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StarTech.com USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP - SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1087 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 0.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Quality4.8   above average
Speed4.7   average
Cable4.5   above average
Connection4.4   above average
Transfer4.3   average
Windows4.2   above average
Adapter3.9   above average
Power3.9   above average
Port3.4   average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"Use your broken adapter to compare how much rubber you need to shave off if you aren't sure."
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"I've had a few external USB3 adapter and the 2 piece ones ALWAYS fail at the connector."
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"Had so many problems with this adapter I decided to return or ask for a replacement, but was denied as of today 04 10 2015."
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"I was wrong:-This adapter took 18 seconds for my Retina Macbook shown 512 gb Samsung Pro 850 hard drive vs to 6 seconds adapter bought on ebay- While running as external hard drive it on and off more often caused video editing interrupted to program hang up."
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"I know the problem was this adapter, not my computer or hard drive, because I bought another USB 3.0 to SATA IDE adapter that worked just fine."
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"This SATA drive adapter works great as described and yet it also works with USB 3.0 for fast throughputs on your file transfers which means less time for you to clone mirror your drive for any upgrades or making a backup."
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"Take this review with a grain of salt though, I won't be using this adapter often enough to be able to say if it is durable at all."
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"The adapter worked perfectly."
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"This is a well made Hard Drive Adapter Cable, it was shipped quickly fits the SATA slot, the USB 3 is reverse compatible with earlier versions of USB."
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"This Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5 SATA III HD adapter cable worked great!"
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Cable

Cable:
"I am not easily impressed but this cord is impressive for the price."
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"This new cable does the job, allowing me to retreive some files I had missed since the last backup,of my sadly demised Dell."
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"Would always stop copying for a variety of reasons, some which made me wonder if this cable was at fault."
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"Wasn't sure at first if I had problems with a cable or a drive, but found that the cable was working fine."
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"I wrestled with this connector....and had many emails back and forth with Intel Service...only to find out that this cable was at the center of the problem."
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"If you need an excellent test cable this can't be beat for the $13 price tag."
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"I brought this cable based on its reviews on amazon and wasn't disappointing .Cable worked flawless so far ."
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"I had a mac book pro crash on me last month and i was able to use the cable to connect it to a windows PC and reformat the hard drive before selling the mac book for parts."
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"I looked at review of other models before making this purchase and tried to give this cable a shot .I wasn't disappointed and it works fine with 2.5 inches HDD."
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Connection

Connection:
"Samsung migration tool didn't decent my drive connected to this thing but it isn't their fault."
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"I'll make some perf tests with the Samsung 840 Pro SSD but I'm confident it will work fine as it uses the same chipset as the Anker product, but this one is better manufactured and no flaky connection."
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"I have another USB 3 to SATA adapter, one that comes with an AC power supply, and it works fine, but this one gives slightly faster transfer speeds as measured by Crystal Disk Mark, and it is a lot less hassle to connect."
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"Has driver problems connecting to OS X virtual vmware machines."
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"I use the cable now for all my external drives because the SATA connection is so much more secure than any of the other smaller flimsy ones."
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"StarTech USB 3.0 to 2.5 Sata III Hard Drive Adapter Cable was easy to connect to the USB Port of the Computerand made the Install as EASY as 1, 2, 3.Not possible to plug it in wrong and Impossible to understand the connections as they can only be installed 1 Way."
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"Great way to connect an external SSD."
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"I had a mac book pro crash on me last month and i was able to use the cable to connect it to a windows PC and reformat the hard drive before selling the mac book for parts."
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"Cable connected just fine to USB and I was able to save the data on the drive."
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"I was able to connect an external drive that wasn't working to my laptop."
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"Works great to connect an external drive."
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Port

Port:
"I'm glad this one doesn't require power, as it's not always easy finding a spare power port around my computer!"
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"Unfortunately, my old PC does not have a USB 3.0 port (stuck at 2.0), so the cloning process took a long time... about 5 hours for 150GB of data."
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"I have no problem using a single usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T440s using this cable."
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"It'll never outperform SATA III by comparison, but when you're out of SATA ports like I have and still have (2) USB 3.0 ports, this is the next best thing!"
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"It is not backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports."
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"Does a good job, but you do need a very good USB port for it to work, then it works great."
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"It fits the ports and is recommend."
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"Good thing the port for the power fit with another more powerful brick."
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"Works as expected... what's awesome about this one as compared to my other similar able is that it requires only one port instead of 2."
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"The drive works good with this connection plugged into my USB port."
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Power

