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Apricorn is producing and designing PC storage solutions since 1983 and has become a leader in the industry, after becoming the world’s first provider of third-party memory modules for portable computers.
Their latest product is an easy-to-use universal hard drive adapter called DriveWire, which offers a USB interface to virtually any 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch PATA/IDE or SATA (notebook or desktop) hard drive. In the process of transferring your data from a notebook PC to a hard drive, DriveWire is a simple solution that comes with the Upgrade Suite, including cloning software for both PC and Mac.
EZ Gig II and Shirt Pocket's SuperDuper! Are two awarded bundled software for Windows and Mac respectively. To transfer your data to a new hard drive, you need to attach the new 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch HDD to the right connector on DriveWire’s cable, and then connect the AC power adapter in the USB cable.
The next step is to boot up the PC via Upgrade Suite bootable CD and clone the old drive onto the new one.
DriveWire has a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps through USB 2.0. What you need to have in order to use it includes a Pentium II processor, Apple G3 or later, 32MBs RAM, USB, FireWire, and a CD-ROM/CD-R/RW drive. The operating system needs to be Windows 2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS X 10.X.
The hard drive cloning is usually a long and annoying process but with DriveWire that has so small dimensions and a nice look things seems simpler. At least this is the image Apricorn created for its product, and besides that, DriveWire is available at a nice price of just $39.99.