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NewerTech AdaptaDrive

2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket


New Condition / Open Box

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 EXTREME Pro 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

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
  • Assembly Manual & User Guide (Download Only)

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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.9 / 5 196 out of 205 (96%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: GloriousDove-23093
Rating: 5/5 Happy May 20, 2021 As ever, good products and hassle-free shipping.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: NewerTech AdaptaDrive + 500GB OWC Electra 3G Solid-State Drive Bundle..

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Reviewer: FoolishBird-17936
Rating: 5/5 Excellent value May 10, 2021 Easy install with the videos, zippy drive and memory upgrade. Couldn't be easier, really.

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Reviewer: BusyShark-97462
Rating: 4/5 Fit great, kind of expensive/overbuilt April 28, 2021 Fit perfectly; seemed kind of overbuilt and expensive, but at least it'll never move

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Reviewer: ExuberantDolphin-76922
Rating: 5/5 2007 IMac SSD upgrade April 28, 2021 Web site is easy to navigate; the customer service and video installation guides are excellent. I wouldn’t have attempted the upgrade with out this resource. My 2007 IMac runs so much better with the new drive.

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Reviewer: garymcbeath
Rating: 5/5 Great Product April 26, 2021 I used it to install two OWC SSDs in a dual 3.5" drive enclosure. Fit perfectly, and works fast and perfectly. thanks.

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Reviewer: LightPeacock-49695
Rating: 5/5 Great April 25, 2021 It works as advertised. Good quality!

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Reviewer: 61willys
Rating: 5/5 Perfect April 25, 2021 Absolutely worked as advertised. Installed and updated as identified in the videos. Thank you!

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Reviewer: AdorableDeer-43753
Rating: 5/5 Excellent experience April 24, 2021 The kit was exactly what we needed to bring our 2007 iMac back to life. Excellent installation instructions for the DIY folks.

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Reviewer: tbethel-17430
Rating: 5/5 Great company - Great products April 24, 2021 This was a purchase for my 2008 Mac Pro. The adapters fit perfectly and the shipping was fast and trouble free. Great company and Great products...

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Reviewer: dimitriguy Location: Grayslake, IL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Quick Hard Drive October 18, 2020 So I have a 2008 imac, 12 years old. My wife's imac from around 2013 hard drive started to give her problems, so I decided I might as well upgrade mine since the original SATA Hard Drive was starting to fill up. Might as well upgrade to an SSD Hard Drive while I am at it. This SSD Hard Drive is quick, responsive, the adapter that came with it fits perfectly and is extremely durable. I would highly recommend.

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Reviewer: MusicMacDaddy Location: usa Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Why did I wait so long? October 16, 2020 I have a 2008 Mac "cheese-grater" that I use for music production. Why oh why did I wait so long to get an SSD. Installation was super easy, it took me longer to find my old drive trays than it did to put the SSD in. Then I used a cloning software to move my startup to the SSD. What a HUGE difference. I used to have to wait, not exaggerating, 10-15 minutes for my tower to boot up. Now it boots in under 2 minutes! So far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. I will definitely be making some more upgrades.

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Reviewer: Ancient1 Location: Wedgeport Nova Scotia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Hobbiest
Rating: 5/5 Works like a charm! September 9, 2020 Surprised at how easy it installed in my old 21" iMac. The delivery took a bit longer, but expected due to COVID-19.

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Reviewer: RevDrG Location: BC Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 A very well engineered adaptor August 9, 2020 I purchased this adaptor to install a 1Tb SSD drive in my old 2007 iMac 24". It fits perfectly and the improvement in performance transforms this 2-core 24Ghz machine. The adaptor is made from anodized aluminum and feels like a quality part. Installation in the iMac was relatively easy, just follow the YouTube videos. The only very minor thing I had to do was loosen the screws securing the connector board to the adaptor frame, realign the connector slightly to fit squarely into the drive and then retighten the screws. It's maybe .3mm misaligned from the factory. All good!

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Reviewer: OntheCoast Location: Oregon Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Solid-state HD? Do it! July 29, 2020 I wanted to use my new SSD a bit before commenting. Two months in and I am SO glad I did it. I have a 09 iMac that's a champ, but had it's original drive, which made me nervous. But so did installing a new drive myself. Finally I pulled the mouse button on the 1.0TB OWC Electra. The install went fine, I followed the instructions to the syllable. Now my iMac wakes from sleep without stretching and yawning and is visably quicker. And I'm sleeping better knowing I have a reliable HD once more. Considering a SSD? Do it!

