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USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP – SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD / HDD

Product ID: USB3S2SAT3CB

Connect a 2.5in SATA hard drive to your computer using a portable cable with UASP Support

Features
  • Cable-style adapter

  • UASP Support (Attached SCSI Protocol Specification Revision 1.0)

  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5Gbps/480Mbps/12Mbps)

More Features . . .
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps)

  • USB powered

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The USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA adapter cable lets you connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive to your computer through an available USB port -- the easiest way to upgrade the hard drive in your laptop by adding an external SSD via USB 3.0.  

The cable supports UASP, allowing for transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, which enables you to utilize the full potential of your SATA III SSD/HDD, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

This portable adapter features a lightweight design with no external power required, for easy storage in a laptop bag or carrying case. Plus, the cable-style adapter makes it easy to swap between hard drives without having to install your drives into an enclosure. Perfect for easy drive access for data migration, drive cloning and data backup applications.

The USB3S2SAT3CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Connection Diagram

 

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing, UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Maximum portability with cable-style adapter, and no external power adapter required
  • Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
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Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Applications
  • Take advantage of USB 3.0-enabled laptops or desktops with UASP for faster transfer speeds
  • Create an external storage solution on the go, for desktops, laptops or Ultrabook™ computers
  • Access any 2.5" hard drive or solid state drive from any USB enabled computer, for data migration or drive cloning
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Retrieve data from an old SATA drive
  • Use with an SSD drive to externally upgrade your laptop hard drive via USB 3.0
Product Numbers
Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Size 2.5in
Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Performance
General Specifications Max power of the attached drive is 900 mA
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 2TB 5900 RPM hard drives
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Cable will work only with 2.5" SATA drives
3.5"/5.25" drives are not supported
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 40%-85%RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 0.4 in [9 mm]
Product Length 19.7 in [500 mm]
Product Weight 1.4 oz [41 g]
Product Width 1.9 in [49 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.2 oz [61 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" HDD Adapter Cable
1 - Instruction Manual
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Rating: 1 /5

Worked 4 times then died

I used this to back up my operating system onto an external HDD which it did rather quickly. I used it a couple more times to back up other programs with no problems, the HDD was recognized as soon as I plugged the cable in. Of course today I need to get software off the backup drive and the cable is dead, the HDD is fine. Won't buy again.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Malcolm · Customer Support · 9/27/2017 1:00:39 PM

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We apologize our USB3S2SAT3CB stopped working with your hard drive, and want to help. Are you testing the cable and drive on the same computer and operating system as you were previously when it worked? Sometimes switching to a USB 2.0 port, or between Mac OS and Windows can cause issues. The adapter cable has a 2 year warranty and free lifetime technical support. Please chat with us at https://chat.startech.com so can troubleshoot and potentially help you get the cable replaced if needed.

Rating: 2 /5

Not what I expected

Just got my cable, seems to work with some 2.5" HDD's and not others. Particularly IBM 500GB 7200RPM 2.5" drives. Tried on 2 Lenovo laptops, t400 and t440, and macbook air. IBM FRU 1P42D0752. All drives work with BYTEC drive mate with power supply. Also the cable is only 9" long making it awkward to hookup and use. No usb 3.0 or data indicators. Also I can't boot off known good drives with this cable. I am able to transfer files with the drives that do connect to the laptop

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Response from StarTech.com:

Malcolm · Customer Support · 9/11/2017 3:38:28 PM

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We want to apologize that our USB3S2SAT3CB did not work as needed. While this should work with virtually all 2.5" drives, some 2.5" drives can draw more power than the USB port is able to provide. This may explain why some drives work with the other AC-powered cable, but not with our USB-powered one. Our USB3SSATAIDE may be a better option for you here: https://www.startech.com/USB3SSATAIDE If you would like to discuss this situation in greater detail, please reach out to us at: https://www.startech.com/support

Rating: 1 /5

Worked twice

Work the first 2 times I used it. Now it wont work at all on a PC or MAC. The cable has never been bent or abused. Very disappointing.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Malcolm · Customer Support · 9/7/2017 5:22:04 PM

Thanks for sharing your feedback on the USB to SATA cable. We're sorry to hear about the issue with it no longer working. Have you been able to test with a second hard drive as well? If so, it sounds like the cable has simply failed. It has a 2 year warranty and free lifetime technical support, and we would be happy to replace it for you. Please chat with us at https://chat.startech.com so that we can start that process.

