Coolmax HD-211-COMBO Drive Enclosure - External - 15205

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The Coolmax HD-211-COMBO does exactly what it's supposed to do. Installing the drive into the enclosure was easy and straightforward. You don't even need a screwdriver as one is provided. The included screwdriver was even handy enough to open my laptop to swap out the old drive. Using firewire is a little strange as the enclosure has both 4 and 6 wire firewire connectors and comes with 4 and 6 wire cables. However it will only work with the 6 wire cable unless you have an external power source which isn't included and not mentioned in the manual or on their web site. Using USB is straightforward although I found I need to plug both USB connectors into the computer before attaching the cable to the housing to prevent windows from shutting down USB due to excess current draw when you plug in the first usb connector.

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It comes with a tool and all the cables. USB & Fire Wire(6&4 pin connector) ports are bus powered, very nice. Previous reviewer said he/she hads to connect both weird looking USB cable to draw the power from the port. In MAC world, you only need to use one USB connector. By far, this is one of the better package deal. My (MAC)Power Book and the product is getting along fine like, tomatos and basil.

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Works as described

by Jordan on 11/8/2005

The Coolmax HD-211-COMBO does exactly what it's supposed to do. Installing the drive into the enclosure was easy and straightforward. You don't even need a screwdriver as one is provided. The included screwdriver was even handy enough to open my laptop to swap out the old drive. Using firewire is a little strange as the enclosure has both 4 and 6 wire firewire connectors and comes with 4 and 6 wire cables. However it will only work with the 6 wire cable unless you have an external power source which isn't included and not mentioned in the manual or on their web site. Using USB is straightforward although I found I need to plug both USB connectors into the computer before attaching the cable to the housing to prevent windows from shutting down USB due to excess current draw when you plug in the first usb connector.

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NICE AND SIMPLE TO INSTALL the HD

on 12/22/2005

It comes with a tool and all the cables. USB & Fire Wire(6&4 pin connector) ports are bus powered, very nice. Previous reviewer said he/she hads to connect both weird looking USB cable to draw the power from the port. In MAC world, you only need to use one USB connector. By far, this is one of the better package deal. My (MAC)Power Book and the product is getting along fine like, tomatos and basil.

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Product Overview

CoolMax Gemini HD-211 Series is portable size & excellent quality Slim Size 2.5" HDD Aluminum External Enclosure. It gives you the freedom to work anywhere; no matter you're in the office, at home or on the plane. This tiny portable 2.5" HDD external enclosure provides maximum durability, flexibility and portability with various interfaces. Once you download your information to HD-211 series, you can travel and connect it to any systems and gain access to your programs and data files anywhere. With built-in hot swap technology, you can connect and disconnect the drive any time.

Specifications

Manufacturer CoolMax
Mfg Part# 15205
SKU 10399503
UPC 895963152053
UPC 14 00895963152053
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB 2.0 / 1 x IEEE 1394 FireWire
Product Type Storage Enclosure
Product Series HD
Product Name HD-211-COMBO USB&FW HDD External Enclosure
Manufacturer Part Number 15205
Brand Name Coolmax
Manufacturer Coolmax Technology, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address www.coolmaxusa.com
System Requirements Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA Mac OS 9.0 or higher
Package Contents USB Y Cable FW Cable Pouch Screws Screw Driver CD Driver User Manual
Dimensions 5" Length x 2.95" Width x 16" Height
Color Silver
Weight 2 lb
Form Factor External Hot-swappable
Input Voltage 5 V DC
Bays 1 x 2.5" - 9 mm Height Internal
Data Transfer Rate 60 MBps USB / 50 MBps FireWire
Platform Support PC / Mac
Case Style External Enclosure
Drive Support 1
Drive Type IDE/ATA Hot-swappable - 100/133
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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Very nice enclosure! by Steve on May 05, 2006


NICE AND SIMPLE TO INSTALL the HD on Dec 22, 2005


Works as described by Jordan on Nov 08, 2005

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