New USB 3.0 Drive Adapter from StarTech.com Makes it Easy to Connect a Hard Drive Without Installing in a Computer or Docking it

Versatile USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE drive adapter saves time by providing users fast access to bare drive contents without having to dock the drive or install in an enclosure or computer chassis. The adapter offers a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 host connection for 2.5” or 3.5” SATA or IDE drives, helping to eliminate data transfer bottlenecks

Lockbourne, OH - August 12, 2013 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the release of a new USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Drive Adapter (USB3SSATAIDE), which enables users to connect a 2.5” or 3.5” hard drive or SSD to a computer, externally through SuperSpeed USB. The adapter, which supports the full data transfer speeds of SuperSpeed USB 3.0, is backward compatible with USB 2.0, and provides users with a time-saving workaround that eliminates the need to use a drive docking station or install the drive in an enclosure or computer chassis.

The USB 3.0 drive adapter is compatible with both SATA and IDE drive types, which makes it a more convenient alternative than similar adapters which support only SATA or only IDE.

“This adapter is a must-have for anyone who needs to test or access a variety of types and sizes of hard drives or solid state drives” said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com’s Hard Drive Accessories product line. “Because the adapter supports both IDE and SATA, as well as both 2.5” and 3.5” drives, so system builders and technicians only have to have a single, portable adapter on-hand for USB access to the most common drives”.

Features of the USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 SATA/IDE Drive Adapter include:

  • Drive flexibility and compatibility: connects any standard 2.5in or 3.5in IDE or SATA hard drive/solid state drive
  • Supports SuperSpeed USB 3.0 data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
  • LED indicators provide drive status and activity updates
  • Hot-swappable, plug-and-play compatible

MSRP for StarTech.com’s USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Drive Adapter is $53.99 (USD) in the United States, $54.99 (CAN) in Canada and £38.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. The adapter is available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Newegg.com, Amazon.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H, SYNNEX and ASI.

To learn more about StarTech.com’s USB3SSATAIDE USB 3.0 Drive Adapter, please visit https://www.startech.com/USB3SSATAIDE, or https://www.startech.com/HDD for more information about StarTech.com’s complete listing of Hard Drive adapters and accessories.

For more questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com
StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

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