USB Adapter connects IDE/ATA or SATA drive to computer.

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USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter incorporates status LEDs for confirmation of connection status between USB 1.1-/2.0-equipped computer and IDE/ATA or SATA drive. Compatible with any 2.5, 3.5, or 5.25 in. HDD or optical drive, solution enables plug-and-play file transfers at speeds to 480 Mbps and turns switched-out drives into external storage solutions. Package comes with USB 2.0 to IDE cable, 2.5 to 3.5 in. adapter, and power adapter.

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Newertech Announces New USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter at Macworld Expo

Best-Seller at Macworld Expo 2007

Now Offers Plug & Play Data Transfer with LED Connection Status

Provides Second Life to Switched-Out Hard Drives

January 14, 2008, San Francisco -- Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), the leading developer of Macintosh®, iPod®, and iPhone® performance upgrades and accessories, today announced that it will debut its new USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter at Macworld Expo in San Francisco tomorrow. The NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter now features connection status LEDs for easy confirmation when connecting to a USB 1.1/2.0 equipped computer and an IDE/ATA or SATA drive.

A Macworld Expo 2007 best-seller, the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter is a complete solution that allows any 2.5", 3.5", or 5.25" hard drive or optical drive (standard IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or Serial-ATA) to be connected via USB to any computer for file transfer after the upgrade of an internal hard drive; for backing-up and storing file archives; and for data access from stored backup drives with Plug & Play ease.

With digital audio and photo files growing in size and becoming a part of daily life, consumers need larger hard drives to store these files. After they upgrade to a larger drive, the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter enables consumers to transfer data between drives and gives the old drive a second life as an external storage solution.

Truly universal, the USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter has been tested to work with all hard drive brands, including Maxtor, Seagate, IBM, Hitachi, Samsung, Western Digital, and Fujitsu; optical drive brands, including LG, Lite-On, Panasonic, Pioneer, Plextor, Sony, Teac, and Toshiba; and removable media drives, such as Iomega Zip. The adapter provides a USB 2.0 transfer speed of up to 480Mbps and is also backwards compatible with USB 1.1.

"A Can't Live Without Accessory"

Called "the Swiss army knife of disk connectivity," the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter has been praised as "A can't live without accessory" by Mobile Technology News, and "An ultimate technology key" by Creative Mac News. The Chicago Sun-Times calls the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter "Simple to use...Drag and drop files at will."

Priced at only $29.95, the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter comes with everything needed for immediate operation: USB 2.0 to IDE adapter cable, 2.5" to 3.5" adapter, power adapter, LED connection indicators, USB 1.1 backward compatibility, and a full one year NewerTech warranty. It is compatible with Mac OS 9.2 or higher including Mac OS X, Linux 2.4.X, and Microsoft Windows 2000/XP (no driver required). For more information, see

About Newer Technology, Inc.

Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks®, desktop Macintosh computers, Intel Macs, iMacs®, iPods and Mac OS® compatibles. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

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