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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Noce cheap HDD Enclosure

    posted by Shunra1 on 04/21/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Seems pretty reliable (still works after 3 years), looks good, easy to install, comes with a protective 'leather' case, good price
    Cons:
    not very fast, 'leather' case isn't durable
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice looks, functional, hd installment takes some force, no usb 3

    posted by aikmaster on 03/12/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Low price, nice looks and strong built. I like how the led changes from red to green when the drive is reading/ writing. Case is nice and compact and fairly easy to open and close. Cable connections feel nice and sturdy and cable itself is loch enough.
    Cons:
    Hardly any, but it has no usb3 but that is perfectly fine considering the price. Also, placing the drive took a little force, I...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Good build

    posted by MarkBR on 01/24/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    The product cover looks good. It's made of metal and seems to be resistant.
    Cons:
    This case requires 2 USB connectors in your computer or USB hub. I'm not sure if it's related to the case itself, to the comput...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Took out my dead laptop's hdd...

    posted by ninnyP on 01/08/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    The case is stylish, compact, and a sweet black. The screws are black. The cable is black. There is also a solid silver branding on the front by OMATA. Actually, it just looks really good LOL. It is also easy to fix and use. Simply put your 2.5 SATA hdd in...
    Cons:
    None at the moment. I know alot of people had issues with the small screws. I guess.. I have small female hands so it's not a p...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works perfectly with Wii Homebrew

    posted by teroan on 01/05/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    I bought this to be used specifically with an 128GB SSD harddrive and Wii Homebrew. Both work flawlessly with this unit which is surprise considering how picky Wii is with external USB storage devices. The metal grill design is great for keeping the heat o...
    Cons:
    Dis/assemply requires 8 super small screws (4 on both sides) which can be a bit of pain. This could be improved with better des...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Absolutely worth the price

    posted by mkniskanen on 03/05/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Pretty well done, well packaged and easy to install. It took less than ten minutes to install the hard disk inside the box and test it. Up and running in less than quarter of an hour. Windows 7 immediately recognized the USB-TO-ATA board, installed the dri...
    Cons:
    The tiny screws were pretty difficult to get in the correct holes and even in bright dayligh (black body, black screws, black h...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good product, good quality

    posted by Lieutenant on 01/14/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    - Has a nice design. - Feels robust at touch: the metallic casing, the eight screws and the tight fit communicates an unrivaled robustness sensation. - Very very compact: you'll have a hard time in finding smaller enclosures.
    Cons:
    - The "heat-sink design" lets you look inside the enclosure, which may ruin the design itself. You can improve it by ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great USB HDD enclosure

    posted by KenSag on 10/03/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    If you get stuck with a 2.5" HDD this is a great way to go...buy a cheap enclosure on DL :) This one in particular looks very nice. It's very slim and well... it works :) Write & Read speed are OK... not the best but definitely ok for me.. i use th...
    Cons:
    Inserting the HDD at first is a very tight fit.. i had to unscrew the logic board... put it together with the HDD then insert t...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great 2,5" Sata Enclousre with good ventilation

    posted by asasd on 09/08/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    I happened to have tho 2,5" sata disks laying around so I bought this enclosures and they are really great! Looks really good and work flawlessly! Great ventilation (My other HDD enclosure in solid alu get WAY hotter) Easy to assemble with the litte s...
    Cons:
    A bit hard to get the HDD in the plastic frame. You have to jiggle the HDD a bit to get in position. This is not an hot-swp e...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Cheap, simple and gets the job done...

    posted by anarky on 05/21/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    This is a pretty useful (and cheap!) solution for anyone who needs USB access to their 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. Really compact, fairly simple design. The vent holes along the surface provide decent heat dissipation. Also includes an indicator light, which...
    Cons:
    Might require two of your USB ports, depending on how much voltage your PC or laptop is providing (the USB cord is a "Y" cord w...
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