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USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter This adapter instantly converts your 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives to external USB 3.0 device. It accesses drive contents quickly with the speed of up to 5Gbps.
Hassle-free one-button backup The USB 3.0/SATA III adapter features a convenient built-in Backup feature that when combined with the included easy-to-use software, will launch the backup utility at the touch of a button.
This review is from: StarTech.com SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter for 2.5in or 3.5in Drives
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.
Drives tested 300GB WD VelociRaptor 10000 RPM SATA III - Success 320GB WD Blue 7200 RPM SATA III - FAILED 500GB Maxtor 7200 RPM SATA II - FAILED 750GB WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM SATA II - FAILED
Multiple power outlets were tested as well to make sure it was not a power supply issue, and also tried through a UPS.
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.
We are sorry to hear your USB3S2SATA3 isn’t working as expected, and we would like to help.
We also would like to thank you for the extensive testing you’ve already done with the adapter! It sounds like there may be a fault with the unit, and we would be more than happy to replace it for you.
Please contact us via the signature link below and we will be glad to help. Kindly reference case number 303-205739 as well.
Customer Support StarTech.com http://www.startech.com/techsupport
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