2.5" Black Aluminum USB SATA HDD Enclosure - EALUM-BLK
|Turn any hard drive into an external drive!External hard drives are great for backing up information, moving files, and adding extra storage without opening your computer. They are ideal for storing music, movies, pictures, and all of your media.|
Cheap and works10/8/2012
Got this in order to clone a failing hard drive. Easy installation and small form factor. Two metal pieces that snap together to form the enclosure. Had to tweak one of the sides to help the hard drive fit initially, but holds firmly without rattling. Gives an error when trying to do safe removal though.
Easily set up. Worked as designed. Made recovery from a laptop failure relatively easy.
Easy to use9/22/2012
I have 3 different brands and designs of these external hard drive enclosures and I have to say this is the easiest to use. . I bought 2 of this one because I had 2 SATA hard drives from old laptops I wanted to be able to use again. After a while of playing with one I did discover one hard drive was not working. I thought at first it was this new enclosure but when I tried the other hard drive in both enclosures it works. So I was glad to find both enclosures do work and they work very well.
Getting the drive in the housing is a little tricky. After installing the drive, you have to have your computer assign the drive a letter to the new external drive before use. That took a Google search to figure out why the computer didn't see the drive. There were no enclosed instructions, so I suppose you need to know what you are doing. Once I got it all up and running, it works well. Figuring out what was required to get it running took time.
does not close all the way8/25/2012
i used this with the harddrive from my old laptop. does the job fine. windows recognized it no problem. my issue is that it would not close all the way with the harddrive inside. its a really tight fit. and also, the product i received did not look like the one pictured here. it didnt have the two logos on the bottom right. instead, it had "usb 2.0 sata hdd external box" printed across the center of the product.
Cheap, but Low quality7/12/2012
This item is definitely a bargain, but is very cheap quality. Nonetheless, it works just fine and allows me to use my old 2.5" internal hard drive as an external hard drive for movies, music, pictures, etc.
Very good item5/1/2012
Item was as described and received nicely. I just opened the cover and installed my Toshiba HDD 640GB 2.5 inch in it and recovered it ...everything was great and works as I was expected no problems at all. I like the design and the color of this item. I recommend it 100%
Great price, good performance.3/29/2012
Great Price, Good performance. Does the job with my old spare HDD.
These work great for an inexpensive way to make an external, I have tree and have had no problems.
My old laptop unexpectedly broke but I was able to salvage the hard drive. I purchased this item to keep my hard drive safe and to also use it as an external/backup drive. Item was very easy to use and put together. It was just basically pop and play! The case was sturdy and fit snug. I just wish I purchased the red one instead of the black!
Thin metal (it can easily be bent) and unsecured case (depending on how you hold it, the cover can pop out because it is tool-less). I prefer the tooled enclosure case because it ensures it stays closed. When it arrived, the case already got bent as if it was punched on and whatnot. I highly recommend getting a plain portable hard drive already built like WD, Seagate, etc.
My Serial ATA 2.5 HDD does not fit it8/5/2011
My Serial ATA 2.5 HDD, a WesternDigital from my old notebook, connector does not fit with the connector the enclosure has. So the enclosure is useless... Not sure if it worth to return it! So for those who want one like this make sure you know what you buy. As a recommendation for seller, it would not be bad to post a closeup picture for the connectors.
I replaced my 160GB hard drive in my laptop with a 500GB and wanted to use my old drive as an external backup drive. Looked around for a cheap external case and came across this one. This was easy to install just open the case, insert the hard drive, close case and plug into computer.
Fantastic case for the price1/25/2010
I like the screwless design. I upgraded my laptop drive, and put my old 170GB drive in this case. The drive doesn't rattle in the case, although if it did I'd just stick a little double-sided foam tape in there. It comes with a cable with an extra USB connector for drives that require more power than one USB can supply, but for my drive I don't need it. I'm using a regular USB to miniUSB cable without problems. Tested on Windows XP and 7.
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