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Addonics Announces USB 3.0 to eSATA Adapter

Addonics Technologies announced an eSATA converter that provides a way to connect eSATA storage devices to USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 ports.

According to the statement, the $33.95 Addonics USB 3.0 to eSATAp adapter (ADU3ESA) is compatible with external hard drives, SSD, optical disc drives with eSATA interface as well as SATA port multiplier storage. The eSATA port on the adapter is an eSATA USB Hybrid port (EUHP), 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.

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