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StarTech.com USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Tool-free Enclosure for 2.5” SATA Drives – Ultra-fast, Portable Data Storage – Lightweight Plastic (S251BPU313)?

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24th Jan 2021

I finally managed to get mine working today.

I have a StarTech USB 3.1 enclosure that I had been using with a SATA SSD on my PS4 Pro with no issues whatsoever. I hooked it up to my PS5, and regardless of the port, it gave me issues; telling me the drive was removed incorrectly (even if it wasn’t), telling me the data was corrupt, failing to format, etc.

I dug through my drawer of PC parts and found a USB 3.0 to SATA adapter that I’ve had for quite a long time. I removed my SSD from the enclosure I’d been using on the PS4 Pro, plugged it in to the SATA to USB adapter, and attached it to the PS5. Now everything seems to be working exactly like it’s supposed to, I can install and play games from the extended storage, etc.

So far it’s working well (knock on wood)…USB 3.0 is still 5GB/sec so it shoudn’t be bottlenecking the SATA drive at all.