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USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter
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0.87 lbs

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USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter

Are you looking for a temporary, simple, low-cost external drive solution for your USB 3.0 equipped PC? The Monoprice USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Cable is what you're looking for!

This kit comes with a USB 3.0 cable, a converter box with a SATA drive connector (for 2.5" and 3.5" internal SATA hard drives, and 5.25" SATA optical drives), and an AC power adapter. The converter is compatible with any internal SATA drive: 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or 5.25" optical; SATA I, SATA II, or SATA III. When used with a USB 3.0 connection and a SATA III drive, this device allows transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s, more than ten times faster than USB 2.0 and 50% faster than SATA II internal connections!

To use it, simply plug the SATA converter into the internal SATA drive, then plug the USB cable into the converter and your PC, and plug in the power. The converter will allow the drive to be recognized by your computer as a USB device, the same as if you had installed it into an external enclosure.

Although this isn't ideal as a long-term solution, because of the exposed drive circuits, it is an excellent way to quickly transfer data to or from an internal drive without going through the hassle of installing it into a PC or an external enclosure. This a perfect device for the PC bench technician or roving repair tech, especially given that it is more portable than traditional drive docks, as well as the fact that it allows connection to 5.25" optical drives, which traditional docking stations cannot accommodate.

Note that this is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, but is limited to a maximum transfer rate of 480 Mbit/s. No additional cables are needed for USB 2.0 connectivity, making this the complete USB-to-SATA solution!

Warning! Because the drive is not enclosed, the circuit board is exposed and can be easily shorted out if you allow it to come into contact with a conducting surface or object. DO NOT place the drive on a metal surface or allow metal objects (such as screws) to come into contact with the circuit board. It is best to place the drive, circuit board side down, on top of a nonconducting surface. The box for this converter cable serves as an excellent surface on which to place the drive.

47 Reviews

81.49% of the reviewers recommend this product


Works perfectly, fast transfer speeds

  • David,
  •  Burbank, CA 
  • 11/3/2015 2:16:04 PM

Pros: Works exactly as advertised. Quick plug-in of internal SATA drives, they mount instantly on my Mac, and the transfer speeds I'm getting from them are great.

Cons: Wish they would also sell hard drive underplates too so we could protect these hard drives.

Does exactly what it says, and works fantastic. USB3 speeds are nice and speedy.

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Awesome, worked perfectly!!!

  • Dave Rarey,
  •  NEW YORK, NY 
  • 9/1/2015 6:57:31 AM

Pros: It works! Straight forward, easy to use.

Cons: None.

Had an unexpected hard drive crash and couldn't get old operating system running. In the past, I would take the hard drive to Best Buy and pay them $99 to retrieve the data. This inexpensive adapter was a revelation and if people only discovered this, Best Buy and others would lose a lot of money on their services... It worked exactly as it was supposed to!!

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USB to Sata

  • kharp911,
  •  Bakersfield, CA 
  • 8/10/2015 11:59:49 AM

Pros: Easy to use, quick to connect. Fast shipping.

Cons: None

I had a hard drive go south on me and I replaced it with a new one, I use this device to get all my data off of original drive. It was quick and easy. I would recommend.

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Worked like a charm

  • PRG,
  •  Jacksonville, IL 
  • 7/16/2015 6:19:20 PM

Pros: Easy to set up. Worked the first time. Was able to save the hard drive data to a new computer.

Cons: None. Randomly blinking lights showed something was happening.

Followed the directions to plug a sata hard drive from a broken computer into the adapter, plugged it into the wall outlet, plugged the usb into a usb2 port and the drive showed up on the new computer. Able to transfer all my data to the new computer. Even though I back up on a daily basis, I was loath to redo all the work I had just put in on a large project the day the computer died. Local computer tech wanted $75 just to look at it and more to do anything. For less than $20 and a few days shipping wait this baby did the trick.

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Does the job well

  • Heh-dinero,
  •  Suwanee, GA 
  • 3/28/2015 10:12:49 AM

Cons: Can't think of any cons.

Small device, works exactly as described, LEDs blink in response to drive access, long enough power cord. Worked immediately on a 2.5" drive as soon as I plugged in USB cable. No complaints. Great product.

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