USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter / Converter

Connect a 2.5in / 3.5in SATA or IDE Hard Drive through a USB 3.0 Port

Product ID: USB3SSATAIDE

3,7 stars (3 reviews) |
  • Built in connectors for both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA Hard Drives (HDDs) and SATA Solid State Drives (SSDs) and IDE hard drives
  • LED indicators provide status and activity updates
  • Maximum transfer rate of 5Gbps using USB 3.0; 480Mbps with USB 2.0
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€49,99 EUR excl. VAT
€62,49 EUR incl. VAT

The USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Cable connects any standard 2.5in or 3.5in SATA or IDE hard drive to a computer through an available USB 3.0 Port (Backward compatible with USB 2.0). The adapter lets you connect a bare drive with no enclosure, saving time and hassle.

The USB 3.0 SATA/IDE Adapter lets you externally connect a bare drive with no drive enclosure or HDD dock required, and features LED indicators that allow you to easily monitor status and activity updates.

The adapter cable works with Windows®, Linux, and Mac® computers and does not require any software or driver installation - a true plug-and-play solution for adding cost-effective external storage, or overcoming incompatibility between all hard drives and USB enabled motherboards that may not be SATA or IDE-equipped.

Backed by our 2-year warranty, the USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Cable comes complete with universal adapter and power cords, providing the additional power required to connect 3.5-inch and larger capacity 2.5-inch hard drives.

Applications

  • Service technicians who need to test or retrieve data from old hard drives
  • Technicians who travel and deal with many different types of hard drives
  • Connect your 2.5" and 3.5" drives to almost any notebook or desktop
  • Ideal for testing and quickly swapping drives
  • Easily connect and access data from a 2.5in or 3.5in hard drive with USB 3.0
  • Retrieve data from a hard drive without having to connect the drive internally

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Versatile adapter, supports both 2.5in/3.5in SATA, and IDE hard drives
  • USB 3.0, for fast access to external storage at up to 5Gbps
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Sweden V932779
  • ALSO Sweden 000000000002763872
  • UPC 065030851091

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD)
1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)
1 - LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
1 - SATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - SATA Power (15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Humidity 5% ~ 85% RH
Hardware Interface SATA & IDE
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Chipset ID Innostor - IS611
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - USB Link
1 - IDE Detect/Activity
1 - SATA Detect/Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 52 mm [2,0 in]
Package Length 15 cm [5,9 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,4 kg [0,9 lb]
Package Width 21,5 cm [8,5 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 4.8 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 4.8 Gbit/s
Hardware Raid Supported No
ATAPI Support Yes
MTBF 35,000 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 58 g [2,0 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 7 cm [2,8 in]
Product Width 43 mm [1,7 in]
Product Height 1,8 cm [0,7 in]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Output Current 2A
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Backwards compatible with USB 1.1 standard, but not recommended due to slow transfer rate.
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE converter
1 - SATA data cable
1 - power adapter breakout cable
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, AU)
1 - instruction manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with the USB3SSATAIDE, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Disk drive(s)

  • USB port

  • SATA cable (if required)

Note: Optical disk drives (ODD) are not compatible with this adapter.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the disk drive(s) and SATA cable in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Test the USB port with a different USB peripheral.

  • Use a different disk drive(s), SATA cable, and USB port in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your hard drive, make sure that the IDE drive(s) have the jumpers set correctly, and that a partition (for example, NTFS or FAT32) exists on the drive(s).

Note: An independent IDE drive must be set to master.

If you are using multiple drives when you are testing, test each drive independently on the adapter.

Use drives that you know work and complete the following when you configure the jumpers on the IDE drives:

  • If you are using two IDE drives concurrently, make sure that one of the drives is set to master and the other drive is set to slave.

  • If you are using an IDE drive with a SATA drive, you must set the IDE drive to slave.

For more information about the jumper configuration, see the IDE HDD technical specifications.

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.

Before You Buy

Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.

Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.

There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:

  • The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).

  • The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).

  • The sector size is not 512 bytes.

Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.

This device supports 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 supports ATAPI, optical drives are also supported.

 

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Safety Measures

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  • 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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WHAT A USEFUL DEVICE FOR PC REPAIRERS OR BUILDERS

By: vonernsk - 02-08-2014
I have always constructed my PCs according to what my requirements are. Over the years I had accumulated a number of old drives that I could not bring myself to throw away. I also spend a fair bit of time removing or fitting hard disk drives to meet particular requirements. I receive 'Custom PC' monthly and last month's issue contained mention of a device that would enable access to data on older IDE HDDs through the USB3 ports on newer PCs (also handling newer SATA drives as well). This adapter from Startech has, at a stroke, removed much of the hassle and fiddle when trying to utilise data from an older HDD on a newer PC. Thank you Startech a long awaited tool for all PC builders and - dare I say 'Nerds'. Great bit of kit that will see a lot of use in the future.
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By: ernie - 05-29-2014
Does this adapter work with 4TB drives? I ran into a hdd size limitation with vantec's product where it does not support any drive over 2TB.
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Perfect

By: Bull dog - 01-08-2015
Worked perfect. I was able to open an old drive that crashed and retrieve all my pictures and other important files.
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Worthless on most older / smaller drives

By: namyzzo - 10-28-2018
I have a stack of older SATA & IDE drives. Most are 500GB or less. Only 2 out of 9 detect (and I've tried verything). BOO HISS - too expensive to NOT WORK..
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Brian, Customer Support on 2018-10-29 10:15:42
Sorry to hear this. Failing or faulty drives will not always detect properly with our product. We recommend trying a few new drives and making sure they work with our product. Please also feel free to contact our Technical Support Team by clicking on the "Chat Live" button on our Home Page.
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