Storage

USB to eSATA adapter

Gizmodo has news of a $15 eSATA adapter from Brando that will allow you to plug your SATA disk drive into a USB slot for a quick diagnosis or emergency work.

For system administrators who have to be ready to cope with all manner of emergencies -- from retrieving data to thrashed operating systems -- here is a new tool to help you handle SATA drives.

Gizmodo has news of a $15 eSATA adapter from Brando that will allow you to plug your SATA disk drive into a USB slot for a quick diagnosis or emergency work. All you need is a $10 power supply to fire up the drive. As you might expect, no driver is need for Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista, Linux, or Mac OS 10 or higher.

It's definitely something worth adding to your toolbox to go with your laptop.

Check out the Brando Web site for a closer look at the eSATA adapter.

 

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

7 comments
jturner
jturner

I already have a device that does sata, ata and laptop hard drives all to usb and it comes with a power supply and runs around $15 to $20

TexasJetter
TexasJetter

I don't know what device jturner is talking about, but we have a Disk Jockey (http://diskology.com/). It's not really in the pocket, $10 category (I think it ran $350 or so), but it will read IDE, SATA, and laptop hard disks via USB. It's real purpose is to do sector by sector duplication of media.

brian.mills
brian.mills

That sounds even better. You wouldn't happen to be able to point me to where I could obtain one for myself, would you?

brian.mills
brian.mills

All it needs is the ability to attach to a keyring or lanyard, for those of us who lose everything that's not attached to something we already have to carry everywhere.

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