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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.

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Size:USB 3.0  |  Color:Grey

Technical Details

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Brand Name Apricorn
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
Color Grey

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ASIN B005C983NA
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4.3 out of 5 stars
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Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available July 7, 2011

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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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Size: USB 2.0Color: White Verified Purchase
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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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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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Size: USB 2.0Color: White Verified Purchase
Length: 9:08 Mins
This makes migrating disk drives painless & simple. It is especially great migrating between unequally sized drives like migrating from a larger HDD to smaller SSD. And it successfully handles a bootable partition with a working operating system like Windows 7. If you bought an SSD that didn't come with a migration kit, I highly recommend this solution.

Migrating is actually a complicated process. Especially when moving from larger to smaller, you have to move data to the front, then shrink the partition, then copy to new drive, make alignment changes if it is SSD, then expand to fit the new drive, and hope the operating system still works (mine didn't). I encourage you to search the web for "migrate hard drive to SSD" and you will find a number of articles and freeware offering guidance, all fairly complicated and different. I liked the SSD Freaks and lifehacker articles best. I tried a long time and ultimately failed to migrate a working Windows 7 partition. You might not realize that migrating to SSD requires different alignment, which isn't fixed by a straight copy. This Apricorn software just does it all for you, painlessly and simply.

In retrospect, the only freeware alternative I think would really work, is a Windows 7 backup & restore, which should reload properly onto the new drive. But if you are like me, it takes 2-4 weeks to get all the programs reinstalled and reconfigured to the same level of productivity on my work laptop with engineering software. But with this, within hours you can simply be up on your new drive, but with everything else the same as before. But if you have a USB 3.0 port, I recommend the
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