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Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter

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The USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter from Newer Technology is an extremely affordable solution for transfering data between your old and new hard drives. It also is an easy-to-use way to give your old hard drive a second life as external desktop storage. This adapter can connect to a 2.5", 3.5", or 5.25" hard drive or solid state drive with any standard IDE, ATA, ATAPI 40-pin or SATA interface. This adapter is also compatible with removable media drives such as Iomega Zip drives and full height 5.25" optical drives such as CD-ROMs, CD-RWs, and DVD-ROMs.*

Once you've connected your drive to the adapter, the adapter itself connects to your computer's USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB 1.1. port. From there, you can transfer data from your old hard drive to your new one, or just use your old drive as external storage.

Note! *Not compatible with slimline optical drives such as those used in a laptop

USB 3.0 to IDE and SATA interfaces adapter: access your 2.5", 3.5", or 5.25" drive as removable storage on any computer
Easily transfer files and access data from internal and external hard drives
Give your switched-out drives a second life
Convenient LED informs you of an accurate device connection and disk activity
Supports USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1 standards in connecting to your computer
Maximum transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps (500MB/s)
Supports hard drives of up to 3.0TB capacity
The adapter is plug-and-play, so it's easy to install and use without requiring installation software
General
Interface For connecting to your computer: USB 3.0 with DC power
For connecting the adapter to your drive: IDE, ATA, ATAPI 40 pin, or SATA interface
Chipset JMS551 and JMD330
Drive Types Supported Tested and compatible with all brands of 2.5" and 3.5" drives with any standard IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or SATA interface
Tested and compatible with all existing 5.25" IDE/ATAPI and SATA optical drives such as CD-ROMs, CD-RWs, and DVD-ROMs
Tested and compatible with removable media such as Iomega Zip drives
System Requirements Macintosh Requirements:

MAC OS 8.6 to 9.2.2, 10.0.x, or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0 port.
Note: Some older operating systems will not support the speed improvements of USB 3.0, but will still work as a USB 2.0 device.

Windows Requirements:
Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 3.0/2.0 port. Note: Some older operating systems will not support the speed improvements of USB 3.0, but will still work as a USB 2.0 device.

Linux Requirements:
Linux compatible via supported the USB interface
Compliance RoHS
CE
Power Requirements Utilizes a heavy duty, UL listed, 2.0 Amp auto-switching AC adapter and power cable for drive power
Dimensions (DxWxH) 3.35 x 1.9 x 0.53" / 8.5 x 4.9 x 1.34 cm
Weight 1.4 oz / 39.9 g
With accessories: 14.3 oz / 405 g
Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter
  • SATA 2.5" Power Adapter Cable
  • USB 3.0 "B" to USB 3.0 "A" / USB 2.0 "A" Connector Cable
  • SATA-to-SATA Connecting Cable
  • PATA Extensions Cable
  • Heavy Duty, UL Listed, Auto-Switching, 2.0 Amp AC Adapter and Power Cable for Drive Power
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Newer TechnologyUSB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter
     
    4.5

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Portable (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Attractive (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • File transfer (8)
      • Back-up (6)
      • Additional storage (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (8), Power user (7)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (18), Business (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (12), PC (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A Great Troubleshooting Device

      It was an emergency, and I needed a quick fix. A 2.0 TB Hard drive took a tumble and was showing no signs of life. Desperate for a way to get to the...Read complete review

      It was an emergency, and I needed a quick fix. A 2.0 TB Hard drive took a tumble and was showing no signs of life. Desperate for a way to get to the precious video files inside, I searched all across B&H for a solution. There were many similar devices, but I choose the Universal Drive Adapter by Newer Technology because of the price point. I understood that there was no guarantee that even if the Adapter worked perfectly that it would solve my problem, so getting this best bang for my buck was paramount.

      Thankfully once I cracked open the drive and plugged in the Universal Adapter I could hear the drive boot back to life! Moreover, I had a couple of other "dead" drives lying around that were brought back to life by the device!

      For its price, the Universal Adapter is a great purchase for anyone who works a lot with multiple drives (I'm a videographer). I have only had one experience where it was unable to bring a drive back. Those who are less familiar with hard drives may have a hard time figuring out how to plug the adapter into the drive, but thankfully there are many videos online that'll show you how.

