Startech USB 3.0 to SATA or IDE Hard Drive Adapter / Converter - USB3SSATAIDE

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Item Description:
This USB 2.0 to IDESATA Adapter Cable connects any standard 2.5in or 3.5in SATA or IDE hard drive to a computer through USB 2.0. The adapter lets you connect a bare drive with no enclosure saving time and hassle.

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.

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.

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.

Backed by our 2-year warranty; the USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter Cable comes complete with universal adapter and power cords; providing the additional power required to connect 3.5-inch and larger capacity 2.5-inch hard drives.


  • Service technicians who need to test or retrieve data from old hard drives
  • Technicians who travel and deal with many different types of hard drives
  • Connect your 2.5" and 3.5" drives to almost any notebook or desktop
  • Ideal for testing and quickly swapping drives
  • Easily connect and access data from a 2.5in or 3.5in hard drive with USB 3.0
  • Retrieve data from a hard drive without having to connect the drive internally

Product Features:

  • 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


Warranty Information

  • Warranty: 2 Years


  • Bus Type: USB 3.0
  • Chipset ID: Innostor - IS611
  • Compatible Drive Types: SATA & IDE
  • Drive Size: 2.5in & 3.5in
  • Interface: SATA & IDE
  • Number of Drives: 1


  • ATAPI Support: Yes
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 4.8 Gbps
  • MTBF: 35;000 hours
  • Type and Rate: USB 3.0 - 4.8 Gbit/s


  • Drive Connectors: 1 - IDE (40 Pin; EIDE/PATA) Female; 1 - IDE (44 Pin; EIDE/PATA; 2.5" HDD) Female; 1 - LP4 (4 pin; Molex-type Large Drive Power) Male; 1 - SATA (7 pin; Data) Female; 1 - SATA Power (15 pin) Female
  • Host Connectors: 1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Male


  • OS Compatibility: OS independent; No software or drivers required


  • 1 - IDE Detect/Activity
  • 1 - SATA Detect/Activity
  • 1 - USB Link


  • Output Current: 2A
  • Power Source: AC Adapter Included


  • Humidity: 5% ~ 85% RH
  • Operating Temperature: 0 degreeC to 50 degreeC (32 degreeF to 122 degreeF)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 degreeC to 60 degreeC (-4 degreeF to 140 degreeF)

Physical Characteristics

  • Color: Black
  • Enclosure Type: Plastic
  • Product Height: 0.7 in [18 mm]
  • Product Length: 2.8 in [70 mm]
  • Weight: 2 oz [58 g]
  • Product Width: 1.7 in [43 mm]
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