Brando offers up UADAP003900 Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter

If you are like me, your desk is probably crammed with old hardware that your computer had outgrown and you can't bring yourself to throw away. I have several older SATA HDDs sitting in my desk collecting dust.

Brando has offered up a new USB 3.0 to SATA adapter that will let me use one of those drives as a super fast external storage device. The adapter is a "Y" that allows the HDD to get power and connect to the USB 3.0 port.

The adapter allows for 10-30 GBytes of video data to be copied to a 3.5-inch HDD in about 1/3 the time of the USB 2.0 interface. The device supports 5 Gbps, 480 Mbps and 12Mbps connections. Both SATA 1.5 and 3 HDDS are supported. The device is available now for $48 and can be had with power plugs to fit various countries.