USB to SATA Converter for Raspberry Pi and Development Boards
Connect any SATA device to your development board, to increase its data storage capacity and performance
Product ID: PIB2S31
Increase the data storage capacity of your Raspberry Pi or other development board, by connecting it directly to a SATA-based drive. Perfect for custom projects and applications, this USB to SATA converter supports all models of Raspberry Pi as well as other development boards.
Add data storage and enhanced capabilities to your development board
This convenient USB 2.0 SATA converter lets you overcome data storage limitations by enabling you to connect a SATA drive or SATA optical drive through your board’s USB-A port. This enables you to access a wide variety of storage formats including solid-state drives or hard drives, DVD-ROM drives or CD-ROM drives.
A convenient integrated solution
The USB to SATA converter integrates seamlessly with your existing development board. It’s the perfect addition for development-board based applications such as surveillance, media players and servers, digital signage and IoT/automation solutions.
Easy to install
Compatible with SATA I, SATA II and SATA III drives, the converter is easy to install, and doesn’t require any device driver installation. It comes with a USB cable and all mounting accessories, including standoffs, so integrating it with your Raspberry Pi is fast and easy.
StarTech.com provides industry-leading support to get you up and running quickly. The PIB2S31 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
Raspberry Pi is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
Increase data storage capacity and capabilities for Raspberry Pi development boards to create custom applications
Develop solutions for business applications, such as: surveillance; media applications, like news boards; simple servers to host a website or video; and IoT/automation solutions, such as lighting and temperature control
Create custom development-board based applications for home use
|Bus Type||USB 2.0|
|Chipset ID||Renesas/NEC - µPD720231A|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||480 Mbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s|
|SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - 7 pin SATA Data Plug|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Micro-B (5 pin)|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Humidity||15% ~ 90% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 50°C (41°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)|
|Product Height||11 mm [0.4 in]|
|Product Length||66 mm [2.6 in]|
|Product Weight||7.6 g [0.3 oz]|
|Product Width||23 mm [0.9 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||70.4 g [2.5 oz]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - USB to SATA converter|
|1 - USB-A to Micro-B cable|
|2 - standoffs|
|2 - nuts|
|2 - screws|
|1 - quick-start guide|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Buy
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.
When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive controller card, 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:
IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
Hard drive controller card
To test your setup components, try the following:
Use the IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
Use a different IDE, SATA, or eSATA cable, hard drive, and hard drive controller card 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 cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
Test each cable individually.
Use short cables when you are testing.
When you test the hard drive and hard drive controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:
To open the Device Manager, press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers (for IDE) section, or the Storage controllers (for SATA) section.
Do one of the following:
If you do not see the hard drive controller card in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows.
If the device is listed with an error, reinstall the drivers by completing the instructions on the website.
If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be formatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.
Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive.
To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.
Note: A formatted hard drive does not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
Compliance and Safety
- 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.