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IO Crest USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter Cable for 2.5 Hard Drive HDD or SSD with UASP Support (SY-ADA20079) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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IO Crest USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter Cable for 2.5" Hard Drive HDD or SSD with UASP Support (SY-ADA20079)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 231 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 4.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.6   average
Price4.4   average
Transfer4.1   average
Dock3.8   average
Adapter3.7   below average
Power3.0   average
Cable2.6   below average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"Maybe my adapter is faulty."
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"Had a 500GB WD hard drive and the orig adapter failed, this was a last resort before taking a hammer to the hard drive to destroy it and throw it away, this got the drive working again!"
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"Karl Voss left a great review indicating that the first SATA to USB adapter he used with the Samsung 840 EVO had the same problem, but that a different SATA to USB adapter worked fine."
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"One can argue this is Samsung's problem, but other SATA to USB adapters do faithfully pass through the drive identification information."
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"This Adapter is extremely reliable..."
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"This just a good cable adapter, works perfect."
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"I couldn't transfer files so I took it out of the Mac and it works great with is adapter."
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"The adapter cable provided a simple and efficient means to clone my 500 GB hard drive onto a 1 TB SSD."
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"Great speeds and very reliable, when you keep the adapter plugged in and swap HDDs you have to replug in the usb for it to recognize on macs."
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Cable

Cable:
"StarTech cable failed, this one was easy."
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"Given the above con, I would not recommend this cable to those looking for a fast USB 3.0 to SATA III cable."
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"Anyway - I've swapped disks, cables, physical machines and it just doesn't seem compatible with any Linux machines."
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"I read a few reviews about the connector feeling flimsy but it feels good enough for me, now if you're going to start moving it around or hang the drive from the cable.... well.... that's going to feel flimsy."
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"I have tried a different cable, same problem."
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"The only problem was the very short cable."
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"StarTech cable failed, this one was easy."
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"This just a good cable adapter, works perfect."
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"The fastest cable of this type I have come across is from StarTech, and I would recommend you buy that for use with 2.5in HDDs SSDs."
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"The adapter cable provided a simple and efficient means to clone my 500 GB hard drive onto a 1 TB SSD."
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"cable is thick but performance is solid as well."
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Dock

Dock:
"I'm not going to tell you everything wrong with it, but I will inform everyone that this Docking Station, has corrupted more hard drives than I want to mention."
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"I had the same problem as some of the other negative reviewers here, but only with ONE of the two of these docks I bought...so I don't think it was the drivers as one commenter suggested, at least in my case."
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"Whatever glitch this dock causes, it is able to corrupt a drive to a severe degree, so I strongly recommend that you look elsewhere."
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"The only downside to this dock is the drive get very hot when in use hot enough that you can't touch them."
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"This is a problem with every open docking station."
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"-I wouldn't recommend this dock for long term external storage, drives don't spin down and get very hot in a short period of time."
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"Docking stations work well, for both 2.5 and 3.5 HDD."
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"The IO Crest Dock is a pretty simple device and one that makes using bare drives for many purposes easy."
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"My 3 year old Masscool dock works perfectly, but it's only USB 2.0, and I wanted a USB 3.0 dock....guess I'll keep looking."
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"Both of my docks worked well at first, but I had a drive become corrupted, and blamed it on the drive, not the dock."
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Power

Power:
"I had an external hard drive power failure."
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"In other attempts to connect the external hdd, the3 power light never came on."
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"Unfortunately after the first attempt to bring my HDD online, the Power Activity Light went out before the drive was ever detected by my computer."
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"Now I don't have to plug them directly on my PC motherboard (by opening the case).Beware that it comes with a big -laptop style- power supply, which made the package bigger and heavier, when I received it outside the US, I had to pay some extra weight."
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"built great dont need the power hooked to it for laptop hard drives ."
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"This device is worth the money, it comes with an A C power cord for those large HDD that requires power but most importantly it works well."
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"I haven't really used the 3.0 features yet but it works perfectly without power with 2.5 hard drives."
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"This adapter comes with its own 12 volt power adapter, this was a good thing since my usb 3 ports couldn't supply enough power to open the tray!"
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"However, when connecting to lower power devices such as a laptop hard drive, this device is able to draw power from the USB port and functions perfectly well without the power adapter."
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Price

Price:
"Don't waste your money on this piece of junk."
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"Bottom line:I wouldn't recomend this to a friend and I regret buying it because I now have to spend money to get my files back that this ... thing wrecked"
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"This looks built very well, NOT cheap feeling."
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"Great product for a great price, and always the Amazon amazingly fast shipping."
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"These are great devices and are cheap and work well! "
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"Very good price! "
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"Very durable and the very much worth the money."
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Speed

Speed:
"Amazon's product description states that this has UASP and SATA III (6Gps) support, but the speeds I experienced clearly indicates that either UASP is not enabled (NOT shown on the actual product box or documentation) or the product is not capable of SATA III (6Gbps) speeds (mentioned on both the product box and documentation) or it is missing both functions."
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"Given the above con, I would not recommend this cable to those looking for a fast USB 3.0 to SATA III cable."
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"This works great, and has a reasonably fast transfer rate."
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"works great , good transfer speed, nice build quality"
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"Great product for a great price, and always the Amazon amazingly fast shipping."
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"It is fast and reliable."
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"Looks good, works well and came really fast."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Bought this to transfer all the data from one dead laptop to my new one."
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"The hard drive would randomly disconnect from my computer, which was really annoying whenever I was attempting to transfer a large amount of files to it."
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"This works great, and has a reasonably fast transfer rate."
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"works great , good transfer speed, nice build quality"
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"I couldn't transfer files so I took it out of the Mac and it works great with is adapter."
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"Quick and easy operation to transfer the contents of a laptop HD to a new Samsung SSD."
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"Have used this to update data for my laptop on new drive as well as transfer data from old desktop HD to new system."
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