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USB to SSD(SATA) adapter

I want to image my system drive to a 500 GB Samsung SSD. The current drive consists of a couple of 30 GB Kinsgston SSDs in RAID 0. I don't have the right connector, e.g. one of these: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=848760&is=REG&A=details&Q=
but I do have a Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" Hard Drive Converter: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=774365&is=REG&Q=&A=details
Using the combination of AC power supply with the provided power cable, I figured the Sabrent could work, but I wonder if the 3.3 V would be missing. The specs on the AC power adapter mention only 12 V and 5 V. I suppose I will not do any damage by trying it? I saw several suitable & cheap adapters available on the web, but I want to do this ASAP and don't want to spend $39 for the only one available in the local Best Buy store. I would appreciate suggestions.
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    you should be able to use the adapter that you have

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285526-32-power
  2. Emerald said:
    you should be able to use the adapter that you have

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/285526-32-power


    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I then checked and found this
    http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-cards-hdd-odd/ssd/840/MZ-7TD250BW-spec
    confirming that the Samsung 840 series uses only 5 V. I didn't have time to try it yet, I will report back if I run into problems.
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