10 Best Hard Drive Readers 2021

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FIDECO SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter – ⭐ Best Overall Hard Drive Reader

S3G-PL03-1 by FIDECO

  • Color: SATA/IDE Cable PL03
  • Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.4 x 1.4 inches
FIDECO SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter
  • Universal SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter: FIDECO hdd converter is compatiable with all 2.5“/3.5” SATAⅠⅡ Ⅲ /IDE HDD SSD; 2.5“/3.5” IDE HDD SSD; 5.25'' DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW. This sata cable supports 2 x 16TB hard drives, which is a perfect solution for backup & processing IT data, batch processing data, formatting, file transfers etc
  • Support up to 16TB: Compact body design, enables access to 2 drives simultaneously. LED indicator light shows Power and activity status. Support Plug and play & hot swap, On/Off power Switch for Hard drives protection. Tips: Some IDE hard drive is old, you need to set jumper to turn on the disk(set the master disk and the slave disk).
  • Super Speed USB 3.0: Data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps (The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected). Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1. Support Windows XP/Vista/7/ 8.1/ 8/10, Mac OS 10 or higher, Linux etc. Support devices PS4/Xbox/TV/monitoring equipment.
  • Pulg & Play: Quickly connect 2.5/3.5 inch SATA/IDE HDD to a USB port. 12V 2A power cable is for providing stable electricity supply, Just plug this into the device and you're good to go
  • You Will Get: SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter Hard Drive Cable x1, 12V 2A Power Adapter x1, 4PIN Power Cable x1, User's Manual x1. We support 2-year warranty, 24h friendly customer service and email support.

Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking – 💲 Best Budget Hard Drive Reader

EC-DFLT by Sabrent

  • Release date: 01/01/2020
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.47 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.6 x 4.8 inches
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited
Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking
  • Supports all 2.5 and 3.5-inch SATA drives
  • Connects via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (up to 10x as fast as USB 2.0)
  • UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) support for even faster performance. UASP requires UASP capable host system
  • Serial ATA bus up to 6Gbps Signal bandwidth for fast storage backups
  • This Docking station comes with a free download of Acronis True Image for Sabrent software for easy cloning

Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/III Dual Bay External Hard – 👑 Premium Pick

EC-HD2B by Sabrent

  • Release date: 03/01/2019
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1.19 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 3.9 x 2.7 inches
Sabrent USB 3.0 to SATA I/II/III Dual Bay External Hard
  • Supports Standard Desktop 2.5"/3.5" SATA Hard Drives or SSD
  • Supports hard drives up to 10TB.
  • Plug and play, no drivers needed.
  • Supports Offline Cloning up to 60Mbps.
  • Supports Transfer Speeds up to 5Gbps (USB 3.0),480Mbps (USB 2.0), 12Mbps (USB 1.1)

Unitek USB 3.0 to IDE and SATA Converter External Hard

Y-3322 by Unitek

  • Color: SATA and IDE Adapter
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 2.7 x 0.6 inches
Unitek USB 3.0 to IDE and SATA Converter External Hard
  • Support 2.5 "/3.5" SATA HDD and SSD; 2.5 "/3.5" IDE HDD; DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD + RW Optical Drive. Dual-Head IDE Connector (40pin and 44pin) plus one SATA II Connector.
  • Allow to operate three HDDs Simultaneously. Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps, backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1.
  • Included 12V 2A power cable is for providing stable electricity supply. Note: 4PIN Power Cable is designed for 3.5’’ IDE drive, SATA drives are not applicable and unnecessary.
  • Plug and play; Hot Swap; One Touch Backup function; On/Off Switch for HDD protection. LED light shows power and activity status.
  • What we offer: USB 3.0 to IDE+SATA Adapter, USB 3.0 Cable, 4PIN Power Cable, Power Adapter, OTB Software CD, 24h customer email support.

WEme USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter for 2.5 3.5

BC78839 by WEme

  • Color: USB-A Adapter with power supply
  • Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.1 x 1.9 inches
WEme USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter for 2.5 3.5
  • Use your 2.5" / 3.5" SATA I / II / III as an additional external hard drive.This USB3.0 to SATA adapter also supports ATA/ATAPI devices and 18TB hard drive.
  • High speed USB 3.0 specification and backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • Hot swappable, plug and play. No drivers needed for you to enjoy its outstanding performance.
  • USB 3.0 to SATA Support all 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD/SSD, BLU-RAY DVD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW Combo devices.
  • This USB3.0 to SATA 22pin adapter cable supports maximum transfer speed 5Gbps, high speed 480 Mbps and full speed 12 Mbps.Support 1TB/2TB/4TB/8TB/10TB/12TB/16TB 18TB SSD HHD hard disk, hot-swapping, plug and play

