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHD Killer

Pros: Quick Transfer Rates

Cons: Has killed 2 hard drives on me now. Both new out of the box. Thought the first one was bad luck. Worked for about an hour. Unplugged when I was done with it, plugged it back in when I needed it... click of death. 2 weeks later, another hard drive, unplugged it for 30 seconds to reroute the wire, plugged back in, hard drive is completely dead.

Other Thoughts: Aside from having good throughput on the usb 3.0 bus, this thing is garbage. Kills hard drives, and the connector is a bit on the loose side.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2014 12:57:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsHard drive toaster

Pros: None. On its first use caused the loss of a new hard drive.

Cons: Fried my hard drive.
Having attached it to a new 320GB SATA Black Scorpio (which worked good on a MacBook) I noticed the HD was overheating - too late though, that HD never worked again.
What now? having lost confidence in the NexStar CB-SATAU3 I would not plug another HD into it, can not recommend it at all.

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  • Jamie R.
  • 5/14/2014 11:30:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGreat if you like frying SSDs

Pros: When it worked it was fast, passed through the SMART data to the computer.

Cons: After using this device sparingly for a year or so, and of course on a high visibility project for the owner of the company, this device decided to fry the SSD i was working on. Literally. I smelled burning coming from the drive. It disconnected itself from the machine a couple times then it must have fried the controller. Thanks. Now all that data is gone.

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  • Lance F.
  • 5/8/2014 1:48:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works fast on USB 3.0 (while it lasted). Works with DVD Burners using overburn feature.

Cons: Connection to the back of the drive was quite loose, though it never disconnected on me while burning. I used this only with my Sony Optiarc Burners for about 2 weeks, worked fine, then about a month later when I went to plug this in... nothing.

Other Thoughts: Go with a BYTECC. Got one of those, though it's only USB 2.0, at least it works though.

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  • Tuyen N.
  • 2/26/2014 9:20:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReceived EU power plug instead of USA

Pros: Couldn't say since it couldn't power a laptop drive without a power cable

Cons: Wrong power adapter. Received two rounded (EURO) prongs instead 2 flat prongs (US)

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  • steve r.
  • 11/11/2013 6:39:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice wee unit

Pros: The speed is great. Has an on and off switch very handy.

Cons: Only thing for me is that the switch should be closer to the unit instead of the wall outlet. Its a pain when the outlet is behind the desk going to extend the cord to fit my needs.

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  • John S.
  • 10/17/2013 6:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad Switches

Pros: The speed is very good. The drives read and write about the same as an internal drive.

Cons: I bought 3 they all would drop out if you moved the wire near to the switch. I returned them and all 3 of the replacements had exactly the same problem. Rather than RMA them I clipped the switches out and soldered and shrink wrapped the wires and now they work fine.

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  • John S.
  • 9/30/2013 10:31:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I bought 3 on Shell Shocker at a great price. Speed is almost as fast as an internal drive. Large easy to read on/off switch means I can leave my backup drives plugged in and just flip the switch any time I need them. Has no trouble handling 3 TB drives.

Cons: Connection to the drive is a bit loose. I think this is mostly because of poor engineering when all hard drives switched from the old reliable IDE ribbon connectors. SATA connectors in general have problems loosing contact. I put my backups on a shelf pushed against the back where they won't get bumped and have not had any problems.

Other Thoughts: Any time these come back on sale I will gladly buy more of them.

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  • Dwight S.
  • 9/30/2013 8:48:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsEasily Losses Connection

Pros: It transfers data.

Cons: This adapter easily loses connection with the hard drive with the slightest movement. I pushed my padded desk chair into my desk and it lost connection. It will disconnect and reconnect under 1 second, but your data transfer will stop.

Other Thoughts: You have 2 options when you use this adapter: Put it in a spot where it won't be susceptible to the slightest movement or bump until the entire data transfer is done. Or take a rubber band and put it around the adapter and your hard drive. The rubber band fix worked for me.

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  • John W.
  • 9/30/2013 7:47:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Adapter

Pros: Very fast data transfer on USB 3. My Acer ultrabook running Windows 7 Home Premium recognized my DVD drive instantly when I attached the USB cable. Installed MS Office from DVD amazingly quickly and with no problems at all.

Cons: SATA connector apparently fits but does not "snap" on to some SATA drive ports. Be aware that the connector can fall out if you are moving things around. (A piece of tape will hold it in fine against moves or bumps if needed.)

Other Thoughts: Pulled a DVD player from my desktop and used this adapter to connect it to my DVD-less ultrabook to provide for some software installation. Everything worked perfectly. Had to be careful not to let the adapter fall out of the drive ports, but that was not a show-stopper. Definitely recommend this adapter!

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