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USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable Overview

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable Overview

Hi everyone,

In this post, I’d like to show you this product I found on Amazon.com.

If you have ever had a laptop, you may have recycled them when they die or it’s no longer usable, but some people remove their parts like RAM, Hard Disk Drive/SSD, and Optical Units, or maybe you have got a new shiny DVD or Blu-Ray drive to replace your laptop drive. In any of these cases, you may have DVD drives around you that you are not using anymore but they work perfectly.

Meet this USB to Slimline SATA Cable:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 1

This cable is a Y-type USB cable, meaning that you have 2 connectors. One of them is used for Data and the other is used for Power in case the USB port on your machine can’t provide enough power. On the other end, we have the Slimline SATA connector, which fits our Slimline DVD drives:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 2

It also came with a cloth to clean our disc media.

Here’s a closer look at the cable:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 3

You can see all three connectors there. When browsing on Amazon, almost all of the cablers were a standard cable with 2 ends only, but I believe these Y-type cables should still be sold as there are some situations where a port can’t power a device like when using an unpowered USB hub. This is a real deal to me when it comes to purchasing these types of cables.

A closer look at the Slimline SATA connector. You can clearly see that it says Slimline SATA in it:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 4

A closer look at the pins:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 5

Now, it’s time to test this cable. Here, I’m using an LG Super Multi DVD Drive, model GT20L. This is an excellent drive I’ve had for years and the reason I got it was because it has Lightscribe in it, allowing me to etch labels on the unfortunately abandoned Lightscribe media:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 6

We’re going to connect the cable to the drive:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 7

Cable connected:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 8

And finally, the drive connected to this USB 2.0 hub, while the other USB end is connected to a USB Extender to a Wall charger:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 9

So, with this cable, I’m now able to use this DVD drive at USB 2.0 speeds. I’m using it mainly to listen to my Music collection. I still prefer to buy music CD’s instead of digital versions of the albums:

USB 2.0 to Slimline SATA Cable 10

I haven’t had any issues at all with this cable, which I got and it didn’t had any review on Amazon at the time I purchased it.

You can get this cable on Amazon here.

Hope you enjoyed this article!

[4K Videos] Unboxing the Aukey PA-T7 Dual Port USB Wall Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and size comparison

[4K Videos] Unboxing the Aukey PA-T7 Dual Port USB Wall Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and size comparison

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing with you my Unboxing video of the Aukey PA-T7 Dual Port USB Wall Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology and also a video I made comparing the size of this charger with the PA-U28 and PA-T9, both of which are single port USB Wall Chargers, the PA-U28 being a Quick Charge 2.0 charger and the PA-T9 being a Quick Charge 3.0 charger. All of these chargers work to charge smartphones, tablets, and even the Raspberry Pi and other Single Board Computers.

Unboxing Video of the Dual Port USB Wall Charger (PA-T7)

Size Comparison between the PA-T7, PA-T9 and PA-U28 Wall Chargers:

Hope you enjoy these videos!

Also, check out my other Aukey Products Posts below:

Do you have this or another Aukey product? Let me know in the comments

[4K Video] Unboxing the Aukey CB-V13 USB Audio Adapter / USB Sound Card

[4K Video] Unboxing the Aukey CB-V13 USB Audio Adapter / USB Sound Card

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing my unboxing video of the Aukey CB-V13 USB Sound Adapter / USB Sound Card. What does this adapter do? It allows you to convert one USB port into an audio output so you can plug in your headphones, speakers, and microphone. This is a really good adapter in case you have a computer with a damaged headphone or microphone jack. It comes in 2 colors: Black and Silver. I purchased the Silver model.

Take a look at my unboxing video below:

You can get this adapter on Amazon:

In a few days, I will be getting another Aukey product, the Aukey PA-T7 Dual Port Turbo Charger with Quick Charge 2.0, so stay tuned for my unboxing video when it arrives!

So far, I own 4 Aukey products which I love so far, they are: