Sabrent SATA to USB-C SSD / Hard Drive Adapter Review – EC-HDSS

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Sabrent has a handy USB Type C to SATA adapter that makes most 2.5″ SATA internal hard drives and SSDs external. Decent performance too. See more USB-C : and subscribe!

00:57 – Hardware overview
01:59 – Disk Speed Test
02:24 – Random Read / Write Performance
03:00 – SATA Motherboard benchmark
03:21 – Sabrent USB-C vs. Motherboard connection
03:42 – Conclusion and final thoughts

All in this is a nicely performing adapter – especially for sequential read and write tasks. It doesn’t do as well with random reads and writes but it does seem to perform slightly better than some of the dedicated USB-C SSDs we’ve looked at recently.

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dknight211 says:

Some adapters from other manufacturers come with a 10-20 watt AC adapter, allowing you to use 3.5 inch drives and 5.25 inch optical drives as well.

Greg Shaw says:

Ok, so I have a Netgear Nighthawk X 10 9000 an it has 2 USB is there a way to hook a SSD up to it as a back up hard drive

Elizabeth Navarro says:

Hi Lon, please help me out, I’m buying the Samsung T3 ssd for my MacBook Pro 13″ late 2016, which cable should I buy? I’m confused on this issue.

Travis Byrne says:

Thanks for your Excellent Reviews.

chrismas says:

Lon, I have the solution for USB-c and thunderbolt 3 in the near future. Buy a M.2 enclosure and a Samsung 1tb M.2 ssd. Costs under $500 and gives you 1250MB/s. around the same price as those usbc hard drives you showed but this solution offers triple the speed.

Daniel Tekmyster says:

was the read and write sizes the same? which size was chosen?

code beat says:

Do you ever think about to put some spaces between the lines on your storyboard?

Stacey Luster says:


Using an external Samsung T3 500GB SSD to boot my old Late 2009 iMac into macOS Sierra 10.12.5. It’s a dream compared to when I used to use an external hard drive to do it. Man…I can’t imagine what it’ll be like with a newer model though. Oh my goodness those speeds!

H AULAKH says:

Hey lon I still have an old ide hard drive do you have any random hard drive that you don’t need?

Shayan Shahriar says:

First ^_^

Commander Lexa says:

I like Sabrent; I have their internal drive to USB docking station.

Richard Berube says:

anyone who know what type of Windows install he have on the ssd? I thought Windows on the go was not compatible with USB boot on Mac?

Justin McCullough says:

Lon, wish you could offer some of these things you review at a discount, not just the one you review but many units. Is that not good consumer advice?

Brian Parker says:

Got a GoPro 5 Session which I think has a USB-C connector. Since it’s so tiny, I’m thankful for the convenience.

TechLineHD says:

It will be a useful adapter when I buy a new MacBook. Thanks!

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