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USB 3.0 SuperSpeed to Serial ATA (SATA) and IDE Adapter for 2.5 in. or 3.5 in. Hard Drives

Model # U338000

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Ideal for home or business applications that require a fast, convenient way to transfer files, add external storage and format hard drives without having to install them.
Tripp Lite's U338-000 USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter provides individual or simultaneous connection to either a Serial ATA or IDE drive (2.5/3.5/5.25") to allow you to configure hard drives without having to install them first. With transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps (w/SATA III), the U338-000 provides a fast, convenient way to format hard drives or transfer files. You can also transfer data between a SATA and IDE drive over the adapter. The unit features both 2.5" IDE (44-pin) and 3.5" (40-pin) connections and a 22-Pin SATA Data + Power connector. It works with any SATA and certain IDE drives (see compatibility list). Windows-compatible AI-OTB One Touch Backup software is included to allow you to quickly backup and restore files. The U338-000 is compatible with Windows and Mac. Manufactured using top-quality materials to ensure error-free data transmission and hard drive formatting.

  • USB 3.0 and below compliant
  • SATA III (6 Gbps) and below compliant
  • Supports plug-and-play
  • USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport specification
  • 40-pin and 44-pin IDE connectors and a 22-Pin SATA Data + Power connector
  • Compatible with 2.5/3.5/5.25" SATA and IDE drives up to 4TB
  • Includes AI-OTB One Touch Backup software and button for one-touch backup
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac

System Requirements
  • 2.5/3.5/5.25" SATA and/or IDE drive up to 4TB
  • Computer with an available USB port (USB 3.0 port required to reach maximum speeds)
  • AI-OTB software compatible with Windows OS up to 8.1
  • U338-000 compatible with Windows and Mac

Product Versions and Backup Software
A new version of the U338-000 was released in 2014, and it uses AI-OTB One Touch Backup software, instead of the PC Clone Ex Lite software used by the original version. In the Support tab on this Web page, you will find zip folders for both versions of the backup software. In addition to including the applicable driver, they contain a Release Notes file that will tell you how to determine which version you have and which backup software you need to use. Both versions of the U338-000 function the same with the only difference being the backup software they use.
Package Includes
  • USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to Micro-B cable, 2.5 ft.
  • 4-pin Molex power cable, 4 in.
  • External power supply with NEMA 1-15P plug and 5 ft. cord (Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.8A; Output: 12V, 2A)
  • Backup software CD
  • Owner's manual


  • SuperSpeed (5 Gbps)/Hi-Speed (480 Mbps)/Full-Speed (12 Mbps) compliant
  • SATA III (6 Gbps)/SATA II (3 Gbps)/SATA I (1.5 Gbps) compliant
  • Compatible with 2.5/3.5/5.25" SATA and IDE drives up to 4TB
  • Includes AI-OTB One Touch Backup software and button for one-touch backup
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
UPC Code 037332174932
AC Adapter Input: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.8A; Output: 12V, 2A; 5 ft.
Color Black
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 2.90 x 5.40 x 4.70
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 1.00
Side A - Connector 1 USB 3.0 A (MALE)
Side B - Connector 1 22 PIN SATA + POWER (FEMALE)
Side B - Connector 2 40 POS. SOCKET (FEMALE)
Technology USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed); SATA/eSATA; USB
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) 3-year limited warranty

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