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USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter for 2.5in or 3.5in Drives

Easily connect, transfer and backup data from a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA drive to your PC or Notebook using USB 3.0

Product ID: USB3S2SATA3

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  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • Supports both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA Hard Drives (HDD) and Solid State Drives (SSD)
  • Compliant with SATA III and USB 3.0 rev. 1.0 specifications

The USB3S2SATA3 USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter/Converter connects a bare 2.5in or 3.5in SATA (6Gbps) Hard Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) to a computer through SuperSpeed USB 3.0.

The adapter is backward compatible with USB 2.0 hosts, as well as SATA I/II drives, and eliminates the need to connect a drive enclosure or HDD dock, making it the perfect tool for quickly connecting a bare SATA drive, in order to backup or retrieve data to/from the drive.

The USB 3.0/SATA III adapter features a convenient built-in Backup feature that when combined with the easy-to-use software (included), will launch the backup utility at the touch of a button.

The USB 3.0/SATA adapter works with Windows®, Linux, and Mac® computers and does not require any driver installation - a true plug-and-play solution, backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Easily connect and access data from a 2.5in or 3.5in HDD or SSD using SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Retrieve data from a drive without having to connect the drive internally

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Save time accessing drive contents, with the speed of a USB 3.0 connection
  • Hassle-free one-button backups, using the included software

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030850667

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 50°C (32°F ~ 122°F)
Storage Temperature 20°C ~ 60°C (68°F ~ 140°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 85% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1051E
LBA support 48-bit
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Amber - Power (solid) /Activity (flashing)
Packaging Information Package Height 2.2 in [55 mm]
Package Length 9.1 in [23 cm]
Package Width 6.2 in [15.7 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 12.5 oz [354 g]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested up to 4TB
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 2.7 in [69.4 mm]
Product Width 1.9 in [47.3 mm]
Product Height 0.9 in [21.6 mm]
Weight of Product 1.2 oz [32.7 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 0.6A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 1.5
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Host computer system with available USB port (USB 3.0 recommended)
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 to SATA Converter
USB 3.0 A to B cable
Universal Power Adapter
3 - Included in Package Power Adapter Plug (NA/ UK/ EU)
1 - Included in Package Software CD
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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works, except for one drive

By: Doan - 06-19-2015
this will work for all laptop drives, except for the Samsung EVO 850 SSD, as it has a high power requirement, and the included AC adaptor does not compensate enough for this.
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Customer Support, Customer Support on 2015-06-26 9:18:15 AM
Hello Doan, Thank you for leaving your review of the USB3S2SATA3- USB 3.0 to SATA III Hard disk adapter. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would be more than glad to assist you with this matter. What you experienced appears to be due to an incompatibility between the adapter and your SSD. Typically in these scenarios we would recommend using an enclosure or adapter that utilizes a different chipset. For example we have product USB3SSATAIDE, which also supplies 2.0 Amps of current compared to the 1.5 Amps from the USB3S2SATA3. Another option is our USB3S2SAT3CB. Again we do apologize for the inconvenience, and we are always here to assist with our free lifetime technical support. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us and reference case # 303-246003. You can also reply here and we will be sure to follow up with you. Thank You, Customer Support StarTech.com http://www.startech.com/techsupport
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