Universal_Drive_Adapter_1.jpg An avid techno-geek like me needs more hard disk space every week. Install the newest games and youll now. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X needs 15GB free space to install and run. The newest games need even more space with some needing much more than the average HDD sold 5years ago.Using your obsolete hdd on your laptop/Desktop is currently available to various bay cabinets that store the HDD & access files via USB. But the worst thing about that is the array of other adapters youll need to make your once obsolete devices come to life. Eg. The SATA cable will need its own set of power & data cable & so will PATA. How about a gadget that’s similar to a Swiss army knife of USB Adapters. There comes our Gadget of choice The USB 2.0 UDA (Universal Drive Adapter) With this one device you can attach multiple HDD simultaniusly, heather its SATA,/PATA, or external optical drives. One device takes care of all the hdd requirements without worrying about the tangles of cables.

Specifications :
• USB 2.0 to ATA connection (2 sided, for 2.5″ and 3.5″ drives), and a SATA connection
• Connect any device with an ATA or SATA interface to a Mac(R) or PC with USB interface
• Transfer rate approx. 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
• Complies with USB 2.0 standards
• Backwards compatible to USB 1.1 standards
• Complies with ATA/ATAPI-66 Spe. V1.0
• Compatible with SATA-I and SATA-II
• Simple to install
• Supports IDE and enhanced IDE hard drives
• Supports ATA/ATAPI CD-ROM/R/RW DVD-ROM and more
• Heavy Duty, UL listed, 2.0A external AC adapter provides drive power Compatibility.

Macintosh Requirements :
Mac OS 9.2 or higher, including Mac OS X

Windows Requirements :
Windows 2000, XP, or Vista (No drivers required, plug and play!)

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