eForCity 2.5 SATA HDD Enclosure, Black - POTHSATA2501

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I bought this directly through eforcity and to be honest when i bought it I thought it was going to hold my extra regular size Sata HD (250gb) Well when I got i realized it actually is for a labtop HD..(2.5"). Well rather then return it i kept it for about 3 months.....Then i found a Laptop HD (80gb) at an unbelievable price so i bought it. I used this enlosure and found myself with a nice little external HD I could use with my desktop....I LOVE IT!!! I like it better than the USB Flash drives everyones buying......I WISH I could trade in all my 4 - 64gb flash drives in for another one of these!!!!! I Love this...its so portable (The size of a small/medium calculator) it fits in your shirt pocket ....and is FASTER, More reliable and durable than ANY Flash drive I have!!!! And you know what...between the price of this enclosure and the price of the 2.5" HD the HD came out to be A LOT CHEAPER THAN BUYING A 64gb Flash drive!!!!!!!!!!! and you'll like it better!!! ONE "Con" though with this enclosure....it doesn't have an On/Off switch ...So basically after you safely remove you just unplug it....Not a real big deal....but definitly noticable.....BUT HEY NEITHER DO FLASH DRIVES!!!!!!! This enclosure works very well and is very durable....well worth $10.99 ......It comes wih 3 screws...a mini screw driver and a USB double headed connector cord....although you only have to use one if the usb slot your putting it in has enouph power..........and comes with a soft slide Pleather sheath/case to carry in. Honestly GO with the 2.5" to copy and save files INSTEAD of a Flash drive.....Cheaper...more GB per $$.... more durable ...and more reliable and safer!!! Trust me!!!

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For the price it cannot be beaten. Looks very good too. Matt finish, not mirror finish as stated on the box, and very thin. Probably silver one would be better if you don't want to see finger prints. Now the down side: the cover only opens one half (some other reviewers also mentioned this), so even though it comes with 4 screws to fix the drive and 1 screwdriver, it is useless since screws have to inserted from the blocked side. The internal space wrapped around the drive exactly, so to install the drive you have to tilt the drive to push it onto connector first, then the body can get in. Since the other side is blocked, this makes it impossible to take the drive out again. So be careful if your purpose is to clone a drive for notebook upgrade. What I did was to stick a plastic tape on the under side of the drive first, so later the drive butt can be lifted out then the drive pulled out of the connector. Since things tilt so much, it kind of makes you wonder if the little connector circuit board on the front would eventually break or not.

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Great little enclosure!

by DG on 2/23/2009

I bought this directly through eforcity and to be honest when i bought it I thought it was going to hold my extra regular size Sata HD (250gb) Well when I got i realized it actually is for a labtop HD..(2.5"). Well rather then return it i kept it for about 3 months.....Then i found a Laptop HD (80gb) at an unbelievable price so i bought it. I used this enlosure and found myself with a nice little external HD I could use with my desktop....I LOVE IT!!! I like it better than the USB Flash drives everyones buying......I WISH I could trade in all my 4 - 64gb flash drives in for another one of these!!!!! I Love this...its so portable (The size of a small/medium calculator) it fits in your shirt pocket ....and is FASTER, More reliable and durable than ANY Flash drive I have!!!! And you know what...between the price of this enclosure and the price of the 2.5" HD the HD came out to be A LOT CHEAPER THAN BUYING A 64gb Flash drive!!!!!!!!!!! and you'll like it better!!! ONE "Con" though with this enclosure....it doesn't have an On/Off switch ...So basically after you safely remove you just unplug it....Not a real big deal....but definitly noticable.....BUT HEY NEITHER DO FLASH DRIVES!!!!!!! This enclosure works very well and is very durable....well worth $10.99 ......It comes wih 3 screws...a mini screw driver and a USB double headed connector cord....although you only have to use one if the usb slot your putting it in has enouph power..........and comes with a soft slide Pleather sheath/case to carry in. Honestly GO with the 2.5" to copy and save files INSTEAD of a Flash drive.....Cheaper...more GB per $$.... more durable ...and more reliable and safer!!! Trust me!!! Read More

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OK but hard to install

by John on 3/1/2009

For the price it cannot be beaten. Looks very good too. Matt finish, not mirror finish as stated on the box, and very thin. Probably silver one would be better if you don't want to see finger prints. Now the down side: the cover only opens one half (some other reviewers also mentioned this), so even though it comes with 4 screws to fix the drive and 1 screwdriver, it is useless since screws have to inserted from the blocked side. The internal space wrapped around the drive exactly, so to install the drive you have to tilt the drive to push it onto connector first, then the body can get in. Since the other side is blocked, this makes it impossible to take the drive out again. So be careful if your purpose is to clone a drive for notebook upgrade. What I did was to stick a plastic tape on the under side of the drive first, so later the drive butt can be lifted out then the drive pulled out of the connector. Since things tilt so much, it kind of makes you wonder if the little connector circuit board on the front would eventually break or not. Read More

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Product Overview

High-speed external storage system for 2.5 inch hard disk drive. Converts your 2.5 inch Hard Drive Disc into an External hard drive for more flexibility and convenience. Fits all the 2.5 inch SATA hard drive disk. Easy Portability and installation. Supports Plug & play and Hot-swapping. The transmission interface conforms to the standard specifications of USB 2.0 / SATA, and is compatible with the USB 1.1 interface. Special shock absorber device which enhances the protective effects. Plug and Play. Made strong with Aluminum Magnesium alloy Material. Case Size: 122 x 74 x 14 mm. NOTE: Interior Dimension Interior dimension 101 x 70 x 10 mm (Thicker Older models might not fit). LED indicator monitors the reading movements of the hard disk drive. Connectors: External Power and Data - High speed USB 2.0 mini-5pin. Internal Power and Data - SATA (Serial ATA). Package Includes: 2.5-inch USB 2.0 External Aluminum HDD / Enclosure / USB Cable / Dust free carrying case / Mini screwdriver / User manual / Supports Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS 8.6 or up. Color: Black. Supports up to 500 GB HDD.

Specifications

Manufacturer Eforcity
Mfg Part# POTHSATA2501
SKU 208968197
Features
Coverts your 2.5 inch Hard Drive Disc into an External hard drive for more flexibility and convenience
Easy Portability and installation
Fits all the 2.5 inch SATA hard drive disk
High-speed external storage system for 2.5 inch hard disk drive, Interior dimension 101 x 70 x 10 mm
Note - Driver is needed for this product; downloadable driver information is included in the package"
Supports Plug & play and Hot-swapping
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