Scan code: LN57316 Manufacturer code: USB3SSATAIDE

StarTech USB3 to SATA or IDE HDD Converter Cable

StarTech USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive HDD Adapter Converter Cable

Scan code: LN57316 Manufacturer code: USB3SSATAIDE
spend over £225 and Buy Now, Pay Later or spread the cost of your finance over 24-48 months with a 10% deposit.
Delivery Options
  • By DPD On 22nd Nov 2019 to your specified address. | £5.48 Receive SMS with one-hour delivery window Weekend, timed and European delivery options are available at checkout

    Have your parcel delivered by DPD to your specified address. Receive SMS with one-hour delivery window

    Weekend, timed and European delivery options are available at checkout
  • Collect instore Collect from our Bolton store, BL6 6PE | Free

    Order online, collect from our Bolton store (25-28 Enterprise Park, Middlebrook, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6PE)

  • UPS and DPD Pickup Pickup from local convenience store | £4.79

    Collect your parcel from your newsagents, petrol stations and convenience stores

  • SCANPROTECT Protect against installation damage for 28 days. More info

    ScanProtect is an enhanced warranty specifically designed and offered by Scan to reduce the risk of any mishap or damage to components during installation.

    Our aim with ScanProtect is to encourage our customers to upgrade or build their own PC confidently. For a small additional fee our customers are provided with complete peace of mind.

Frequently Bought Together
Product 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.
Features • 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
• Compact, portable form factor
• Compliant with USB specification Rev 2.0 and 3.0
• Hot swap and plug and play compatible

Drive ConnectorsIDE (40 Pin; EIDE/PATA) Female
IDE (44 Pin; EIDE/PATA; 2.5" HDD) Female
LP4 (4 pin; Molex Large Drive Power) Male
SATA (7 pin; Data) Female
SATA Power (15 pin) Female
Host ConnectorsUSB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Male
Humidity5% ~ 85% RH
Operating Temperature0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Bus TypeUSB 3.0
Chipset IDInnostor - IS611
Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)SATA & IDE
Drive Size2.5in & 3.5in
InterfaceSATA & IDE
Number of Drives1
LED IndicatorsIDE Detect/Activity
SATA Detect/Activity
USB Link
Package Contents
Included in PackageAC Power Cord (NA/UK/EU)
Instruction Manual
Power Supply
SATA Cable
USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE converter
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight653 g [23.1 oz]
Maximum Data Transfer Rate4.8 Gbps
Type and RateUSB 3.0 - 4.8 Gbit/s
Physical Characteristics
Enclosure TypePlastic
Product Height18 mm [0.7 in]
Product Length70 mm [2.8 in]
Product Weight62 g [2.2 oz]
Product Width43 mm [1.7 in]
Output Current2A
Power SourceAC Adapter Included
OS CompatibilityWindows® 8/8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Server 2008 (32/64), Vista(32/64), Server 2003 (32/64) XP(32/64), 2000

Apple® Mavericks (10.9) OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6)

Special Notes / Requirements
NoteBackwards compatible with USB 1.1 standard, but not recommended due to slow transfer rate.

Please note your statutory rights are not affected.

For further information regarding Scan's warranty procedure please see our terms and conditions

12 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Loading Please Wait

Please wait . . .

TekSpek Guides
System Buses & Bandwidth
System Buses & Bandwidth
Date Issued: 21st Oct 2008

In computing terms, system buses are used to connect various components to the motherboard’s core logic and, often, to each other. Modern PCs run with a multitude of high-speed buses ranging from the interconnects between, say, the chipset and the CPU, graphics card, memory, and peripherals.

Read More

Date Issued: 2nd Jul 2008

Serial ATA, or SATA, is a relatively new storage technology that is now being adopted in computers. It is the successor to Parallel ATA. SATA allows for faster transfers between the hard disk and the system, uses thinner cables and is easier to physically install

Read More

Date Issued: 14th Jun 2008

In this guide we will be examining a popular method used for increasing the performance and reliability of your hard drives and data storage

Read More

Gigabytes and Gibibytes
Gigabytes and Gibibytes
Date Issued: 23rd Aug 2005

If you've used a computer for any duration of time you'll have come across the terms “kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte” and so on. Then there's “kilobit, megabit and gigabit” to add a bit of confusion and to top it all off you've maybe heard or read terms like “gibibyte” on occasion.

Read More

StarTech USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive HDD Adapter Converter Cable is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really useful bit of kit Make sure you remember where you store it as you won't use it very often after the first use!
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from StarTech USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Very impressed, wish I had bought this before. Comes with a inter changeable mains adapter (UK 3 pin and eu connectors) with long cable (150CM). Meaning your drive is not USB powered, but mains powered. Driver disc (not needed on windows 10), short manual. Short Sata cable (15CM), power splitter with power LED to short 4 pin molex and sata power (17CM). Startech adapter is USB A (cable about 75cm) to the convertor. Convertor is 7cm x 4cm, has a power LED and activity LED on the convertor. It has both IDE connectors and Sata data connector. I tested with a 40 pin PATA and SATA drive, very simple plug it all in and connect up in windows via USB 2.0 or 3.0. I think it will work on usb 3.1 too. Transfer speeds are not brilliant but it picked up a IDE drive I thought had failed, so I could get the data off. Great for backups and for making old IDE drives like external drives.
Date published: 2018-01-07
  • y_2019, m_11, d_19, h_12
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.3-b1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2
  • loc_en_GB, sid_57316, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=FEATURED, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_scan
Questions & Answers
StarTech USB3 to SATA or IDE HDD Converter Cable
StarTech USB3 to SATA or IDE HDD Converter Cable