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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Cheap, but does the job. – SATA USB 2.0 Hard Disk Enclosure for 2.5-inch HDD Reviews

posted by TRENT310 on 10/21/2007 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
- Doesn't require external power. - Comes with everything you need, including a screwdriver, so you can get up and running right away. - Very easy installation. - Status indicator LED changes colour depending on activity.
Cons:
- The screw holes aren't exactly perfect, so it might require some tweaking before everything fits properly. - It will take up 2 USB ports on your computer. - No internal padding for the hard drive (there is a foamy case for it though).
Other:
It uses a USB A connector for everything. Generally the device has a USB B connector. Doesn't affect its function though. It's better to plug in both cables to the computer first, then to the enclosure. If you plug in the enclosure first, then the computer cables one by one, it might try starting up, and failing because of inadequate supply current. I would have liked a SATA passthrough connector.
Bottomline:
It works exactly as intended.

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