Top positive review
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Well worth the price
on 2 February 2014
With the ever increasing demand for SSDs and availability of disk cloning software, USB3 to SATA converters has become a necessity for those wanting to upgrade to an SSD.
Yet this little converter is not limited to SSD only. You can transfer data between any traditional hard drives without mounting the drives into the computer. All you need is a USB port.
I decided to buy the Anker based on several positive reviews.
The quality packaging serves as great protection of the contents during shipping & storage, and contains the USB3 to SATA adapter, a USB3 cable and a UK plug 12Volt/2A adapter (which is not needed in most cases).
If you have a USB3 port, file transfer or disk cloning is very fast. The device is backward compatible, so UBS2 will still work, albeit considerably slower.
A neat feature I really like is the ability to "Hot Swap" drives (without the need to power down the computer), and that is why there is no On/Off switch on the device itself.
The adapter is made of quality plastics and feels solid. I have no doubt that it will last for many years.
Once the job is finished, the adapter and cables can be stored in original packaging with ease.
The Anker USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter is such a time saver, and due to build quality and ease of use I rate it 5 star and highly recommended.