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.
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.