Easy; lightweight & inexpensive
Initially, I was a bit concerned about the plastic housing, but it turns out to be sturdy enough. The instructions failed to explain how to open it up (the corners pop outward), but once you figure it out, it's nice to not have to worry about screws. The hard drive will fit quite snugly, so it won't move around once installed. I worry about squishing the ribbon cable too much and causing the wires inside to break, but that seems to be OK. I installed a 40GB (7200 rpm) hard drive from my old computer, put the housing back together & plugged in the USB cable & power cable; Windows XP recognized it immediately, and it worked like a champ... still does. No need to use the installation CD if operating under WinXP. I recommend this item!
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