IRVINE, Calif. — June 23, 2011 — Sonnet Technologies today introduced its Transposer(TM) universal 2.5-inch SSD to 3.5-inch drive tray adapter. Transposer secures the smaller SSD drive to its heat-sinking aluminum frame, and the assembly is readily installed into any 3.5-inch drive tray. With a 2.5-inch SSD attached, the Transposer adapter mimics the geometry of a 3.5-inch drive and mounts equally well to trays that bottom-mount or side-mount 3.5-inch drives. The Transposer adapter’s SATA connector is positioned to plug into a backplane as the tray is inserted.
Transposer is compatible with 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s SATA (or single connection SAS) SSDs and hard disk drives. The Sonnet adapter supports 7mm to 15mm 2.5-inch drives. Standard position mounting holes on the bottom and side of Transposer give it the flexibility to be used anywhere a 3.5-inch drive is normally used, including computer drive bays and side- or bottom-mount trays for drive enclosures.
Transposer’s specially engineered, open-frame aluminum heatsink design allows heat to be conducted and convected away, which is important to maintain the long-term reliability of high-performance SSDs and hard drives.
“Transposer takes the guesswork out of securely adapting an SSD for use in 3.5-inch drive trays because it works with every tray, and because it keeps the drives properly cooled,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “We are proud to note that Transposer, like many of our products, is made in the USA.”
Transposer’s connectors are attached to a pass-through circuit board. Because no bridge chip is used, Transposer will not cause any loss in data transfer speeds, and the fixed mount connectors assure reliable connections. Simply plug in the smaller drive to the Transposer’s mating connector, secure it with the included screws, and use the combined assembly anywhere a 3.5-inch drive may go.
Transposer (part number TP-25ST35TA) is available immediately with a suggested retail price of $39.95.
More information on the Transposer is available at Sonnet’s website at
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About Sonnet Technologies Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leader in providing storage systems and media readers for professional users of Macintosh(R), Windows(R), and UNIX(R) systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. The company’s product line features a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable desktop and rackmount RAID storage solutions ranging from two- and four-drive units with quad interfaces, to eight- and 16-drive solutions with internal SAS expanders, to 16-drive, 16-port, 8Gb Fiber Channel shared storage systems that are expandable to 384 TB. Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh, Windows, and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at