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usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm
by thetoad
Anyone know of any usb to sata adapters (externally provided power most likely) that work with desktop optical drives?

I got a cheap one from ebay that has a 12v input and it works with my desktop sata hard disks (so its not a loss, and for under $1 after ebay coupon was willing to risk it), but doesn't seem to work with my optical drives (i.e. the drive powers on, I can eject the tray...) but its never detected by either windows or linux. wondering if its due to usb not providing enough amps on the 5v rail.

thoughts?

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:19 pm
by jonghotti
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Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:53 pm
by Coopervid
The Sharkoon USB to SATA works for me also.

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:56 am
by MartyMcNuts
Unitek Y-1034 works great for me!

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Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:04 pm
by jonghotti
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Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
by tyeeman
Does the WEme do the firmware flash ok? Lots of complaints for the Unitek on amazon. Hmm...

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 am
by MartyMcNuts
tyeeman wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Does the WEme do the firmware flash ok? Lots of complaints for the Unitek on amazon. Hmm...
I have 2 x Unitek Y-1034 and have flashed a heck of a lot of drives with them and have had absolutely no issues at all.

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:30 am
by jonghotti
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Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:57 am
by fishman
Sorry, I had to re-register, I wasn't getting the email address change. Anyway, I may try one of each even though they look identical. I agree about usb, why don't all HDs and ODDs have USB only connectors now? Sooner or later it will change but to what?

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 am
by fishman
Marty -
The Unitek Y-1034 does not come with a power cable, how do you power up your ODDs?

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
by BlueMac77
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 am
tyeeman wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Does the WEme do the firmware flash ok? Lots of complaints for the Unitek on amazon. Hmm...
I have 2 x Unitek Y-1034 and have flashed a heck of a lot of drives with them and have had absolutely no issues at all.
Hi MartyMcNuts. To clarify, the Unitek Y-1034 USB 3.0 to Sata is the same model in this page? https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-C ... B06WWLCYC3
And you can flash any 4K uhd friendly drive using this Unitek Y-1034?

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Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:50 am
by jonghotti
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Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:55 am
by BlueMac77
Thanks Alex. I'll let you know if I decide to get one from you. :)

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:05 am
by MartyMcNuts
BlueMac77 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 am
tyeeman wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Does the WEme do the firmware flash ok? Lots of complaints for the Unitek on amazon. Hmm...
I have 2 x Unitek Y-1034 and have flashed a heck of a lot of drives with them and have had absolutely no issues at all.
Hi MartyMcNuts. To clarify, the Unitek Y-1034 USB 3.0 to Sata is the same model in this page? https://www.amazon.com/Unitek-Adapter-C ... B06WWLCYC3
And you can flash any 4K uhd friendly drive using this Unitek Y-1034?
That doesn't look like mine. The link you provided is for the Y-1099. Perhaps this is a newer model?

Mine look like this:
-unitek-y-1034-usb-30-to-sata3-converter-cable.jpg
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https://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-a ... cable.html

It seems to be getting harder and harder to get. I think it may have been discontinued.

I'm also tempted to purchase a Y-3322 or Y3324 to try.

Unitek Y-3322 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHDTRJ6/ref=emc_b_5_t

Unitek Y-3324 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAUIA6G/ref=emc_b_5_t

Re: usb to sata adapters?

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am
by BlueMac77
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 am

That doesn't look like mine. The link you provided is for the Y-1099. Perhaps this is a newer model?

Mine look like this:
https://www.msy.com.au/vic/geelong/pc-a ... cable.html
It seems to be getting harder and harder to get. I think it may have been discontinued.

I'm also tempted to purchase a Y-3322 or Y3324 to try.

Unitek Y-3322 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHDTRJ6/ref=emc_b_5_t
Unitek Y-3324 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAUIA6G/ref=emc_b_5_t
Thanks MartyMcNuts for the confirmation. I normally read first the buyers' reviews before making purchases. Like the UGreen USB3 to eSATA doesn't work with optical drives and only works on HDs or SSDs.