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NewerTech AdaptaDrive

2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket

Mac / PC
  • Mac
  • PC
  • 6.0 / 3.0 / 1.5Gb/s
Install ANY size 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD in a 3.5" SATA drive bay
Experience the Solid State Drive speed advantage or reuse an existing notebook hard drive in your 3.5" drive bay equipped desktop Mac, PC, or external enclosure with the Newertech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket. With industry standard 3.5" drive screw mounting locations, the AdaptaDrive enables you to install ANY size 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD in a 3.5" SATA drive bay.
Works With All 2.5" Drives, Including Latest SATA 6Gb/s SSDs
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 OWC Mercury Electra 3G can be added for an incredible system speed boost. Because the AdaptaDrive is built from aluminum and features an open design for maximum drive cooling air flow, power users and gamers seeking maximum drive speed can now easily add the latest high performance '6G' SSDs, like the OWC 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 throttling...it delivers pure data pass-through performance and drive use convenience from any 2.5" SATA 1.5Gb/s, 3Gb/s, or 6Gb/s hard drive or SSD.

Features

  • Compatible with any 2.5" SATA hard drive or Solid State drive
  • Use anywhere you would install a 3.5" SATA drive
  • Includes compatibility with backplane trays such as those found in Apple Mac Pro models
  • 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: 5 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty

Includes

  • One AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket
  • Four 2.5" drive to bracket mounting screws
  • Four bracket to 3.5" drive bay mounting screws
  • Installation Manual

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 93 out of 94 (99%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 EXCELLENT. April 19, 2016 as described in ad description. easy installation. no glitches.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Providence, RI Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Well built, works. April 14, 2016 It's a solid piece that functions perfectly as advertised. Have purchased multiple.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oroville CA. Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Fit April 4, 2016 Perfect fit easy install very clean way to add an SSD to an older IMac

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ontario, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent Product! April 2, 2016 This drive fits perfectly, does exactly what it is supposed to do! I used this bracket, along with OWC's iMac installation tool kit to upgrade my late 2009 Mac to a SSD. The install is very easy, especially using the video guidance on the OWC website. Aside from adding memory (mine was at the max), this is the biggest single improvement a person can make to up the performance and speed of an older Mac. Great products!!!

Dave

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oceanside CA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid construction March 25, 2016 Worked perfectly in replacing the OEM hard drive with a 2.5" SSD from OWC in a mid 2011 21.5" iMac

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: California Age: 25-34 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great bracket for a Mac Pro 3,1 March 1, 2016 I got this bracket so I could mount an SSD in my Mac Pro 3,1 using the stock drive sled. It works perfectly! Everything lines up, and the bracket feels VERY sturdy.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: On a Mountain in the North American Taiga Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Awesome Bracket February 12, 2016 Was really impressed by how well made this converter bracket is. It's not some fragile, plastic garbage like a lot of other places are selling, it's nicely finished and sturdy metal. Came with screws and holes are perfectly tapped. Would definitely buy this product again.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York, NY Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Totally recommend February 12, 2016 The adapter worked really well and came with everything I needed to switch over from my Internal conventional drive to SSD.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: New York Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Easy install adapter February 2, 2016 Great little adapter to fit the SSD into my G5 HD bay. Now its so much easier taking the HD out and putting back into the G5.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Montreal, Canada Age: 25-34
Rating: 5/5 fists as advertised in iMac late 2013 January 31, 2016 I got what I needed, with this product. Happy costumer

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Los Angeles, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fit like a glove January 30, 2016 Needed this part. Did some research. Found this bracket, which fit the bill. No problems whatsoever in my 2011 27" iMac.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Knoxville, TN Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Works like a charm January 19, 2016 Easy to assemble drive into bracket and perfect fit to older MacPro drive sled.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Japan Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as expected, without any problems January 11, 2016 There's not much to add. It met my expectations perfectly. My SSD was easy to mount in the bracket and the bracket was easy to install in my iMac11,1. I had no problems whatsoever. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Ventura, CA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great December 18, 2015 Its a bracket - it works - it is well made and sturdy.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Franklin, PA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Good Product December 5, 2015 I got this to replace the HDD in my 2009 27" iMac with an OWC SSD. The part fit fine, but I did have to remove the built in connection from the converter. Not sure why, but the iMac didn't like it, so I just connected the power and SATA cable right to the drive instead of the connector on the converter. I read another review which suggested this solution after having a similar issue. No big deal.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Omaha, NE Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 It's a bracket ...not a lot of ways for it to go wrong November 30, 2015 It worked well. Recommend taking a picture before you install the drive to ensure that you put the drive in the bracket the right way, since the new drive may not look anything like the old one.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Langley, BC, Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Upgrading an antique Mac November 23, 2015 My Mac Pro was built when Dubya was still President (Early 2008 quad core) and at time shows its age. I wanted to stretch the life a bit further, as I want to stay away from the "all in one" of an iMac or MacBook (my LCD monitor dates from a Mac mini that just died on my mum's desk). Talking to a pro at the neighbourhood Mac retailer, I decided to create a fusion drive. He warned me that there was no SSD mount to install the new Drive, but I saw the NewerTech Adapta-Drive Bracket. It was easy to do both parts of the installation; adding the SSD to the bracket and mounting the drive into the hard drive bay. The transition hasn't been without hiccup: the USBs are acting up and there's some kinda 'ghost in the machine' related to the sleep/wake mode. On the plus side, the whole system is showing more pep.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Honolulu.HI Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Needed to Replace 3.5 HDD with 2.5 SSD in Imac November 19, 2015 "A must" needed bracket to replace the OEM 3.5 HDD with a 2.5 SSD in the iMac

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Florida Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 IMac SSD Upgrade November 9, 2015 I used the AdaptaDrive bracket to install an SSD in my 2007 iMac. Worked perfectly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Medway, MA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 A Great Adaptor November 3, 2015 This bracket allows easy insertion of a 2.5 inch drive into a spot designed for 3.5" drives. I used it to replace the hard drive in an external drive mechanism with a faster, bigger (more capacity) and quieter 2.5" drive and the result is more than satisfactory.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: San Diego, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Adapter easy to use October 10, 2015 I used this adapter to install a SSD in my late 2009 iMac. It fit well and was easy to use.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Eastern Ontario Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 HD adapter for early series Mac Pro Workstations 1,1 - 1,2 and 1,3 September 21, 2015 I tried various supposed solutions to adapt my Mac Pro desktops to take modern HDs and SSD's - OWC has the highest quality adapter for using current HD Sleds which are native to my machines. Absolutely love the painless and efficient adapters. Well built and flawless. I certainly do appreciate OWC as a company which serves.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Augusta, GA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent product. September 9, 2015 Very useful, inexpensive, easy to install, works perfectly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: 45246 Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 WELL MADE BRACKET August 31, 2015 WORK GREAT, WELL MADE, FITS PERFECTLY. USED FOR PUTTING A SSD IN MY MAC PRO. INSTALLED DRIVE TO BRACKET, BRACKET TO SLED, VIOLA! CAKE.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Sitka, Alaska Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 AdaptaDrive August 25, 2015 Replaced harddrive in 20 inch iMac (2009) with 2.5" combo SSD. Followed steps from OWC video, using NewerTech suction cups and tools. Drive swap was much simpler than I expected it to be. Bracket fit perfectly both the drive bay and the drive. Replacement took less than 20 minutes and followed the video exactly. I plan to get another drive & AdaptaDrive to upgrade a second iMac (2008) model I received for free from an acquaintance which has drive problems.

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