Do you often need to carry massive materials stored on your hard disk no matter you go to work or go home? Of course, that can be settled by SSD or HDD. High-capacity SSD or HDD featuring high reading and writing speed and small size transcends the flash drives with limited capacity.
But we are still not willing to spend a lot of time waiting for the data transmission. We may be crazy if a film transferring takes several quarters.
So the great solution is absolutely the USB to SATA III hard drive adapter whose reading and writing speed is far faster than the USB 2.0 with which USB 3.0 is also compatible.
But how to use it correctly while applying it in 2.5/3.5 inch HDD and SSD? There is something that we need to pay attention to while the adapter is being used.
Let us take a look at the packages of this adapter. Its color box seems a bit thicker than other HDMI to VGA adapter, which lies more with the switching adaptor.
When it comes to the switching adaptor, you need to pay attention to its specification. Whether European standard or American standard is available in your country should be put into consideration.
According to the native standard, American standard is chosen to test the USB to SATA III hard drive adapter. In addition, 2.5 inch SSD and 2.5 inch/3.5inch HDD are available now.
●2.5 inch SSD
When you using this adapter, you need to take the correct connection process into consideration. Well, plug the 2.5 inch SSD into the adapter just like this at first.
Then the USB port connects to the laptop USB. A power supply is unnecessary if the adapter connects to 2.5 inch SSD.
This plug and play adapter permits high reading and writing speed as it shows below. Transferring 14.4 GB video in the SSD to the laptop needs 2 minutes and 15 seconds, which is relatively faster.
And we need to check whether the writing speed laptop itself can reach the same level with the adapter. If its speed transcends the adapter, the speed can be fast. Otherwise, the theoretical speed can not be reached.
●2.5 inch HDD
The connection method is also the same with the above way. Looks very easy, too. It takes nearly eight minutes(recorded by a chronograph ) transferring 29 GB files from the laptop to this 1TB HDD. That is why SSD is more expensive than the HDD. Its reading and writing speed is faster.
●3.5 inch HDD
Can you imagine the difference between 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch HDD operation methods? If you notice the switching adaptor in the first picture, it is easy to understand that the 3.5 inch HDD needs a power supply and that is what the switching adaptor ought to do.
And then what are the correct steps? Just plug the 3.5 inch HDD into the adapter at first and then plug the DC power adapter into the DC jack. Finally, you can connect the USB port with the laptop USB.
What we need to notice is that only 12V current source is available. The lower current source can not make the adapter work normally while the higher current source may burn out the adapter and HDD.
Now it is also a problem after we use the adapter. What are the correct steps for us to pull out the HDD? Power off the current firstly and then pull out USB port, meaning HDD is the last step.
Not only the laptop but also desktop computer can be used. If you wanna plug it in the desktop computer, the back USB ports of the host will be better for they can give more power supply to the adapter.
It is very easy for people who have SSD or HDD in different sizes. Three kinds are listed above for your reference. If these methods precisely meet your requirements, you can try it now!