This is the cable we use for cloning hard drives in Macs and PCs.
Cable is PC and Apple compatible.
Cable can be used on some 2.5 inch mechanical hard drives, but that is not what it has been designed for. The cable draws enough power to run an SSD, but not all standard mechanical hard drives. It will not work on a 3.5 inch hard drive, you will require an external case that has it's own power supply.
To clone your drive to an SSD, the process is the same for a PC or a Mac. Plug SATA connection to new SSD and the other end goes into the USB of your computer. Initialise (format/erase) the SSD. Open clone software and clone from old drive to new SSD. After clone has finished replace the hard drive with the newly cloned SSD.
We no longer provide cloning software. Crucial have changed the Acronis software they use, you must have a Crucial SSD to use the new Crucial version of Acronis.
For Macs we recommend SuperDuper! cloning software, it is a free download, you do not need the paid version. The best rated cloning software is Carbon Copy Cloner, but it is only available on a 14 day trial.
For PC we recommend Acronis that comes with the Crucial SSD. However if you are using a different brand of SSD then use Macrium Reflect Free edition. We did recommend the 30 day trial version, but the free version for single use cloning is excellent, and the software is still useable after 30 days.
More detailed instructions are shipped with your new cable.
- Compatible HDD/SSD Type: 2.5 inch 7mm or 9.5mm
- Connector on First End: USB3.0 Type-A
- Connector on Second End: SATA3.0
- Supported Systems: Windows 2000 / XP / 7 / 8 / 10, Linux, Mac OS 9.1 or above