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USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter / Converter

Connect a 2.5in / 3.5in SATA or IDE Hard Drive through a USB 3.0 Port

Product ID: USB3SSATAIDE

  • Built in connectors for both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA Hard Drives (HDDs) and SATA Solid State Drives (SSDs) and IDE hard drives
  • LED indicators provide status and activity updates
  • Maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps using USB 3.0; 480Mbps with USB 2.0
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  • Compact, portable form factor
  • Compliant with USB specification Rev 2.0 and 3.0
  • Hot swap and plug and play compatible
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Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Innostor - IS611
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Interface SATA & IDE
Number of Drives 1
Performance
ATAPI Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 4.8 Gbps
MTBF 35,000 hours
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 4.8 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA) Female
1 - IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD) Female
1 - LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power) Male
1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Female
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Female
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 Backwards compatible with USB 1.1 standard, but not recommended due to slow transfer rate.
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - IDE Detect/Activity
1 - SATA Detect/Activity
1 - USB Link
Power
Output Current 2A
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 85% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.7 in [18 mm]
Product Length 2.8 in [70 mm]
Product Weight 2 oz [58 g]
Product Width 1.7 in [43 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 14.8 oz [419 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE converter
1 - SATA data cable
1 - power adapter breakout cable
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, AU)
1 - instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter / Converter

Customer Reviews

3.7 (3 reviews)
3.7 out of 5 stars
Quality of Product
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1 - 3 of 3 Reviews

(1 star) Worthless on most older / smaller drives

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I have a stack of older SATA & IDE drives. Most are 500GB or less. Only 2 out of 9 detect (and I've tried verything). BOO HISS - too expensive to NOT WORK..
Comment Helpful? Yes - 2 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Brian, Customer Support
Sorry to hear this. Failing or faulty drives will not always detect properly with our product. We recommend trying a few new drives and making sure they work with our product. Please also feel free to contact our Technical Support Team by clicking on the "Chat Live" button on our Home Page.

(5 stars) Perfect

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Worked perfect. I was able to open an old drive that crashed and retrieve all my pictures and other important files.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 5 No - 2 Report

(5 stars) WHAT A USEFUL DEVICE FOR PC REPAIRERS OR BUILDERS

By:
I have always constructed my PCs according to what my requirements are. Over the years I had accumulated a number of old drives that I could not bring myself to throw away. I also spend a fair bit of time removing or fitting hard disk drives to meet particular requirements. I receive 'Custom PC' monthly and last month's issue contained mention of a device that would enable access to data on older IDE HDDs through the USB3 ports on newer PCs (also handling newer SATA drives as well). This adapter from Startech has, at a stroke, removed much of the hassle and fiddle when trying to utilise data from an older HDD on a newer PC. Thank you Startech a long awaited tool for all PC builders and - dare I say 'Nerds'. Great bit of kit that will see a lot of use in the future.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 14 No - 5 Report