Supercharge your old HDDs with Brando’s USB 3.0 to SATA adapter

December 28, 2009, By Thomas Antony

Brando USB3.0 to SATA

Did you ever have spare hard drives lying around, too small in capacity to actually waste a slot in the PC and too much of a trouble to put in a USB casing as the transfer speeds are so slow. Well, with the arrival of USB 3.0 compatible board early next year, a few innovative applications are coming out which makes use of the awesome bandwidth offered by the port.Brando, manufacturer of assorted gadgets and accessories has introduced a new USB3.0 to SATA adapter to make use of the new port.

With the speeds offered by USB 3.0 ( of around 4.8 Gbps), you no longer need eSATA interfaces to make use of the full speed offered by your SATA harddrive. This adapter is in the form of a simple dongle which you can connect to your HDD to convert it into an external drive. While you will definitely have to invest in a USB 3.0 capable motherboard or expansion card to take advantage of this, at $48, its definitely worth it.

Source: Brando Via Engadget

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