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Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • Connects Most Any Hard Drive to USB 2.0
  • Works with SATA/PATA/IDE and SSD Drives
  • Included Hard Drive Cloning Software
  • Simple, 3-Step Upgrade Process
  • Compact, Portable Design

The DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter by Apricorn provides a USB interface for most any PATA/IDE or SATA hard drive. It makes transferring data from your computer to a new hard drive easy with its included EZ Gig cloning software for PC and ShirtPocket SuperDuper! for Mac. It can copy your OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and more from an old drive to a new one in just a few simple steps.

DriveWire provides a SATA connector for newer drives as well as 44 and 40 pin connectors for 2.5 and 3.5" hard drives. This allows you to connect your hard drive to most any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2.0 port. It's an ideal solution for anyone needing immediate or temporary access to a hard drive. Included is Apricorn's Upgrade Suite, a hybrid adapter for 2.5 and 3.5" IDE/PATA and SATA drives, a USB 2.0 cable and power adapter - everything you need to get up and running right out of the box.

Connects your hard drive to most any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2.0 port
Compatible with 2.5 and 3.5" SATA or PATA/IDE hard drive and SSDs
Hard drive cloning software makes transferring data from your computer to a new hard drive easy
Transfers your OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and more
Provides a SATA connector for newer drives plus 44 and 40 pin connectors for 2.5 and 3.5" drives
Includes Apricorn's Upgrade Suite, a hybrid adapter, USB 2.0 cable and power adapter
Interface USB 2.0 to SATA, 2.5 IDE/PATA (40Pin) or 3.5 IDE/PATA(44Pin)
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480 MB/s
Power Supply DC Output: +5V/1.6A, +12V/1.8A
Certifications FCC, UL & CE
PC Requirements Windows 7, XP or Vista
D-ROM Drive
128MB RAM
Pentium CPU II
Available USB port
Mac Requirements Mac OS 9.2 or later and Mac OS X 10.2 or later
CD-ROM Drive
Apple G3 or later
64 MB RAM
Available USB port
Dimensions 0.75 x 3.3 x 4.7" (1.9 x 8.45 x 12 cm)
Weight 5.5 oz (155.92 g)
Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter
  • Apricorn Upgrade Suite CD
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Mini USB to USB 2.0 Cable
  • Limited 3 Year Warranty
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    ApricornDriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Highly compatible (9)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Durable construction (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer equipment (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (8), Budget shopper (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great product!

      My laptop crashed due to a pretty powerful virus and I couldn't even get it to boot up past the 'Please Wait' blue screen you see before you get to your desktop.Someone in my...Read complete review

      My laptop crashed due to a pretty powerful virus and I couldn't even get it to boot up past the 'Please Wait' blue screen you see before you get to your desktop.Someone in my IT dept at work recommended this product when I mentioned to him that I was looking for a hard drive enclosure that would take the newer hard drives on laptops now. After getting rid of the virus on the crashed hard drive, I was able to VERY EASILY get all my documents off it (a simple 'Cut/Paste') and put them on my new laptop. It took very little time to do it (honestly, scanning for viruses was what took the longest) and a complete novice would be able to do this.(NOTE: you should have access to another computer that allows you to be 'administrator', as you may need to run the CD in order to get to your crashed hard drive.)I will definitely use this again when my hard drives crash in the future and I need to get documents off it. It saved me a lot of money versus taking it to a 'pro' computer repair shop that will charge you an arm and leg to repair and who may delete all your documents anyway.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Apricorn Adapter Review

      This product lived up to its description by the reseller and manufacturer. The reviews previously posted on the product are correct. Plug and play capabilities are only available with certain drives. There is...Read complete review

      This product lived up to its description by the reseller and manufacturer. The reviews previously posted on the product are correct. Plug and play capabilities are only available with certain drives. There is an issue with IDE drives that has to do with the host computers mainframe/BIOS (equivalent). I'll continue using this product with its limitations in mind. A great tool to have in your workshack to say the least.

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      5.0

      ** A MUST HAVE

      By UberTek

      from L.A., CA.

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

          If you have hard drives old and new, PC and Laptop, then you need one of these. Especially since it comes with the power supply for large hard drives.

