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SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Enclosure (EC-US25)

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  • Supports standard notebook 2.5 SATA hard drives
  • Supports hard drives up to 2TB
  • Ultra-light aluminum case provides heat dissipation
  • LED light indicates power and activity status
  • Hot-swappable, plug and play with no drivers needed Reverse compatible to USB 1.1
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Product Description

Color: Silver

SABRENT 2.5-Inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive to USB 2.0 Enclosure (EC-US25)

Take advantage of USB 2.0 to quickly transfer files up to 480 Mbps! Connect any 2.5 inch Serial ATA (SATA) or SATA II Hard Drive to your computer through an available USB 2.0 port on your desktop or laptop. The enclosure is constructed from durable aluminum to ensure heat dissipation. Transfer data quickly and easy; with this great external hard drive case. This enclosure allows you to connect your SATA HDD to USB 1.1 and 2.0. This enclosure supports 9.5mm Hard Drive thickness. Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.

The Difference Between USB 2.0 and 3.0

USB cables have different transfer speeds (2.0 and 3.0) that indicate how fast the data is transferred. The higher the number, the faster they can transfer data. For full transfer speeds, the cable and the device must be capable of the same transfer speed. The only way to achieve full USB 3.0 speeds is if the computer, cable, and phone all support USB 3.0 connectivity.

System requirements

Available USB 2.0 port on the computer Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions) MAC: OS X

Package Contents

Sabrent EC-US25 (Silver) Hard Drive Enclosure USB 2.0 cable (Data and Power) Screw set with screw driver Carrying Case

Sabrent USB 2.0 Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure
  • Blue LED to indicate power status
  • Compact design ideal for travel
  • Convenient plug-and-play installation
  • Ultra Light Aluminum Case provides heat dissipation
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 inches x 3.0 inches x 0.50 inches; 2oz
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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 2 TB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Brand Name Sabrent
Item model number EC-US25
Operating System Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (32-bit / 64-bit), MAC OS X
Item Weight 7.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 4 x 0.3 x 0.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4 x 0.3 x 0.2 inches
Color Silver

Additional Information

ASIN B00E363R02
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 861 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #30 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Hard Drive Accessories > Hard Drive Enclosures
#185 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Computer Cable Adapters
#267 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computers & Tablets
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 22, 2013

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By Cthulhu #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on August 30, 2013
Color: Silver

Installation consists on pushing the HDD in and screwing 2 little near-microscopic screws using the little screwdriver provided. It's all done in less than 5 minutes but you need good eyes and a steady hand because the little screws are VERY small.

The HDD, once in the enclosure, connects to the computer via an (included) USB wire which powers it. It's immediately recognized by Vista or Windows 7 or your PS3 and you are ready to use it. Recommended.

End of short story.


You get the following:

- The aluminum enclosure with the circuitry to the USB interface. It's important for the case to be 'metal' because metal helps dissipate the heat, unlike 'plastic' which would trap it inside.
- 2 little screws (them being so small, it would be good to have an extra just in case).
- A screwdriver for the little screws.
- About nice USB interface cable that would allow you to power the HDD off 2 USB ports if needed.
- Some low-grade plastic-rubber or rubberized plastic protective sleeve which you are not likely to use.
- A little English/Spanish/French manual that includes an easy to follow 6-step installation guide.


I like it because the price is right and it meets my expectations of keeping HDDs I rip off old laptops or gaming machines safe and accessible through a USB interface.


Off the TWO 'for review' units that I received (one black and one aluminum finish) one had the circuit board detached from the body, in other words, it was broken. This is the response I received from Sabrent after I inquired about their policies in such cases.
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Color: Silver
...how can you go wrong? I have a special category of tech accessories that I call "cheap enough to buy annually" - these Sabrent enclosures certainly fall into that category! Sabrent sent me a sample of this device. This review is my honest opinion.

I remember when the first of these ultra-cheap IDE enclosures came out - they were a small revolution in portable technology in their own right. Nothing has changed. I have a huge USB 3.0 dock that is super handy, but also bulky. With cheap enclosures like this, I rarely use it for 2.5" drives. Okay so this thing is convenient, but what about everything else?

For $7 with free shipping, you shouldn't be expecting too much. Without a drive in it, this sort of feels like a tin of mints. It is thin aluminum with only an LED and power/data end, mostly plastic. I don't count this against the enclosure, but I mention it so there are no surprises. The all-aluminum construction does allow for the entire enclosure to act like a heatsink - do not be surprised if the whole thing is warm to the touch, it just means it's doing its job.

On the inside there is a foam padding to offer some solidity when the drive is in place, but it could have been thicker - the drive I used barely touches it.

**Important** - these kinds of enclosures offer little to no drive protection, and I highly advise NOT dropping your drive in this enclosure.

Once inserted, you need to drive two screws (included) into the pilot holes - the mini screwdriver included was not the best solution for this (not enough torque with the tiny handle) so I ended up using my own precision Philips-head. It MIGHT do in a pinch.

No issues here.
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Color: USB 2.0 Aluminum (Black) + Bumper Protector
The Sabrent 2.5” SSD & SATA Hard Drive USB 2.0 Enclosure is an excellent-looking, ruggedized and compact USB external drive enclosure. What I like the most about this drive enclosure is the addition of a rubberized rugged wrap that surrounds the aluminum hard drive container. This gives the drive additional protection during transport, while also making the drive look more premium. For those familiar with the Lacie rugged series of drives with the orange rubber wrap, it’s like that only black.

The drive kit comes with everything you need except a 2.5” hard drive. A small screwdriver is included to help with the drive install. The unit looks and feels nice with or without adding the rubber shell. The construction is solid and all of the machined parts are smooth. I have never had a negative experience with a Sabrent product, so this was no surprise to me.

The only thing I dislike about this enclosure, is that it only supports USB 2.0. However, if that is not an issue for your usage scenario, then you are not likely to find a better enclosure at it’s current price point.

"This product was received at a free or discounted price in exchange for my review. I am a technology journalist and pride myself on providing fair and honest reviews. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have."
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Color: Silver Verified Purchase
This is the third sabrent hard drive enclosure that I have purchased. The original one is still going strong with a 500gb hard drive in it. Since it has been a few years since I purchased the first one, the model design has changed a bit. It still has a bright blue light on the front that lets you know it is on and it flashes brighter when there is activity. The screws now go in the front instead of on the side. I had a bit more trouble getting them in with the included screwdriver than I had with the old models. But they did work. Transfer speeds are great! on USB 2.0, it transferred 500MBs in 20 sec. These cases probably wouldn't provide a lot of protection from a large drop, but they easily make an old hard drive useful again.
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