Skip to main content

Send us a Topic or Tip

Have a suggestion for the blog? Perhaps a topic you'd like us to write about? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Fancy yourself a writer and have a tech tip, handy computer trick, or "how to" to share? Let us know what you'd like to contribute!

Thanks for reaching out!

NewerTech Announces AdaptaDrive Bracket For Installing 2.5″ SATA HD or SSD In 3.5″ Drive Bay Equipped Desktop Mac, PC, or External Enclosure

Newer Technology, Inc. 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 NewerTech AdaptaDrive is available immediately from NewerTech’s exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel.

Works With All 2.5Drives, Including Latest SATA ‘6G’ 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 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 throttling…it 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.”

OWC Newsfeed
the authorOWC Newsfeed
The OWC Newsfeed provides the latest OWC,, Rocket Yard, and industry news, information, and announcements for your reading pleasure and shareability!
Be Sociable, Share This Post!

Leave a Reply


  • Can you do one for installing a 2.5″ SATA drive inside a Lian Li RH58 sled that originally held an IDE 3.5 inch drive? I have an audio recorder that would benefit from that.

    • That’s a pretty specialized application Flawn…so doubtful we would do such…we try to create solutions for the masses…