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Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA 3.5-Inch Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (EC-GD35)

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Black Aluminum
  • Supports any 3.5" SATA (Serial ATA) and SATA II Hard drives
  • Ultra Light Aluminum Case provides heat dissipation
  • LED light indicates Power and Activity status
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
  • Reverse compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1
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Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA 3.5-Inch Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (EC-GD35) + Sabrent Ultra Slim USB 2.0 to 2.5-Inch SATA External Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure [Black] (EC-UK25)
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Technical Details

Color: Black Aluminum
  • Brand Name: Sabrent
  • Model: EC-GD35

Product Details

Color: Black Aluminum
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00EPA9FJS
  • Item model number: EC-GD35
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2013
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Product Description

Color: Black Aluminum

Connect any 3.5" Serial ATA/SATA or SATA II Notebook Hard Drive externally to your computer through an available USB 3.0 port. Transfer data quickly and easily through USB 3.0 at speeds of up to 5 Gbps. It is constructed from durable aluminum, to ensure heat dissipation, protecting your drive from overheating; A perfect solution for data transfers or data backup!

Features:
* Supports Standard Notebook 3.5″ SATA and SATA II Hard drives.
* Transfer Rates Up to 5 Gbps when connected to a USB 3.0 port.
* Stand-able convenient and trendy design.
* On/Off power switch.
* Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.
* Backwards-Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1

System requirements:
* Available USB 2.0 port on the computer.
* Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
* MAC: OS 9.1 or above.
* Linux 2.4.X
* AMD or Intel Plentium 133MHz or better.

Package Contents:
* Sabrent EC-GD35 (Black) Hard Drive Enclosure and stand.
* Power adapter.
* USB 3.0 cable (Data and Power).
* Screw set with screw driver.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very well made and solid.
catfish14136
The plastic "rails" that attach to each side of the HDD have pegs that are supposed to be inserted into the drive's screw holes.
IronBluffTom
Easy installation, works well.
Daedalus

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By John D. Klaus on September 19, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Pictures make it look cheaper than in is in person.
The aluminum is much more substantial than I expected for the price.
Also an added bonus is it worked with my 3TB drive even though the box states 1.5TB max.
USB 3.0 speeds are great, no difference between internal or external when used with a USB 3.0 plug.
If you have a drive collecting dust or need to convert one to external this enclosure is a very good option.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By andy on December 13, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I had the enclosure for 3 and a half months and the controller board failed. It appears others find this to be the case as well. not sure if it is cheap components but would love to return it but too late. hope this is helpful to anyone considering buying. I really read these comments before buying and so taking the time to post this in case others can benefit. Either way, it is what happened in my case. Drive works fine in the computer or outside the case.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. VanderZiel on February 28, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
The AC plug, USB plug and switch are all on one side of the enclosure while the operating light is on the opposite side. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad but it might be significant for some people. It is large but then so are the 3.5" drives so I don't see what can be done about that. It doesn't insulate the noise so if you have a noisy hard drive then it will probably be noisy in the enclosure as well. I was able to install my 350Gb SATA drive in without any problems using the provided screws. I partitioned the drive and I am now also using it successfully as a backup device for my NAS.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By PC on March 14, 2014
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
This is an excellent product. Works great with a SATA drive. I use this for a 2TB Seagate drive and I have zero issues since I purchased several months back. Definitely recommend it. I gave 4 stars because there is no sleep mode for it and it continuously runs. But has a switch if you like to physically switch it off. My PC is Windows 8 and has capability to put external devices to sleep mode when windows goes into sleep mode. Unfortunately this drive does not support that. Otherwise, works great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan Starr on February 23, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Shipment was very quick, had my two enclosures withing a couple days, even though I chose the 'free shipping' offer (I bought two, so it was over $25). Enclosures work like a charm - I was able to move my drives over in under 5 minutes each, and I'm now able to use them with the USB 3.0 ports on my laptop. And its 10x faster now when I do an external backup! Very happy overall, will probably order a third one soon.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. N. O'Nemus on February 28, 2013
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
Seems an adequate case - however, although not stated on Amazon info, or mentioned by reviewers, it claims to support hard drives up to 1.5 Tb only. That makes it far less useful to me than I'd expected, and it may be going back..... that information should have been made clear here, but it is not. There's a picture of the packaging, but way too small for the details to be legible. With 2Tb drives being common, and pleanty of 3Tb around (what I planned to use), this is basically old tech, despite its USB 3.0 capability. I may try it with a larger drive, though, as these limits are often wrong. If I do, I'll update this comment (I won't call it a review, as it's not - like most of the comments on Amazon). Incidentally, I got a black one - nicer, IMHO, but your mileage may vary......

First Update - via Sabrent Support:
"HelpDesk Message: it should work with up to 2tb."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lewis A. Edge Jr. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 19, 2014
Color Name: Black Aluminum Verified Purchase
I bought this enclosure in combination with a WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX, so I could use it with the Dish-TV VIP211K satellite receiver in my motorhome. The combination of those two items from Amazon ($87.18) cost between $10 and $50 less than similar offerings on Dish-TV's Website. According to Dish-TV, a 1TB hard drive will record 120 hours of video, but they don't say if it'll record that many hours in HD.

Installing the hard drive was simple enough. The hard drive plugs into the enclosure's end-cap and two small screws secure the end cap to the enclosure. A tiny Philips screwdriver is even provided in the package. Total installation time took me no more than three minutes. I bought this particular enclosure because it supports USB 3.0, is backward compatible to earlier USB protocols and includes the USB cable. It has its own power supply and a convenient button-operated power switch. Even when the hard drive is working hard the enclosure gets only moderately warm.

After I plugged this hard drive into the satellite receiver's USB port and turned it on, then had Dish-TV activate the hard drive which costs $40, it took about five minutes to format this hard drive. Completing this installation, I've been able to automatically record movies from my satellite receiver and then play them back at a time when it is convenient for me to watch.

In this DVR application, I could not ask for better performance. The recordings are as clear and sharp as the original programming and play without pauses, stuttering or glitches. Compared with buying a hard drive that is already in a housing with a power supply, this combination costs less, added little to my installation time, provides flawless performance and doesn't waste space.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Olson on January 25, 2014
Color Name: Black Aluminum Verified Purchase
Works great for the price and its easy to swap hard drives if needed. This one has stood up to lots of use, Money well spent!! It sits in my garage where it gets down to 20 degrees.
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