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VisionTek Introduces DriveXpander 2.5" Drive Expansion Slot Adapter For Desktop PCs and 2006-2012 Mac Pros

$19.99 PCI/PCIe expansion slot adapter installs in two minutes to increase storage capacity or provide easy hot-swapping of 2.5" SATA hard disk drives or solid state drives.


February 26, 2015, East Dundee, IL – VisionTek Products LLC, (VisionTek®), a leading manufacturer of award-winning, high-performance upgrades and accessories for PCs and Macs, today announced the new VisionTek DriveXpander 2.5" drive expansion slot adapter. Designed to fit any full-sized PCI or PCIe expansion slot, the DriveXpander enables data transfer speeds up to 600MB/s from bare drives with nearly any Windows® based PC desktop or OS X® based 2006-2012 Mac Pro.


The DriveXpander increases the functionality of a PC or Mac Pro by:

  • adding additional storage capacity up to 2TB when internal bays are filled or are not accessible.
  • offering quick and easy bare drive status verification.
  • providing individual drive access from a storage array with minimal or no system down time.
  • enabling removable storage to be added to the rear of a system – especially handy for HTPCs - where it is less noticeable or accessible to unauthorized users.


Add A New Drive in Three Easy Steps

The DriveXpander eliminates the need for an external enclosure or power adapter for truly tool-free and screw-less drive use. After an easy, two minute installation, users can read and write a 2.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive or solid state drive from 7mm to 9.5mm by simply:

  1. opening the drive access lever on the DriveXpander,
  2. gently inserting a drive until resistance is felt,
  3. and closing the DriveXpander’s drive access lever to fully insert and connect drive.


Custom Adapter Assures Perfect Fit with Any Expansion Slot
Unlike other hot-swap drive adapter designs that only work with PCI slots, the DriveXpander includes a custom PCIe slot stability adapter for a snug, secure fit on either expansion slot type.


Patented Design Assures Trouble-Free Use
The DriveXpander features a patented non-scratch SATA (NSS) connector that makes a direct connection with a drive’s connector leads so users can install and eject a drive over 50,000 times with confidence. A perforated backplate and open cage design also ensures trouble-free drive use by providing effective passive drive cooling.


Lockable Access Panel Prevents Drive Theft
To prevent unauthorized removal of an installed drive, the DriveXpander features a special shaped key lock to provide peace-of-mind long-term drive installation.


Pricing & Availability
The $19.99 MSRP DriveXpander includes all data and power cables required for Plug and Play operation and is available immediately directly from VisionTek, select e-tailers such as Amazon, Tiger Direct, and Dell; and national distributors such as Ingram Micro and D&H. For more information on the new DriveXpander from VisionTek, as well as their existing high-performance adapters and accessories, visit: https://www.visiontek.com/cables-accessories.html


"One can never have enough options when it comes to the access and storage of data," said Mark Bilson, Executive Vice President of VisionTek. "The DriveXpander is a unique solution that gives hard drives and SSDs an ease of use similar to flash memory cards."


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