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Windows 7: Has anybody ever use such a cable

24 Jan 2014   #1
whs
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Has anybody ever use such a cable

I was wondering whether this cable (or similar) is any good for attaching an external SSD. Does it work as good as a caddy ?

Newegg.com - Baaqii A207 USB 3.0/2.0 to SATA 22Pin 3.5" 2.5" Hard disk Device Adapter Cable 5.0GBit/s

If you have a model that you successfully used, please post the link.

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24 Jan 2014   #2

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

As long as it is connected to a USB 3.0 port, it should work fine. Even a USB 2.0 port should work for a SSD. A spinner would be iffy at best on USB 2.0 since USB 2.0 has less power available.

Note that the cable isn't sold by NewEgg and apparently is being shipped from Asia.
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24 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks LF. I wish I would find one locally.
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24 Jan 2014   #4

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Here's one for you. I picked one up at a nearby Microcenter.
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24 Jan 2014   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Take a look at this one, Wolfgang. It's sold directly by Amazon and gets decent reviews. A SSD should get plenty of power whether it is used in a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port; a spinner would be really iffy.

Since it draws power from two USB ports, this one will have enough power to work in USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 to handle any 2.5" drive although it will run at no more than USB 2.0 speeds. It also gets decent reviews. Even though it is sold by an Amazon Marketplace vendor, it is fulfilled by Amazon which means it ships from an amazon warehouse and Amazon will stand behind the sale.

I use a couple of USB 2.0 docks that is similar for 2.5" drives with my notebook. The notebook only has USB 2.0 ports so I have to use the double ended cable it comes with to ensure spinners will get enough power to work with it. An SSD can run with only one connection, though. I like them because I'm not comfortable with just plopping a drive down on the desk. They have a little base that swings out to keep them from tipping over and the dock and cable will fit in a little travel type soap box.
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24 Jan 2014   #6
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

A cable like that should work the same as a caddy or enclosure that's USB connected. 2.5" drives use 5V while 3.5" use 12V, USB supplies 5V with USB3.0 having a bit higher current.
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24 Jan 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greywolfe49 View Post
Here's one for you. I picked one up at a nearby Microcenter.
That's USB2 - I need USB3.
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24 Jan 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Take a look at this one, Wolfgang. It's sold directly by Amazon and gets decent reviews. A SSD should get plenty of power whether it is used in a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port; a spinner would be really iffy.

Since it draws power from two USB ports, this one will have enough power to work in USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 to handle any 2.5" drive although it will run at no more than USB 2.0 speeds. It also gets decent reviews. Even though it is sold by an Amazon Marketplace vendor, it is fulfilled by Amazon which means it ships from an amazon warehouse and Amazon will stand behind the sale.

I use a couple of USB 2.0 docks that is similar for 2.5" drives with my notebook. The notebook only has USB 2.0 ports so I have to use the double ended cable it comes with to ensure spinners will get enough power to work with it. An SSD can run with only one connection, though. I like them because I'm not comfortable with just plopping a drive down on the desk. They have a little base that swings out to keep them from tipping over and the dock and cable will fit in a little travel type soap box.
Thanks for all this good info. I think I have to be a bit more specific.

1. I want an unpowered one - only power from the USB3 port
2. Two USB cables don't work because I have only 1 port.
3. I have plenty of docks - in fact the SSD is in a dock right now. But I thought for travel a cable would be less bulk.
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24 Jan 2014   #9

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Take a look at this one, Wolfgang. It's sold directly by Amazon and gets decent reviews. A SSD should get plenty of power whether it is used in a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port; a spinner would be really iffy.

Since it draws power from two USB ports, this one will have enough power to work in USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 to handle any 2.5" drive although it will run at no more than USB 2.0 speeds. It also gets decent reviews. Even though it is sold by an Amazon Marketplace vendor, it is fulfilled by Amazon which means it ships from an amazon warehouse and Amazon will stand behind the sale.

I use a couple of USB 2.0 docks that is similar for 2.5" drives with my notebook. The notebook only has USB 2.0 ports so I have to use the double ended cable it comes with to ensure spinners will get enough power to work with it. An SSD can run with only one connection, though. I like them because I'm not comfortable with just plopping a drive down on the desk. They have a little base that swings out to keep them from tipping over and the dock and cable will fit in a little travel type soap box.
Thanks for all this good info. I think I have to be a bit more specific.

1. I want an unpowered one - only power from the USB3 port
2. Two USB cables don't work because I have only 1 port.
3. I have plenty of docks - in fact the SSD is in a dock right now. But I thought for travel a cable would be less bulk.
The first one I linked should do what you want. It's USB 3.0 and needs only one port.
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24 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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