VisionTek’s (http://www.visiontek.com) is compatible with the latest Mac Pro. Designed to fit any full-sized PCI or PCIe expansion slot, it enables data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s from bare drives with nearly any Mac OS X based 2006-2012 Mac Pro or Windows-based PC desktop.
Unlike other hot-swap drive adapter designs that only work with PCI slots, it includes a custom PCIe slot stability adapter for a snug fit on either expansion slot type.To prevent unauthorized removal of an installed drive, the DriveXpander features a special shaped key lock to provide peace-of-mind long-term drive installation.
The DriveXpander increases the functionality of a PC or Mac Pro by:
° Adding additional storage capacity up to 2TB when internal bays are filled or are not accessible;
° Offering quick and easy bare drive status verification;
° Providing individual drive access from a storage array with minimal or no system down time;
° Enabling removable storage to be added to the rear of a system – especially handy for HTPCs – where it is less noticeable or accessible to unauthorized users.
The DriveXpander eliminates the need for an external enclosure or power adapter for t tool-free and screw-less drive use. After a two-minute installation, users can read and write a 2.5-inch SATA I/II/III hard drive or solid state drive from 7mm to 9.5mm by: opening the drive access lever on the DriveXpander; inserting a drive until resistance is felt; and closing the DriveXpander’s drive access lever to fully insert and connect drive.
The DriveXpander features a patented non-scratch SATA (NSS) connector that makes a direct connection with a drive’s connector leads; you can purportedly install and eject a drive over 50,000 times with confidence. A perforated backplate and open cage design is designed to provide trouble-free drive use by providing effective passive drive cooling.
The US$19.99 DriveXpander includes all data and power cables required for plug and play operation and It’s available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Amazon, Tiger Direct, and Dell.