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Brando Unitek Adapter Bridges USB 3.0, SATA Interfaces

Heard about that uber-speedy new USB standard, SuperSpeed USB or USB 3.0, and you don’t want it to catch you unprepared when the first products packing this technology arrive on the market? Well, if that’s the case, you don’t really have to worry, since ol’ Brando’s got you covered with its brand-new Unitek USB 3.0 to SATA adapter, a device that will allow one to easily connect any SATA HDD to their USB 3.0-capable computer in a very fast and easy manner.

According to Brando, this gadget allows users to connect SATA/IDE HDD items to a computer via a USB port, practically turning any SATA HDD device into a convenient external storage solution. Nothing new so far, isn’t it (well, apart from the fact that this thing can “take” HDDs with storage capacities of up to 2TB)?

What really makes this adapter stand out from the crowd is the fact that it provides support for USB 3.0, which means that it can, theoretically, reach transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps. Of course, the device is also backwards compatible with high-speed (480 Mbps) and full-speed (12 Mbps) USB specifications.

Plus, this will occupy only a very small amount of space wherever it might be installed, since it measures about 69 x 40 x 12mm and weighs around 67grams. Also, one won’t have to worry about the issue of operating systems either, the adapter providing support for Windows (including Windows 7) and Linux (sorry, Mac users, you’re out of luck).

As things usually stand with most of Brando’s products, pricing for this adapter is not exactly out of this world, the UNITEK USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter selling for just around 48 US dollars, which is a lot less than many of the SuperSpeed USB products we’ve seen arrive on the market lately.

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