      A great buy!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      works great... for throwing money away

      plugged it in and nothing happened. the disk was spinning but didn't mount. the trouble shooting tips are to restart the computer with the device connected and if that didn't work unplug and plug...Read complete review

      plugged it in and nothing happened. the disk was spinning but didn't mount. the trouble shooting tips are to restart the computer with the device connected and if that didn't work unplug and plug in the devise several times until it works. great plan if I want to destroy my harddrive and lose all my data.

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      4.0

      Works as advertised

      By Alleycat

      from San Diego, California

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

          Device is simple and straight forward to use. Quality of the components was excellent much better than other data migration kits. I do wish they would package it with disk cloning software and that's the only reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Very useful adaptor

          By Blago

          from NYC

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

          I got this adaptor to transfer files from my previous desktop. It is very versatile and can be used with a various types of drives. Overall, I am very happy with it.

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          5.0

          Works Exactly as Advertised

          By gfg

          from Birmingham, Al

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

          This HDD adapter works exactly as described in the B&H website. It's a reasonably priced no frills way to connect any bare hard drive to your computer for formatting, data transfer, etc. Works great.

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          5.0

          Great for quick transfers

          By James

          from Brooklyn

          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Laptops

            Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

            Great for quick transfers. Need to transfer data from an old drive without having to buy and external case? This is the way to do it. Very easy to use and set up.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Incredibly versatile

            By Bobble Head Beastly

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

              I purchased this item to retrieve data from a laptop hard drive that had to be removed for troubleshooting. It turned out the HD was just fine and this handy gadget allowed me to safely backup all my data. Very reliable and simple to use.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Great Product!

              By Yukonlady

              from Canada

              About Me Tech Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Swapping Drives

                Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                Purchased this product to transfer contents from internal 1 TB sata hard drives to new 4 Tb sata hard drives. I had to swap the old drives out and put the new ones in, and then swap information from old drives to new ones, as the new drives need to be formatted before they can be used with the cables. Everything went smoothly. Hookup was very easy, good instructions, and no skills needed to use them. I would definitely recommend these cables.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Item works great!

                By N6WRV

                from San Luis Obispo, CA

                About Me Power user

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use

                Cons

                • No Firewire Interface

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                This item works great. It is like a Swiss Army Knife. I am now able to mount, petition, format and install software on hard drives before installing them in my computer. This device draws more power than what the 2 USB ports on my MacBook Pro can provide. Therefore, have to connect it via a Powered USB Hub. Only drawback is I can't boot my iBook G4 from an external USB device. Its a pity that I can't connect it to my iBook G4 via Firewire.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Good

                By Sylvio Pereira

                from New York City, NY

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                  I used this USB cable to backup my ATA HD.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Good tool for reviving old drives

                  By Domitype

                  from San Francisco

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                      I was able to remove data from 3 of 4 old drives - it works quite well for this need. I also had an earlier version that also worked well but the connecting cables disappeared over the years - there should be some sort of bag or pouch to keep all the bits together.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Good price and reliable service

                      By Dc

                      from Lincoln, Ne

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                      I found just what I was looking for and it was delivered almost immediately. Great service as usual

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By Reamless

                      from Roseau, Dominica

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Connection

                        Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                        . I use this product to retrieve files from my external hard drives

                        . it is small and convenient

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        Works - But Instructions not Perfect

                        By Jimmy

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Casual user

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                              This works as advertised, but the disk doesn't mount if you don't do the following:

                              1. Set jumper to master
                              2. Attach all cords (NOTE: both USB's must be plugged into computer)
                              3. After all cords are attached switch the power button to on.

                              This should get it mounted and all will be good.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              4.0

                              Very handy device!

                              By Mr. Graebner

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • File Transfer

                                  Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                  I was about to exchange two old system HDs and was prepared to install a new system and use Migration Assistant AFTER the new blank drives (SSDs) were installed. Only by chance I stumbled over this product which let's you write on any bare drive BEFORE installing it into your computer! This way you avoid the risk installing a possibly bad drive, the system is already on the new drive and you can even start the system from the bare drive to test it's functionality before installing the drive (which in my case was an older MacBook Pro and a Mac Mini)!Little annoyance using this adapter was that it took several attempts of plugging/unplugging until the system would recognize the new drive, but once it showed up in Disk Utility the connection and data transfer was flawless! Highly recommended for system maintenance and hardware upgrades!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Quality Hardware, Great price!

