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Anker 68UPSATAA-02BU USB 3.0 to SATA 3ft Converter Adapter Cable for 2.5"/3.5" HDD & SSD, Power Adapter included

  • Plug and play, highspeed USB 3.0 specification and backward compatible with USB 2.0. Connect to the SATA device using USB interface. Support all 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD, BLU-RAY DVD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM,
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General

Brand
Anker
Model
68UPSATAA-02BU

Connectors

Connector A
USB 3.0
Connector B
SATA

Physical Characteristics

Cable Length
3ft

Features

Features
Plug and play, highspeed USB 3.0 specification and backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Connect to the SATA device using USB interface.

Support all 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD, BLU-RAY DVD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW Combo devices.

Supports Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 540 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 540 days


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  • David R.
  • 11/2/2014 5:32:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreatest thing since sliced bread!

Pros: If you have any SATA device that you would like to use via an USB port, this converter is the answer. And on top of that, its packaging is perfect.
I am using it to convert an internal blu-ray drive to an external drive thereby salvaging it since I have converted 3 of my PC's to ITX and there is no room for an internal DVD drive. I will buy more of these as soon as the get them in stock since currently they are out of stock.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: Should have come up with this long ago. It is exactly what just about everyone needs.

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  • Michael A.
  • 10/9/2014 8:17:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for me

Pros: Solid, no disconnects, worked fine with a 4 TB drive. Own three, have used two heavily in the last month with no problems. Filled two 4 TB drives to the brim with data, performed full formats, surface scans, and defrags (MyDefrag) of connected drives with no issues. Relays S.M.A.R.T. data properly when drive is queried by smartmontools. Those who like an idle "sleep" function will be pleased with its 10 minute auto-sleep feature where it spins the drive down and puts it in "Standby" mode.

Cons: USB cable could be longer, but I haven't had any issues with this. No On-Off switch/button. Just safe-remove and unplug USB from PC's end, then unplug power from the adapter.

Other Thoughts: I use these in my PC repair shop to set-up and test new drives and backing-up/recovering/copying data from client's drives to their PCs. Bought a second one for the shop and a third one for the road for house-calls after the issue below was solved.

I wanted an inexpensive adapter that allowed me to read S.M.A.R.T. data and stay on without "sleeping" for long S.M.A.R.T. tests. Unfortunately this one does "sleep" by default but I found a way to change that!

Customer support was responsive. I contacted them asking if it was possible to turn off the built-in sleep mode of my units because the drives would go into standby and never finish long S.M.A.R.T. tests with this adapter. Quick response, willing to work with me, but they said it was not possible to turn off. I found that with more research, that it actually could be turned off using the ASMedia firmware update tool that they provide in the product's own website, you just have to know what you are doing.

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For those who want to know how, go to their product support site, download the firmware update tool and follow the instructions thru the point where you unlock it. Click "More Config" and turn on "HDD Standby", click OK. Make sure the "Idle Timer" setting reads "Never". Finish following the instructions and update the firmware (it was the same model that mine shipped with, but it doesn't matter). This successfully turned off the sleep function for me on all my adapters.

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