EZ Upgrade 3.0 - SATA Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 Connection
EZ Upgrade 3.0 - SATA Notebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit with USB 3.0 ConnectionNotebook Hard Drive Upgrade Kit for SATA Hard Drives and Solid State Drives
With a Super Speed USB 3.0 connection you can now upgrade your notebook hard drive in just 10% of the usual time.
EZ Upgrade makes upgrading your notebook hard drive as easy at 1-2-3.
This innovative kit includes all the hardware and software needed to painlessly transfer all the data from an old hard drive to a new hard drive or SSD in three easy steps. To upgrade your notebook hard drive simply:
1) Insert your hard drive into EZ Upgrade enclosure and connect to the USB port on your computer.
The innovative EZ Upgrade enclosure connects to both Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives and solid state drives, making it the perfect tool to upgrade your notebook to a higher capacity hard drive or a fast SSD.
2) Run the included cloning software to copy all of your data, email, settings and OS from your notebook to the new drive.
Our Upgrade Suite CD has cloning software for both PC and Mac.
3) Swap out your old notebook drive with your new one, and you’re done!
Simply remove a couple of screws, slide out the drive in your notebook and replace it with your newly cloned drive from the EZ Upgrade enclosure. It really is that simple.
If that’s not enough, EZ Upgrade transforms the old hard drive from the notebook into a portable Super Speed USB 3.0 external backup and/or storage solution.
Once the new drive is installed, the old drive can be used in EZ Upgrade’s super fast USB 3.0 enclosure for external storage.
EZ Gig enables you to clone your hard drive in just three simple steps
Apricorn's EZ Gig transfers all of your data, settings, OS and email from your computer's internal drive to an external drive in just three simple steps. Once the clone is complete, simply swap out your notebook drive with the new one and your notebook is instantly upgraded.
Upgrading your system to a high performance 7,200 RPM hard drive
For most applications, a standard 5,400 RPM notebook drive provides great performance, but what if you are looking for even greater speeds?
In addition to increasing capacity, Apricorn's high performance 7,200 RPM drives can also increase your notebook's speed. The fastest available hard drive for notebook computers, Apricorn's Xtreme Drives have a 70% faster spindle speed and a 400% larger cache over 4200 RPM drives. These drives can improve overall system performance by 30%, providing desktop performance in a notebook computer.
Due to the higher spin rate of a high performance 7,200 RPM drive, you will need an upgrade kit with an AC Apdapter for additional power. To purchase an AC Adapter, click on the link below.
AC Adapter for EZ Upgrade
2.5 inch SATA hard drive or SSD support
3-step upgrade process
Use old hard drive in EZ Upgrade case for super fast USB 3.0 backup and/or external storage
Super Speed USB 3.0 interface
Enclosure can house up to 9.5mm hard drives or solid state drives
Apricorn's Upgrade Suite Software CD
EZ Gig with Data Select – enables you to clone over just the folders you want
ShirtPocket SuperDuper! for Mac software
Worry free 3 year warranty
EZ Upgrade Enclosure
USB 3.0 Cable
(backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Quick Start Guide
Upgrade Suite Software CD
EZ Gig Cloning Software with Data Select
When using a 7200 RPM drive, Apricorn's AC Adapter is recommended
|Data Transfer Rate||USB 3.0 - up to 5Gbps|
|Power Supply||100% Bus Powered - AC Adapter only required when using a 7200 RPM drive|
|Interface||Compatible with SATA hard drives|
|Dimensions||19mm X 84mm X 148mm (0.75” X 3.3” X 5.8”)|
|Warranty||3 year limited|
|Approvals||FCC & CE|
|System Requirements||Hardware: Pentium© CPU, 128MBs RAM, USB, CD ROM or CD-R/RW drive
Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 7, XP® & Vista™
|Comments||Hardware: Apple©G3 or later CPU, 64MBs RAM, USB, CD ROM or CD-R/RW drive
Supported Operating Systems: OS 10.x
Easiest hard drive up-grade ever! Review by EZist upgrade ever
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Great build quality, super easy software for upgrading laptop hard drive. (Posted on 9/24/12)
Will the EZ Upgrade work with desktop size drives?
Can the EZ Upgrade be used with the older USB 1.1 port?
Will the EZ Upgrade work with 1.8” laptop drives?
Can the EZ Upgrade be used without the cloning software?
Can the EZ Upgrade be used to recover data off an old drive?
What Mac software is included with my EZ Upgrade?
Shirt Pocket SuperDuper! is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. It’s incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use. And it runs beautifully on both Intel and Power PC Macs! SuperDuper’s interface confirms all your actions in simple, clear language to ensure that the end result is exactly what you intended.
Why doesn’t my SATA Wire 3.0 or EZ Upgrade 3.0 work with my computer’s USB 3.0 port?
What are the ECCN and HST codes used for shipping this device outside the US?
ECCN: 5A992A and HTS code 8473.50.3000
Warning from Microsoft for XP users and advanced format drives (includes all SSDs).
Taken from “Microsoft Compatibility Cookbook”
Overall Windows support for large sector media
This table documents the official Microsoft support policy for various media and their resulting reported sector sizes. See this KB article for details.
NOTES: While not stressed in the preceding table, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2003 R2 do not support 512e or 4Kn media. While the system may boot up and be able to operate minimally, there may be unknown scenarios of functionality issues, data loss, or sub-optimal performance. Thus, Microsoft strongly cautions against using 512e media with Windows XP or other products based on the Windows XP codebase (such as Windows Home Server 1.0, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP 64-bit Edition, Windows XP Embedded, Windows Small Business Server 2003, and Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2).
Q. What is BadUSB and are Apricorn devices susceptible to this exploit?
Will EZ GIG work with Windows 10?
For the vast majority, yes EZ Gig will work without any user intervention required. However, there are some security options in the BIOS on newer computers that can complicate this otherwise simple process. If you are unable to boot to the new drive in the cloning process, here are a few steps you can take:
Boot the computer and enter the BIOS set-up. This will vary from computer to computer but it usually involves tapping on one of the “F” keys or using the ESC or DEL key after turning on the power. (Check your manual or try a Google search for “Entering the BIOS”) If you are unable to boot to the new clone, security settings are the most likely culprit. Once in the BIOS, go to the security settings and look for “Secure Boot” or “Secure Start-up.” You will want to remove the secure boot key and disable the feature until you have booted to the clone for the first time. You should then be able to go back into the BIOS and re-activate the Secure Boot on the new drive.
Full-drive encryption can be another obstacle to producing a bootable clone. Whether you use Microsoft’s BitLocker or third party tools, such as True Crypt, you will first need to unencrypt the entire drive before a successful clone can be accomplished. Once the clone is finished, you can then re-encrypt the new drive. Keep in mind that the old drive is now no longer encrypted, so you may also want to re-encrypt that drive, shred the data with a tool that securely erases the data, or store the unencrypted drive in a secure location.
You should also make sure you do not boot with both the original and cloned drives attached to the system. Doing so may confuse the BCD (boot configuration data) and cause the drive to lose some of the boot instructions (which drive to boot from, where the OS is located, etc.) If this happens, the easiest solution is to boot to the original drive and re-clone the drive. If that is no longer an option, you will need to boot to your recovery disk and run bcdedit from command line to correct the corrupted entry.
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