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I'm trying to find a USB to Sata adapter to use to take data off from/wipe 2.5mm and 3.5mm drives, mainly because it seems quite frequent that I have access to a laptop and not a desktop, yet I have 2.5mm and 3.5mm drives. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Most of the adapters are for 2.5mm SSD and wont work with 3.5mm drives.
A 3.5mm enclosure is 20$+ and a 2.5mm enclosure is around 10$+
I could just use the 3.5mm enclosure for 2.5mm drives, I know
Are there any USB to Sata adapters that work with 3.5mm drives for around 10$?
If not I may just settle for a 3.5mm enclosure....
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USB to SATA is really easy for SSDs since SSDs (and laptop drives in general, which SSDs technically are) only need 5V power. You need an AC adapter of some variety for a desktop or server drive, as those take 12V. I found a few:

Option A

Option B

Option C

There's a bunch of them. You just need to know what to look for, like an adapter that supports 3.5" drives rather than 3.5mm drives. tongue.gif
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USB to SATA is really easy for SSDs since SSDs (and laptop drives in general, which SSDs technically are) only need 5V power. You need an AC adapter of some variety for a desktop or server drive, as those take 12V. I found a few:

Option A

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There's a bunch of them. You just need to know what to look for, like an adapter that supports 3.5" drives rather than 3.5mm drives. tongue.gif
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Sadly enough, somehow I derped and kept thinking of them as 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch and yet typed it here and on amazon as mm while searching for them >.<</div>

Lol, not a problem. Glad to get it sorted out. thumb.gif
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