Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter w/ Cloning Software - ADW-USB-KIT

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This product is the newest version of an older idea that could only handle IDE drives. This one can handle all the new types SATA/PATA with exceptional ease. You can extract data from an old hard disk that can no longer boot to Windows by just plugging it into the USB port of another PC. You can also upgrade your 20 GB to 300GB with extreme ease by just moving all the data from the old to the new hard drive using the enclosed software. I don't think it gets better than that.

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Saying Goodbye to Norton Ghost that I have been using for years... The hardware supports all kinds of Hard Disks except SCSI. The software that came with it is a big plus. Supports Vista/XP, external USB HD, networked HD, FAT32 & NTFS file system...Much easier then Norton Ghost.

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Kinda works

by Sean on 6/16/2007

It worked a few times for me. I like how more than one hard drive can be used. The product stopped working for me after 2 weeks of having it. Windows only recognizes hard drives I connect as USB devices.

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Apricorn DriveWire Universal Hard Drive Adapter w/

by dwelch@charter.net on 12/3/2007

Excellent product. Allows me to use any number (not all at once of course) of almost any type of hard drive as an external back up for all my data and clone my primary hard drive as a back up in case of a drive failure. Works with laptops and desktops; 2.5" and 3.5" drives; and with three types of drive interface. GREAT PRODUCT! a must for every serious computer user.

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Product Overview

DriveWire is the ideal solution for transferring the data from a desktop or notebook PC to a new hard drive in a few easy steps. It makes what can otherwise be a daunting and tricky process, painless and easy.

DriveWire is bundled with Apricorn's "Upgrade Suite" which features the award winning "EZ Gig II" cloning software for Windows and "Shirt Pocket's SuperDuper!" for Mac. When used together, DriveWire makes it easy to transfer your OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and preferences - from the old drive to a new drive, in few easy steps.

Start by attaching the new 2.5" or 3.5" hard drive to the appropriate connector on DriveWire's cable head. Then connect the AC power adapter and the USB cable. Now, boot up your computer using the "Upgrade Suite" bootable CD and make and exact clone of the old drive onto a new drive. After the transfer is completed, install the new hard drive into the desktop or notebook, and the computer will boot up just like normal.

DriveWire includes: Apricorn's Upgrade Suite with EZ Gig II Cloning & Upgrade software for Windows and Shirt Pocket's SuperDuper! for Mac, a hybrid adapter that connects to any 2.5" , 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA Hard Drive, USB 2.0 cable (USB 1.1 compatible) and high quality UL Listed power adapter.

This unique adapter provides a SATA connector for the new style drives as well as 44 pin connector for a 2.5" Notebook IDE/PATA Hard Drive and 40 pin connector for a standard 3.5" IDE/PATA Hard Drive, allowing you to connect a hard drive to any desktop or notebook computer with a USB 2.0 port. This is the perfect solution for anyone needing immediate or temporary access to a Hard Drive.

You won't need to buy a different enclosure for every Hard Drive or worry about whether or not you have enough power through your USB ports run the device. Because DriveWire is guaranteed to safely provide all the power you need and it is compatible with all of today's 2.5, 3.5 IDE/PATA or SATA Hard Drives. When you combine DriveWire with Apricorn's Upgrade Suite you will have the perfect solution to upgrade the hard drive on all of today's most popular desktop and notebook computers.


Manufacturer Apricorn
SKU 204394823
UPC 708326911733
UPC 14 00708326911733
Hybrid adapter that connects to any 2.5”, 3.5” IDE/PATA or SATA Hard Drive
Apricorn's Upgrade Suite featuring the award winning EZ Gig II Cloning software
Software and Shirt Pocket's SuperDuper! Cloning software for Mac.
High Quality UL Listed Power Adapter to safely provide power to the hard drive
Toll free technical support
1 Year warranty
Tech Specs
Data Transfer Rate: USB 2.0 - Up to 480 Mbps
Power Supply: DC Output: +5V/1.6A, +12V/1.8A
Interface: SATA or 2.5 IDE/PATA (40Pin) or 3.5 IDE/PATA(44Pin) to USB 2.0
Dimensions: 0.75" X 3.3" X 4.7"
Weight: 5.5oz.
Warranty: 1 year limited
Approvals: FCC and CE
System Requirements
Hardware Requirements: Pentium II CPU, Apple G3 or later, 32MBs RAM, USB, FireWire, CD-ROM or CD-R/RW drive
Software: Windows 2000 and XP, and OS X 10.X
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