I primarily got this Sabrent USB 3.0 to SSD / 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive cable to clone my wife's new HP Pavilion 15-cc183cl and my daughters old HP Pavilion G7 Laptops onto new SSD drives for which it worked perfectly. This cable can also be used to turn your Laptop Drives into a on the spot external drives as well.
PROS: - Connects directly from your laptops USB Port (2.0 or 3.0 compliant) to the 2.5 hard drive connectors Mechanical or SSD (SSD must have SATA connectors) - No external power source needed to power the 2.5 inch drive - No Drivers needed, Just plug and play
CONS: None that I can think of.
Recommended Cloning Software: If you are planing to clone your existing hard drive to a new one (preferably SSD) use Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition, I used it successfully to clone both my wife and daughters laptop hard drives to SSD with no issues. (Google to download)
PLEASE NOTE: This cable will not work with Mechanical 3.5 inch drives due to the power consumption.
Overall: This Cable more than did the Job on both of my families Laptops. No complaints here, would highly recommend.