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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Great way to turn old laptop HDD into a fast external HDD – 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure with Pouch - Black + Silver (Super-Speed 5Gbps) Reviews

posted by reisub on 10/24/2012 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
The enclosure has USB 3.0 support which is a big improvement in speed over USB 2.0. It doesn't need a second cable for power. And it does not get hot. I copied 200 GB of movies from the drive in this enclosure to my computer which took several hours and it got only mildly warm!
Cons:
It isn't quite obvious how to open it. After you unscrew the one screw you have to slide one side down and it comes off. The rest is easy.
Other:
I bought this enclosure because I bought a bigger and faster HDD for my laptop so I put the old drive in this enclosure. A cheap way to get an external HDD!
Bottomline:
A cheap way to get an external HDD if you have a spare 2.5" HDD.

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