Tccmebius Hard Drive Docking Station

8541664212 by Tccmebius

  • Color: Black+Red
Tccmebius Hard Drive Docking Station
  • Universal compatibility: 1 IDE port + 1 SATA port, With adjustable IDE connectors, Supports all 2.5 "/ 3.5" IDE / SATA I / II / III hard disk and SSD, Maximum support 8TB SATA interface Hard disk, IDE interfaces maximum support 1TB hard drive. Please select the right model to avoid your order error. (Note: Please do not replace the hard drive when the product is working.)
  • Data transfer: Easy transfer of data from your 2.5 "/ 3.5" IDE or SATA hard disk to your computer via USB 2.0 port, USB 2.0 data transfer rate up to 480MB / s. Integrated all-in-1 card reader (XD card / TF card / MS (Duo / Pro) card / CF card / SD card), at the same time card reader can read only one memory card, up to 64GB.
  • One-Touch Backup: One-Touch functionality makes it easy to copy data and documents from your computer to an external hard drive. For information on using the OTB feature and downloading the OTB software, please refer to the product guide. Note: OTB software cannot be installed on macOS and IOS systems.
  • Operating System: Compatible with Windows XP / Vista / 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 (32/64 Bit), Mac OS 10.10 or later. Please format the disk according to your operating system (Linux and Mac OS are compatible with FAT32 and exFAT, Windows is compatible with FAT32, exFAT and NTFS).
  • WARRANTY: We promise 1-year limited warranty and worry-free lifelong technical support from Tccmebius. In use of products during any product issues, please email to us, we will do our best to solve for you, thank you for your understanding and support.

Cinolink Hard Drive Reader IDE SATA PATA USB 2.0 for

HA006 by Cinolink

  • Color: USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA
  • Weight: 0.02 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.2 x 2.3 inches
Cinolink Hard Drive Reader IDE SATA PATA USB 2.0 for
  • Enables to operate up to IDE + SATA drives simultaneously and compatible with 2.5"/3.5" SATA/IDE hard drives and SSD,Supports drives with a capacity of up to 3 TB
  • Supports 5.25" optical drives with SATA or IDE interface: CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW, Blu-ray DVD, MO, zip and combo devices
  • LED indicator shows power status and on/off switch ensures you an easy control of this device
  • 3 feet (0.9 meters) USB 2.0 cable, compatible windows PC or mac with available USB 3.0 /2.0/1.1 port and support data transfer rate up to 480mbps
  • Ship next business day! 24 * 7 Email Support! Free Lifetime Technical Support and 24 Months Warranty from Cinolink.

Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA External Hard Drive Reader Fit

UA2001 by Inateck

  • Release date: 10/18/2019
  • Color: USB3.0 to IDE+SATA Converter
  • Weight: 0.13 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 3 x 0.7 inches
  • Warranty: 1year warranty
Inateck USB 3.0 to IDE/SATA External Hard Drive Reader Fit
  • 【External hard Drive Reader】: support 2.5/3.5 SATA HDD and SSD, 2.5 /3.5 IDE HDD, SATA DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD+RW Optical Drive, dual-head IDE connector Plus one SATA II connector.
  • 【Widely Compatibility】: This USB 3.0 to IDE and SATA adapter allow to operate 3 HDDs simultaneously, It is compatible with 2. 5"/3. 5" Ide/SATA hard drives and 5. 25" Sata CD/DVD drives.
  • 【High speed transfer】: data transfer up to 5Gbps.Backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1.
  • 【Support system】: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10(32bit and 64bit); Mac OS 10. X (OTB mode isn't applicable for W8 and Mac)
  • 【Additional function】: plug and play; hot swap; on/off switch for HDD protection. Led light shows power and activity status.
  • 【Packing content】: 1 x USB 3.0 to IDE/ SATA adapter, 1 x USB 3.0 cable - 1 x 4pin power cable - 1 x Power adapter - 1 x OTB Softwar CD, 1x User Manual

USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station


  • Color: 5-in-1-HDD Dock
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 5.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Warranty: 18 Month
USB 3.0 to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station
  • Supports USB 3.0 external, SATA-I/II/III internal; SD/Micro SD Card Reader. Works great with 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch SATA HDD/SSD. Improved performance with USAP and SATA III(up to 6Gbps), the faster transfers reach up to 70% faster read speeds and 40% faster write speeds.
  • Support all hard drives of SATA interface; Supports all 2.5” and 3.5” SSD , HDD, SATA I/II/III drives, up to 10TB storage.Compatible with Windows,Mac Os,LinuxNo additional driver needed, hot-swapping, On/Off switch for easy power control.
  • Equipped with USB 3.0 SD&TF read slot, supports maximum 2TB SDHC/SDXC, it easy and convenience transferring high-resolution images and video recordings (Not inclued USB 3.0 SD/TF Card).
  • Built-in Power Control Switch; Highly efficient (A 12V/2A power adapter is included.), stable and reliable DC power source guarantees a steady supply of energy;
  • Package Includes: 1x USB 3.0 & SSD HDD SATA Docking Station; 1x USB Type B to USB 3.0 Cable; 1x 12V/2A Power Adapter; 1x Manual.If your item have any problem,please contact us,we promise will resend new item for you or full refund for you,thank you!

M.2 SATA SSD to USB 3.0 External SSD Reader Converter


  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.8 x 0.3 inches
M.2 SATA SSD to USB 3.0 External SSD Reader Converter
  • External SSD Hard Drive Disk USB Reader Enclosure with UASP (M.2 SSD in picture is not included)
  • Plug and Play, no need drivers, support Hot-swap, easy to use
  • Connector Type: NGFF M.2 SSD to Micro USB3.0, High Read and Write Speed Up to 6Gbps/s
  • Aluminum Alloy Material-- Light, Portable & Beautiful, Maximize Heat Dissipation increase your drive's optimal performance and a longer life span
  • Compatible with SATA-bus NGFF M.2 2280 / 2260 / 2242 / 2230 SSD with Key B / Key B+M Only (Note: This item can not fit with PCIe NVMe / PCIe AHCI M.2 Internal SSD with key M)

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