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USB 3.0 / 2.0 to IDE/SATA adapter with Write-Protection

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SKU: SS-127ASD

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Regular Price: $49.95

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Quick Overview

USB 3.0 to SATA and IDE drive adapter supports all laptop 2.5" and desktop 3.5" drives. SUPPORTS WRITE PROTECTION, Dual Function Adapter, Write Block and Write Capable.


With support for the newest USB 3.0 version and the ability to write-protect data, it makes the perfect adapter for any tech bench and forensics workshop. Supporting the latest USB 3.0 design with speeds of up to 5Gbps. Supports SATA 3G drives with speeds up to 3Gbps Supports ATA100 IDE drives with speeds up to 1Gbps Write-Protect mode automatically reports the drive as un-writable to any computer it is plugged into.

Most “write protected” simply allow the operating system to think it is writing data, when in fact it is silently ignoring write commands. This leaves an uneasy feeling where you aren’t sure if the data was actually written or not until you verify. With the SS-127ASD, there is no uncertainty when in write-protect mode, the operating system cannot write data to a connected drive and will present you an error if you attempt to do so. 

This adapter is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0. Plug it into your USB 2.0 port for up to 480Mbps. Enhance your experience with USB 3.0 and get up to 5Gbps. This is a dual function adapter, it allows you to use it as a: Write Protected adapter or Write Capable adapter w/LED Status Lights. Try it out with a SATA Hard Drive Dock

Additional Features & Specifications:

  • Model No. SS-127ASD
  • Interface: B type USB3.0
  • Data transfer rate (USB 3.0): 5Gb/s
  • Suitability: 3.5″,2.5″ SATA HDD/ 2.5″ SSD / 3.5″,2.5″ IDE HDD
  • Hardware requirements: PC or Notebook with USB 3.0 interface
  • Power: Bus Power/Adapter (AC 100~240V, 50~60Hz ; DC 12V)
  • Material: Plastic
  • OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Dimension: 80 x 80 x 20 mm (L x W xH)
  • Pcs/Ctn 1 pcs
  • N.W./Ctn: .3 kgs

Package Contents

  • 127ASD hard drive adapter
  • Power supply, IDE ribbon Cable
  • USB 3.0 A to B cable
  • Molex Power Connector
  • User Manual
SKU SS-127ASD
Part Number SS-127ASD
UPC 729440692254
Color Black
Manufacturer CoolGear
Tech Notes Write Protect mode cannot be changed while the adapter is powered on. Attempting to do so may result in data corruption, but in our testing it had little effect. To enable or disable write protection, power the adapter off by the power switch, change to the desired mode (write protect on or off) and then switch the adapter back on.

Customer Reviews

  1. OK! Review by cyberpost
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    Works like a charm and a great price~ Thanks (Posted on 4/14/2015)

  2. Works as intended with FTK and Acronis - good for forensic images Review by howarddavidp
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    Hello,

    I purchased one of these units to do computer forensics on an infected machine where I work. While there are units that cost 10x what I paid for this unit, it gets the job done correctly. What I am not sure of is whether or not the device has a certificate to verify what it does, like for a court case with chain-of-custody evidence. However, mechanically, it does work and you can block all writes going back to the drive. I used it with Acronis and the FTK image programs, it worked well with both of them. I also plugged a drive in and attached it to a Windows 7 machine, and Windows could not write back to the device with Recycle Bin of System Volume Information folders/directories. So if you don't need to go to court/"write block certificate", it works like it is supposed to, without any issues or hassle. Right out of the box simple and easy to use. We will most likely buy several more.

    David
    (Posted on 1/5/2015)

  3. Amazing features for price Review by cpnrnd
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    The main reason I purchased this item was for the write-protection. It works perfectly and I highly recommend this item if that is what you are looking for. (Posted on 11/12/2014)

  4. Excellent product Review by Customer
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    This product has become a very useful tool. Compared to other products that do the same as this product it is affordable, and so far seems reliable enough to depend on. Also a very easy product to use.
    (Posted on 9/12/2014)

  5. Fast! Review by Dave
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    I needed a hardware write-protect interface for some forensic disk examination. I was skeptical that a device in this price range would be fast enough to be useful, but it's significantly faster than an older adapter I'd been using. The old adapter has USB2, FW800 and eSATA (not tested, though). It could read ~40MB/s through USB2 and ~90MB/s through FireWire.

    This CoolDrives box reads at about 150MB/s (USB3, Mac) and maybe a little slower on a Linux box (all reading from the same WD Black 1TB drive).

