SATA to USB 3.0 Converter

Upgrading your system to use USB 3.0 ports? The SATA to USB 3.0 Converter converts any SATA device into the latest USB 3.0 (Superspeed) or ubiquitous USB 2.0 port. SATA I, SATA II, and SATA III hard drives, SSD (Solid State Drive), and even optical drives can now be easily converted into the blazing fast USB 3.0 interface. A 15-pin SATA power connector is built-in to accommodate both 12V and 5V power sources, assuring that any devices can be adequately powered. There is also jumper to enable Write Protect, a great solution for forensic application.

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Examples of devices which can be converted to Superspeed USB 3.0 with the SATA to USB 3.0 Converter

SATA hard drive or SSD SATA optical drive
Addonics Diamond Drive Cartridge System Addonics Ruby Drive Cartridge System


Can also connect to USB 2.0 pin header connector commonly found on system board with the bundled pin header cable

  • Convert any type of SATA device including hard drives, SSD, and optical drives into the latest Superspeed USB 3.0 interface
  • Superspeed USB 3.0 Type B connector supporting up to 5Gbps maximum throughput
  • Optional Write Protect jumper - great for forensic Write Block application*
  • Mini vertical bridge board fits both 2.5", 3.5" or 5 1/4" SATA devices
  • Supplies power to 12V and 5V SATA drives through 15-pin SATA power connector
  • Compatible with SATA I, SATA II, and SATA III devices
  • Supports SuperSpeed (5 Gbps), HighSpeed (480 Mbps), FullSpeed (12 Mbps), and LowSpeed (1.5 Mbps) transaction
  • Backwards compatible to USB 2.0 ports
  • Include cable for connecting to USB 2.0 pin header on motherboard.
  • Serial ATA transfer rate of 3Gbps
  • LED pins for indicating power and drive activity

* When attaching this converter to the back of a Mobile Rack with the WRITE PROTECT enabled, any drives install into the Mobile Rack will become a READ only storage, a great solution for virus protection and prevention of data modification to the drive.

  • USB 3.0 Type B upstream connector on board
  • SATA drive 12V and 5V power from PC power supply through 15Pin SATA power connector
  • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0
  • Supports SuperSpeed (5 Gbps), HighSpeed (480 Mbps), FullSpeed (12 Mbps), and LowSpeed (1.5 Mbps) transaction
  • Compliant with Serial ATA Specification Revision 2.6
  • Supports Serial ATA transfer rate of 3.0 Gbps
  • Supports ATA/ATAPI Packet Command Set
  • Supports ATA/ATAPI LBA 48 Addressing mode
  • Jumper pin header to enable Write Protect
  • Pin header on board for drive activity LED
  • Operating temperature range: 0 °C to +70 °C
  • Operating humidity range: 5% to 90%
  • Storage temperature range: -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Storage humidity range: 5% - 95% (non condensing)
  • 1 year warrnty
  • Fully RoHS compliance


ADSAU3 - (Serial ATA to USB 3.0 converter)
one SATA to USB 3.0 Converter, connecting cable to USB 2.0 pin header(model: AAUSBM5F), user guide,
Price: 19.99