The Granite Bridge makes testing hard drives simple

by Mike

Granite Bridge
I consider myself pretty geeky, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re a bit of a geek yourself (don’t deny it!). But still, I’ve got absolutely no desire to open up my PC just to check some old hard drive from a few years ago that might have a few documents I’ve been looking for on it. I’d probably end up braking something important anyway. It’s just better if the case stays closed. Instead of just throwing those drives away, I could just pick up my super handy Granite Bridge to make testing and using my drives a whole lot simpler.

It doesn’t really look like anything, it’s just a power supply and a cable. Well, yes, that’s exactly what it is. Whenever you need to check a drive, just plug in the power and data cables and you’re good to go. Files are transferred via a USB 2 connection, and although that’s not nearly as fast as Firewire, it should be good enough for the occasional use. The connection is SATA/IDE and can handle 2.5″, 3.5″, and 5.25″ drives and the power cable should work universally. Anyone who does PC support would appreciate this gadget, as you won’t have to carry around a bag full external hard drive enclosures with you anymore.

The Granite Bridge is a pretty simple and pretty basic gadget, but it does what it does well and only costs $40. Come on, think of never having to open a case up again, it’s worth every penny. 🙂

Product Page – [via Popgadget]

3 reviews or comments

Garrett Says: January 23, 2007 at 3:52 pm

Newegg has a slew of them starting at $12.99 for just the USB 2.0 model… Very useful, though. I have one plugged in at all times.

ADG Says: January 24, 2007 at 6:55 am

Seems the same as the Scythe Kama Connect ( which is $29.90 (I have one and it works great).

You can also see it here for European readers (

Desert Plah Says: February 11, 2007 at 5:42 pm

I was gonna say, I got mine for like $10 before this article came along! Works great!

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