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This $12 gadget can convert your old SSD into a portable SSD in 10 seconds



SATA solid state drives are on the way out as PCIe models take over and if you happen to have an old internal one, then with a USB to SATA converter like the Sabrent EC-SSHD (opens in new tab), you can easily convert it to a portable SSD storage (2.5-inch SATA only) for just under $12 at Amazon. 

Physically it looks like a USB long cable (about two feet long) with a weird connector at one end (that’s a SATA connector for those who didn’t know) and a USB 3.0 one at the other. There’s an activity light which indicates when the SSD is idling or in use.

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