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Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter

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Product Highlights
  • Connects Hard Drives to PC via USB 2.0
  • Transfer Data via USB 2.0 at 480 Mbs
  • Reverse Compatible with USB 1.1
  • Supports CD-ROM Speed of up to 52x
  • LED Lights
  • Supports Hard Drives up to 2 TB
  • Power Supply
  • Easy-to-Install

The Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter allows you to externally connect any 2.5″ or 3.5″ IDE/PATA or Serial ATA/SATA hard drive to a computer via an USB 2.0 port. You can effortlessly swap your hard drives and transfer data rapidly via USB 2.0 at a speed of up to 480 Mbs, and CD-ROM speeds of up to 52x. It is also reverse compatible with USB 1.1.

LED lights act as an indicator to ensure data transfer. The USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter supports a storage capacity of up to 2 TB. It is compatible with standard desktop 3.5" SATA or IDE hard drives and standard notebook 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drives.

Allows you to externally connect any 2.5" or 3.5" IDE/PATA or Serial ATA/SATA hard drive to the computer via an USB 2.0 port
Effortlessly swap your hard drives and transfer data rapidly via USB 2.0 at a speed of up to 480 Mbs
CD-ROM speed of up to 52x
Supports desktop CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, and DVD+RW
LED lights - indicate power and activity status to ensure data transfer
Supports hard drives up to 2 TB
Compatible with standard desktop 3.5" SATA or IDE hard drives and standard notebook 2.5" SATA or IDE hard drives
Requires no drivers
Reverse compatible with USB 1.1
Includes a power supply
Easy-to-install
System Requirements Available USB 2.0 port on the computer
Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
MAC: OS X
Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter
  • USB to IDE/SATA Converter Cable
  • Power Supply
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SabrentUSB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter
     
    4.3

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable construction (13)
    • Highly compatible (12)
    • Strong connection points (11)
    • Reliable (10)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer equipment (15)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (16), Budget shopper (9)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (19), Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (23)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works Like It Should, Very Useful

      This was my second set as I lost the last Sabrent kit I had. I've never had any problems. If used correctly- set jumper to Cable Select and let the OS put it...Read complete review

      This was my second set as I lost the last Sabrent kit I had. I've never had any problems. If used correctly- set jumper to Cable Select and let the OS put it where it wants, plug in POWER to drive FIRST so it can spin up, then plug in USB, unless the drive is bad it's always shown up and done what it's supposed to..

      It's a plus to be able to power laptop drives externally as opposed to the USB ports lower current as well.

      It's slower than when installed on the motherboard of course, but still very useable and helpful to have.

      MB

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Failed to connect; hours of wasted time;

      Purchased to download data from older IDE\PATA drive from decommissioned computer. Attached as directed; system (1 yr old Dell T7500 with Win 7 x64) found but failed to mount drive. Hours...Read complete review

      Purchased to download data from older IDE\PATA drive from decommissioned computer. Attached as directed; system (1 yr old Dell T7500 with Win 7 x64) found but failed to mount drive. Hours trying to problem solve; finally got in to "tech support" (hours after their stated available hours", rep swore up and down "if the computer sees it, it's not our fault; call the hard disk make" (very rude). Hours with Western Digital (to verify jumper settins; no help. Out of desperation, went back to B&H and purchased full Sabrent IDE\PATA enclosure; was up and running in 30 seconds. Beware of product application and useless Sabrent tech support.

      Reviewed by 25 customers

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      5.0

      Works Like It Should, Very Useful

      By Metalistic

      from Tampa Bay Area, FL

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable
      • Strong Connection Points
      • Very Practical-helpful

      Cons

      • A Bit Slower Than Onboard
      • None Otherwise

      Best Uses

      • Moving Files To Other Drv
      • Save Files When Os Fried
      • Seeing Whats On A Drive

      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

      This was my second set as I lost the last Sabrent kit I had. I've never had any problems. If used correctly- set jumper to Cable Select and let the OS put it where it wants, plug in POWER to drive FIRST so it can spin up, then plug in USB, unless the drive is bad it's always shown up and done what it's supposed to..

      It's a plus to be able to power laptop drives externally as opposed to the USB ports lower current as well.

      It's slower than when installed on the motherboard of course, but still very useable and helpful to have.

      MB

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Works as described

      By Skyking

      from Rocky Mount, NC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

        Easy to use, all cable combinations provided. Good value.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Exactly what I needed, as advertised

        By Cowboy Dad

        from Draper, UT

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Ugly

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

        The only way this very practical product could be any better would be if it were better looking. Full points for price, service, function, usefulness.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        I was able to do what I needed to do

        By just here

        from Charlottesville, VA

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

            I was saving an old computer that was running windows 98 just for the photos I saved of my children on it. This hard drive converter allowed me to pull my documents and images right off the old hard drive and save into my new laptop. Everything hooked up easily. I was concerned about the durability of the product from reading other reviews, but it worked great for my needs. I plan to use it on another desktop running windows 2000.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great Hardware

            By Wat-j

            from North Carolina

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable construction
            • Highly Compatible
            • Strong Connection Points

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer Equipment

              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

              Only a moment to figure out how to fit it, and it worked perfectly. Had a NexStar hardware dock that gave up the ghost by not reading the inserted harddisk, yet constantly trying to read the disk. Would not work on 3 different harddisks. Got the USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter by Sabrent and after running diskscan was able to transfere all my photos from the last 4 years onto a new drive. This product saved me.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              I would buy this again.

