How to Use an Anker USB 3.0 to Sata Adapter

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

How to use anker usb 3.0 to sata adapter

This little USB hub is a no-frills solution that does what it promises with minimal fuss. It transfers data at a rate of up to 5Gbps, and powers solely through a USB connection. That means it doesn’t add to the drain on your laptop battery, and you can use your external drives for longer.

The hub is a long, rectangular block with rounded corners and thick plastic construction. It weighs about a half pound, and feels light but sturdy. It has a USB (A-to-B) port, an AC power adapter port, and ten USB 3.0 ports, one of which is charging optimized and capable of providing more than double the current of the other nine. A power LED illuminates when connected, and an integrated USB cable provides the connection.

To set up the Anker USB hub, you’ll need to remove it from its packaging and connect the provided USB (A-to-B) cable to both the hub and your computer. Once that’s done, the system will automatically install the drivers for the device. The manual is short and concise, so you won’t need it much if any at all.

This USB hub is a simple and inexpensive solution that anyone who frequently uses external hard drives should keep on hand. It’s not the fastest or most sophisticated hub we’ve ever tested, but it’s a great value for its price. Just don’t expect it to handle a lot of high-power devices, such as a graphics card or external SSD.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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