Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) announced an eSATA converter (http://www.addonics.com/products/io/adu3esa.asp) that provides a unique and easy way to connect any eSATA storage device to any USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port. The Addonics USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter is compatible with external hard drives, SSD, optical drives with eSATA interface, and SATA port multiplier storage. It is an ideal accessory for notebooks, desktops, servers or any computer system.
Its compatibility with port multiplier means that any eSATA RAID storage, including Addonics RAID Tower / Rack with eSATA connection, can be instantly turned into a USB 3.0 external RAID storage system. The eSATA port on this adapter is an eSATA USB Hybrid port (EUHP), a new port commonly found on new notebooks. This port works with both standard eSATA and Addonics universal hybrid eSATA cable (Universal eSATAp cable).
The Universal eSATAp cable enables low power 5V eSATA devices, such as 2.5″ eSATA hard drives, Addonics Ruby / Ruby Cipher drive kit, eSATA / USB DigiDrive and the Micro SATA DigiDrive to be directly powered from the computer without the use of an external power adapter.
The Addonics USB 3.0 to eSATA adapter weighs less than 3 oz. and is the size of a cigarette lighter. It supports a maximum transfer rate of 5 Gbps for USB 3.0 super speed; 480 Mbps – USB 2.0 high speed, and 12 Mbps – USB 1.1. It is compatible with Windows Me, 2000, XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, 2007, Mac OS X and above, and Linux Kernel 2.6+, Solaris 10. No software driver is needed.
Suggested retail price is $33.95. For more information visit http://www.addonics.com/products/io/adu3esa.asp.
Addonics products are available through the company online store www.shopaddonics.com, major catalog companies, resellers, VARs and distributors, including Amazon.com, PC Connection, CDW, Buy.com, Provantage.com, Insight, and Ingram Micro.
Published on July 2, 2010