Product ID: USB3S2SAT3CB
This SATA to USB cable is an external drive adapter that gives you quick and easy access to a SATA drive through the USB-A port on a laptop.
This SATA solid-state (SSD) or hard drive (HDD) adapter lets you upgrade to an external 2.5" SATA SSD or HDD.
The cable lets you:
The cable supports USB 3.0 data transfer speeds of 5Gbps. But, you can experience transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, when connected to a computer that also supports UASP. With UASP you can utilize the full potential of a SATA III SSD or HDD. UASP is supported in Windows® 8, Mac OS X (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.
At the same peak in testing, UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
The SATA to USB cable is a portable solution that tucks away nicely in a laptop bag -- no external power is required. The cable lets you easily swap between drives with no need to install the drive inside an enclosure. It’s plug-and-play and doesn’t require drivers.
USB3S2SAT3CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Power (15 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1153E|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||0.4 in [10 mm]|
|Package Length||7.8 in [19.8 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.1 lb [0.1 kg]|
|Package Width||8.7 in [22 cm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Hardware Raid Supported||No|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 2TB 5900 RPM hard drives|
|General Specifications||Max power of the attached drive is 900 mA|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||1.5 oz [42.5 g]|
|Product Length||19.7 in [50 cm]|
|Product Width||1.9 in [49 mm]|
|Product Height||0.4 in [0.9 cm]|
|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
|Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.|
|What's in the Box||Included in Package||1 - USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" HDD Adapter Cable|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Add 4 external USB 3.0 ports to a low profile or standard computer, through PCI Express
This device does not support the ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) protocol. ATAPI is required for optical drives, including CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM drives, and Blu-ray players. Because this device does not support ATAPI, optical drives are also not supported over any IDE, SATA, or eSATA connections.
For a list of products that do support ATAPI, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_controllers_atapi_support.
The hard drive adapter requires power from your system's USB port. Although you can plug in any standard SATA drive, USB ports only supply a limited amount of power and are not able to power all of the SATA drives plugged into the cable.
As a general rule, the hard drive adapter only supports 2.5 in. hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD). 3.5 in. drives typically require a 12V power connection, which is not provided by the USB port or the hard drive adapter.
The power capabilities of the USB port combined with the power requirements of the attached drive will determine if the hard drive adapter will work in your setup. The power (in mA) supplied by the USB port must be greater than the requirements of the drive.
If you are using a USB 2.0 port, your port will only be able to supply a maximum of 500 mA (0.5 A). If you are using a USB 3.0 port, your port will be able to supply a maximum of 900 mA (0.9 A).
You can usually find the power requirements of your drive in the technical specifications on the label of the drive or on the manufacturer's website.
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
Windows 7 / Vista
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