|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)
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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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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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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!
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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 ...Read more ›
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Apricorn is completely dishonest refused to honor $10 rebate despite following all the steps described and attaching UPC code that was on the package (claimed that it was not... Read morePublished 2 days ago by SMB
I was amazed with the simplicity of this device and the software. They say 3 clicks, and unless you want or need to pare down the amount of information you want to transfer, 3... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Froggyv
This kit worked fantastic when going from a small 500GB to a 1TB HDD. Also when I used the kit to migrate from an old failing laptop HDD to a new 480GB SSD the process went very... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michael J.
The cord part is okay, though it is quite rigid and very short. The cd is a Frisbee and should have been launched into orbit. DO NOT CLONE YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH THIS! Read morePublished 7 days ago by sbowen29
Will not work with Windows 10. Company failed to make drivers. (July 2016)Published 8 days ago by DownTheRoad
How easy it is to move to a SSD .... transfer everything in minutes.... love it.Published 9 days ago by fdoamerica
The SATA-USB connector works great, but the software was "DOA" and I had to download from the Apricorn website. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Mujuro
I've used this dozens of times. This is my backup strategy of choice - just keep a spare drive and write everything to it if the main drive fails the backup gets mounted and I'm... Read morePublished 18 days ago by dauntless