Adapter provides USB interface to IDE/SATA hard drive.

Press Release Summary:

Providing USB connection to any 2.5 or 3.5 in. IDE or SATA hard drive, DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter comes with USB 2.0 cable and UL Listed power adapter. Compact unit incorporates 3 hard drive connections including SATA connector for new style hard drives, 44-pin connector for 2.5 in. notebook IDE/PATA hard drives, and 40-pin connector for standard 3.5 in. desktop IDE/PATA hard drives. Adapter also includes EZ Gig II cloning and imaging software.

Original Press Release:

Apricorn Announces DriveWire Adapter for the Upgrade Suite

Universal Hard Drive Adapter provides USB interface to any Desktop or Notebook Hard Drive

Poway, Calif. December 12, 2007- Apricorn, ( the leader in personal storage, today released the DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter, providing a USB connection to any 2.5" or 3.5" IDE or SATA hard drive. The DriveWire comes bundled with Apricorn's Upgrade Suite, which features Apricorn's EZ Gig II cloning and imaging software for Windows® and Shirt Pocket's SuperDuper! for Mac®. When used together, DriveWire and EZ Gig II make it easy to transfer OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and preferences - from an old drive to a new drive, in a few easy steps.

In addition to the Upgrade Suite, each DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter comes with a USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible) and high quality UL Listed power adapter. The compact DriveWire incorporates three hard drive connections into its design, a SATA connector for new style hard drives, a 44 pin connector for 2.5" notebook IDE/PATA hard drives and a 40 pin connector for standard 3.5" desktop IDE/PATA hard drives, allowing you to connect a hard drive to any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2.0 port.

In three simple steps, users can quickly and simply transfer data from an old drive to a new drive. It's as easy as connecting the hardware, and booting up the computer using the "Upgrade Suite" bootable CD to make an exact clone of the old drive onto the new drive. Once the data transfer is complete, simply install the new drive into the notebook or desktop and the computer will boot up as usual.

There is no need to buy a different enclosure for every hard drive or worry about whether or not there will be enough power through the USB port to run the device. DriveWire is guaranteed to safely provide all the power you need. It's also compatible with all of today's 2.5", 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA hard drives.

"As the leader in hard drive upgrade kits, our goal was to provide our customers with a truly universal upgrade kit that was both cost effective and easy-to-use," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "When you combine the flexibility of DriveWire with the capabilities of Apricorn's Upgrade Suite you have the perfect data transfer solution for all of today's desktop and notebook computers, eliminating the need to purchase unique enclosures for every hard drive."

System Requirements

PC system requirements:
CD-ROM Drive, 128MB RAM, Pentium® CPU II, available USB port

Supported Operating Systems:
Windows® Vista Home basic/premium, Ultimate & Business
Windows® XP Home and Professional
Windows® 2000 Professional

MAC® system requirements:
CD-ROM Drive, Apple® G3 or later, 64 MB RAM, available USB port

Supported Operating Systems:
Mac® OS 9.2 or later & Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Apricorn's DriveWire is currently available online at


1 Year Limited

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information please visit

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Apricorn, Inc.
Michelle Fischer
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