[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



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

ASMedia ASM1151E

18 € incl Power Supply




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







Not recommended


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

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

~ 100 €








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






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





Edited by mgutt
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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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