|Item model number||ASW-USB3-25|
|Operating System||Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OS 9.2 +, Mac OS X 10.2+|
|Item Weight||1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.5 x 0.2 x 1 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4.5 x 0.2 x 1 inches|
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Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 Connection ASW-USB3-25 (Grey)
- Connects to any 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive or Solid State Drive
- Creates a Super Speed USB 3.0 interface to a 2.5-Inch SATA Drive
- Clone your hard drive in a fraction of the time
- Perfect for upgrading your notebook hard drive or transferring data to bare drives
- Apricorn's SATA Wire 3.0 is the easiest way to upgrade your notebook drive with backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
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So after receiving my loot from Amazon, I started the process of cloning the old HD over to the new HD. Included with the SATA cable was the cloning software: EZGig III. Apricorn recommends running their software from Windows. I too, recommend trying this way first. It is possible to boot from a user created ISO file from Apricorn, but this isn't necessary if your operating system is behaving normally. So I unboxed the new hard drive, plugged it in and ran the software. Very simple interface and easy to use... pick your source drive (old drive), pick the destination drive (new drive) and...
-= STOP =-
BEFORE you start the auto-clone process, be sure to click into the advanced settings and manually adjust the partitions to your liking. My Dell had four partitions setup on the original Hitachi HD and EZGigIII was going to clone them as is. In fact, the first time around it did clone the old drive perfectly, but it also cloned the partitions as is and made my new precious Scorpio Black 500gb HD the same size as my old HD. It did not allocate the new space to the primary partition, it left it unallocated.Read more ›
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I had an old Dell laptop that I wanted to speed up by putting in a Solid State Drive. Not being the smartest dog in the aquarium and a bit of a slacker my goal was to do it without having to reinstall anyting.
I bought this upgrade kit along with a Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/120G. I stuck the DVD into my laptop, connected the cable to my new SSD, plugged in the other end of the cable to my laptop, and rebooted.
The cloning software started, I answered a few questions, and 40 minutes later it was done. I turned everything off, swapped the SSD for the drive in the laptop, and booted the system. Everything is just like it was but overall lots faster.
Bottom line: If all you want to do is go from a mechanical drive to a SSD quickly and easily then I can't think of an easier or more reasonably priced solution than this one.
...and as a bonus, I can use the same cable to create a full image backup of my laptop drive to the now unused mechanical drive. With that available, if something really bad happens I can fully recover in a few minutes.
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Apricorn even includes the USB/SATA cable with their software bundle. Who knew that this could be so easy?
This just might be the answer for making bulletproof backups, too.
By the way, there is a higher quality You Tube post available that Amazon won't let me link. Search "How to install a SSD into a TimelineX laptop" on You Tube. Beware--the audio kinda sux. I bought a good mike after I shot this.
In case you are wondering, I decided to buy the Crucial M4 SSD without the data transfer kit option as that includes an Apricorn SATA Wire 2.0 which is only USB 2.0, so bought the Crucial M4 SSD alone and this item.
The speed and ease of the SSD cloning and installation made me think that to protect myself from the devastation of hard disk failure, I should backup the system drive of another PC to an existing 3-1/2" hard disk. However the Apricorn connector is only for 2-1/2" SSD or notebook hard disks that can be powered by a USB port. Decided to try powering a 3-1/2" target hard disk from the motherboard and use the Apricorn wire only for data. Found a 7 pin SATA male-male connector (Google "7 Pin Male - Male [ SATA ] Serial ATA Data Adapter 7MALE2M") to plug into the Apricorn cable, and together with a standard SATA data cable generated a 3-1/2 system backup drive in just a couple of hours. A real bonus!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I haven't used the software, but the adapter is the most reliable I have used. The adapter alone is worth the price. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Turner
Just used this Apricom to transfer my HDD contents to a new SSD . Total process, following the very simple steps, took only :22 minutes with no errors. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Coolfire
This worked like a charm when switching out an old HDD to a SSD. Software made it super easy for a novice user. Would purchase again if I ever have to.Published 18 days ago by Golfer27
This worked so smoothly for both of my systems needing a hard disk replacement with more data storage!Published 20 days ago by Leo