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I tried it, the drive does not spin up.
CaliforniaProgrammer
· March 5, 2014
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Yes, that is exactly why I purchased it, to upgrade my laptop drive to an ssd. I had purchased the ssd earlier, but it didn't come with the cable, so I got this cable, and it worked like a charm. I just used the cloning software that came with the ssd. It was way easier than I expected to upgrade the laptop too, and… see more Yes, that is exactly why I purchased it, to upgrade my laptop drive to an ssd. I had purchased the ssd earlier, but it didn't come with the cable, so I got this cable, and it worked like a charm. I just used the cloning software that came with the ssd. It was way easier than I expected to upgrade the laptop too, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to upgrade because I went from waiting 30+ seconds for things to open, to a near instantaneous response. see less Yes, that is exactly why I purchased it, to upgrade my laptop drive to an ssd. I had purchased the ssd earlier, but it didn't come with the cable, so I got this cable, and it worked like a charm. I just used the cloning software that came with the ssd. It was way easier than I expected to upgrade the laptop too, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to upgrade because I went from waiting 30+ seconds for things to open, to a near instantaneous response.
D. Pettit
· August 6, 2014
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Absolutely. I've used it with both USB 2.0 and 3.0 perfectly. Enjoy.
Laika Lou
· November 23, 2014
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Yes. I had an SSD drive connected to the back of a server's USB 3 port for weeks without issue with no external power adapter.
DarthW
· November 15, 2014
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Hello Luis, the StarTech cable is 20 inches from end-to-end (including plugs and cord). I hope this helps in your search for information. Enjoy your day.
Debbieenjoy
· October 15, 2014
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Not for me. I just tried this adapter with the latest downloaded Samsung Magician tool. Drive works beautifully across this adapter, BUT in my case, the Magician software detects the device **controller** as the drive itself, then says NO SAMSUNG DRIVE FOUND. On the other hand, Windows can see it's a Samsung drive with… see more Not for me. I just tried this adapter with the latest downloaded Samsung Magician tool. Drive works beautifully across this adapter, BUT in my case, the Magician software detects the device **controller** as the drive itself, then says NO SAMSUNG DRIVE FOUND. On the other hand, Windows can see it's a Samsung drive with no problem.
So, the problem appears to be with the Samsung software and certain controller combinations. To be clear, THIS ADAPTER IS NOT AT FAULT. It has even been reported elsewhere (in posts I've seen) than Samsung techs have told people having this issue to use another utility besides the one from Samsung. see less
Not for me. I just tried this adapter with the latest downloaded Samsung Magician tool. Drive works beautifully across this adapter, BUT in my case, the Magician software detects the device **controller** as the drive itself, then says NO SAMSUNG DRIVE FOUND. On the other hand, Windows can see it's a Samsung drive with no problem.
So, the problem appears to be with the Samsung software and certain controller combinations. To be clear, THIS ADAPTER IS NOT AT FAULT. It has even been reported elsewhere (in posts I've seen) than Samsung techs have told people having this issue to use another utility besides the one from Samsung.

David
· September 25, 2015
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If by backwards compatible you mean works with USB 2.0 as well as 3.0, then yes.
iWaffles
· January 18, 2015
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For all USB 3.0 is possible because the power is separated, but in my opinion, better to unplug it from USB.
Konstantinos Papamarkos
· February 19, 2017
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Yes, assuming the HD is not damaged
T. Schultz
· September 13, 2015
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SATA 1.5 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are compatible with each other. Most devices which are only SATA 1.5 Gbit/s can connect with devices that are SATA 6 Gbit/s, and vice-versa, though SATA 1.5 Gbit/s devices only connect with SATA 6 Gbit/s devices at the slower 1.5 Gbit/s speed.
SATA 3 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are comp… see more
SATA 1.5 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are compatible with each other. Most devices which are only SATA 1.5 Gbit/s can connect with devices that are SATA 6 Gbit/s, and vice-versa, though SATA 1.5 Gbit/s devices only connect with SATA 6 Gbit/s devices at the slower 1.5 Gbit/s speed.
SATA 3 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are compatible with each other. Most devices which are only SATA 3 Gbit/s can connect with devices that are SATA 6 Gbit/s, and vice-versa, though SATA 3 Gbit/s devices only connect with SATA 6 Gbit/s devices at the slower 3 Gbit/s speed.
That being said, this cable allows you to connect your SSD drive to a USB 3 port on your computer and transfer data at a higher rate. However, if your computer has only USB 2 ports, then the max transfer rate will be at the lower USB 2 level capability. see less
SATA 1.5 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are compatible with each other. Most devices which are only SATA 1.5 Gbit/s can connect with devices that are SATA 6 Gbit/s, and vice-versa, though SATA 1.5 Gbit/s devices only connect with SATA 6 Gbit/s devices at the slower 1.5 Gbit/s speed.
SATA 3 Gbit/s and SATA 6 Gbit/s are compatible with each other. Most devices which are only SATA 3 Gbit/s can connect with devices that are SATA 6 Gbit/s, and vice-versa, though SATA 3 Gbit/s devices only connect with SATA 6 Gbit/s devices at the slower 3 Gbit/s speed.
That being said, this cable allows you to connect your SSD drive to a USB 3 port on your computer and transfer data at a higher rate. However, if your computer has only USB 2 ports, then the max transfer rate will be at the lower USB 2 level capability.

Francis X. Fanucci
· December 15, 2014