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Sabrent USB 3 0 to SSD SATA IDE 2 5 3 5 5 25 INCH Hard Drive Converter with UL Power Supply LED Activity Lights 10TB Support USB DS12

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
950
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Unverified
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Review Summary - 846 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Memory
 201
ssd, hard drives, drives, hard drive, sata
+89%
-11%
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" ...  This one spins down the drive when idle but keeps the drive available for use when the drive letter is accessed.  ...  "
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" ...  This drive slipped right until this box with ease. ... Computer found it just as fast as any usb jump drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to use this with a lot of drives to verify contents, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  100's of GB over USB2 is pretty slow so the main features that I was interested in were that it is USB 3.0 as well as simple and reliable. ... Looking at Drive Manager i could see the SSD but software could not clone to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use to install an old hard drive from my dead tower to my laptop as an external hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  That is the biggest drive I own but works beautifully.  ...  "
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" ...  I pulled the two hard drives out and use this so I can transfer any needed files to my laptop or my other 6TB external dive.  ...  "
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" ...  Just slap this the end of your left-over hard drives and go to work archiving old files. ... But if your hard drive came in a classic rectangular housing you'll be fine. ... And your hard drive doesn't have to be slim like modern drives in laptop.  ...  "
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Ports
 180
sata, hard drive, drives, ide, usb
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I bought this about a week after purchasing a 2.5 SATA enclosure from Sabrent, and, like the previous one, it did not disappoint.  ...  "
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" ...  Just make sure you attach the supplied USB connector to a USB 3.0 port to get full effect of data transfer speed.  ...  "
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" ...  True plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a perfect option if you don't have space to plug into your motherboard!  ...  "
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" ...  This USB adapter works great and is quite convenient if you have a lot of spare 2.5" hard drives or do repair work on other people's computers.  ...  "
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" ...  This worked great on an old SS(Super Speed) USB, and a USB 3.0. ... And the included USB-C adapter is an awesome touch.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use: just plug in your old hard drive and then attach the USB to the new computer, and it works!  ...  "
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" ...  I really like how many drives I can adapt to USB with this one adapter.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 123
data, hard drive, ssd, drives, hdd
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I used this to recover information from a busted computer.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great way to take and drive and connect it to another computer for testing or getting the data off.  ...  "
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" ...  A little time consuming but it works great, All this all on a PC laptop with Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with my Mac High Sierra using USB 3.0  ...  "
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" ...  Recognized my SSD right away and quickly moved my old harddrives data to my new SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great to access files on hard drives from my old computers.  ...  "
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" ...  Used this to retrieve data off an old computer  ...  "
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" ...  Works good, uses a regular USB that goes in your computer.  ...  "
Overall performance
 88
hdd, transfer, clone, speeds, hard drive
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I used this to format my hard drive on a macbook pro mid 2012 and it was fast and simple.  ...  "
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" ...  communicates with ssd drive well.  ...  "
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" ...  Did its job. ... Used it to clone a HDD to a SSD. ... No problems with the upgrade and computer is so much faster.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great for quick hook up of a SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Plastic, but does the job well.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use these for 2.5" hard drive and SSD Mining as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Transfers and formatting seemed to be quick as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the job of cloning my Crucial SS.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 87
working, months, drives, drive, died
+61%
-39%
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" ...  Worked as expected. ... No problems at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked fine with hard drives, however.  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as expected with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I should be able to use this thing for many years.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, no issues  ...  "
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" ...  Worked right away. ... Hope it last.  ...  "
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" ...  After the update it worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it to get important documents and photos from a desktop computer that had quit working.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 78
easy, simple, use, super, easy to install
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Great product and very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  No need of a case, and very easy to take it in and out.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to use, did exactly what it said, worked on exactly what it said it would.  ...  "
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" ...  It is super easy to use and looks great with the see through top.  ...  "
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" ...  After that it was fairly straightforward. ... The drives were easy to insert and remove.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a great product and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy and stupidly simple to set up with my Wii U!  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of operation.  ...  "
USB
 59
drive, hard drive, sata, usb 3 0, ide
+80%
-20%
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" ...  USB-3.0 for speed.  ...  "
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" ...  It simply accessed as with any external hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to watch a video and replace the drive with the drive adapter to clone my drive.  ...  "
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" ...  The read time is good with the 3.0 USB.  ...  "
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" ...  USB power to SSD or 2.5 drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Works on USB 2.0 and 3.0 devices.  ...  "
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" ...  The actual hard drive was sitting in an enclosure that controlled the drive.  ...  "
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" ...  This worked great on an old SS(Super Speed) USB, and a USB 3.0.  ...  "
Marketplace
 43
works as advertised, works, advertised, worked as advertised, seller
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  as described on Amazon and also on the box .  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D76J1KO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent product - great price - fast shipping  ...  "
Cables
 39
power, cables, power cord, drives, cord
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Cable worked great!  ...  "
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" ...  Sabrenet is a good quality SATA cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple cable that works with USB 3.0.  ...  "
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" ...  The cord really worked fast.  ...  "
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" ...  This cable worked like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  The power cord is of nice quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This cable worked.  ...  "
