3.5 IDE HDD Enclosure, Black - POTHIDEX3501
|High-speed external storage system for 3.5 inch hard disk drive. Coverts your 3.5 inch Hard Drive Disc into an External hard drive for more flexibility and convenience. Easy portability and installation. Supports: Plug & Play and Hot-swapping. Supports up to 500 GB. AC input: 100 ~ 240V / 50 ~ 60 Hz. The innovative travel charger automatically adjusts to all voltages and frequencies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. DC Output: 5V / 12V. Tough aluminum shell. Case Size 188 x 108 x 32 mm. External power supply. Driverless (accept Windows 98). Supports Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS 8.6 and up. Connectors: External Power-PS/2 port (Power adapter included). External Data-High Speed USB 2.0. Internal Power-4 pin Molex connector. Internal Data-PATA (Parallel ATA). Included: 3.5 IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure. External AC Power Supply. USB cable (found inside of the Hard Drive Enclosure). Color: Black|
I had a lot of junk hard drives lying around, and I don't like to throw them away because of the sensitive, financial, or valuable data hidden on them. This box was perfect when it came! Immediately it spins up and tells you when is reading or writing.
Works like a charm!1/8/2010
I was unhappy when my 4 year old Fantom hard drive stopped working. After googling the problem, opening the sealed case (warranty only 1 year) and discovering the plates freely moved, I realized only the controller board needed to be changed. The Tech help at Fantom refused to sell me a board, wanting the $40-60 repair fee. This Eforcity case plugged and snapped together in literally 5 minutes out of the box. (No screwdriver necessary!) The computer took a minute to recognize it and things were as good as new! Great stuff at a great price.
Good enclosure for the price5/19/2009
Worked out of the box and has no performance issues. It's the first thing I have bought in a while that came with absolutely no instructions, but it only took a minute to figure out how to open the case and setting it up was intuitive. Had some extra parts that I haven't figured out the purpose for, but it's working fine and the price was great.
Very quick to assemble. The USB transfer rate is surprisingly fast - much faster than I expected. I ordered two more(Silver) as a result of my experience.
Reliable and well worth the money!5/13/2009
I bought this to replace one that I bought previously at a national chain by a national brand. That one was crap and it would crash every time I tried to access it or write to it. This one was less money, simple to install the hard drive into and so far works perfectly. It comes with backup front and rear faceplates. It supports IDE drives up to 500GB and has not crashed yet. It works so well that I bought a second one for my other drive. I couldn't have got this for less at retail without going to a computer show. Reliable and well worth the money!
Descent for the money3/16/2009
This HDD enclosure is pretty descent for the money. It works well, with a Seagate 500gb IDE drive. The power adapter is a bit flimsy. All in all, for the money that this costs, this is not a bad enclosure. I may purchase another one, to put another old IDE drive that I have into it.
I was a little skeptical seeing a cheap enclosure, but boy was I wrong! The enclosure works perfectly, and is even recognized by my PS3! I recommend this product to anyone with a spare 3.5inch!
Very easy to work with, and pretty stable for an IDE hard drive. works well and is pretty compact with hard drive activity light. i recommend this product
Great Little Case10/5/2008
This case is very easy to put together. However I caution anyone planning to use this enclosure and the hard drive you put in it. You don't screw the hard drive down to the case, so be careful if you use it on the go.