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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

  • 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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  • Compact, portable form factor
  • Compliant with USB specification Rev 2.0 and 3.0
  • Hot swap and plug and play compatible
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Overview

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.

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

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 3.0
Chipset ID Innostor - IS611
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Interface SATA & IDE
Number of Drives 1
Performance
ATAPI Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 4.8 Gbps
MTBF 35,000 hours
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 4.8 Gbit/s
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA) Female
1 - IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD) Female
1 - LP4 (4 pin; Molex-type Large Drive Power) Male
1 - SATA (7 pin, Data) Female
1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Female
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male
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.
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - IDE Detect/Activity
1 - SATA Detect/Activity
1 - USB Link
Power
Output Current 2A
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 85% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 18 mm [0.7 in]
Product Length 70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Weight 58 g [2 oz]
Product Width 43 mm [1.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 419 g [14.8 oz]
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
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Customer Reviews

3.7 (3 reviews)
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(1 star) Worthless on most older / smaller drives

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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..
Comment Helpful? Yes - 1 No - 0 Report
Response from StarTech.com:
Brian, Customer Support
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.

(5 stars) Perfect

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Worked perfect. I was able to open an old drive that crashed and retrieve all my pictures and other important files.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 5 No - 2 Report

(5 stars) WHAT A USEFUL DEVICE FOR PC REPAIRERS OR BUILDERS

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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.
Quality of Product (5/5)
Comment Helpful? Yes - 14 No - 5 Report