Sabrent Ultra Slim 2.5-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 External Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (SBT-EKU25)
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- Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
- Complies with ATA/ATAPI-6 specifications
- Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting
- USB 2.0 connection (backward compatible with USB 1.1 specifications) provides a 480 Mbps transfer rate
- Includes enclosure, carrying case, USB 2.0 cable,user manual, screwdriver, and screws
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Connect any 2.5″ IDE Notebook Hard Drive externally to your computer through an available USB 2.0 port. Transfer data quickly and easily through USB 2.0 at speeds of up to 480Mbs. The Sabrent enclosure is constructed from durable aluminum, to ensure heat dissipation, protecting your drive from overheating; and large screws make for easy assembly. A perfect solution for data transfers or data backup!
* Supports Standard Notebook 2.5″ IDE Desktop 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, no drivers needed.
* Reverse compatible with USB 1.1.
* Available USB 2.0 port on the computer.
* Windows: 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
* MAC: OS X
What's in the box?
* SBT-EKU25 Hard Drive Enclosure
* USB 2.0 cable (Data and Power)
* Screw set with screw driver
Top customer reviews
So for $7.36 I made myself a portable drive. I know that a portable drive now days is defined as a USB dongle, but there is something about a HD that makes me feel more comfortable with storing pictures, documents and music.
The enclosure is made of aluminum, which is great for this HD; since it is 7200 RPM it has a tendency to get warm. The aluminum casing helps to dissipate that heat.
There is no science or mystery related to the assembly of the HD inside of the enclosure, just to open the end of the enclosure, slide out the end with the HD connections, plug it to the HD and slide the whole assembly back into the enclosure, there are a couple of screws and a small screwdriver, to secure the enclosure from opening.
The cable provided has a secondary USB power supply, this is just in case that the device to which you are connecting the HD does not have enough power to make it work, so if that is the case you only have to connect the second USB connection to another port.
I have never had the need to connect the secondary USB cable.
It couldn't be any simpler of a device to put together though.
Open box, insert 2.5" laptop HDD and then slide together.
Insert holding screws (they give you a little screw driver for this as well)
connect the cable (double end goes to PC, you need 2 open USB ports on PC)
plug other cable end into unit and it'll power up and your PC will take a moment to recognize it then it's off to the races.
Transfer rates will be limited by the HDD that you place in the device.
I transferred over 12 gigs in like 25 minutes with a 5400rpm old as heck 20gig laptop HDD (yeah it's a 20gig, it's from like 2001 out of my old gateway laptop from when I was in the military).
The only thing I would like to see different with this device is a better set of instruction. If you are familiar with Sabrent though you will know that XP typically doesn't need a driver installed as they use standardized equipment and so on.
Basically this is the best bang for the buck.
Notes on the LED on the case:
green means it's ready and waiting (not in use/being read)
orange/redish light means it's either being read or written to.