New gizmo from Newertech

Newertech USB - ATA/IDE/SATA interfaceNewertech has announced a SATA/IDE/ATA to USB interface: you can plug your old hard (or CD or DVD) drive into your new computer and copy over data: alternately, you can recycle older drives for backup (Time Machine?) or other purposes. Some months ago I bought a no-brand USB to IDE interface at Fry’s, and used it to copy data from a box full of old HDs to a new, cheap ‘monster’ (500 GB) drive. It was pretty buggy on a Mac: I am presuming the Newertech unit is much more Mac friendly (and it has SATA).

The only thing lacking is a housing for the drives (though Newertech has a product Mac Mini aficionados will like): full-on geeks won’t mind, and those who favor solutions like my cheesy crate won’t either. Good item to keep in your geek drawer

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About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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