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StarTech.com USB 3.0 To SATA-IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter (USB3SSATAIDE) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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StarTech.com USB 3.0 To SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter Converter (USB3SSATAIDE)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 217 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 3.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price5.0   above average
Adapter3.9   above average
Connection3.8   above average
Windows3.6   above average
Power3.5   average
Transfer2.5   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"I'll be throwing this adapter away and would not recommend it to anyone."
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"Since testing hard drives to see if they are working propertly is one of the main reasons I bought this adapter, this is a large disadvantage."
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"I used a couple other USB to HDD adapters and they are not good, being the SATA power cable is already connected to the IDE Molex plug.. On my others you have to connect an IDE to SATA adapter, after a few uses- it loses contact.. Glad to see it this available.. Other features like LEDs for IDE, SATA, USB connect is good.."
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"Worst came to worst, I could have just had my friend help me, but it's good to have adapters on hand."
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"The most common point of failure in these adapters is the power brick."
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"Only problem was the connection to the adapter and USB was not made at first try."
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"This adapter seemed to work perfectly for simple reading of drives, but produced some very strange results when trying to use it for cloning a bootable OS X drive with Carbon Copy Cloner."
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"This is not a problem with the adapter per se, but rather the dumb Windows security protocols...you may run into an issue where you cannot open a file from the disk because you are not the owner."
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"I was not sure if it would work across USB but using this adapter Acronis was able to image my HDD into a new SSD in less than 45 minutes (500Gb drive with 200Gb in use) FLAWLESSLY."
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"I am completely happy with the StarTech adapter, which is well made and works like a dream."
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"All data was intact, and was easily accessible with the Startech Adapter."
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Connection

Connection:
"I used a couple other USB to HDD adapters and they are not good, being the SATA power cable is already connected to the IDE Molex plug.. On my others you have to connect an IDE to SATA adapter, after a few uses- it loses contact.. Glad to see it this available.. Other features like LEDs for IDE, SATA, USB connect is good.."
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"Since I wasn't sure if it was any good anyway I connected a known good drive, also 3.5 IDE, and got the same results."
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"Either my hard drive was still being difficult or I missed a switch or connection somewhere along the line with this piece but it didn't work for me."
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"I have connected it to a varied number of devices and have experienced no negative issues."
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"Only problem was the connection to the adapter and USB was not made at first try."
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"Highly recommend if you need to connect a SSD to a USB port or image a machine"
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"When I plug it in to a USB 2 port, it comes right up without a problem, but when I try to access the connected drive, it locks my PC."
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"I bought this adapter because I often fix people's computers at their house, and it's nice to be able to connect PATA and SATA hard drives to my laptop for debugging."
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"I connected with the web site suggestion, purchased the product, remover the old C drive from my old desktop, set up the wiring, connected to my laptop and I now have a GREAT BIG separate device to save all my 15,000 photos."
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"Works great and has good connection transfer speed."
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Power

Power:
"I used a couple other USB to HDD adapters and they are not good, being the SATA power cable is already connected to the IDE Molex plug.. On my others you have to connect an IDE to SATA adapter, after a few uses- it loses contact.. Glad to see it this available.. Other features like LEDs for IDE, SATA, USB connect is good.."
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"The power supply tends to be the most common problem noted in other product reviews."
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"The first one lasted about a year because I only used it about three or four times before the IDE power cable connector broke."
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"Worked well for a few hours the power unit went totally dead."
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"The second time I went to use it, the power supply cord was dead."
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"The most common point of failure in these adapters is the power brick."
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"The power supply is nice."
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"Overall, the product is well manufactured; the power supply is particularly high quality compared to those in similar products."
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"The extra power (mini plug) to power the unit for 2.5 IDE drives is great for USBs that dont have enough power to power up the drive.."
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Price

Price:
"The price was good and I plan on giving the block unit away."
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"WELL worth the money spent on it."
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"A great value for the money, and works wonderfully! "
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"Handy gadget, and well worth the price to save my files and programs."
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"This adapter did exactly what I needed it to at a very good price and is versatile enought to do more than I expected."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"worked perfectly - was able to retrieve the info from the hard drive on the old dead pc and transfer it to the new one."
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"The computers have long been obsolete (one was a Pentium 3....) and it would have been painful to transfer them via normal means."
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"This adapter worked exactly as advertised and allowed me to transfer all of my data from an old dead Dell Inspiron laptop to my desktop."
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"Bought this to transfer data from a hard drive from a broken computer to a new one."
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"Was able to recover all the data from the 2 hard drives in my 10 yr old pc with a dead motherboard and transfer it to my new windows 7 PC."
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"It's USB 3.0 so even large file transfers are pretty quick."
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"Works great and has good connection transfer speed."
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"While I was able to transfer most of my files to the new computer, you never get everything."
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"I was able to check about 4 drives and transfer data (very slowly) off the drives."
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"I've been able to throw this in my toolkit and use it to transfer customers data to my laptop so I can restore their data after reloading their machine."
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Windows

Windows:
"Used it on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, compatibility seems to be NO problem."
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"Was able to recover all the data from the 2 hard drives in my 10 yr old pc with a dead motherboard and transfer it to my new windows 7 PC."
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"This is not a problem with the adapter per se, but rather the dumb Windows security protocols...you may run into an issue where you cannot open a file from the disk because you are not the owner."
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"I have been able to retrieve most of the data from 2 hard drives so far, it's easy to use and I've used on both Mac & Windows."
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"Came with drivers, but didn't need it since it works great with Windows 7."
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"A working HD was easily seen by XP and Windows 7."
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"this device works perfect with every windows OS"
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