    I'm delighted with this device -- it's going to save me a lot of time! I'll have to give the eSATA a try...maybe it's even faster. (Posted on 8/31/2014)

  6. Functional - I like it Review by AirForce
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    Kinda like the write protection feature which is different from the ones I've used a few years ago. Retired IT guy (and retired police officer). Had another product that was about the same price that came with software tools. Wish I could find that again, oh well. I was able to read some damaged drives, others were totally toast. But for ease, portability and function, its a good tool to have. Didn't give it 5 stars for value although I did a 5 mostly for design features but it is the 1st I've had with a power switch (although no additional software) so a 4 for price. There are others out there that can beat this IF you want a different arrangement. But functional, gives me lights, power switch, so can't complain really. Shipping was good too. (Posted on 8/11/2014)

  7. Happy with purchase. Review by N2S
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    Worked well. I used it on a USB 3.0 and 2.0 and had no issues. Accomplished the task at hand which was to remove files from a hard drive out of a broken PC. Nice tool to have around if you're the go to guy when friends have PC problems. (Posted on 12/29/2013)

  8. Great price for a full featured device Review by David
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    The price of this device is unheard of compared to other write blocking devices. The fact that it can support many HDD types is very helpful and the USB3 interface insures that large drives can be imaged much faster. (Posted on 9/5/2013)

  9. Excellent buy and service! Review by Michael
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    Excellent product. Have already used on a sata and a IDE drive. Write protect has worked each time. Outstanding product, price and shipping ! Will buy again . (Posted on 7/9/2013)

  10. Perfect Review by Wendy
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    Works like a charm and a great price~ Thanks (Posted on 6/28/2013)

  11. Cool product Review by VICTOR
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    great product and fast shipping (Posted on 6/24/2013)

  12. Love it Review by MannyT
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    I bought 2 of these. They are rock solid. I test them every time before conducting an exam and they work perfectly without fail. Very portable and easy to use. I HIGHLY recommend this product. It is a much greater value than some of the others out there that charge as much as the do only because people continue to pay for a name. (Posted on 5/30/2013)

  13. Great for Hard Drive Forensic Work Review by Jonathan
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    I ordered this device in order to do some forensic work on a hard drive and to guarantee that nothing would be written to the drive.

    I did some tests on another drive to verify that this device does indeed block any writing to attached drives when the write protect switches are enabled.

    It does seem to work as advertised. I verified this by trying to write to the drives in multiple ways and used hash calculations to verify that nothing was changed.

    I also needed this device for next business day delivery and Cooldrives assured me that If I ordered the device before 1pm it would be shipped out the same day. They were true to their word and all was shipped and received on time.
    (Posted on 5/21/2013)

  14. Great value for forensic investigation and imaging Review by Craig
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    This fast, simple bridge is a great buy and a cost-effective substitute for write-protection devices costing several times as much, The one caution is that switched write protection facilitates error. I wish it include a rubber "stop" for the write protect switch. (Posted on 1/12/2013)

  15. cool for cool drives Review by nate
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    So far so good. The only issue is that if Windows hasn't seen the drive before it wants to put its stuff on it and when write-protect is enabled it throws an error. (Posted on 11/7/2012)

  16. Would buy again Review by Mike
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    Shipping was fast & product works great. Would buy from again. (Posted on 9/5/2012)

  17. positive experience Review by S0C7
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    I purchased a 'USB 3.0 / 2.0 to IDE/SATA adapter with Write-Protection' when my Corsair SSD dropped off of my BIOS radar screen. The adapter worked great when plugged into another computer. I was able to recover my data off of the 'dead' SSD. I did have to fiddle a bit and unplug and replug the adapter at just the right time on boot-up to get the SSD recognized. I read some negative reviews about CoolDrives customer service, but I had no problem. The adapter shipped fast and I received several courteous emails about the status of my order. (Posted on 8/22/2012)

  18. Saved my bacon! Review by Jimmy Legaro
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    I bought this adapter when my 1TB Mybook crapped out (full form 3.5 drive). Cost to restore from a professional data recovery place was anywhere from five hundred to a grand.
    I popped the drive out of the case, hooked up the adapter and had it backed up to another drive in two hours.
    Worked like a charm, shipping was fast and the unit was well made, well designed and again, saved my bacon!
    (Posted on 7/21/2012)

  19. Great IDE Reader Review by Ryan
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    I bought this for forensic work on IDE drives for old computers at my workplace. It worked great, in fact, it's the only IDE to SATA tool I've ever used that didn't crap out and almost destroy the IDE HDD. This is the real deal. Highly recommended for recovering data from IDE disks.

    Note: I used this on a laptop (2.5") IDE disk and it worked perfectly, but have not used it on desktop (3.5") HDDs. (Posted on 5/3/2012)

  20. Works as well or better than a Tableau T35e Review by eber0206
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    I have done images using the CG (Coolgear write-protector) and the T35e. Both work equally well, but I love the USB 3.0 on this unit and the rice is comparatively excellent. All data in and out of this unit has never mismatched. It moves gigabytes of data and hash values always turn out correct.

    Great Price, it works and is fast. I use it constantly and no data errors ever so far over terabytes of activity. I hash files and never have found a mismatch yet.

    (Posted on 12/6/2011)

  21. Nice for occasional computer forensics Review by gbin
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    USB 3.0 gonna be the connectivity for forensic work (replacing esata), and the write blocker does its job well. Worked out of the box on linux. (Posted on 10/21/2011)

  22. Excellent value! Review by Robert
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    The USB 3.0 / 2.0 to IDE/SATA adapter with Write-Protection is exactly what I was looking for. It is a versatile write blocker at an affordable price. Thank you CoolDrives! (Posted on 10/20/2011)

  23. Works Great Review by Jason
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    Shipping was fast & product works great on every drive I have tested it out on. Did not come across any problem yet... (Posted on 10/3/2011)