SATA to USB Adapter – A Good Hands On Tool
Okay, granted this isn’t the latest and greatest in USB technology posts, but it does hold value.Â The SATA to USB adapter is a great adapter tool to have for any half/computer savvy user.Â With the increased popularity of eSATA hard drives, it’s very likely you, or someone you know (and support) will upgrade their hard-drive via a new SATA drive.Â To that end, many older computers don’t have SATA support – so what do you do? Dig into your computer bag and pull out that SATA to USB adapter you read about on GetUSB … is what you do.Â This handy adapter will convert any SATA to the #1 most popular connectivity method, USB.Â So without buying a SATA controller card, installing the software and all that BS – just use the adapter.Â The adapter is about as basic as you’d like – plug in the SATA cable, plug in the USB adapter – DONE! Once more, if you have one in your bag, it’s easy enough to finish the job without an extra trip to the computer shop, or couple days via on-line ordering.
I’ve seen them as cheap as $20 bucks at Amazon.Â Another item worth consideration – since we’re on the subject – is an eSATA extension cable.