Increase Data and Storage Performance on Development Boards

StarTech.com offers three new drive converter boards for USB to SATA, M.2 SATA and mSATA.

Lockbourne, OH - March 8, 2017 - StarTech.com has announced the release of three new drive converter boards that increase the data storage capacity and performance of Raspberry Pi and other development boards. The new converter boards provide a seamless solution for expanding the functionality of development boards and integrating into customized applications.

The converter boards are available in three different versions, the USB to SATA (SKU: PIB2S31), the USB to M.2 SATA (SKU: PIB2M21), and the USB to mSATA (SKU: PIB2MS1). Users can increase the data storage capacity of their Raspberry Pi or other development boards, by connecting directly to SATA/M.2SATA/mSATA drive.

The additional data storage capacity and increase in performance is beneficial to IT professionals who regularly build custom solutions for applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, surveillance, media, networking, or big data.

Additional features and benefits of the drive converter boards are:

  • USB 2.0 connectivity (transfer speeds up to 480Mbps)
  • Includes Raspberry Pi mounting accessories and a USB cable
  • No device driver installation required
“With development boards making their way into businesses for custom IoT and big data applications, these drive converters enhance the capability of development boards by increasing data storage capacity and performance,” said Scott Burton, Product Manager, StarTech.com. “Using the included mounting accessories and USB cable, these converter boards integrate seamlessly into custom business projects and applications.”

The new drive converter boards are available at CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

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