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Customer Reviews of 3.5" Black USB 2.0 SATA HDD Enclosure Case
Nice Value .... If it worked4/25/2011
First, let me preface this review with the fact that I've currently worked in the IT field for over 10 years doing computer support and troubleshooting. Installing the Hard Drive into this enclosure isn't as easy as enclosures you pay more money for, but it's not too difficult. To get a good solid connection, I removed both end caps so that the side rails that cover the finish screws could be removed from either direction allowing me to connect the hard drive to the adapter before sliding it into the enclosure. It's a nice solid fit, unfortunately, the enclosure doesn't work for me. I've verified that it's not my hard drive as I've installed it in two other enclosures without issue. Buy.com requires me to go through the seller, which in my case was jacobyparts. Even though this didn't work out of the box for me, they are still requesting that I pay the returng shipping for an RMA. In my opinion, that is unacceptable. Buyer be warned that you are getting what you pay for. If this works for you, great! Otherwise, it's essentially wasting your money since the return shipping pretty much will eat the cost of the enclosure itself.
Does the job and good price too12/31/2009
I just wanted an inexpensive case for a drive that was given to me and this does the job. I could only get two of the four screws to align but the drive is solidly mounted. The AC power cable is really short but usable. The case itself is very solid but the glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet! I would have preferred a matte finish. Assembly is a little tricky so don't buy this if you need to swap out the drive very often.
Great value in an external drive enclosure11/4/2009
Slick black metal design precisely fit my 5.25" 500GB WDD Caviar Blue. Came with good size power supply, USB cable, screws, and even a magnetic screw driver!! After easy installation, drive needed initialization and formatting which I did via right clicking on My Computer > Management > Storage > Disk Management, first initializing then formatting NTFS. Runs cool and quite (formatting took overnight constant running). Only "negative" was it arrived in an unpadded Priority USPS envelope, but it was in perfect condition so I guess they knew what they were doing. I liked this company so much I bought an extra power supply for my ASUS K50 computer and that works great too. You can't beat this value for an external drive enclosure.