Updated USB 2.0 drive adapter gets status lights

Newer Technology on Monday announced its new USB 2.0 Universal Drive Adapter. The new device will be unveiled at Macworld Expo starting tomorrow, and costs $29.95.

The adapter is designed to let any raw IDE/ATA or Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive component communicate with a Mac (or PC) using USB 2.0. The device works with 2.5-inch, 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch hard drives, and has been tested to work with all drive brands.

Improvements in the redesigned device include connection status LEDs.

It comes with a USB 2.0 to IDE adapter cable, 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter and power adapter.

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