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SATA to USB Cable with UASP

SATA to USB Adapter Cable | SATA III 6Gbps | 2.5" SSD or HDD | USB 3.0 | Portable

Product ID: USB3S2SAT3CB

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  • Access a SATA SSD or HDD from your laptop with this SATA to USB cable
  • Experience 70% faster read speed and 40% fast write speeds with UASP support
  • Connect to external drives anywhere with this SATA to USB adapter -- no power adapter required
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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.

Upgrade the Drive on Your 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:

  • Add drive space
  • Perform backups
  • Create disk images
  • Implement data recovery
  • Transfer content between the drive and the laptop

Faster Transfer Speeds with UASP

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.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing, UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Connect from Anywhere

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.

Note: This product is not compatible with 3.5 in. hard drives. For 3.5 in. drive support, please see our USB312SAT3.

USB3S2SAT3CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Take advantage of USB 3.0 laptops or desktops with UASP for faster transfer speeds
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Perform a data migration or clone a drive
  • Back up important data to an external storage device
  • Retrieve data from an old SATA drive
  • Upgrade your laptop HDD to an SSD via USB 3.0

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximum portability with cable-style adapter, and no external power adapter required
  • Time-saving file transfers, up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 11307339
  • A.B. Distributing, Inc. STAR-USB3S2SAT3CB
  • ASI 147764
  • Ingram Micro USA UN4218
  • D&H USB3S2SAT3CB
  • SYNNEX US STA-USB3S2SAT3CB
  • UPC 065030854696

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
SATA Power (15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors 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 Interface USB 3.0
Bus Type USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM225CM
Packaging Information Package Height 0.4 in [10.0 mm]
Package Length 7.8 in [19.8 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.2 oz [61.0 g]
Package Width 8.7 in [22.0 cm]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 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 up to 2TB 5900 RPM hard drives
MTBF 1,609,297 Hours
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 [50.0 cm]
Product Width 1.9 in [49.0 mm]
Product Height 0.4 in [9.0 mm]
Power Power Source USB-Powered
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 1 - Included in Package USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" HDD Adapter Cable
Instruction Manual

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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.

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.

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

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works great

By: 2far - 08/13/2021
thought there was software to load, tedh support chat informed me there is no need, also helped with the main issue, great company
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