USB-C to eSATA Cable - For External Storage Devices - USB 3.0 (5Gbps) - 3 ft. (1 m)

Access eSATA storage devices containing HDD, SSD or ODD drives from a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 laptop

Product ID: USB3C2ESAT3

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  • Quickly access eSATA external storage devices with an SSD, HDD or ODD drive from a USB-C computer
  • Perform drive management tasks
  • Set up in a lab, at a desk or out in the field
Your price
¥5,746 JPY excl.
¥6,321 JPY incl.

This USB-C™ to eSATA cable is an external drive adapter that gives you quick and easy access to an eSATA storage device through the USB-C or Thunderbolt™ 3 port on your laptop. 

Connect an Optical Disk Drive to Your Laptop

Even if your laptop doesn’t have eSATA ports, the USB 3.0 to eSATA cable makes it easy to connect it to an external storage device. The cable supports connections to standard SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD).

The cable also supports connections to optical drives (ODD), enabling you to connect a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive to your laptop.

Efficiently Perform Drive-Management Tasks

The cable supports eSATA commands and functions such as SMART self-monitoring. It’s also compatible with eSATA drive management hardware and software, such as backup utility software.

When connected to a storage device housing HDD or SSD drives, the USB-C to eSATA cable lets IT professionals connect to drives for:

  • Data recovery
  • Repairing failing drives
  • Re-using or re-purposing old drives
  • Running drive diagnostics
  • Disk imaging
  • Backing up and archiving drives to prevent data loss
  • Transferring content between the drive and the laptop

The 1-meter cable lets you set up anywhere, enabling you to perform any one of these tasks in a lab, at someone’s desk or out in the field. With plug-and-play installation, it’s easy to connect on any operating system, without any extra software to install.

USB3C2ESAT3 is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.


  • Connect an eSATA storage device to a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 computer

Partner Numbers

  • SYNNEX Japan ZU201PZ
  • UPC 065030879293


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OS independent; No software or drivers required


Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors eSATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - Host Connectors USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.0 (5Gbps)
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)
Humidity 40%-85%RH
Hardware Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Compatible Drive Types eSATA
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1153E
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 1.6 oz [45.0 g]
Package Length 9.8 in [25.0 cm]
Package Width 1.3 in [34.0 mm]
Package Height 0.7 in [17.0 mm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
TRIM Support No
4Kn Support Yes
S.M.A.R.T. Support Yes
Type and Rate eSATA (6 Gbps)
Port Multiplier No
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 10TB drives
ATAPI Support Yes
Hot Swap Capability Yes
MTBF 1,577,505 hours
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Cable Length 36.0 in [91.4 cm]
Product Length 36.0 in [91.4 cm]
Product Width 0.5 in [12.0 mm]
Product Height 0.5 in [12.0 mm]
Weight of Product 1.6 oz [45.0 g]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package adapter cable
quick-start guide



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  • 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.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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USB-C to eSATA Cable

By: Starr - 08/28/2018
Another great StarTech product. Simple, no software required, very well made sturdy high quality cable.
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