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Syba Connectland CL-ENC25007 2.5-Inch USB 2.0 Interface Super Slim SATA HDD Enclosure

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Syba
  • Model: CL-ENC25007
  • Weight: 0.24 Kilograms

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002NKM1X4
  • Item model number: CL-ENC25007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 1, 2009

Product Description

Aluminum external enclosure USB 2.0 for 2.5-Inch SATA hard disk. Internal SATA interface to external USB 2.0 interface. Powered by USB Y-cable. Data transfer up to 480 Mbps. Powered and hard disk activity led indicators. Include 2.5-Inch USB Hard Drive enclosure, Power&data Cable, Driver CD, User Manual, Screws and Screw Driver.

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It is very simple, well built, seems solid.
RupertPupkin
This enclosure is definitely worth a lot more than I paid for it.
K. Vatev
It even comes with a tiny screwdriver and a spare screw.
J. Martin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By _snowcrash on September 1, 2010
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This enclosure is incredibly nice for what it costs. It's clearly an Apple-inspired case (dark glossy front, chrome back, round corners - looks like a giant iPod Touch). It even comes with a tiny screwdriver (looks to be a Phillips #00), which is a good thing because I definitely didn't have such a small driver sitting around.

As other reviewers have noted, there is absolutely no mention of "Syba" or "Connectland" on the product, on the packaging, or in the manual. The company is called Spyker ([...]) and you're buying their SPY-BE-U-SATA-2544 product.

There's a maxim that says, when it comes to tech products, you can only choose two of the following three attributes: good, fast, and cheap. This drive could actually meet all three criteria. I used SuperDuper to clone a new Mac hard drive to an external (creating a bootable backup) and it showed a maximum transfer rate of around ~15 MB/second. USB2 has a maximum theoretical transfer rate of around 60 MB/second (480 Mb/second) but when I checked this out, I read that the average drive usually pulls around 20-25 MB/second.

The slightly slower perceived speed of this enclosure could possibly be attributed to the low-level copying routine that SuperDuper uses. I don't have another similar app on hand to measure HD throughput, nor do I have another external drive or computer to make a comparison. So take this info with a grain of sodium chloride. I'll rarely be cloning the entire drive, so this isn't really a problem anyway.

Overall, it's a nice little product and I thought it was worth a few minutes to write a positive review. If it flakes out in a month or two I'll come back and complain loudly, but for now, it's humming along with a 500 GB WD Scorpio Blue in the case.

UPDATE: Enclosure still works fine after a year of weekly backups. Buying another to create cloned backups of a second Mac.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Underwood on February 15, 2010
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This works even with drives that pull too much power to work with the cheaper SATA enclosures. The construction is very solid and only one screw has to be removed to open it up and change the drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JBMiaCity on September 9, 2010
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I purchased this drive enclosure and was pleasantly surprised when I received it. Not only did it include the enclosure and the USB cable, but it aslo included 2 (1 required and 1 spare) screws and a small phillips head screwdriver needed for the screw. The enclosure itself is just a little bigger than an iPhone and has the look of an iPhone with no screen. It is black on top and chrome on bottom. Great enclosure at a great price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Vatev on August 6, 2010
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This enclosure is cheap, and I expected to get a cheap product to just use once for an emergency and forget about it.

This is not the case at all. At first, when I opened it, it felt a little cheap. This, however, was also proven wrong. Once I put the drive in it, it became very solid and nice. Handling the drive, it felt like my Seagate FreeAgent Go 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST905003FAA2E1-RK (Black). It is the same size, and has the same solid feel as the Seagate portable drive once there is a drive in it.

It is a little tricky to open it up, but you'll love it once you figure it out. I thought that it just pops open, so I pried it open the first time and thought that it was very difficult to use. However, it slides open. When you slide the metal part, it is incredibly easy, and it snaps shut tightly. It goes to show that you should always read the instructions.

The LEDs on the front are nice, although a bit bright, but that is not a big deal. It does come with a Y cable that requires two USB ports on your computer. However, this is only needed for a 7200 rpm hard drive, since it needs more power (I have not tested this thought). I use it with a 5200 rpm drive, and it works well with just a since USB cable. It is just as fast as the Seagate drive.

This is a very solid enclosure, and I am not permanently using it as a portable hard drive with a drive I have left over from an old laptop. This enclosure is definitely worth a lot more than I paid for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven Doyle on April 19, 2010
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I bought this enclosure for my old laptop hard drive. It is small, beautiful, durable and best of all cheap. I love this thing. The supplied cable has two usb plugs, one for power and the other for transfer. I have found that I only need to use one of them. I think my Macbook Pro may have higher voltage usb ports than some other laptops. Anyway I give it 5 stars and would recommend to anyone needing a 2.5 inch enclosure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Sprinkle on December 23, 2009
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I purchased this enclosure and a different brand for an IDE drive at the same time. Both enclosures were the same price, but this one is much better quality. Works great on XP and Vista.
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By sweetpea on October 15, 2011
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I had this portable hard drive, and it wasn't even compatable for my computer! It took us about 2 days to actually figure out how to connect this drive with the computer. Even then it didn't work, so we just sent it back for our money. Also I tested it out on my other computers and my friend's computers and it didn't work. It's a piece of junk.
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By Robert on April 4, 2011
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If you have a laptop hard drive, this is the enclosure to get. It's sleek, looks great, works well and I find that I won't need to use both of the USB connections to use the drive in every situation.

However. There are two LED lights. One is red, to show drive activity. The primary LED is blue. The blue LED will seem like the single brightest light source in your room. It is amazingly bright. Too bright. So much so, I'm taking a star away. There is no reason to have such a bright light in any device, short of a flashlight. Speaking of which, it actually functions well as a flashlight too.
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