Just because you have a USB 3.0 connector on your shiny new computer, doesn’t mean that your existing external hard drive supports it. If you happen to be stuck with an eSATA external hard drive and are looking to transfer your files using the speedy USB 3.0 connection, perhaps the USB 3.0 to eSATA converter might be what you’re looking for. This converter is touted to support 206.4MB/sec writing and 247MB/sec reading, which should be good enough to support most solid state drives (SSD) and won’t break a sweat with magnetic drives. The converter will set you back $30, and it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the money to speed up your data transfers or not.

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