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" ...  thanks again Sabrent for making and/or designing one of the best transfer cables. ... I've used all of you guys products over the years and this one is now my favorite and to go to cable.  ...  "
Build Quality
 39
enclosure, flimsy, feels, broke, drive
+72%
-28%
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" ...  I had everything on solid ground and completely stable too.  ...  "
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" ...  A little flimsy feeling but works pretty well.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels solid too, like it's built well.  ...  "
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" ...  Case is plastic, but works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  This case enclosure is pretty solid.  ...  "
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" ...  But if your hard drive came in a classic rectangular housing you'll be fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Seem sturdy, like the on / off switch.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is nice and solid like it can take a good few bench drops.  ...  "
Setup
 38
simple, setup, instructions, plug and play, hard drive
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Super easy and stupidly simple to set up with my Wii U!  ...  "
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" ...  It was simple to setup and worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked after a simple setup .  ...  "
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" ...  This was easy to use and now i'm booting my OS in 15 seconds instead of 4-5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy setup, true plug-and-play.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy to use, cloned my hard drive to upgrade!  ...  "
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" ...  very good product, no issue in installation and worked well with samsung 860 EVO  ...  "
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" ...  The drive is easy to install and use.  ...  "
Software Platform
 38
linux, ssd, drive, windows 10, os
+68%
-32%
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" ...  If you've ever had a computer crash this is what you need.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to be honest by stating that Samsung does have the best easiest and free software to accomplish the cloning task.  ...  "
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" ...  Norton found it and did the complete cloning. ... Norton had a few hiccups along the way because of errors on the old drive but once I ran checkdisc and corrected the errors, Norton did fine.  ...  "
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" ...  exactly what I needed for a hard drive that would not boot windows.  ...  "
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" ...  Note: haven't tested same setup in Windows 10 yet.  ...  "
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" ...  Linux compatiblity is a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought there was a virus or trojan.  ...  "
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" ...  diagnostics, formatting, backups, etc.  ...  "
Price
 33
money, worth the money, well worth, waste, bucks
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Very good price also.  ...  "
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" ...  Save your money for something better made.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is not bad.  ...  "
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" ...  a tight budget.  ...  "
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" ...  I paid full price for this adapter  ...  "
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" ...  but worth the money  ...  "
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" ...  I really can't believe the price they're offering this for.  ...  "
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" ...  I like it and I think it is a good value.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 32
hard, old, ide, disk, hard drives
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I use this to check out disks from other computers.  ...  "
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" ...  Allowed me to take an internal Blu-ray DVD Writer out of an old PC and make it an external drive for my new PC.  ...  "
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" ...  It works with IDE and sata hard drive, cd/dvd drive  ...  "
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" ...  This thing worked perfectly on a brand new drive as well as a very old drive.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is a very good option for reusing my drive, Toshiba 1TB.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a handy tool to salvage the data from a dying hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It simply accessed as with any external hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Drive was immediately discovered.  ...  "
Product As Described
 27
works as advertised, works, advertised, worked as advertised, item
+100%
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" ...  Item was exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Item works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Performed as advertised!  ...  "
Resolution
 21
ssd, external, data, tool, insert
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Wonderful alternative to an external HD if you have some spare old ones laying around.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed this to facilitate upgrading the HD in my mid-2011 iMac to an SSD, and it works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great for me to clone HD  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy way to retire my pc by moving the HD into this and transferring the files.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and perfect for recovering stuff off old HD's.  ...  "
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" ...  I am currently using this for a 2.5" SSD HD as well as a 3.5" HD.  ...  "
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" ...  Very minimal work needed to make that connection and access HD data.  ...  "
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" ...  Removed HD from them before trashing them, and this docking station allowed me to insert a HD into it and plug into my new desktop via a USB cable (included) to access and copy all desired files.  ...  "
Fit
 19
perfectly, fits, fit, laptop, enclosure
+68%
-32%
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" ...  The drive enclosure fit my need perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Case is plastic, but works perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  They require a bit of lifting to get a good grip.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit in laptop no issues  ...  "
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" ...  The device itself worked perfectly although is was a tight squeeze getting a desktop drive into the enclosure.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits all my laptop HDDs  ...  "
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" ...  Quick fike transfer and fits securely with my spare SSD.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits snug and hardly know it's there.  ...  "
Delivery
 15
delivery, right, quickly, promised, ordered
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Received very quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  came the next day  ...  "
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" ...  Very fast delivery and well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and worked right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as expected and shipped quickly  ...  "
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" ...  as described on Amazon and also on the box .  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered came without a single issue.  ...  "
Returns
 12
returning, window, returned, refund, worth
+17%
-83%
comment
" ...  Should have returned, but did not.  ...  "
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" ...  Do not recommend this product unless you just want to return it immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  Disappointed in this product and even more disappointed that I didn't figure this out during the return window.  ...  "
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" ...  Really not worth the return hassle and past the poor return policy days.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work had to return  ...  "
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" ...  not worth the 6 or so bucks to return.  ...  "
