[LIST] Working USB 3.0 to SATA Adapters / Enclosures


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I know many people do not suggest to use USB3.0 to SATA adapters, but I tested the following without problems:

 

Working out of the Box

All Adapters with the ASM1151E bridge chip should work.

 

Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Adaptor

 

ASMedia ASM1151E

19 € incl Power Supply

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00N4JLNXM/

 

CSL / Aplic USB 3.0 Type-A TO SATA III Converter / Adapter

ASMedia ASM1151E

18 € incl Power Supply

https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01K22TZ3I/

 

 

Need Firmware-Update

Manual: https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-xu4/software/jms578_fw_update (Works only on ARM CPUs like Raspberry PI)

Without Update: Unraid is not able to check their idle state (never sleep), ID is random like "JMicron_Tech_123456"

 

No-Name USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter Converter

JMicron JMS578

~$7 or ~$11 incl Power Supply

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33046274978.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000145298116.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000001204302.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000019992623.html

 

 

Not recommended

 

FANTEC QB-35US3-6G 4-Bay Enclosure / DAS

05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub

~ 100 €

https://www.fantec.de/en/products/storage-devices/external-hard-drives/35-inch-external-hard-drives/produkt/details/artikel/1695_fantec_qb_35us3_6g/

 

https://forums.unraid.net/topic/98041-array-fehler-nach-festplatteneinbau-in-usb-gehäuse/?tab=comments#comment-904958

 

 

Accessories

 

Molex to DC 5.5x2.1mm (for the No-Name adapters):

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32966745986.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32969997364.html

 

 

Performance

It's the same as with SATA (Disk3 and Disk6 are connected through USB), but power consumption raises by ~1.5W per USB drive:

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Edited by mgutt
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  • 2 weeks later...

I don't know if any working multi-bay solution exists.

 

But multi-bay is not recommended at all as sharing one serial port (USB is serial) is bad for parallel access (like parity writes or parity check). It would be the same than connecting 5 HDDs to one SATA port (but with additional USB overhead). I guess a parity check would run with <30 MB/s.

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