|Item model number||USB3S2ESATA|
|Item Weight||2.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||6.3 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||53.54|
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StarTech.com USB3S2ESATA 3 Feet SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to eSATA Cable Adapter
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- Integrated cabling, with no driver installation delivers a complete and easy-to-use solution
- Support for USB 3.0 with transfer rates up to 5 Gbps, while also backward compatible with USB 2.0 for older systems
- Long, integrated cables allow for easily running from the back of computers or other hard-to-reach places to more accessible locations
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with supported data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps
- eSATA interface compliant with SATA revision 2 and other SATA revisions, with supported data transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
- Integrated 1m (3.3ft) USB 3.0 cable and 30cm (1ft) eSATA cable
- No driver or software installation required
- Backward compatible with USB 2.0 systems, with support for USB 2.0 transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps
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Generally speaking, it's useful to connect to your external hard drive with the fastest interface it supports. Some external hard drives provide a choice of different connection ports. If your external drive only has a USB 2.0 port on it, just use a USB cable to connect from your computer to the external hard drive, since that is the fastest speed you are going to get anyway (up to 480 Mbit/sec, depending on various factors). If your external hard drive has a FireWire 400 port (also known as IEEE 1394), which supports up to almost 400Mbit/sec, you can connect to it using a FireWire cable from your computer, or a USB-to-FireWire adapter if your computer has a spare USB port but no FireWire port. FireWire 400 is roughly the same speed as USB 2.0 (again, depending on various factors), so if your drive has a USB port, you can again just use a USB cable. If your external hard drive has a FireWire 800 port (again also known as IEEE 1394, generally almost 800Mbit/sec, although again it is complicated), use a FireWire cable if your computer has a FireWire port, to get faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0. If your computer has a USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB 3.Read more ›
Here are the results, I sorted them from slowest to fastest read speed.
USB 3.0 --> USB 2.0 (Using the USB 2.0 port on the Macally Enclosure)
37.6 mb/s Write & 38.1 mb/s Read
Firewire 800 - Firewire 400 (Using the Firewire 400 port on the Macally Enclosure) [Note the write speed was slower than USB 2.0]
30.4 mb/s Write & 40.0 mb/s Read
Firewire 800 --> Firewire 800 (Using the Firewire 800 GoFlex Desktop Adaptor)
60.6 mb/s Write & 70.7 mb/s Read
USB 3.0 --> USB 3.0 (using the USB 3.0 GoFlex Adaptor)
87mb/s Write & 78.9 mb/s Read
USB 3.0 --> eSATA (using the eSATA port on the Macally Enclosure and the Startech Dongle)
100.1 mb/s Write 96.1 mb/s Read
So the eSATA connection, although not quite as fast as the speeds reported in online testing for the drive when installed internally, was faster than any other connection I tested. I'm not sure why the manual reports it will operate on Mac OS at USB 2.0 speeds, but I do know that until recently most Mac computers only had USB 2.0 ports.
Don't listen to the other reviews on this product. It works just fine. I've tested on a few pieces of equipment and all works. It may take a second for your hard drive to detect the device, but give it 30 seconds or so, and you should be good.
WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO KNOW THIS PRIOR TO PURCHASE!!!!
I will say one thing, these USB3 to eSata transfer cables all appear to be manufactured by the same factory in China, and they all seem to do the same thing. I'm going to buy a USB3 dock tomorrow (for just a little more than this cable) because USB 3 is great, and in a regular setup it does NOT drop out, and it's very dependable (at least for me). Personally I've always had random drop-out issues with eSata, but I thought they might have figured it out by now. Evidently not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This ROCKS! My external HD has USB2 & eSATA ports. My old workstation had an external eSATA port but the new one does not. But it does have a couple of USB3 ports. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob M
This didn't work that well actually... I had connectivity issues, if I set the ends in there perspective ports and seated fully I would lose connectivity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael
Works great. I use it with my MacBook Pro mid 2012 and a MyBook Raid with eSata connections. Its relatively fast.Published 2 months ago by P. Dizon
I used this cable to connect a new iMac (Feb 2016) to an older GRAID that didn't have ThunderBolt. Works great and speed feels comparable to FireWire, althought I didn't do any... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jason Smith