SATA to USB Cable - USB 3.1 (10Gbps) - UASP

SATA to USB Adapter Cable | SATA III 6Gbps | 2.5" or 3.5" SSD or HDD | Portable

Product ID: USB312SAT3

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  • Access a SATA SSD or HDD from your desktop or laptop with this SATA to USB cable
  • Transfer data faster at up to 10Gbps with this USB 3.1 cable
  • Experience 70% faster read speeds and 40% fast write speeds with UASP support
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€54.99 EUR excl. VAT
€65.99 EUR incl. VAT

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 USB 3.1 (10Gbps) desktop or laptop. 

Faster Transfer Speeds with USB 3.1 

The USB 3.1 to SATA adapter gives you greater bandwidth and speed with rates of up to 10Gbps. That’s twice the speed of USB 3.0 and 20x faster than USB 2.0.  

•	Diagram comparing transfer rates of USB 3.1 Gen 2 at 10Gbps, twice as fast as USB 3.0  at 5Gbps, twenty times as fast as USB 2.0

You can leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and HDDs, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers. Plus, you can experience transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.1, when connected to a computer that supports UASP. 

Convenient and Versatile Drive Access 

The SATA to USB adapter cable lets you swap between drives so that you can copy or retrieve data from an external 2.5" or 3.5" SATA solid-state drive (SSD) or hard drive (HDD).  The cable is ideal for IT technicians who need fast access to SATA drives. 

•	An external solid-state drive connected to a laptop through the USB 3.1 to SATA adapter

It’s the perfect solution for:  

  • Data migrations 
  • Adding drive space 
  • Cloning drives 
  • Creating disk images 
  • Performing backups and data recoveries 

Connect from Anywhere 

The SATA to USB adapter is a portable solution that includes an integrated cable so you never have to worry about forgetting to bring your cable with you. 

You can easily connect to a 2.5" SSD or HDD using USB power. A universal power adapter is also included for connecting to a 3.5" drive, or for connecting to any 2.5" drive that requires additional power. The adapter is plug-and-play and does not require drivers. 

USB312SAT3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support. 

Applications

  • Quickly access 2.5” and 3.5” SSD and HDD drives from a USB-A laptop or tablet - ideal for IT professionals
  • Migrate data or clone a drive
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Restore your computer from a backup drive
  • Retrieve data from your old SATA drives

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data - France 4428797
  • Ingram Micro France V933774
  • UPC 065030863797

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-A (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 80°C (-4°F to 176°F)
Humidity 0% ~ 80% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Power and Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 51 mm [2.0 in]
Package Length 14.3 cm [5.6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.3 kg [0.7 lb]
Package Width 17.6 cm [6.9 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
TRIM Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 6TB
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 57 g [2.0 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 8.5 cm [3.3 in]
Product Width 14 mm [0.6 in]
Product Height 1.5 cm [0.6 in]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.6 A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2.0 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 24
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note 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 3.1 to SATA adapter for 2.5in/3.5in SSD/HDD
1 - universal power adapter (NA,UK,EU,ANZ) (94mm cable length)
1 - quick start guide

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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.

If your setup components support USB 3.1 but you are experiencing slower transfer speeds than you expected, consider the following:

  • A USB host connection with multiple USB 3.1 ports might not be able to support 10Gbps on each port simultaneously.
  • The type of port on a device does not determine whether the device is capable of USB 3.1 speeds. A USB-C port might not support USB 3.1 speeds, while USB-A and USB-B ports might support USB 3.1 speeds.
  • Any other devices that you include in your setup, such as an older hard drive in a USB 3.1 enclosure, might create a point of congestion and slow down transfer speeds.

To confirm the functionality of your USB host connection, its ports, and any other devices in your setup, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer.

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

Before You Buy

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.

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.

USB 3.1 is the most recent version of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard for connecting computers and electronic devices. It is capable of data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, and while it can use the USB-C connector type, it can also use a variety of other connector types. To achieve USB 3.1 transfer speeds, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support USB 3.1. USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). 

USB 3.0 is capable of data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps).

USB 3.1 is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, except in the following scenarios:

  • USB-B 3.1 cables are not compatible with USB-B 2.0 ports.
  • Unless you use an adapter, USB-C ports or cables will not work with USB-A or USB-B ports or cables.
  • Devices that require USB 3.1 transfer speeds of 10Gbps might not work with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0, or you might experience lower transfer speeds and impacted performance.
  • Bus-powered USB devices that requires more power than what USB 2.0 can provide are not compatible with USB 2.0.

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To transfer data at speeds of 10Gbps, you need to confirm that the following components in your setup support USB 3.1:

  • The USB host connection
  • The USB cable
  • The USB device and any subcomponents (for example, a hard drive docking station and the hard drives in the docking station)

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

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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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By: TLC1 - 06/02/2017
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Doesn't work

By: mattg - 02/17/2019
Tried on window 7 and windows 10, on 3 year old hardware (USB3.0) and 3 day old hardware (USB3.1). does not work on either. Should have stuck with my older Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter which works without fail.
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Sam, Customer Support on 2/19/2019 1:22:45 PM
We're sorry that USB312SAT3 isn't working for you. We'd like to look into this issue further with you, and if needed, provide a replacement under USB312SAT3's 2-year warranty. To reach us, go to www.startech.com/support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support.
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Outstanding product, works very well

By: howesoft - 04/03/2019
I have used several USB adapters for SATA hard drives in the past, including those for USB 2.0 (far too slow) and USB 3.0. The need to upgrade was caused by the USB 3.0 devices not supporting DVD drives or larger hard drives above 2TB. I could have got hold of another USB 3.0 adapter for less money, but there seemed little point when a USB 3.1 device was available and that looks set to become a new standard. I have used this device for a few weeks and it has performed very well. The uses I have put it to do illustrate reasonably well how useful it is. I used it on an internal DVD burner, which worked just fine, then I used it with a new laptop, with a USB 3.1 Type “C” socket (the smaller USB 3.1 sockets). Because this device has a type “A” plug, I used an OTG cable I use for my tablet and this worked fine. I then used this device on a larger capacity HDD (3TB). This had been the drive I could not test on the older USB 3.0 devices, as they could not handle drives over 2TB. I plugged it, it worked just fine. This drive had been throwing errors when in my Synology NAS and I needed to see if this was a hardware issue, or the NAS. Stability of this device was tested on several occasions. I performed a slow full format on the 3TB drive overnight and that went well. I also copied over 2.5TB of data from the NAS overnight to a 3TB drive and this took all night, again without issue. In summary, this is an adaptable device, that works with the latest USB standards, it has a USB “A” plug, but can be adapted to work with USB “C” sockets, it is fast in operation, works with DVD drives as well as HDD’s, does not require power for 2.5” (laptop) hard drives and has proven to be stable in operation. If I was looking for a criticism – which is going to be difficult to do, it would be a concern about how robust this device is going to be over the long term, it is far smaller and appears to be a little flimsy compared to the USB 3.0 devices it replaces – but equally, you can argue this device brings portability and light weight design.
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Does a great job

By: jomohome - 06/01/2020
Plug it in and away you go. You get 6gb speed with SATA III and 10gb speed with 3.1 (gen 2) cables. My best buy in 2020.
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works great

By: Nemo - 07/19/2020
Have now used this for over a year with 2 very different W10 laptops to access hard drives from dead or obsolete computers. Works fine. Will stream a BluRay image or copy files at the max rate the drive supports. You will need to use the 12V. supply to power a 3.5" drive. This adapter is the easiest SATA-USB I have ever used and I have several going back to USB1 days.
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