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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Wonderful hdd enclosure!! – 2.5" SATA + IDE USB 2.0 External HDD Enclosure with Soft Carrying Pouch - Black Reviews

posted by dcd_11 on 09/12/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
It's arrived in a box (graphics is very similar to philips boxes), well fixed in a cardboard frame. It's provided of a certificate of warranty. The materials are superb, very resistant plastics; there are 2 leds, one for power and another for read/write activity. The closure fits perfectly with the base and moreover I can control temperature, S.M.A.R.T. values, AAM and APM (where supported by the hdd). Very robust usb cable.
Cons:
I noticed that the holes of the IDE port does not fit perfectly with my hdd, but I can't be sure that is a defect of the enclosure. The usb cable it's a bit short but it is not serious.
Other:
The 2 leds (one red and the other blue) are very close to each other and there is not a division between them, so the lights overlap and they are both purple (red+blue). I resolved this little problem by inserting a piece of paper between the two LEDs; now the lights are separated ;-)
Bottomline:
Perhaps the best deal since I started buying from dealextreme :D

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