Makes data transfer very easy between hard drives and computers.
A few months ago a friends computers motherboard went bad. They went out and bought a new computer, but wanted all the information, photos, videos, documents, and notes off of there old computer. They asked the store to do it, but got the run around so I did it for them. I took the hard drive and placed it in an external drive enclosure and transferred there files to the new machine. I think the biggest pain of the whole process for me was taking their drive and putting it into the enclosure.
That’s when the Sabrent USB 3 to SSD 2.5-inch hard drive adapter would have come in handy. It’s a plug and play style cable that plugs straight into the hard drive and then into your computer via USB 3.0. This adapter gives you extremely fast data transfer without all the fuss of popping a hard drive into an enclosure just to have to remove it a few hours later.
Some of the main features include:
- Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives.
- Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
- Transfer Rates Up to 480 Mbps when connected to a USB 2.0 port.
- Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.
- Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1
When testing it out, I grabbed a spare hard drive that was not in an enclosure and plugged it directly into my MacBook Pro. Data transferred back and forth with no problems and I didn’t have any issues with the hard drive randomly disconnecting. It worked flawlessly. With data transfer up to 5 Gbps, this gadget now has a permanent home in my toolkit.
If you deal with spare hard drives a lot, this is a great tool to have. It’s affordable and makes transferring data between systems very easy.