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Nice idea that doesn't work well
This review is from: StarTech.com SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter - USB 3 to SATA 3 Converter Adapter for 2.5in or 3.5in HDD and SSD Drives - 6 Gbps
Pros: This works with a 300GB WD VelociRaptor drive.
Cons: This does not work as advertised. This is supposed to power up 3.5-inch hard drives and only powers up one of four 3.5-inch drives I tested. It appears that it doesn't provide enough power for most 3.5-inch hard drives, and only powered up a 300GB WD VelociRaptor hard drive, which is 3.5-inch is size, but in reality the platters in this drive are just 2.5-inches in diameter. Instead of powering up the other drives, the light on the device will flash, and you can hear the hard drive spin up partially then stop. This occurs repeatedly with the drives it would not power up.
Other Thoughts: All the tested hard drives are good, and work when installed inside the computer. They just won't properly power up with this external device as advertised it would. It looks like I will need to try one of those hard drives docking stations you plug the hard drives down into instead. StarTech normally has very good products, so this one is a bit of a surprise that it didn't work properly.
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