Newer Technology Inc. today introduced the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter, a single-source solution to allow any 2.5″, 3.5″, or 5.25″ hard drive or optical drive mechanism with standard IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or any Serial-ATA interface to be plug-and-play accessible via USB.
Available for the introductory price of $24.95, the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter provides USB 2.0 transfer speed up to 480Mbps. The Universal Drive Adapter also is backwards compatible for operation via USB 1.1.
Allowing quick connection of hard drives and optical drives, the Adapter’s uses include file transfer after the upgrade of an internal hard drive, accessing data from stored backup drives, and interfacing with as-needed stored drives.
Each NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter includes all hardware necessary for the plug-and-play of supported 2.5″/3.5″/5.25″ storage devices to any Apple/Mac or PC with an available USB port. No software is required for the use of the Adapter on any Apple/Mac computer with OS 8.6 or higher (including any version of OS X); a CD is included with the drivers required to use this product on Windows based systems.
The NewerTech USB Adapter has been tested to work with all hard drive brands including Maxtor, Seagate, IBM, Hitachi, Samsung, Western Digital, and Fujitsu; optical drive brands including LG, Lite-On, Panasonic, Pioneer, Plextor, Sony, Teac, and Toshiba; and removable media drives such as Iomega Zip.
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