Right now, most desktop computer owners (who do tend to fiddle with their inside of their PCs) have to rely on the SATA or USB interfaces in order to transfer data, but the people over at Novac have decided to add a little bit of USB 3.0 to this equation, given the fact that, after all, this interface will play a pivotal role in data transfers on the future.
Practically, what this adapter does is enable user to hook up 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch IDE / SATA storage drives to a computing system equipped with an USB 3.0 interface, enabling much higher data transfer rates.
To be perfectly honest, we're not really dealing with a revolutionary product here, but rather a natural evolution, given the fact that we've seen quite a few such adapters make their way onto the market over the past couple of years, all of which, however, were only USB 2.0 or eSATA – enabled.
The device will work with just about every type of SATA storage solution you might think of, including here SSDs and HDDs
, of almost all sizes (2.5 or 3.5 inches) and models (the company does issue a warning regarding the fact that certain SSD models might actually not be supported).
It's also worth mentioning that the adapter from Novac is guaranteed to work with Windows XP SP-3, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
Plus, it's quite likely that carrying this thing around won't be much of a problem given the fact that it measures 105mm x 83mm x 18mm and weighs just around 116g, which makes it quite an OK companion for an UBS 3.0-enabled notebook, for example.
Pricing for the new device from Novac is not even that exaggerated, given the fact that the NV-TW110U3 SATA-USB 3.0 connector will go on sale in Japan on January 28 for around 3,980 Yen (under 50 US dollars).