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Apricorn SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 Connection ASW-USB3-25 (Grey)

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  • 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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Size: USB 3.0 | Color: Grey

Product Description

Apricorn’s SATA Wire 3.0 is the easiest way to upgrade your notebook drive. Packaged with our user-friendly Cloning Software and using an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection for up to 10x faster data transfer rates than USB 2.0, you can clone your notebook drive in a snap. If your notebook is running out of space or you are looking to upgrade to a faster high performance hard drive or solid state drive, Apricorn’s SATA Wire is the perfect tool. Providing a USB 3.0 connection to ANY 2.5 inch notebook hard drive or solid state drive and bundled with Apricorn’s Upgrade Suite Software, the SATA Wire enables you to upgrade your notebook’s drive in three simple steps. Connect the SATA Wire to your drive and to the USB 1. port on your computer Run the included EZ Gig IV or ShirtPocket cloning 2. software to copy all of your data, email, settings and OS from your notebook to the new drive Swap out your old notebook drive with your new 3. one, and you’re done. EZ Gig IV Cloning software is a powerful, yet easy to use tool that gives you the option of creating an exact clone of your hard drive - perfect for hard drive upgrades or for creating bootable backups of your system. Or for those who wish to clone to a smaller capacity drive, such as fast solid state drive, EZ Gig’s Data Select option enables you exclude selected media files from the copying process to save space. Now you can run your OS and applications from a fast, smaller SSD boot drive, while keeping your documents and media files on your original hard drive. The SATA Wire is also perfect for transferring data to bare drives or for creating backups of your system. Now there’s no excuse when it comes to backing up or upgrading your system, just use Apricorn’s SATA Wire.

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Apricorn’s SATA Wire 3.0 is the easiest way to upgrade your notebook drive. Packaged with our user-friendly Cloning Software and using an ultra-fast USB 3.0 connection for up to 10x faster data transfer rates than USB 2.0, you can clone your notebook drive in a snap. If your notebook is running out of space or you are looking to upgrade to a faster high performance hard drive or solid state drive, Apricorn’s SATA Wire is the perfect tool. Providing a USB 3.0 connection to ANY 2.5 inch notebook hard drive or solid state drive and bundled with Apricorn’s Upgrade Suite Software, the SATA Wire enables you to upgrade your notebook’s drive in three simple steps. Connect the SATA Wire to your drive and to the USB 1. port on your computer Run the included EZ Gig IV or Shirt Pocket cloning 2. software to copy all of your data, email, settings and OS from your notebook to the new drive Swap out your old notebook drive with your new 3. one, and you’re done. EZ Gig IV Cloning software is a powerful, yet easy to use tool that gives you the option of creating an exact clone of your hard drive - perfect for hard drive upgrades or for creating bootable backups of your system. Or for those who wish to clone to a smaller capacity drive, such as fast solid state drive, EZ Gig’s Data Select option enables you exclude selected media files from the copying process to save space. Now you can run your OS and applications from a fast, smaller SSD boot drive, while keeping your documents and media files on your original hard drive. The SATA Wire is also perfect for transferring data to bare drives or for creating backups of your system. Now there’s no excuse when it comes to backing up or upgrading your system, just use Apricorn’s SATA Wire.

Product Details

Size: USB 3.0 | Color: Grey
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.2 x 1 inches ; 1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005C983NA
  • Item model number: ASW-USB3-25
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (990 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2011

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281 of 291 people found the following review helpful By M. Jenson on March 31, 2011
Size: USB 2.0Color: White Verified Purchase
I have mixed feelings on this device/software. Let me start from the beginning... I purchased this kit along with a Western Digital 500 GB Scorpio Black internal laptop hard drive (WD5000BEKT). My situation was one where my laptop hard drive needed to be replaced because it was nearing capacity and was getting along in age. For your reference, my laptop is a Dell Inspiron e1705 with a Hitachi 60GB hard drive, the original from Dell. I liked the idea of being able to clone my OS and all my data from the old drive onto the new Western Digital hard drive hassle* free.

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.
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150 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on June 26, 2012
Size: USB 2.0Color: White Verified Purchase
Length: 5:01 Mins
The attached video shows a real cloning session, demonstrates how easy this is to use, points out some options that you probably won't use, and maybe points out some interesting things along the way.

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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122 of 131 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 29, 2011
Size: USB 2.0Color: White Verified Purchase
Length: 9:53 Mins
I just cloned and replaced a slow 500 GB laptop hard drive with a lightning-fast Crucial m4 256 GB solid state hard drive (SSD). I've never done this before and it worked great the first time, no sweat. The setup was a no-brainer. A few button clicks and the cloning process starts. It took about an hour for the cloning to complete. Afterwards, I just swapped out the hard drives. Done deal. All my data and programs work perfectly, including the Win 7 64-bit operating system, hidden files, and the full-on Photoshop CS5.

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.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By BRITinUS on January 23, 2012
Size: USB 3.0Color: Grey Verified Purchase
Used to clone existing 3-1/2" system hard disk to a Crucial M4 SSD. Leaving all the included EZ Gig IV Cloning Software options as default, it took just over one hour to transfer 200GB of data, and another hour to execute the "verify" option. My motherboard has USB 3.0, so saw transfer speeds as high as 125MB/s. Installed the SSD in place of the 3-1/2" hard disk, checked the BIOS to make sure the SSD was selected as the boot device, and the system booted up immediately -just a lot quicker!

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!
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