I bought some USB3->SATA adapters from Brando. They came with US->Euro plug adapters. (Yes, the adapters had adapters with adapters. Geez.)
See if you can spot the problem.
In addition, the speed I get when ripping CDs via these adapters is, as they say, teh sux.
Oh, well. It’s not as if I actually expected something bought from Brando to work, but it was worth a shot.