|This brand new USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure is great for backups, moving files, and adding extra storage to your computer. Just add a hard drive. The kit includes the enclosure, protective sleeve, USB cable, screws, screwdriver, and instruction manual.|
Customer Reviews of 3.5" Black USB 2.0 IDE Hard Drive Disk HDD Enclosure Case
Well Designed and Built3/10/2013
This is a nice enclosure, well-designed and compact. Very pleased
Good use for old drives10/1/2012
These enclosures are the perfect solution for getting more use from old hard drives. Installing the drive in the case is a snap (although it is a tight fit). Everything that you need is in the box, including the screw-driver. It's a very intuitive installation, but some instructions or a diagram for folding the data cable would have been helpful. Overall I give this a 9.5 out of 10.
Works great, great price3/24/2012
Enclosure works great right out of the box. Putting it together is pretty straight forward. Just put in the side screws before putting on the end pieces. There are no instructions but it's not a problem. I'd buy another one if I needed it.
so glad i bought it11/7/2011
The design isnt really pretty but it serves a major purpose. This product worked so well with my old harddrives, I use a laptop now so my old hdd from previous desktops i can still use, i still swap them out but I'm glad i didnt have to wave goodbye to them.
Easy to install. Could be vented12/5/2010
I received the enclosure five days after placing my order. It was a snap to install with the help of reading other reviews before ordering and works well with both Windows XP and Windows 7. The drive does run a little warm inside the enclosure so I created a template and drilled holes through both sides of the case to vent the heat. That did the trick. I just wish I remembered to removed the drive before drilling the holes. Oh well, I had another drive. :-)
Enclosure easy to set up10/25/2010
It arrived quickly and in perfect shape. With no instructions, it took a minute to figure out how to use the removable metal strips that hide the mounting screws. (Use the screws they provide, as they have reduced profile heads.) The only thing lacking, IMO, is feet to allow it to stand stably upright. I have mine resting comfortably, though, sandwiched between the tower and the housing compartment the tower sits in.
Had the enclosure about 3 weeks. Using with a Seagate 750 Gig drive, which runs vey hot, and burned up my previous enclosure after a year. Use it for backup only, about 3 or 4 hours a week.
It serves it's purpose8/20/2010
This is a pretty good product. I found it worked okay but there is not documentation. The power cord can become loose pretty easily. Overall, it's worth it but I would not buy this to use for a back up or anything critical. It's a good choice if you have an old drive that you want to pull some data off. But I have had a problem with some of the file transfers being corrupted.
For me the product works perfectly!
The product seems to be good and was delivered very promptly. The only problem that I had was with the jumpers on the drive. This web page says that an instruction manual is included, but I did not receive one. The manufacturer's site does not mention a manual being included and there is no online manual and their support is not available over this 3-day weekend. Installation of the drive into the enclosure is very easy and intuitive. However, the first time I used the drive on a computer, it did not work. I guested that it had to do with the jumpers and reviewed the drive manufacturer's manual. I still had to guess at what configuration the enclosure expected: single neutral, single standard, dual master, dual slave or cable select. Single standard (no jumper) seems to be working. Despite the missing manual and jumper confusion, I'm very satisfied with the product and delivery service.
The 3.5" Black USB 2.0 IDE Hard Drive Disk HDD Enclosure Case is exactly what I needed and received. It comes with everything necessary to get up and running including power supply, USB cable, screwdriver w. screws, but no manual. The manual was not needed and it took me all of 5 minutes to install my IDE/PATA hard drive. I especially like the on/off switch instead of unplugging the unit which can be unplugged hot w/o a problem.
This is the second one of these I have purchased and it is the perfect enclosure for your old IDE drive. Plugs in and works easily as long as your disk is formatted correctly. I would not leave them plugged in and running all of the time as they may get to hot, but for backup and storage it is ideal. Hot swappable. Great price and shipped fast, I got this in 3 days.