                                  By Real Solutions

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • File Transfer

                                    Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                    I've used this to read hard drives and perform data recovery. All the cable connections are solid and tight (nice thick USB cable too). Although I haven't had an opportunity to experience the USB 3.0 speed it works extremely efficient at 2.0 speeds. The box came with an IDE/PATA extension cable which was awesome because I worked on a laptop that had a broken CD/DVD drive. I was able to attach a loose CD/DVD drive from an old desktop tower and use it to boot the laptop and reinstall the operating system.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Linux

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                                    5.0

                                    It worked!

                                    By Techno-duffer

                                    from Baltimore, MD

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                      I'm not exactly a computer geek, so I'm frequently flying by the seat of my pants when it comes to dealing with new hardware. My old laptop went kaput and I got a really good deal on a new one, but I still had a lot of data that I needed to recover from the old one, and I didn't fancy paying someone $200 or $300 to do it, especially on top of the $900 I'd just shelled out for a new laptop (bargain though it was!). This adapter seemed like the perfect solution, but only if I could get it to work. When I received it in the mail, I removed the old hard drive (easy enough, even for me), followed the directions, plugged everything together and, holding my breath, inserted the USB plug in my brand new laptop. Lo and behold! It showed up just like an external hard disk drive! Not only was I able to retrieve all my data, I even managed to erase the old hard drive, which is still perfectly useable and not at all shabby at 500 GB AND it now functions as an external hard drive! That was a benefit I hadn't even foreseen. I can use it as a backup drive, I can store a whole lotta songs and movies... , why, with a device like this, I could... dare I say it?... RULE THE WORLD! Well, the office anyway...So, score one for the DIY'ers! Oh yeah, and I was able to connect it via the USB 3 port on my new computer, so it ran like lightning!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Stuff

                                      By Alex

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Portable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                          Good service, great products!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          1.0

                                          works great... for throwing money away

                                          By Jim the nonrunner

                                          from Pittsburg, KS

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                          Cons

                                          • Unreliable

                                          Best Uses

                                          • File Transfer

                                          Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                          plugged it in and nothing happened. the disk was spinning but didn't mount. the trouble shooting tips are to restart the computer with the device connected and if that didn't work unplug and plug in the devise several times until it works. great plan if I want to destroy my harddrive and lose all my data.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          So cool !

                                          By Didier Movies

                                          from Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Portable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • File Transfer
                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                            It just give me a perfect tool to plug in all kind of HHD or SSD that I own, or that my cutomers bring me. And I can access them rapidly via the USB 3. Very cool gadget to have if you're a geek like me !

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            A Great Troubleshooting Device

                                            By Videograffiti

                                            from Providence, RI

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Economical
                                            • Truly Universal

                                            Cons

                                            • No Instructions

                                            Best Uses

                                            • File Recovery
                                            • Troubleshooting

                                            Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                            It was an emergency, and I needed a quick fix. A 2.0 TB Hard drive took a tumble and was showing no signs of life. Desperate for a way to get to the precious video files inside, I searched all across B&H for a solution. There were many similar devices, but I choose the Universal Drive Adapter by Newer Technology because of the price point. I understood that there was no guarantee that even if the Adapter worked perfectly that it would solve my problem, so getting this best bang for my buck was paramount.

                                            Thankfully once I cracked open the drive and plugged in the Universal Adapter I could hear the drive boot back to life! Moreover, I had a couple of other "dead" drives lying around that were brought back to life by the device!

                                            For its price, the Universal Adapter is a great purchase for anyone who works a lot with multiple drives (I'm a videographer). I have only had one experience where it was unable to bring a drive back. Those who are less familiar with hard drives may have a hard time figuring out how to plug the adapter into the drive, but thankfully there are many videos online that'll show you how.

                                            A great buy!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Handy Tool for quick searches of HDs

                                            By Night Hawk

                                            from New England Skies

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Portable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Quick Review of Storage H

                                              Comments about Newer Technology USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter:

                                              If you have a number of HDs around that you wished you labelled better to know what's on them, then this is for you to quickly see what's going on in your storage attic.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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