Rating: 1 /5

Doesn't work with any of my 2.5 sata drives. So, unfortunately I won't be buying any more of your products. No need to contact me about it, it went to the trash.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Brian · Customer Support · 8/28/2017 12:51:09 PM

Hi, Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're really sorry this adapter cable didn't work for you. It's possible you received a faulty unit as this adapter cable works with the vast majority of 2.5 inch drives. Please keep in mind we have Technical Support Advisors ready 24 hours, 5 days a week, should you encounter any problems. Thank you,

Rating: 1 /5

Died after 1 use

Worked great, *once*. Now isn't visible when plugged into multiple different computers. Still powers on 2.5" laptop drives and various SSDs, but none can be used. Other similar adapters work on all tested drives without any issues. Ironically this adapter was more expensive and I bought it because I have been happy with Startech quality in the past.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Brian · Customer Support · 8/18/2017 6:31:23 PM

Thank you for sharing your review of our USB3S2SAT3CB. We're very the cable failed. This is a very popular adapter cable and our failure rates is very low. We would be more than happy to replace it for you. Please reach out to us by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. Thank you,

Response from StarTech.com:

Brian · Customer Support · 8/28/2017 12:40:12 PM

Thank you for sharing your review of our USB3S2SAT3CB. We're very the cable failed. This is a very popular adapter cable and our failure rates are very low. We would be more than happy to replace it for you. Please reach out to us by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. Thank you,

Rating: 1 /5

Not working

We bought 2 of these cables and none seems to work. This product should be plug and play however some Windows will detect the cable but the hard driver doesn't even power up.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Barry · Customer Support · 4/17/2017 9:58:49 AM

Hello, Thanks for letting us know you have run into issues using this cable adapter. What are the types of hard drives you are using? Keep in mind, this product is only designed to work with 2.5" drives. The power requirements for a 3.5" hard drive are greater than that of a USB port and therefore will not function when connected to the USB3S2SAT3CB. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss further. Thank you

Rating: 5 /5

As advertised

Quick and efficient ordering. Product as described.

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Rating: 3 /5

Works well with SSD, but not with 2,5 HDD

I bought it to copy my whole computer to a SSD and worked fine, but I tried to use the old one as external USB and I'm not able to format it, it says "non initilized drive", and shows error when trying to initialize.

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Response from StarTech.com:

Barry · Customer Support · 11/22/2016 10:07:21 AM

Hello, Thanks for letting us know about this. What is the make and model of the 2.5" HDD you are using with the adapter? This adapter should work with any properly functioning 2.5" SATA HDD or SSD. Note, that it will not work with 3.5" HDDs. If you haven't yet, you may want to get in touch with our support team to discuss this further. Thanks,

Rating: 4 /5

Compact and effective

This does the same job as much of the ageing clutter of much larger hardware that I have lying around. Just right for spare 2.5-inch drives. One small quibble, no indicator light.

Quality of Product (4/5)
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elpiotr · 07/05/2016

there is of course indicator light ... look at the sata connector, there are two small holes one light blue when on usb3 (off if on usb2) the other light red to indicate access to attached drive

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Rating: 5 /5

Works great for its purpose

I picked up this USB 3.0 to 2.5" sata HDD/SSD cable as I wanted something small and portable as I didn't want to carry around my Star-Tech HDD dock. I got this cable at a great price and I've been satisfied with the performance and quality. Great unit.

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Rating: 5 /5

Better than expected

I bought this product about 2/3 weeks ago for my old Internal Sata HDD that I removed from and old PC. Instead of smashing it up I decided to buy this cable and turn it into an external storage device (after formatting). I must say for the price it is spot on, the build quality is great, it comes nicely packaged and I did a speed test with my brothers regular External HDD and the difference was noticable. I really like this product and I would definitely recommend/buy another product. No problems to date, happy customer! Thanks StarTech!

Quality of Product (5/5)
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