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Reviewer: AJLoring Location: Australia Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Excellent service and product. July 4, 2020 The web site is very informative on each product which makes it so much easier to make decisions. I particularly like the notes at the top right which tells you which version of Mac the product is appropriate for. The purchasing process was easy. The shipping quick and the product excellent. Anthony - Australia

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Reviewer: Phostructor Location: Cape Cod, MA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works As Expected July 4, 2020 The kit went together easily, I'm keeping 2009 Mac Pro going and the automated guidance on the site got me to the right product. OWC tech support gave me quick advice and solved an initial problem and so my archaic computer is now far more efficient.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: NewerTech AdaptaDrive + 1.0TB OWC Electra 3G Solid-State Drive Bundle..

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Reviewer: Macnuts Location: Montreal, Canada Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy installation July 3, 2020 Easy installation, thank's to the provided video. Already had the necessary tools and ressources since I previously upgraded my other iMac with an SSD from OWC. Read and write more than 5X the speed of the original internal disk drive. Sorry, failed to take a picture of the finished installation this time again ! But you get speed test before and after.

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Reviewer: Seri Location: PNW Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Home User
Rating: 5/5 2008 iMac has new life! Super fast. July 3, 2020 I upgraded my iMac with the installation video, plus a couple other videos I found on YouTube. Prepare to clean out a lot of dust when upgrading to the SSD. I took my time and finished the job within the time frame suggested. I already had the tools and just used a shower handle with suction cups to remove the screen, an easy hack. I would highly recommend this upgrade to speed up a sluggish old iMac. It just takes some patience. It was easy to format the drive and clone my old system back over from a Carbon Copy full backup. The more challenging piece was doing a clean install of El Capitan. It can be done by back dating the computer to 2015 in a terminal window; just do a web search on the topic. I renewed this iMac for my aging parents who like their iMacs, but run at impossibly slow speeds.

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Reviewer: TravisAllen Location: Rochester, Mn Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Good enough for ME to write a review March 2, 2020 I’m not one to write reviews, but why not? I purchased this SSD for my Mac Pro 1,1 to use as my system drive for audio recording purposes. Not only did I get the drive in a timely fashion, it was easy to install, and probably halved my start up time! Works so well I ordered another to put in for audio file storage. Just bought a couple more to install in my MacBook Pro! Thanks, OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: NewerTech AdaptaDrive + 480GB OWC OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Solid-State Drive Bundle..

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Reviewer: Juns Location: Japan Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 The wonderful support March 2, 2020 Dear MACSALES.COM I appreciate you in case of the polite support. It awaits for product's reaching. Jun Sasaki

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Reviewer: Ipader Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy install January 9, 2020 Thanks to the install video on the OWC website, I was able to easily disassemble my old iMac and install the ssd. I would never have attempted this without first viewing the video a few times. I did have difficulty formatting and installing my OS. I called OWC tech support and was promptly helped by Darren. Darren was very patient with me. He took time explaining the steps I needed to follow to successfully boot up my machine. He was easy to understand and extremely knowledgeable. I’m glad I purchased from OWC! First time I ever disassembled a computer.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: NewerTech AdaptaDrive + 250GB OWC Electra 3G Solid-State Drive Bundle..

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Reviewer: LorenzoF
Rating: 5/5 Buono November 20, 2019 I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech AdaptaDrive 2.5" to 3.5" Drive Converter Bracket.
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Reviewer: grrr Location: Napa, CA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Gold standard for support August 16, 2019 The drive has not yet arrived, but support for my older failing drive has been really superb. Patient, caring, hanging in there until the old drive was brought back to life, at least for now.

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Reviewer: Sjones Location: Jacksonville Fl Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great drive for Imac 7.1 March 12, 2019 Installed easily, formatted quickly, and runs smoothly and quietly. Great drive I installed on Imac 7.1.

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Reviewer: DuffENator
Rating: 5/5 Great upgrade for an old iMac December 27, 2018 Was given a free 2009 20-inch iMac (9,1), 2.66 Ghz, 2GB Ram. Wiped it and installed last OS it could handle, El Capitan 10.11.3.

Slow is the word. Tweaked the OS to turn off fancy GUI stuff (GPU is only 256mb). Still slow. Upgraded the Ram to 8GB (https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/8566DDR3S8GP/). Helped quite a bit. Recommended.

This SDD kit did the trick though. After installing this and restoring from a backup, this machine is night and day from before. Over a minute to boot and launch email before, now around 10-15 secs. Sure, it's a 9-10 year old iMac, but the difference is real. It's a workable machine again. Feels new and it's almost 10 years old!

The video instructions on how to install this weren't quite on the money for this machine, but close enough to figure out. My screen has slightly different connections - I just disconnected the one cable by the fan and flipped the screen over to the right side, leaving the other connectors intact. Also, this iMac had 4 long screws on the bottom of the bezel, not two.

Great upgrade!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from DIY Kit: NewerTech AdaptaDrive + 500GB OWC Electra 3G Solid-State Drive Bundle..

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