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Importer520 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Case (Blue)


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  • Enclosure fits 2.5" SATA hard drives (not IDE, see below)
  • Includes USB Cable (Cable Length: 19"/48cm) & Cloth Sleeve
  • Indicator Light shows when drive is being accessed, supports up to 500 GB drive
  • Case Dimensions: 4.5" x 3" (11.4 x 7.6 cm)
  • Drive is powered by the USB connection to your computer
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  • Shipping Weight: 3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002BFA91C
  • Item model number: Sata-II
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
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Product Description

This hard drive enclosure for 2.5" SATA-interface drives makes your files ultra-portable: fits in your pocket and can be accessed by any computer's USB ports. Supports drives up to 500 GB. The included cable has two USB plugs (Type A, the regular kind) for connecting to the computer, and one mini-USB plug for the hard drive. The cable uses two plugs for input/output & power from the PC, so you don't have to carry an extra power adapter!
The indicator light shows you when the drive is being accessed.
Perfect drive solution for students, business people, and those on the go!

To determine if your hard drive is an IDE drive or a SATA drive, please look for the connectors. An IDE connector is longer, and has two rows of pins that stick out. A SATA connector is smaller and has two plastic tabs with flat metal contacts.


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Customer Reviews

Meanwhile, the computer indicated that the USB device could not be recognized.
Electronic Engineer
I was able to salvage the hard drive of a dead laptop and recover the data and now I'm using it as an extra drive.
Jason
These enclosures contain no screws and are easy to open, install the drive, and close up again.
H. Oliver

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This was one of the funnier 'electronics' items I ever got and... I like it but anyone considering it should be aware that this case does not travel well - see below.

The most interesting feature about the case is the design, so to speak. If you can imagine your HDD inside a box of Altoids Curiously Strong Mints and you don't mind it being there then this case is for you. There are no screws or hinges or locks and none are needed for as long as your case doesn't move much. What you get is a little tin box where you press the top part on after you literally squeeze in your 2.5 SATA drive and it kind of clicks in and it stays that way because it's not easy to reopen it.

This is great design - how come no one else thought of it? - and I applaud it but, like I said, I would not carry this case in my shirt pocket or even in my laptop bag. Murphy's law being what it is, the lid just might pop open and the HDD may come out and, in the process, maybe damage the case own USB interface or, worse, its own connectors, making itself useless. However, as a stationary external HDD solution, it's tops on the price/performance curve.

- INSTALLATION - Without exaggeration, it took less than 2 minutes, most of the time spent to actually open the empty box because it comes closed. Must be careful with those connectors but that's all. Once you snap in the lid, your drive is encased and ready to use. On a Vista and on a Windows 7 computer it was recognized within seconds.

- CONTENTS - Other than the tin/aluminum case, you get a little USB cable to connect to your computer [mine was junk - see my note below].
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mayor Bloomburger on April 16, 2010
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I took the 80 Gig drive from my PS3 out (it's the PS3 that came with MGS4) and put in a 640Gig drive. Then I ordered this little blue firecracker. Cracked open the case (no screws) and slid the drive in (took about 30 seconds). Next, went to the start menu in Windows 7, typed "run" in the search box and typed diskmgmt.msc. Last step - formatted the drive. Now I have an iPod sized 80 Gig drive that cost me about $10. If I need to "secure" this bad boy from cracking open, I guess I could slap some duct tape around it, seem pretty tight though. Bottom line .... this is the case to get if you want to enclose the 2.5 inch drive you take out of your PS3.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Koscielski on October 26, 2009
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This Sata drive is great. I love the fact that it can easily pop open and get your SATA drive in there
fast. No screws are necessary. Easy to check out a bad SATA drive, without needed a screwdriver. A++
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 25, 2011
Installation took about 5 minutes. Just slip the HDD in there. It was a little scary because it requires you to put a little bit of slanted force, but don't worry the PCB inside the case can handle the stress. I actually used the same case twice, taking HDDs in and out several times, with no problems.

Works great, no screws but that's a plus because screws can actually mess things up. Very snug and although it may seem to it WILL NOT fall open by itself.

Now I have a very nice USB external HDD for a few bucks (replaced my old laptop drive).

Tip: Take two of those big fat blue rubber bands that you find around broccoli (ask the grocery guys at the supermarket if you don't hoard them like I do), and put them crosswise (wrap them around the long sides) about 1" apart and 3/4" away from the ends. Now you have super secure retention and you also have a good measure of shock protection. And, it will still fit in the pleather case.

My favorite enclosure, hands down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W. Johnson on February 23, 2010
This is a great exteranl drive for the price. Its light weight, easy to open. It work first time with my 250G Western Digital 2.5". Couple things of interest though is that when I loaded a 15G SSD the r/w indicator light stayed red all the time even thought it functioned perfectly as an exteranl drive. Other than that I think it is a great product!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Birpal Buttar on February 12, 2011
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Worked fine for 4 months with two of my salvage laptop 2.5 hdd, 160 GB each. Then it started working sporadically disconnecting hdd from PC with write failure error. Now it is completely broken. Guess I got what I payed for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Swanson on December 22, 2010
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First, for the price, this thing is fantastic. I'm glad it was cheap because I did have some problems that would have ticked me off if it had been more expensive.

It's an attractive case, aluminum with a slicker color than pictured above. Well packed, my package contained a USB cord, the case, a leather pouch, but no instructions. Now, normally it would be so easy that instructions weren't necessary, BUT, I wish the case arrived open. Getting it apart took awhile and I broke the light bubble (not the light) in the process. My laptop hard drive snapped right in and the case went back together easily. Then I used the supplied USB cord and... nothing. Didn't work.

Fortunately, I'd read the review below that suggested using a different cable. I've got bazillions of cords around here so no problem. Different cord and it popped right up. From there it was great. I'd bought it to recover files from my daughter's melted down laptop and it worked great (considering CompUSA wanted $100 to do the same thing, it was fantastic).

Other than that, the case runs hot, so I won't keep it plugged in, but now I have a cheap external HD that is smaller and works just as well as the pricey ones. It loses a star for not having a failed cord.
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