Very cheap enclosure but works fine. Uses plastic tabs to open and close and the parts inside look very crappy, but it does what it's advertised to do, so as long as it still works I can't complain.
I bought this device as I wanted to create a system image (170GB) of my hard drive onto an external device using an existing hard drive. I used the windows backup routine. The backup would fail. I gave up on the external connection and installed the drive internally and it worked fine. It is possible that the problem was with a USB driver issue and the Motherboard chipset (NVidia) and NOT this device, but I wasn't able to diagnose it further.
well we have a lot of brown out so every 12-18 months we have to replace our computer. we use surge protectors and ups but eventually our electronics get ate. we are tired now so went to laptops. we brought this for our last desktop hard drive using enclosures has saved us a lot of work. I will buy another because have another hard drive to save
Extend your data storage ability with this hard drive enclosure. Fits SATA drives of 3.5in only. Transfer data and files to your PC at 480 Mb/s over USB cable. All necessary cables are included. An indicator light shows read/write activity and the case features an on/off switch. Please note: You must be sure of your hard drive type before ordering. A SATA drive has small, flat plastic tabs where the power and data cables connect. An IDE/PATA drive has a double row of 40 pins.