The Vantec NexStar® SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter gives you the flexibility of connecting a standard SATA hard drive to your computer via SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection. Whether your SATA hard drive that is new or old, from a laptop or desktop; this adapter can read it all. Integrated with the latest USB 3.0 technology, performance is increased by 10 fold offering maximum speeds of up to 5 Gbps. The included external power adapter simultaneously provides power to the NexStar® adapter and also your hard drive. This will allow you to power you drive outside your system, giving you the ability to quickly add or swap drives without the hassle of opening up your computer. The compact and light weight design of the Vantec NexStar® SATA to USB 3.0 Adapter makes it an ideal high performance, simple, and durable external storage solution.