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Sabrent USB 3.0 SATA 3.5-Inch Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (EC-GD35)
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- 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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* 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
* 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.
* Sabrent EC-GD35 (Black) Hard Drive Enclosure and stand.
* Power adapter.
* USB 3.0 cable (Data and Power).
* Screw set with screw driver.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
The one downside is that the documentation that comes in the package is not so much documentation as a quick start guide. You can find a manual on their website, and it explains everything in detail. Since I'm a person who actually reads instructions first, I appreciate having it in the package. But, I don't mind looking online for it.
They should tell you in the tiny little "guide" in the box that you can get a manual online, though. That's really the only reason not to give it five stars. If I had had any trouble getting it to read my drive, I wouldn't have known I could simply change the jumpers without having read the actual manual.
USB 3.0 for fast transfer rates
Very poor quality design and hardware.
So first, upon receipt the circuit board was disconnected from the back cover. Not a big problem, until I tried to reconnect it. The circuit board would connect to the back cover but not lock in completely. It is easily detached when either the HDD or cables are moved, which is often. Next, the HDD must be slid into the unit with two plastic tabs (included) attached to either side. Unfortunately, the included directions do not tell you this so you must figure out what the two random pieces of plastic are for and how to attach them properly. They each have a plastic tip that is inserted where the HDD screws usually go. Once again, this must be learned on your own as there are no instructions describing this. Also, the plastic tips are larger than the HDD screw holes so you must push them in very hard to get the tabs connected. I broke one of the plastic tips in this process because it was just far too large to fit in the screw hole. Once the tabs are connected and you manage to get the circuit board attached to the back cover, you can insert the HDD and screw on the back cover. They made the enclosure very tight fitting, which is usually good but not in this case. Because the front and rear cover screws are far from the center, when the HDD is inserted the center of each cover bows out because of the interior components pushing against it. Lastly, the included stand does not attach in any way and the enclosure can easily slide or fall off.
So all in all, the enclosure design is absolutely horrible and a very low quality design. Still, I decided to give this enclosure three stars because the USB 3.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works great! Really easy to put together and get running. No problems.Published 8 days ago by kmholder
Great way to make use of the hard drive from your old computer. Slips in and is up and running in less than 5 minutes. Great value.Published 10 days ago by NavyRet
I just received this enclosure today and there are two problems with the product. The rear panel doesn't fit the interface board correctly, the retention clip next to the power... Read morePublished 18 days ago by John C lawyer
I just installed a formerly internal HDD into this enclosure and connected to my computer. It took me all of three minutes to install, and it works like a champ. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Vincent
I purchased this to house a hard drive that came in a new pc that I replaced with an SSD. Overall a nice design and seemingly quick transfer speeds. Read morePublished 1 month ago by scribe
I reuse disk drives and disk enclsoures make this possible. The Sabrent enclosure provides an inexpensive way to reuse a drive from a dead computer and preserve the drive... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Brickman
Nice, clean and everything I was looking for. Speedy shipment with no problems. Very Satisfied.Published 2 months ago by Janain Thomas
This enclosure has no vents and is completely enclosed. I lost one of my hard drives in this enclosure as it got too hot and failed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by I.O.K