Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech), a leading developer of Macintosh, PC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad performance upgrades and accessories, announced today the NewerTech AdaptaDrive converter bracket for installing any capacity size 2.5" SATA hard drive or Solid State Drive in a 3.5" SATA drive bay equipped desktop Mac, PC or external enclosure.


The AdaptaDrive supports 1.5Gb/s and 3.0Gb/s drives, so existing notebook hard drives can be utilized for extra storage; or a high performance 3G SSD such as the Mercury Extreme Pro can be added for an incredible system speed boost. Power users and gamers seeking maximum drive speed can now easily add the latest high performance '6G' SSDs, like the Mercury Extreme Pro 6G, and experience data transfer rates over 500MB/s from their SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gb/s) compatible home/office computer or external drive.

Maintains Highest Performance While Offering Ultimate Convenience

The NewerTech AdaptaDrive has been benchmark test proven to deliver the same data transfer rates as is experienced when a drive is connected directly to the SATA data bus. The AdaptaDrive doesn't create a bottleneck or any performance delivers pure data pass-through performance and drive use convenience from any 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD.

AdaptaDrive Features And Specifications:

• Compatible with any 2.5" SATA hard drive or Solid State drive
• Fits all 3.5" SATA drive bays, including backplane trays found in the Mac Pro
• Fully SATA 3.0 Revision (6Gb/s) compatible
• Backward compatible with SATA 2.0 Revision (3Gb/s) and 1.0 Revision (1.5Gb/s) drives
• Open design allows for full air flow for proper drive cooling
• Material: Black painted aluminum
• Measurements: 5.77" L (146.7mm) x 3.98" W (101.2mm) x .35" H (9mm)
• Weight: 3.5 ounces
• Warranty: Five years
• Includes all drive and drive bay mounting screws
"AdaptaDrive offers Mac and PC desktop and tower users a Plug and Play method to experience the performance advantage SSDs offer," said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. "With industry standard 3.5" drive screw mounting locations and all mounting hardware included, adding a state of the art SSD like the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro is a breeze."

The NewerTech AdaptaDrive is available immediately starting at $24.99 MSRP from NewerTech's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC®), as well as through the retail channel. For more information on the NewerTech AdaptaDrive, visit:

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