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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Does what it is supposed to do

    posted by geshabeli on 08/23/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - it has high speed, not limited as some models to 1.1, although it says 2.0 USB on the packaging - aluminium frame - when not in use, it shuts down - has a button to switch it off when not used - long cable for the power
    Cons:
    - it is only for old HDDs - IDE - the disk is not so easy to put in - the cable is only for american standard. FO europe you ha...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very useful tool for older HDD

    posted by jack39 on 11/03/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good product for simply using older IDE HDD. There isn´t problem with connection. Every PC was able to connect this enclosure properly by USB. Also USB plug into external TV Video Player is without fault.
    Cons:
    A bit higher price, than 2,5 - inch enclosure. In EU countries is necessary to change power cord with non-EU plug.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works Great!

    posted by cameron3200 on 05/16/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This item has served me well for over 2 years. I found it quite easy to install a disk into this enclosure on the fly. However I could see how it could be difficult for some who are less tech savvy (not likely to buy the product anyways). The build quality ...
    Cons:
    The 120V power cable that attaches to the power adapter for this device is shorter than I expected. This isn't a big problem as...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Very useful case

    posted by astro11 on 01/02/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Very useful case for old hard drives that are getting dust. - It's complete - all the cables necessary to make it work. - It's kind of a very nice case, with a great design. - Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Linux out of the box.
    Cons:
    - The power adapter is quite big and bulky, I personally think it could be smaller. - It's really, really hard to open the case...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very useful case

    posted by astro11 on 08/18/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    • Very useful case for old hard drives that are getting dust. • It's complete - all the cables necessary to make it work. • It's kind of a very nice case, with a great design. • Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Linux out of the box.
    Cons:
    • The power adapter is quite big and bulky, I personally think it could be smaller. • It's really, really hard to open the cas...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    A excellent case for hd 3.5 IDE

    posted by outrojuliano on 07/05/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A great solution for those hard drives that are still without function. Works perfectly on windows XP, did not need to install any additional drivers. The windows immediately recognized the HD. Comes with all necessary cables to connect. The case is aluminu...
    Cons:
    To fit the hd, you have to remove the plastic covers on the side, and the plastic seems very brittle. Need to press two buttons...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice One!

    posted by jallmob on 05/22/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Works fine build quality good the whole thing after sliding the disk "clicks" securely
    Cons:
    no manual not good package bulky power adapter
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    • Overall Rating: 1
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 1
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    very bad

    posted by kiv69 on 03/22/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Low price, quality power adapter
    Cons:
    Cons too much. 1. The short cord on the power adapter 2. Connector used is not standard, because of what the USB-cable turned...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect!

    posted by furiatti on 02/10/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The price is certainly the most attractive of this product. It works perfectly, and does not require any configuration, just plug the USB connection and is automatically recognized, like a external HDD.
    Cons:
    Is kind of hard to open to put the HDD inside, there are two small buttons on the side that should be pressured to pull ahead. ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works great!

    posted by Bliss1701 on 01/13/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Easy to use and works as it's supposed to. It comes with all needed cables so it works right out of the box. HDD stays surprisingly cool in the case. I got it for my son when he upgraded from a desktop to a laptop and still wanted to have access to his des...
    Cons:
    None.
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