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I thought this product paired with specific software (Samsung Magician was my choice) would be better and cheaper than buying a $30-$80 docking station, and I was right. The build quality probably won't last you forever, but it will last long enough to pay itself off. I noticed some scratching on the blue connector portion of the cable, which hints that it will break one day. There's only two things I wish they would've mentioned: 1) since the power draw on a full sized HDD is much larger than an SSD it only works on USB 3.0 or higher. 2) For best results when using this device try to avoid removing the drive while the computer is on, even if you do "eject device".
This is a SATA III USB hard drive adapter. It works. If you need one of these, get this one and it will work for you, too. What else is there to tell you? It has lights that blink on and off. That lets you know data is transferring to or from the drive. I used this to transfer data from a Samsung 500 GB SSD to a SanDisk 1 TB SSD then swapped the 1 TB drive into the laptop it was intended for and it worked like the Samsung SSD did but after using the Windows partitioning program, it had twice the data storage as before and now I am not bumping up against the storage limits of the hard drive. By the time I run out of room this laptop will be ready for replacement and 2 or 4 TB drives will be common and cheap, too.
I used this SATA adapter cable to "clone" my ancient Macbook Pro Mid 2009 hard drive onto a WD SSD. The computer ran so slow, I had to do something. My computer knowledge goes as far as googling and Youtubing answers to my problems and this cheap little cord saved me a ton of time as all I had to do was connect it to my USB, plug it into my new SSD, and copy all the data on my current HD using software I found online. When I tell you this cord made my life so easy, please believe me. It was well worth the money to copy everything directly over with this cord. Don't give it a 2nd thought, just buy it.
Quality could be a bit more robust, but can't complain thus far -- it works. Using it to connect my SSD to my Tesla front USB port to act as a TeslaCam recorder and for my music. SSD is partitioned to do both functions. Below are what I bought to make it work. Satisfied with all components so far. My situation is a leave it and forget it. I am not unplugging and re-plugging that often. I wonder how it will hold up. SCSI connection seems a bit delicate, but no the fault of this particular connector.
(1) USB Splitter - HENGSHENG 2-Port USB Hub 1 Male to 2 Female USB y Splitter Cable (2) USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable for 2.5 Inch SSD & HDD with Extra USB Power Cable/Support UASP-20cm, Black (3) KingSpec 180GB SSD 2.5 Inch Hard Drive SATA3 Internal Solid State Drive Q-180…
I recently was unable to get my laptop to power back on and tried everything I could. The laptop was 5 or so years old and was pretty beat up. So I removed the hard drive so I didnt lose my thousands of family photos and videos. I got a new laptop and went ahead and ordered this hoping it would work. Sure enough it works perfect. Plugs right into the hard drive and into the usb of my new laptop. Transferred over all my stuff. This really turns any hardrive into an external hard drive really. Which is great if you dont want to spend money on a hub. The only problem would be that it is very hard to find specific things on the drive that your looking for. But that's nothing to do with this wire that's just all of windows files. 5 stars!
Ok so I purchased this item to test a few thought be broken hard drives we have and it didn't work or light up I tested it on a new drive and It still didn't work. Then I realized my computer port was the issue tried it on a different port worked great. And for the price it's amazing. Thank you. In store at Best buy this cord is at least $20-30 glad I didn't return it due to my mistake. So if it lights up it works and so does the drive.
So I had a laptop die and I'm frequently being asked to fix devices that have 2.5" drives in them. Bought this so I didn't have to keep opening my computer. The packaging is literally the most boring thing I've ever seen but it you're just gonna throw that away anyway. The tool is all that matters - and it works. I've found it to work quite well with drivers (W10, and W7) auto installing. Drives became visible in the disc manager within a few seconds. Data transfer speeds are legitimate USB 3.0, not like some other knock-off devices on here... The one shame is that this can't run a full size 3.5" drive but that's a limitation of the USB standard.
Definitely recommending this for anyone thinking about taking a dead laptop to your local PC repair guy for data recovery. Do it yourself and save (potentially) hundreds of dolla dolla bills.