USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter Instruction Manual

USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter Instruction Manual
USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter
Instruction Manual
Before You Start:
The NewerTech Universal Drive Adapter is designed to be used on a temporary basis. This adapter
does not have an enclosure to protect a drive mechanism from damage due to electrostatic
discharge. We recommend placing your drive on a static-free work surface when using it with
the Universal Drive Adapter.
Another option is to use a NewerTech ProtectaDrive, pictured to the right. The NewerTech ProtectaDrive
lets you use a bare hard drive as an external storage solution. By encapsulating your drive with this protective
sleeve you can protect it from impact, short circuits, and static electricity.
Compatible Drives:
• 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" IDE/ATA/ATAPI hard drives and optical drives.
• 2.5", 3.5", and 5.25" SATA hard drives, solid state drives, and optical drives.
NOTE: Only compatible with full-height 5.25" optical drives. Not compatible with slimline
optical drives such as those used in a laptop.
Contents:
• Universal Drive Adapter
• Power supply and cable
• USB 3.0 (Standard-A to Micro-B) cable
• SATA combination power and data cable
• IDE/ATA extension cable
Connections:
• USB 3.0: Connect the Universal Drive Adapter to your computer using this
port. The USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.
• 40-pin ATA: Use this connector to attach 3.5” and 5.25” IDE/ATA/ATAPI
hard drives and optical drives.
• 44-pin ATA: Use this connector to attach 2.5” IDE/ATA hard drives.
• SATA: Use this connector to attach all drives that use a standard
SATA connection.
LED: On the front of the Universal Drive Adapter there is a multifunction LED
indicator, showing both power and drive activity. The LED with light up solid
blue when the Universal Drive Adapter is plugged into your USB port and
drawing power. The LED will flash when data is being transferred through
the Universal Drive Adapter.
3.5" and 5.25" IDE/ATA/ATAPI Drives:
1. Before connecting your drive to the Universal Drive Adapter, make sure that the drive is set to
‘Master’ or ‘Single Drive’ mode. The drive mode is set by placing one or more jumper blocks on
different pins at the rear of the drive. Jumper settings vary by manufacturer, and often are printed
on the drive itself for ease of reference. The jumper settings for several manufacturers are available
at: http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/formatting.cfm
2. Connect the IDE/ATA extension cable to the 40-pin ATA connector on the Universal Drive Adapter
and then connect your drive to the extension cable. The connectors are keyed to prevent devices
from being plugged in upside-down. If you are having trouble connecting your drive, check to
make sure it is oriented correctly.
3. Plug the power supply into an AC outlet and then connect the power supply to the four-pin
power connector on the drive.
NOTE: There is an on/off switch on the cable coming out of the power supply. Make sure that this switch is turned on.
4. Using the included USB 3.0 cable, connect the USB 3.0 port on the Universal Drive Adapter to
any USB port on your computer. After up to 30 seconds, your drive will mount as an external
USB device.
2.5" IDE/ATA Drives:
1. Connect your drive to the 44-pin ATA connector on the Universal Drive Adapter. The connectors
on the Universal Drive Adapter and your drive are keyed to prevent devices from being plugged
in upside-down. If you are having trouble connecting your drive, check to make sure it is
oriented correctly.
2. Using the included USB 3.0 cable, connect the USB 3.0 port on the Universal Drive Adapter to
any USB port on your computer. After up to 30 seconds, your drive will mount as an external
USB device.
NOTE: 2.5" IDE/ATA drives connected to the Universal Drive Adapter receive power through the USB cable attached to
your computer. If your drive is not receiving enough power, try connecting the Universal Drive Adapter to a different
USB port on your computer.
SATA Drives:
1. Use the SATA combination power and data cable to connect your drive to the Universal Drive
Adapter and to the power supply. Connect the SATA data cable (the red cable) to the SATA
connector on the Universal Drive Adapter, and connect the four-pin power cable to the
four-pin power connector on the power supply. Then, connect the other end of the cable
(one long SATA connector for both power and data) to the connectors on your drive.
2. Plug the power supply into an AC outlet.
NOTE: There is an on/off switch on the cable coming out of the power supply. Make sure that this switch is
turned on.
3. Using the included USB 3.0 cable, connect the USB 3.0 port on the Universal Drive Adapter to
any USB port on your computer. After up to 30 seconds, your drive will mount as an external
USB device.
Troubleshooting:
Begin your troubleshooting by verifying that your drive is receiving power. For the configurations that use the power supply, make
sure that the power supply is connected to a power source. If the power supply is connected to a power strip, make sure that the
power switch on the strip is turned on.
Then, simply verify that both ends of all necessary cables are properly connected to your computer, the Universal Drive Adapter,
and your drive. If the Universal Drive Adapter is still not working properly, try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.
You can also connect to a different computer. If problems persist, consult our online collection of frequently asked questions at
www.macsales.com/faq or contact our technical support team.
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