NEW from Apricorn: SATA Wire 3.0 Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit Now Enhanced with Super-Speed USB 3.0 Connection Upgrade Your Notebook's Drive 10x Faster with USB 3.0

POWAY, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Apricorn ( announced the enhancement of its popular SATA Wire Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with a super-fast USB 3.0 interface. The new connection allows for upgrade speeds up to 10x faster than with traditional USB 2.0. Priced at just $29 and bundled with Apricorn's popular EZ Gig Cloning Software, the all-inclusive upgrade kit provides a USB 3.0 connection to ANY 2.5" SATA notebook hard drive or SSD (solid state drive), providing a fast and affordable way to upgrade your notebook's performance and capacity.

"We had two objectives with the SATA Wire upgrade: make the upgrade process FASTER and EASIER," said Mike McCandless, VP of Sales & Marketing at Apricorn. "With a super-fast USB 3.0 interface and the introduction of our new EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select, we achieved both. With the growing trend of SSD upgrades, customers benefit from the USB 3.0 performance and also have an easy way to accommodate migrating to a lower-capacity drive."

Upgrade Your Notebook to a High-Performance SSD - Apricorn's EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select Makes It Easy

Upgrading your notebook's hard drive to high-performance SSD is the best way to speed up your computer. Applications run faster and smoother, load and boot-up times decrease and your notebook is able to handle more processor-intensive applications.

Perfect for migrating to a smaller-capacity SSD, Apricorn's EZ Gig Cloning software with Data Select enables you to deselect documents, videos, photos and music folders from the clone, allowing you to copy just your OS, settings and applications to the new drive. Once the upgrade is complete, simply use the SATA Wire to connect to the original drive to access your media files.

Upgrade Your Notebook Hard Drive in Three Simple Steps

Whether you're looking to increase the capacity or performance of your notebook, Apricorn's SATA Wire makes it easy. Once you have connected your new SSD or hard drive to the SATA Wire and a USB port on your notebook, simply run Apricorn's EZ Gig Cloning Software. The intuitive wizard asks you to select your Source and Destination drive, click "Start Clone" and EZ Gig takes care of the rest. Once the clone is complete, swap out your notebook drive and you're done. It really is that easy.

Ideal for interfacing with raw drives

In addition to upgrading your notebook hard drive, Apricorn's SATA Wire is the ideal IT tool for transferring or accessing data on bare drives or for creating a bootable emergency backup of your system.


Apricorn's SATA Wire 3.0 is available for purchase at resellers throughout the United States, Canada and online at

For more information on the SATA Wire 3.0 go to


MSRP $29.00

Package Includes

SATA Wire 3.0

Apricorn EZ Gig Cloning Software for Windows

Download link for Shirt Pocket SuperDuper! for Mac

(Hard Drive or SSD sold separately)


Three-year limited

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System Requirements

SATA Wire 3.0 compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports

(When used with USB 2.0, data transfer rates are at USB 2.0 speeds)

EZ Gig Cloning Software compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP

SATA Wire 3.0 also works with Mac OS 10.5 and later, utilizing the OSX Disk Utility or third party cloning software, such as Shirt Pocket SuperDuper! (included as a download link on software CD)

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup and upgrade products for notebook and desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award-winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information, please visit

Company Contact:

Michelle Fischer
(858) 513-4480

Media Contact:

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Bruce Freeman
(973) 716-9457

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