It will work with the spinner drive as long as you plug into an USB 3.0 port, which supply enough power for the spinner drive. I do recommend getting an enclosure for the spinner drive. You can get those as a kit with cable from eBay fairly cheap. Good luck.
Yep, I did just that and it worked 2009 MacBook Pro). But I failed to install the ssd correctly. The drive went in and it booted but some applications I needed no longer functioned, Adobe programs did not migrate. Oh well, but this adapter did work as advertised.
It will only work if your hard drive’s logic board uses a SATA interface that later converts to USB. Many external drive logic boards are only a USB output. If yours is a SATA converted on a separate logic board to USB, then just remove the second board and it will work.