The Manhattan Hi-Speed USB SATA IDE Adapter with power supply connects SATA, SATA-enhanced, IDE and enhanced-IDE hard disks to desktop and laptop computers using a USB port. The USB SATA adapter features High Speed USB 2.0 interface for 480 Mbps high speed data transfer and supports data transfer SATA speeds up to 1.5 GBps. The Manhattan Hi-Speed USB to SATA / IDE adapter serves as a bridge, as the adapter can transfer data between SATA and IDE external drives when both are simultaneously attached. The Manhattan Hi-Speed USB SATA IDE Adapter features a one touch back up function, which allows you to backup all the files by copying, transferring and duplication. This USB to SATA Adapter is hot swappable, which enables you to remove the USB devices without powering down your computer.