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" ...  had to return item  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, I'm 1 day past the return window or else I would be returning it for a refund.  ...  "
Firmware
 10
website, sabrent, drives, update the firmware, ocz
+30%
-70%
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" ...  If later it turns out to be limited, maybe Sabrent can provide a firmware upgrade.  ...  "
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" ...  AFTER I went to their website and flashed the firmware. ... if Windows doesn't see your 3TB or bigger drives, definitely get the firmware update from their website.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried updating the firmware but still getting the same problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I have updated the firmware to the latest available on the manufacturer's website, and still no luck.  ...  "
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" ...  The next task was to update the firmware on the now deinstalled OCZ drive. ... The OCZ utility could see the drive and reported that there was an available firmware update but the process of updating failed part of the way through on each attempt.  ...  "
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" ...  (By this time I had already installed updated drivers from the Sabrent website and flashed my device with new firmware to work with larger capacity drives).  ...  "
Design
 10
works, well, like, feels, design
+100%
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" ...  Looks fine on a desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Feels solid too, like it's built well.  ...  "
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" ...  I picked this up, like the simple design and it works great .  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very well made.  ...  "
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" ...  it looks simple but it completes the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like it will work great.  ...  "
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" ...  Minimalist product works well.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is beautiful.  ...  "
Size
 9
portable, nice, handy, space, device
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  The only reason for me to give 4 stars is its size .  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and convenient, decently made too.  ...  "
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" ...  Very Versatile case.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice tool to have in the bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Has come in very handy.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you can't go wrong, and it's very handy having all the possible connections on one small device.  ...  "
Controls
 8
button, turn, well, top, switch
+63%
-38%
comment
" ...  It works well and I like the fact that it has a power button.  ...  "
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" ...  I attached it to the desktop tower via a USB 3.0 port and turned it on with the easy push button. ... Turning the button back on instantly remounts it.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well although sometimes need to press the power button twice for it to turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it has a power button.  ...  "
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" ...  LOVE the in-line on/off switch.  ...  "
Storage
 8
one, lid, drives, drive, could
+88%
-13%
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" ...  After checking the drives, I put it back on the shelf as I probably won't need it for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought a new SSD to replace an existing one (more space!).  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice tool to have in the bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Although slightly flimsy feeling, the bay seems to offer a decent amount of protection to the drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Many such items are sold in a simple plastic bag (which is often fine), but this item comes in a custom-made foam mold which is then inserted into a box made specifically for this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds a 2.5 drive with no issues and 3.5's also slide on in with no issues.  ...  "
Comfort
 8
little, like, feels, flimsy
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  Feels solid too, like it's built well.  ...  "
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" ...  They require a bit of lifting to get a good grip.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like I need to wear sunglasses when using this thing or it's going to try to give me eye surgery while I backup "stuff".  ...  "
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" ...  Feels very well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Quite pleased, right down to its 4 little rubber foot-pads.  ...  "
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" ...  A little flimsy feeling but works pretty well.  ...  "
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" ...  A useful inexpensive tool to have on hand.  ...  "
Drivers
 7
driver, website, sabrent, work, windows
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  does not work, no driver found  ...  "
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" ...  Other reviewers experiencing this problem on Windows said they needed to download new drivers, but only Windows drivers are provided on the Sabrent website.  ...  "
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" ...  (By this time I had already installed updated drivers from the Sabrent website and flashed my device with new firmware to work with larger capacity drives).  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
wipe, old, dust, way, wanted
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  I wanted to wipe some old drives without resorting to explosives, microwaves, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to wipe off dust while cleaning.  ...  "
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" ...  Works perfectly and it protects the HDD from dust.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using this now to wipe old hard drives.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it to wipe old drives from multiple old machines all the way from 1999 (8G IDE) through 2012 era (512G SATA 2).  ...  "
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" ...  Flip open lid makes it a breeze to install an remove drives and you can use either 2 1/2" or 3 1/2" drives in this unit and has a power button on top so you don't need to disconnect anything.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 5
supply, included, work
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  DO NOT use the included AC power supply.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Power supply didn't work . ... might help others if they check power supply's  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
sounds, sound, pc, noise, making
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  I could hear them spinning, but they were not accessible on my computer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Since the included A/C adapter itself was very unreliable (blue light on the power brick would blink and make a ticking sound), I tried using an internal molex power connector from my PC.  ...  "
Apps
 4
software, samsung, product, file, drive
+100%
comment
" ...  diagnostics, formatting, backups, etc.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Simple to use, and allowed me to retrieve and save the files I needed when my computer crashed!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Works fine with Samsung EVO SSD drives and their data migration software.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
packaging, package, failed, defective, also
-100%
comment
" ...  Damaged and did not work!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Also packaging was damaged on arrival.  ...  "
comment
" ...  1 out of 2 was defective.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Luckily it failed before any damage had been done.  ...  "
Features
 4
light, led, feature
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I've not had the unit very long, but the main feature I was looking for works great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has LED light to show if it is ON.  ...  "
comment
" ...  On unpacking, the simple feature is clearly met.  ...  "
ISP
 3
data, simple, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  Data transfer can not be easier than this.  ...  "
comment
" ...  No Geek required.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Simple and easy data transfer.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
USB:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  3