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NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter

Mac / PC / USB 3.0
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB 3.0
Features:
  • Access data from almost any bare drive from the last 15 years* via USB
  • Connect to eSATA external enclosures
  • Reuse bare drives no longer used as a computer's main drive.
  • Drive connection and activity LED indicator light
  • Connect via USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1 port
  • Supports real-world data rates of up to 200MB/s
  • Supports drives up to 4TB (4000GB) and beyond
  • Plug and play ease of use
The "Swiss Army Knife" of Disk Connectivity...
Turns Any Bare Drive Into An External Storage Solution!!

The NewerTech USB Universal Drive Adapter is the perfect tool for accessing bare drives without opening a computer or drive enclosure. Being compatible with almost any 2.5", 3.5" or 5.25" drive from the last 15 years makes it the go-to tool for accessing data on IDE, ATA, ATAPI, and SATA drives.

It's the ultimate add-on to any workbench, small enough to travel in your toolbox or tuck away in a drawer so it's ready whenever you need to access drive data via USB. The Universal Drive Adapter is the "must have" universal data access tool.

Includes

Newertech Universal Drive Adapter includes
  • USB Universal Drive Adapter
  • UL Listed, Universal auto-switching power supply
  • High-quality double-shielded connecting cable: USB 3.0 (Micro-B) to USB 3.0 or USB 2.0/1.1 (Standard-A)
  • SATA data and power combo cable
  • IDE/ATA extension cable
  • NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter User Guide (439KB PDF)

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USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter Specifications:

Drive Supported

  • 2.5", 3.5", or 5.25" hard drives, SSDs, or optical drives with any standard IDE/ATA/ATAPI 40 pin or SATA interface

Data Interface

  • USB 3.0 (Micro-B), USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 backwards compatibile

Chipset

  • Innostor IS611

Compliance:

  • RoHS CE

Power Supply

  • UL Listed, Universal auto-switching power supply AC input 100~240v 50/60Hz DC output 12v/2A, 5v/2A

Dimensions

  • 1.9 in (W) x 3.35 in (D) x .53 in (H)
    49 mm (W) x 85 mm (D) x13.4 mm (H)

Weight

  • 1.4 oz (.04 kg) with accessories 14.3 oz (0.40 kg)

System Requirements

  • Compatible with any computer that can support USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 external drives

Macintosh Requirements

  • OS X 10.3.9 or later. Support for drives over 2TB requires Mac OS X 10.5 and later

Windows Requirements

  • Windows XP or later. Support for drives over 2TB requires Windows Vista and later
    Note: Some older operating systems will not support the speed improvements of USB 3.0, but will still work as a USB 2.0 device.

    OWC Note: 3.0TB hard drives are only recognized by Windows XP 64-bit versions or later. The Windows XP 32-bit version DOES NOT support 3.0TB drives.

Linux Requirements

  • Linux version capable of supporting USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 external storage devices

Features

  • Access data from almost any bare drive from the last 15 years* via USB
  • Connect to eSATA external enclosures
  • Reuse bare drives no longer used as a computer's main drive.
  • Drive connection and activity LED indicator light
  • Connect via USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1 port
  • Supports real-world data rates of up to 200MB/s
  • Supports drives up to 4TB (4000GB) and beyond
  • Plug and play ease of use

Recommended USB 3.0 Cards

Product Manual

Warranty

1 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur - NewerTech is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. NewerTech's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. NewerTech solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty

Note: Do not disassemble or otherwise open your NewerTech solution prior to the conclusion of 1 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty's period. Doing so will void the remainder of the NewerTech limited warranty.

Manufacturer provided specifications for Newer Technology p/n U2NV2SPATA UPC#: 853404001315

