|Item Model Number||SDSSD-UPG-G25|
|Product Dimensions||3.3 x 13.21 x 13.72 cm; 20 Grams|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||33 x 132 x 137 millimetres|
|Item Weight||20 g|
|Manufacturer||Western Digital Technologies Inc.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||18 November 2018|
SanDisk SSD Notebook Upgrade Kit - SDSSD-UPG-G25
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|Compatible devices||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 operating system, a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port, and an available SATA port for drive installation. See more|
|Connectivity technology||USB, SATA|
|Item dimensions L x W x H||33 x 132 x 137 millimetres|
About this item
- The tools you need to easily upgrade your notebook to SSD
- Cloning software (download)
- Step-by-step instructions
- Fast USB 3.0 to SATA cable
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Swapping out your old hard disk drive with a super-fast SSD? the SanDisk SSD notebook upgrade tool kit includes downloadable cloning software1 to replicate your data, applications and operating system, a fast USB 3.0 to SATA cable and step-by-step Instructions2. When you're ready to make the switch, this kit makes it easy to do. Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 operating system, a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port, and an available SATA port for drive installation.
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Like all of the one star reviews, I ran into the same problem of the Acronis download doesn't work, saying it can't find a Sandisk (or Western Digital) disk, and then ends abruptly. And like everyone else, I downloaded a free cloning software, in my case Easeus, which was a nightmare, not only not working, but also crashing my PC and causing me major panic while I waited for it to recover.
So, then I got on chat with Sandisk and the support guy pretty quickly sorted me out and sent me this link:
He correctly warned me that when you run it, it just flashes a message for a millisecond, but it did the job, and I was now able to install and run the Acronis software.
Why don't they mention it on the Sandisk website? I don't know.
Here are a few tips for when you run the software:
1) once you have set up your source and destination drives, it needs to reboot Windows. The reboot took over two minutes, so don't panic and close that last final app that is holding it up, it will close eventually.
2) once it starts the cloning, you will see a status bar. Mine stayed motionless for over ten minutes before it finally started showing the green line of progress. So don't panic, be patient.
3) I unchecked the box 'shut down PC when completed'. BIG MISTAKE. The 500gb cloning went super fast, about an hour or so, but then it tried to load Windows, gave some scary message about fixing it, then popped up a recovery screen. I tried the 'load Windows' option and it went through that same loop. On the third try, thinking I had a corrupted C: drive, I finally did the 'turn off' option, then the reboot worked just fine (but incredibly slow).
Windows finally booted, everything was fine. I plugged the Sandisk SSD in again, and lightening fast I could see a complete copy of my C: drive.
So, yes, it works fantastically, once it works. The documentation is crap.I just hope I never have to try booting from SSD.
Although this works as a USB to Sata connector, i bought this with the believe that it would work seamlessly with my newly purchased SanDisk SSD. I was trying to clone my current laptop's hard drive over, so it could be replaced with the SSD. The software that is recommended to be used with the Connector which is SanDisk approved, did not recognise the SSD. The product details for this product states that you need either the drive you want to clone from, or the drive you want to clone to, to be a SanDisk branded drive. However, when you download the software, it states that the cloning from drive needs to be SanDisk or WD. Otherwise you have to pay for the Premium software. Unacceptable, and false product details. I instead decided to use free third party software to clone the drive. For anyone reading this, I used AOMEI Backupper which worked a treat.
Don't buy this expensive USB to Sata connector. Buy one that's half the price and use free third party software.
It was supposed to come with cloning software, which is why I bought it.
The instructions for getting the cloning software take you to a link, which gives you some software that does not work with my Sandisk SSD Plus products.
I was instructed by the website to pay for a software upgrade to make it work with my SSD. Reluctantly I did. The upgraded software did not work either!
I ended up paying for some other software from another vendor, which worked.
So please avoid the pain I went through by using a standard USB-SATA cable available for less money than this one, and get yourself a decent cloning software (from FREE to about £25).
If I get my money back for the 'upgraded' software I paid for I will let you know. I am trying to.
However by making sure I ran the program from the Windows start list it eventually sprung into life and did the cloning in about 30m.
You do not need to buy the $20 upgrade but it may seem like it when you get directed to the website - have confidence!
Note that if after setting up the cloning, the software immediately requests a reboot then you haven't set it up properly. It should go through a short analysis of the drive with some progress bars coming up on the screen and then ask for the reboot.
I hope this works for you. It was a frustrating process.