Peel open an ultra-slim notebook, Ultrabook, or tablet PC and you might discover an mSATA solid state drive (SSD) tucked inside. These compact drives are much smaller than a regular 2.5-inch SSD, and should you retire your ultra-slim down the line, or otherwise run across an mSATA drive, your options for plopping them into your desktop or full size notebook are few and far between. One option, however, is an Addonics 2.5-inch flash drive kit.
The new family of Addonics flash drive enclosures come in three different models to work with the aforementioned mSATA SSD scenario, as well as CF and CFast media. In each case, the enclosure converts the puny drive into a 2.5-inch SSD that you can then plop into your desktop or notebook.
"The Addonics 2.5-inch mSATA flash drive provides a low-cost and simple means to upgrade PC and Mac-compatible notebooks because it provides a direct replacement for the current 2.5-inch hard drive with a lower power consuming and shock resistant mSATA SSD," Addonics says.
There's also a 3.5-inch drive adapter ($16) that works with the flash drive kit ($25), both of which are available now.
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