              By Sam

              from MI

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer Equipment

                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                I restore peoples files from their hard drives that local repair shops say they can't restore them.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Easily handles the connection

                By jdl

                from Redford, MI

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                    Easy to connect external hard drive

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Work Great

                    By Johnny Direct

                    from Los Angeles, Ca

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable construction
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Reliable
                    • Strong Connection Points

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                    Arrived ahead of tracking. I have an older 7200RPM 60GB ATA Hard drive from an old laptop that quit working. . I have 3 other "SATA" laptops that where not compatable with the older ATA architecture. I bought the Hard Drive Converter by Sabrent and was able to access the old drive in less than 2 min. I now have a 7200 spin 60GB usb drive!!!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    2.0

                    Worked as advertised

                    By Ken

                    from Dothan, AL

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Weak Connection Points

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer Equipment

                      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                      The power supply cables are a bit flimsy. The SATA one would not plug into the power adaptor without pushing the wires from behind.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      1.0

                      Does Not work

                      By aquanee

                      from Providence, RI

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Unreliable
                      • Weak Connection Points

                      Best Uses

                      • recycle bin

                      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                      I had one similar to this that worked on the same equipment until the power supply broke. I bought this one and it doesn't work at all. The cheap electrical components are nit well constructed and you have to 'jimmy' them in and make sure all the contacts are being made

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great purchase

                      By Parebel

                      from Pennsylvania

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Equipment

                        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                        I removed my old hard drive, & IOmega drive from my old desktop computer. plugged it into the Sabrent and now I have two more storage areas and I didn't have to trash them.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Co

                        By roy

                        from st peters,mo

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                              Bought this to put new hardrive in my laptop. Worked very easy and good to format new hard drive and transfer files.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Co

                              By Harlan

                              from Davenport, IA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable construction
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Reliable
                              • Strong Connection Points

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computer Equipment

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                Exactly as described and this product works great.
                                I needed to transfer files from old PC to new one and this gadget worked perfectly on SATA, IDE and EIDE drives.
                                For the money this is a perfect tool box addition.
                                I may buy another as well.
                                It is also very well built, no surprises in the packaging of the product.
                                As always B&H was prompt and I had my tool working within a few days of ordering.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what I was looking to purchase.

                                By Dr Bob

                                from Guilford, CT

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable construction
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong Connection Points

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computer Equipment

                                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                  I was in need of a product that would enable me to copy the contents of one 2.5" drive to another, external to my operating system. I purchased two converters - copying the contents of one external drive to the second. For me, this converter worked exactly as described and at a reasonable cost. I would recommend the product to anyone seeking to perform a similar drive to drive conversion.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  Excelent Product!!

                                  By Reedster

                                  from Sylva, NC

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable construction
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Connection Points

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Computer Equipment
                                    • High-End Equipment
                                    • Networking

                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                    I love my new Hard Drive converter. It's worked perfectly since I bought it. I've been using it to collect old pictures and such for my friends off their hard drives from their bad computers. Definitely saved a lot of memories for them. It has a very nice and understandable construction. Very simple to assemble and work with. Works as fast as my computer will let it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    1.0

                                    Have not gotten to work!!

                                    By ZU

                                    from West Virginia

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                          Purchased to move files from several older computers so that they could be e-Cycled. So far I am 3 hours into getting the new computer to "see" either of two hard drives without success.

                                          The device powers up the hard drives, I can see them as a USB device, but they are not presenting to the operating system in modern computers as a memory device or disk (I have tried this on 2 XP machines and one windows 7 without any success.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          1.0

                                          Failed to connect; hours of wasted time;

                                          By fairandbalanced

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Limited Compatibility
                                            • Unreliable

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                              Purchased to download data from older IDE\PATA drive from decommissioned computer. Attached as directed; system (1 yr old Dell T7500 with Win 7 x64) found but failed to mount drive. Hours trying to problem solve; finally got in to "tech support" (hours after their stated available hours", rep swore up and down "if the computer sees it, it's not our fault; call the hard disk make" (very rude). Hours with Western Digital (to verify jumper settins; no help. Out of desperation, went back to B&H and purchased full Sabrent IDE\PATA enclosure; was up and running in 30 seconds. Beware of product application and useless Sabrent tech support.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • PC

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                                              4.0

                                              great value

                                              By t

                                              from woodlands, tx

                                              About Me Value Oriented

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                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                                    easy setup and fast

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • PC

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Works as advertised

                                                    By Scenemaker

                                                    from Taunton, MA

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable construction
                                                    • Strong Connection Points

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Computer Equipment

                                                      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                                      I bought this to capture content from IDE hard drives from a board replaced with a newer one that only takes SATA drives. I plugged the adapter in and it worked well of out of the box. It will take a minute to recognize and for everything to show up in your file manager. And the drives get quite warm if you are grabbing a lot of data. Large transfers take a while at the USB rate.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Computer Platform:
                                                      • PC

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Cheap and it works!

                                                      By Loren

                                                      from Battle Creek, MI

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                                                        Cons

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                                                            Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter:

                                                            If you don't need an enclosure and just want to connect an old drive to your USB port this is a good solution. I found it very easy to use.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal
                                                            • Computer Platform:
                                                            • PC

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