Newer Technology, Inc. announced today its eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter as the high performance, Plug and Play link between existing eSATA interface equipped external drives and the new ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 equipped MacBook and MacBook Air computers introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this past Monday.
Updates Existing Drives With 3x Faster Performance
The $29.95 MSRP adapter has been benchmark test proven to deliver over 240MB/s real-world data rate performance from the following NewerTech and OWC eSATA interface equipped solutions: Newer Tech Guardian MAXimus, Guardian MAXimus mini, and Voyager Q; OWC Mercury Elite Pro, Mercury Elite Pro Dual Drive, Mercury Elite Pro mini, Mercury Elite Pro Dual mini, Mercury Qx2, and the Mercury Rack Pro; as well as other brand external drives when used with the new 2012 Mac models. For comparison, FireWire 800, the most prevalent high-speed Macintosh computer interface, offers a real-world maximum of 82MB/s transfer rate.
Plug and Play 3-Step High Speed Data Transfers
With no special software or drivers to install, using the NewerTech eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter is an easy, three step process:
- Power on the eSATA equipped external drive.
- Connect the NewerTech eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter to an external drive via a standard eSATA cable.
- Connect the NewerTech eSATA to USB 3.0 Adapter to the USB 3.0 port on a new 2012 MacBook Pro, 2012 MacBook Air, or PC via the included USB 3.0 cable.
“This Plug and Play adapter ushers in a new, high-performance future for existing eSATA-equipped external drives,” said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. “Easy to use and affordable, it offers up to three times faster performance to maximize a drive’s capabilities with today’s standards while also maximizing a consumer’s investment in the drive itself.”