USB 3.0 to eSATA HDD / SSD / ODD Adapter Cable - 3ft eSATA Hard Drive to USB 3.0 Adapter Cable - SATA 6 Gbps

Connect an eSATA storage device to a USB 3.0 port on your laptop or desktop

Product ID: USB3S2ESATA3

3.2 stars (4 reviews) |
  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
  • eSATA interface compliant with SATA revision 3 and other SATA revisions, with supported data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps
  • Supports hard drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD) and optical disc drives (ODD)
Your price
$74.99 NZD excl. GST
$86.24 NZD incl. GST

The USB3S2ESATA3 USB 3.0 to eSATA drive cable lets you connect any external eSATA hard drive, solid state drive, or optical disc drive to your USB-enabled computer system -- a great solution for computers that don't natively support eSATA, such as MacBook® and Ultrabook™ computers.

To maximize performance and utilize the speed potential of your SATA 6 Gbps drives, the USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter is compatible with SATA revisions I/II/III and supports transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps through USB 3.0.

With support for Blu-ray/DVD/CD ATAPI / ODD drives and large capacity HDD / SSDs (tested up to 4TB) the USB to eSATA adapter cable is compatible with virtually any eSATA device, and can greatly increase the storage/backup capabilities of your computer.

The USB 3.0 to eSATA drive cable ensures a hassle-free connection with simple plug-and-play installation, plus the cable  is the perfect length (1-meter, end-to-end) for easily accessing the rear panel USB ports on your computer.

The USB3S2ESATA3 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Connect an external eSATA drive to a computer system that only has USB
  • Carry with your laptop and eSATA drive for an on the go storage solution
  • Swap an eSATA drive between computers systems that do not have eSATA

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Get high external performance from your eSATA drives, with transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps using your USB 3.0-enabled computer
  • Hassle-free set up, with plug-and-play installation

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro New Zealand 2709119
  • UPC 065030854863

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data)
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
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 0.2 lb [0.1 kg]
Package Length 8.6 in [21.8 cm]
Package Width 7.8 in [19.8 cm]
Package Height 0.6 in [15 mm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Port Multiplier No
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM hard drives
Hot Swap Capability Yes
MTBF 1,577,505 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 2.4 oz [67.47 g]
Product Length 35.8 in [91 cm]
Product Width 0.9 in [24 mm]
Product Height 0.4 in [1 cm]
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter Cable
1 - Installation 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.

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  • 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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(5 Stars)

Worked for me!

By: Jflindt - 12/23/2017
I have esata swappable drives and just bought a new Mabook Air (mid 2017) with Usb3 ports. I purchased these cable and plugged them in and they just worked. No hassles. I was very surprised! Highly recommend. They are a little pricey but seems to be a good investment.
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(1 Stars)

Not Reversible

By: William64 - 01/26/2020
Will not work when connected as: PC connection is an eSATA and the disk connections is USB3 on Windows 10.
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Matt, Customer Support on 3/02/2020 3:10:12 PM
We apologize for any confusion when purchasing our USB3S2ESATA3. As stated below the title of the adapter, it is designed to connect a USB computer to an eSATA drive and does not work in the opposite direction. At this time we do not have an adapter to connect a computer with eSATA to a USB device.
(3 Stars)

Windows10-yes...Mac 10.13.6-no

By: BlackCoffee - 03/05/2020
This cable works great on my Windows10 machine, allowing use of the external esata drive. But, it is not recognized on my 2013 MacBookPro running OSX 10.13.6, High Sierra.
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Matt, Customer Support on 6/03/2020 5:01:07 PM
We apologize for the difficulties you're experiencing when trying to use our USB3S2ESATA3 with your MacBook Pro. We'd like to speak with you further regarding this as the adapter should work in every modern operating system and uses the standard mass-storage controller drivers built into every modern OS. Please contact us directly for assistance at www.startech.com/support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(4 Stars)

Great on Win10 - No use on Raspbian Buster

By: snahL - 08/12/2020
This adapter provides transfer speeds up to 90MB/sec with a HDD SATA-III. However Raspbian OS Buster on a Raspberry Pi 4 will put this adapter into Quirks mode (BOT) taking the transfer speed down to a lousy 8-10 MB / sec.
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