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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Does its job – 2.5-inch USB 2.0 IDE HDD Enclosure Reviews

posted by Anthonettex on 05/12/2008 Certified Owner

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

Pros:
Simple. Elegant. Great value. Comes with cheap leather case which probably costs $1 anyway.
Cons:
Because it's a simple and cheap metalic enclosure there are some minor build issues such as the plastic front and rears not sitting exaclty flush to the metal body. It doesn't have extra cushioning or shock absorbers, or a slab of thermal paste like material or ventilation but the unit did not feel hot even under 4 hours of constant copying whist inside leather case. The screws are quite small but not really a con.
Other:
The red light flickers due to activity and stays constant whenever the drive is idle. Also the light faces the USB connection point. Also wish the power cable and data cable were different lengths so you may need to reroute the powersource from elsewhere (or get those USB to wall power sockets)
Bottomline:
Connected a Samsung 160GB drive and works well. Seeing that you don't need to lug a power adapter around it's a nice solution for all your external hard drive needs.

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