The USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to SATA adapter cable lets you connect a 2.5" SATA hard drive or solid state drive to your computer through an available USB port. The cable supports UASP, allowing for transfer speeds up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, which enables you to utilize the full potential of your SATA III SSD/HDD, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. See our UASP testing results below for further details.
This portable, cable-style adapter makes it easy to swap between hard drives without having to install your drives in an enclosure, and features a lightweight design with no external power required, for easy storage in a laptop bag or carrying case.
The USB3S2SAT3CB is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (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.
At the same peak in testing, UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.
Benefits and Features:
|Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||USB 3.0 A (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Male|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Bus Type||USB 3.0|
|Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)||SATA|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Included in Package||Instruction Manual|
|USB 3.0 to SATA 2.5" HDD Adapter Cable|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||61 g [2.2 oz]|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 2TB 5900 RPM hard drives|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Product Height||9 mm [0.4 in]|
|Product Length||211 mm [8.3 in]|
|Product Weight||41 g [1.4 oz]|
|Product Width||49 mm [1.9 in]|
|OS Compatibility||Windows XP (32/64-bit)/ Server 2003 (32/64-bit)/ Server 2008 R2/ Vista (32/64-bit)/ 7 (32/64-bit)/ 8/8.1 (32/64-bit) Mac OS X Linux|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Cable will work only with 2.5" SATA drives|
3.5"/5.25" drives are not supported