Pillow forts? No. We are grown-ups here. If you are like me, you have never trashed a working hard drive in your life and you have enough to make a hard drive fort and sip on your juice box in there. Because you are a grown-up.
However, there is something more productive you could be doing with all those years worth of hard drives – using them, or at least knowing what is on them. There is one tool that will let you do just that by connecting to any 2.5”, 3.5” or 5.25” drive you have: the NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter. I have had one for a few months now, and it has let me store more music and movies, find my first draft of my master’s thesis, and find a few embarrassing pictures from high school.
I started out with 15(!) hard drives laying around my house with varying degrees and amounts of information on them. I have since condensed all of the information on those 15 hard drives to just seven. And the USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter makes it incredibly easy, all you have to do is plug in your hard drive to one of the connectors on the UDA and you are off and running. This little tool really is the perfect add-on for anyone with multiple drives who does not need them all running in an enclosure or enclosures all the time. Just pull the drive you need, plug it in to the UDA and use it like you would any other hard drive in an enclosure via a USB port.
IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or SATA, it will handle pretty much whatever you have from the last 15 years or so, which is why we call it the “Swiss Army Knife” of disk connectivity.
So, if you’re wondering what is on the hard drive that you have had sitting on your desk the past 10 years, you can now get the tool to help you find out with the Universal Drive Adapter.
Now I just need to figure out what I am going to do with the other eight hard drives.