The SATA Wire 3.0 by Apricorn provides a high-speed USB 3.0 connection to most any 2.5″ SATA notebook hard drive or SSD. It makes transferring data from your computer to a new hard drive easy with its included EZ Gig cloning software for PC and ShirtPocket SuperDuper! for Mac. It can copy your OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and more from an old drive to a new one in just a few simple steps.
SATA Wire 3.0 allows you to connect your hard drive to most any desktop or notebook computer via USB 3.0. It’s an ideal solution for anyone needing immediate or temporary access to a hard drive. With Apricorn’s Upgrade Suite, the SATA Wire 3.0 includes everything you need to get up and running right out of the box.
Luigi Paucek (verified owner) –
You have to initialize and set up a drive in disk manager first before ever using this product to clone. Most of the time a used drive will work with a quick format in NFTS. A new one requires extra work folks. After you set the drive up in disk manager transfer a file on your desktop to make sure it works. Also unplug the drive and plug it back in to make sure it is visible and usable.
Dominic Nitzsche (verified owner) –
Very durable and strong connection. Best cable have ever invested in!
Veda Johns (verified owner) –
DID NOT CAME, AGAIN. THIS IS THE SECOND BUY AND NO ONE BECAME.
Darrin Donnelly (verified owner) –
This thing just works. nothing else to add.
Ines Harber (verified owner) –
The item works as described. I did not use the accompanying software.
Merle Crist (verified owner) –
Used this to transfer files from one hard drive to another. Worked very well and had no problems.
Bridie Baumbach (verified owner) –
did what it was supposed to do and fast.
Theresa Ward (verified owner) –
I bought this Apricorn cable to upgrade my Mac to a Samsung SSD. It works, but there are better value propositions available. The enclosed software is just for Windows. All Apricorn does is supply a link to cloning software for your Mac. Gee, thanks Apricorn. A link to free software, very helpful. Do yourself a favor: Just get a basic drive enclosure and use Disk Utility which is included with your Mac. Format your SSD and then clone your old drive to the SSD. Yes, a fresh install of your OS is preferable (and maybe necessary if your OS is post 10.6.8). If you have the time, do that. I had upgraded my Winjunk laptop earlier using a cheap enclosure and did a clean OS (Win 7 Pro 64 bit) install. It’s more labor- and time-intensive, but worth it if you’re forced to use Winjunk. Re-enable your services in Winjunk to get your backups to run again. So I recommend it, but with reservations. B&H’s service was, as always, outstanding.