This StarTech.com ESATAPLT1LP Low Profile SATA to eSATA Plate Adapter adds external data support to any existing serial ATA (SATA) controller, allowing you to connect external SATA (eSATA) storage to a computer. The SATA to eSATA slot plate bracket supports data transfer rates up to 300Mbps and offers increased data integrity when used with external hard drives or RAID devices. It is designed to take up less space in your computer case, which allows for more air flow. The robust connectors of the SATA drive bracket are durably constructed and provide a secure connection to the motherboard or the controller card. The adapter is compliant with Serial ATA III specifications.