Power:
"I'm glad this one doesn't require power, as it's not always easy finding a spare power port around my computer!"
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"May be some confusion in the comments and Q&As about the ability to power large HDDs."
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"This cord is good but remember that you need a separate cord to power the hard or solid state drive that you are going to use."
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"The USB 3 cable is so much easier than the older models that required a separate power adapter."
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"Good thing the port for the power fit with another more powerful brick."
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"I also will enjoy the insignificant wattage power used."
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"Worked well and without attached external power."
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Price

Price:
"I am not easily impressed but this cord is impressive for the price."
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"Not recommended - waste of money."
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"If you need an excellent test cable this can't be beat for the $13 price tag."
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"Reasonable price."
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"Great price."
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"Good product, great price."
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"StarTech really made this to be a high quality USB 3.0 to 2.5 SATA cable not one of those flimsy cheap cables."
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Quality

Quality:
"The cable seems like a quality product but beware if you plan on using it with a Crucial drive."
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"It works perfectly and appears to be good quality."
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"Good quality cable, works as expected! "
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"Good quality, reasonable price."
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"Great quality was able to reclone samsung 850 evo ssd @ around 86gb; first clone at about 7gb."
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"Very good quality, works great on a Macbook Pro early 2011 !"
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Speed

Speed:
"Probably more due to the drives than the USB 3 I didn't notice a big jump in transfer speed, but like I said, these are not the greatest hard drives either."
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"very functional, with minimum complaints, speed is an issue though, i will try with other hard disk drives though"
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"If your like me, you hate waiting for USB flash drives they are all so slow."
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"I didn't see any speed degradation over time."
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"It's very well made, works flawlessly and it is very fast."
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"Well having tried another brand that gave me abysmal writes to my SSD, I bought this and the write performance on SSD (random and sequential) are really decent for a chipset in a cable :DI have an SSD I had lying around with one of these that I use as an external backup."
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"Works great for fast usb3.0 data transferes and cloning of hdd before installs."
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"Shipped fast, well built, and works exactly as described."
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"Great product, fast shipping and great communication!"
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Probably more due to the drives than the USB 3 I didn't notice a big jump in transfer speed, but like I said, these are not the greatest hard drives either."
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"Ordered for my cousin since her laptop broke and need to transfer her old data from her old hard drive to her new laptop."
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"Thank you for making it so convenient to transfer data from my dead laptop to my desktop! "
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"I used this to transfer everything from my old, failing hard drive onto a new Samsung SSD."
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"No problems, fit perfectly able to transfer to SSD from laptop (Mac Book Pro) HD."
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"Used to upgrade a laptop HDD to a new SDD and transfer rate through 3.0 USB was satisfactory."
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"File transfer is really good! "
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"I was able to extract my old hard drive and connect it to my new computer to transfer the data effortlessly."
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"Transfer speeds are good once connected."
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Windows

Windows:
"Did a perfect job of allowing me to read my dead Windows laptop drive from my new Apple laptop and also from my Windows 7 netbook."
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"Windows 10 is not compatible with the Samsung Magician software or the Samsung Data Recovery software to Clone your Hard Drive."
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"I had a mac book pro crash on me last month and i was able to use the cable to connect it to a windows PC and reformat the hard drive before selling the mac book for parts."
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"Since my SSD went into a Windows 10 computer, and Samsung has yet to produce Windows 10 compatible software, I may never know whether this cable works or not."
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"First off let me say after reading some of the reviews I was a bit skeptical because I had upgraded to Windows 10 and was told that this model wasnt compatible, and I had to order the more expensive model of this unit."
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"Did a perfect job of allowing me to read my dead Windows laptop drive from my new Apple laptop and also from my Windows 7 netbook."
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"I went to the direct website and if you pay close attention, this is only compatible for certain windows OS."
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