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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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Product Description

Style: Port SATA II

The USB3S2ESATA USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter Cable lets you connect an external SATA (eSATA) device or enclosure to a host computer through USB 3.0, in a single convenient package. The adapter cable combines USB 3.0 and eSATA cables into an integrated cable, with no external power source or driver installation required, for simple and hassle-free installation - No assembly or searching for the right cable required. With support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity at transfer rates up to 5 Gbps (10 times faster than USB 2.0), and backward compatibility with USB 2.0, the USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter cable provides a fast and easy-to-use Plug-and-Play experience for home, office or laptop users alike. Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

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Style:Port SATA II

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Brand Name StarTech
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
Color Black

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ASIN B004NNYIVM
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4.2 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #81 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > SATA Cables
#4,514 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available March 18, 2011

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By Randy Forgaard on June 21, 2011
Style Name: Port SATA II Verified Purchase
This USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter cable is just what I needed, and works great with no fuss or bother, no drivers to install, etc. It "just works." I have purchased two of these, and have used them for about a week now. You use one of these when you have a USB 3.0 (or USB 2.0) port on your computer, and you want to connect up to a device that has an eSATA port. This adapter cable does two functions in one: It converts from USB to eSATA, and it also serves as the cable that connects between your computer and the device. Quite often, the external device is an external hard drive, and that is the purpose for which I use this adapter cable.

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.
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This won't be a problem for most people, but this device does not support port multipliers, meaning that you can connect it to only one hard drive (at a time). Enclosures with multiple hard drives will not work with this, so if you have one, or may get one, you should consider something else.
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I have an External 1TB Samsung HD103UJ which spins at 7200RPM. An online review of the drive's real world performance shows 117mb/s read and 118 mb/s write (I'm assuming that's an internally installed drive). I received the Startech dongle and proceeded to do some testing with my new Mac Mini (November 2012). The Mac Mini has an bunch of USB 3.0 ports and a Firewire 800 port. I have a Macally enclosure with USB 2.0 / Firewire 400 / eSATA, and I have a pair of Seagate GoFlex Desktop Adaptors (USB 3.0 and Firewire 800). I'll note for each test what I used.

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.
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I have a Dual 3.5" Bay Vantec Nexstar MX Raid enclosure hooked up via eSATA to my 2014 Mac Mini via USB 3.0 and it works very fast. I copied a 3.5GB movies from enclosure to Mac Mini in under 30 seconds.

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.

ENJOY!!!
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Once I connected this device to an Esata drive (external) and then to my i7 Mac Mini, the drive would not mount at all. Then upon further delving into the generous manual (about 150 words long), I discovered that in the Macintosh OSX environment, it will only function in USB 2.0 mode. As far as I can see, it doesn't function at all with OSX. Even if it did in work in USB 2.0 mode, what would be the point? Even the oldest externals will connect via USB 2.0.

WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO KNOW THIS PRIOR TO PURCHASE!!!!
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The idea that I could plug a USB 3 cable in, and get eSata speed on the other end was great. This cable actually works too, if you use it sparingly. But, don't expect to be able to plug it into a drive in on one end, and transfer any type of files without dropping out every few minutes. It does transfer at USB 3 speed too, but when you have to reconnect the drive every 2 minutes and start over that's not fast enough.

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.
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