Scan code: LN57316 Manufacturer code: USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 o SATA or IDE HDD Converter Cable USB3SSATAIDE, USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter Cable, 5Gbp/s, Bus Powered, Hot Swappable

Scan code: LN57316 Manufacturer code: USB3SSATAIDE
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Product Overview

Connect any 2.5/3.5" Drive

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.

Stay Alerted with LED

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.

Works with Various OS

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.

• 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

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Read More USB3SSATAIDE, USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter Cable, 5Gbp/s, Bus Powered, Hot Swappable 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
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Could I use this to connect a Desktop DVD/CD drive to a Laptop?

I have an internal SATA DVD/CD drive from a desktop I want to connect to a laptop (with no optical drive) via USB. Would that work with this?
Asked by: Chris1337
This is designed for connecting Hard Drives or SSD. It is not listed as being suitable for Optical drives on the manufacturer site.
Answered by: DavidScan
Date published: 2020-07-30
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