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

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By Brooklyn Gal

          from New York, NY

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Highly Compatible
          • Inexpensive Vs Other Fix
          • Reliable
          • Strong Connection Points
          • Very easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accessing Crashed Drives
            • Computer Equipment

            Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

            My laptop crashed due to a pretty powerful virus and I couldn't even get it to boot up past the 'Please Wait' blue screen you see before you get to your desktop.Someone in my IT dept at work recommended this product when I mentioned to him that I was looking for a hard drive enclosure that would take the newer hard drives on laptops now. After getting rid of the virus on the crashed hard drive, I was able to VERY EASILY get all my documents off it (a simple 'Cut/Paste') and put them on my new laptop. It took very little time to do it (honestly, scanning for viruses was what took the longest) and a complete novice would be able to do this.(NOTE: you should have access to another computer that allows you to be 'administrator', as you may need to run the CD in order to get to your crashed hard drive.)I will definitely use this again when my hard drives crash in the future and I need to get documents off it. It saved me a lot of money versus taking it to a 'pro' computer repair shop that will charge you an arm and leg to repair and who may delete all your documents anyway.

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

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            5.0

            Whta a product ...

            By LinuxUser24

            from New York City

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable
            • Strong Connection Points

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer Equipment

              Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

              I love this little thing. I lost the first one and I had to get another one. Accessing all external drives from this little device was amazing. I had no problems connecting and powering up the devices.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Linux

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              3.0

              Apricorn Adapter Review

              By Satisfied B&H Online Customer

              from NOT Disclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • High Speed
              • Improves Performance
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Ide Compatibility

              Best Uses

              • data transfer

              Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

              This product lived up to its description by the reseller and manufacturer. The reviews previously posted on the product are correct. Plug and play capabilities are only available with certain drives. There is an issue with IDE drives that has to do with the host computers mainframe/BIOS (equivalent). I'll continue using this product with its limitations in mind. A great tool to have in your workshack to say the least.

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              5.0

              great product

              By Dad

              from NH

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer Equipment

                Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                Easy to set up and use.

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

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                5.0

                Perfect Cloning Device

                By Greg P

                from Simpsonville, SC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Highly Compatible
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Lacks Usb3

                Best Uses

                • Computer Equipment

                Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                Work perfectly including the software that is included. work with a wide type fo drives and is about as easy as it can be. be prepared to work out software issues with cloning a drive, some business software this process will require a call to support to unlock software, typical and no surprise/

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

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                4.0

                genius! And much needed for PATA!!

                By Banner Man

                from boston, MA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computer Equipment
                  • Utilizing Old Drives

                  Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                  I'd probably give this 4.5 stars. It's not the most heavy-duty thing, but hopefully that'll never be an issue. I was much in need of something to plug my old PATA internal drives into, so I could use them with my new computer as backup drives. I know external drives are getting super cheap now, but why spend money when I already have half a dozen old PATA drives lying around? This is a great solution!

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

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                  5.0

                  Very Handy

                  By Big Andy

                  from Tampa, Florida

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Small Easy to use

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Trouble shooting

                  Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                  Very handy for hooking up misbehaving drives.

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

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                  5.0

                  Geat Pdoduct and Service

                  By Maine95

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                    I have been totally satisified with this product and your customer service.

                    The adapter works even better then expected and your customer service was first rate!

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

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                    4.0

                    VERY GOOD

                    By ECOTV

                    from ASUNCIONPARAGUAY

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                    • Limited Compatibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                    EASY INSTALATION

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

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                    4.0

                    Works as promised

                    By joe-pat

                    from Sand Mountain, AL

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable construction
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computer Equipment

                      Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                      It workded as advertised out of the box even with a 10 year old PATA hard drive. I gave 4 stars because we haven't needed the software so we can't rate the software.

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

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                      5.0

                      Worked as expected

                      By justme

                      from Iowa City, IA

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Highly Compatible

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Equipment

                        Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                        I purchased this to check a broken USB drive. That drive still failed but a drive that I knew worked was recoginiized with a minimum of effort.

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

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                        5.0

                        DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter b

                        By DesertRat

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable construction
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Computer Equipment

                          Comments about Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter:

                          Works great, didn't even have to use the software to recover data from my hard drive, just went to windows explorer and picked off what I needed. Connect to your drive and plug into a USB port. Done! I didn't even have to remove my old drive from the computer. Just too EASY!

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

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