Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Grumpa1 It's beautiful looking, it works perfectly.
This is an impressive looking, high quality disk housing. It's super easy to install a hard drive into, then it's just plug and play on your PC.
Prior to this, I had a Sabrent housing. Piece of junk, and the circuit board failed almost immediately. My friend said he had a Vantec housing so I checked them out and liked this one.
The fan is silent, and I can feel the heat being pulled out strongly from the insides.
I needed a housing to try to recover lost files from a crashed hard drive. This housing powered up the hard drive and my PC recognized it. It then told me I needed to format it and provided a "OK" button. Then in conjuction with "Recuva" recovery software I initiated a search.
I am soooo pleased to say that I recovered over 33,000 lost photos in a matter of minutes, from a hard drive that has been stored unused for three years now.
Back to the Vantec: This unit looks better than my dedicated external hard drives that I use already. And those also do not come with cooling fans in them!
This is a keeper!
Rated 1 out of 5 by ObliviouS Dead On Arrival
Loved the looks of this case and the fan probably keeps the hard drive nice and cool but my case was dead on arrival so i returned it to a local store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by whaddawesay Vantec HDD Enclosure
The three of these I purchased from Walmart were the latest in a whole collection of this item that I have, about 10 or 15 total. These enclosures are both USB 3.0 and external SATA, which makes them useful for everything from my DIRECTV Genie box to my Windows 2008 Server.