The serial SATA computer USB to eSATA Adapter is a storage-interface for connecting host bus adapters (most commonly integrated into laptop computers and desktop motherboards) to mass storage devices (such as hard disk drives and optical drives). Serial ATA host-adapters and devices communicate via a high-speed serial cable.This USB to SATA/eSATA adapter can turn any SATA/eSATA mass storage device into a convenient external USB 2.0 high speed drive. With 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbps) & Full Speed (12 Mbps)transfer rates and standard SATA interface, it is compliant with Serial-ATA 1.0A specification and support Serial-ATA (Generation 1)transfer rate of 1.5 Gbps. Ideal for copying and offloading files between hard drives. The Bridge Adapter supports 2.5"and 3.5" SATA and eSATA hard drives, SATA, CD, DVD drives, and eSATA drive enclosure. It is a great test bench device perfect for technicians or anyone needing to copy or offload files from one hard drive to computer or another hard drive.Turn any SATA drive into a convenient external drive with our USB 2.0 to SATA adapter. Simply connect an SATA drive, plug the USB to SATA Bridge Adapter into an available USB port to transfer files from computers or notebooks, back up files, or store files on hard drives with ease. Transfer files quickly and easily! This convenient USB to SATA Adapter offers a cost-effective solution that lets you quickly connect Serial SATA based devices for testing and transferring files without having to open the computer chassis.
Other Thoughts:Brilliant! It does exactly what it claims to without a hiccup. I have brought loads of old hard drives back to life instantly and can now use them for long term storage. And at such a low price it is definitely one of the best buys I've ever made. Don't hesitate if you're thinking of getting the USB to SATA adapter.
Other Thoughts:I'm always a bit concerned about buying gizmos that claim to do things but when you receive them they are a disappointment. That is certainly not the case with this tool. I had a mixture of SATA spare hard drives laying around because I could not get the files off them and this tool read each one of them without fail. One drive contained some precious photos and documents and these are now saved. This tool also allows one to format the drive ready for a clean install in another computer. I am totally delighted with it, it's well made and it's worth every penny - just wish I had got one ages ago.
Other Thoughts:This simple, inexpensive device is a marvel of ingenuity. The USB to eSATA adapter is very easy to set up, it allows you to incorporate any hard-disk into your computer. For instance, if you were upgrading from a desktop to a laptop (or vice versa), you just put the old hard-disk on the end of this device to pick up all your data. Doesn't matter if it had old-style connection or new-style (SATA), or whether it was a normal desk-top size or the smaller laptop size. Brilliant!
Other Thoughts:Wow - this bridge adapter helped me to recover data from my PC which spectacularly failed in a puff of smoke the other day. My power supply caused damage to the motherboard, so the PC would not switch on. I only had some of the data backed up (I know it is bad practice but I won't be so complacent again). Searching for info on the PC problem revealed a well known issue with the power supply, and that there would most likely be very large bill to repair the 6 year old machine, so I took the plunge and replaced the PC with a much more capable and flexible Dell laptop to allow me to take full advantage of my wireless broadband.