Reviews

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.7 / 5 14 out of 14 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pennsylvania Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Couldn't do without it. July 12, 2015 A great gadget that lets me use all of the old drives that I have collected over the years which are useless in any computers. Some use old style connectors, some are too small for use, etc. They are great for long=term storage of my photo files, etc., and they are always available for temporary use wherever I need one. It also makes replacing hard drives on working computers much easier. I have not found any hard drive, disk drive etc. that cannot be plugged into my computer using the NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland, OR Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Another "Must Have" Tool November 13, 2014 Here's another "must have" tool. This thing has saved my bacon so many times I can't count. Every time I do a drive swap I use this baby to clone to the new drive so that when I install it it's good to go from the get go. And every time it does just what it's supposed to do and just what I want it to do .... it's fantastic. I can't recommend this adapter highly enough. If you're looking to swap out the "stock" hard drive from your pre-Retina MBP or <2014 Mac Mini, you want to do it right the first time, and you don't want to spend a lot of cash in the process, then you need one of these adapters. This baby will make life a ton easier for you and in the long run will return it's purchase price with the first use.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Israel Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Fulfills all expectations October 25, 2014 I would recommend this item to a friend!
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Palm Springs Area, CA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Works great September 21, 2014 Works great with hard drives up to 2 GB.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Valdosta GA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Great addition to the professional toolbox August 10, 2014 I have repaired Macs since 1984, when Apple sent my first two to me to write a book on programming them in Assembly code. All this time I ahve experimented with external disk drives and tools to fix hard drives. This compact and effective tool has proven to be the most useful for reformatting, repairing or testing bare hard drives. I have even used it for solid state drives. It is easily contained in a single pint-sized ziplock bag for transportation and to keep all its parts together in one place.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philippines Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Must have tool for DIY'ers June 22, 2014 If you do any of your own troubleshooting or service, this is a must have tool. I have the original USB 2.0 unit that can only support 2TB drives and smaller. I also ordered the newer USB 3.0 that supports drives larger than 2TB. So far so good. Works as expected.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Doha, Qatar Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The best drive adapter in the market! September 10, 2013 This is truly the swiss army knife of adapters, all-in one. Easy to use, plug and play stuff. This adapter has made life easy and now I can transfer data from hard disks, clone it etc. A must have adapter for techies!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Arden, DE Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 This is an extremely useful product June 9, 2013 Every time a product breaks down which sadly is more common with Apple thse days than it used to be, this is a lifesaver

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Hammondsport , NY Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Really Handy October 29, 2012 This is what you need if you want to access a bare drive, for example to transfer files from your computer to you new replacement drive.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Paul Age: 45-54 Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Great... For The Right Drives September 20, 2012 I bought this item because I have a slew of old hard drives and wanted to check the contents. Unfortunately they are all drives with very dated connectors (like PATA and ATA IDE) that the adapter didn't support. However, I have used it a couple times with newer SATA drives and for this purpose it works great. Admittedly I don't have a lot of use for the adapter but it does come in handy when the necessity arises by allowing you to use a internal drive without needing an enclosure.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Orlando, FL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Quick and easy set up. Great tool. May 17, 2012 Connected easily to my old drive and was able to transfer files to to new and faster drive. A must have for your Repair tool kit.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: thishik Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 Works as advertised March 31, 2012 It's important to have two spare USB ports and desktop space in the right locaton if you want to use an extra hard drive as extra storage space but in a pinch this tool does the trick.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: nb508 Location: Providence, RI Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Noob Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy! January 27, 2012 My computer tech skills are very low, I have never opened up a computer before until just recently to switch out a hard drive on a 13" mid-2009 Macbook Pro. I read all the information listed on OWC's website to perform the switch and this product was recommended. I read the connectivity directions and I was easily able to transfer my files, install the Mac OS, confirm that everything was transferred to my new hard drive and finally physically switch out my old hard drive. This product worked as intended, I felt like a Pro! OWC was a great resource and their tech videos are awesome.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Gilligoon
Rating: 5/5 Works like a charm September 21, 2011 This thing is awesome. A lifesaver. No need for expensive data recovery with this baby. When my OS wouldn't boot I thought I was dead in the water. But with this I'm able to mount all my hard drives as external drives. So I can keep these as backups and if something goes wrong with my computer again all I need is this. Super easy to use. Also, fantastic, fast service from OWC. Thanks a million!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: VivaMarengo Location: Marengo, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Don't leave home without it! February 7, 2011 I purchased my NewerTechnology Universal Drive Adapter to help ease the pain of transferring files from my old PC to my Mac. Using the adapter could not have been simpler and the instructions cover every possible configuration, making file transfers a breeze! If you do a lot of hard drive swapping, have multiple systems or simply need a reliable way to pass data from one system to another, I'd highly recommend this product.

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*Compatible with full height 5.25" optical drives only. Not compatible with slimline optical drives such as those used in a laptop.
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