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6 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
I liked the tray for the hard drive but the tray would not go back into the case after I pulled it out to put the hard drive into it... Ended up taking it back.. did order again but if i have the same issue i will take it back and try a different vendor
Great product. Shipped to my local Wal-Mart quickly. Fit my 2.5" hard drive easily and snugly. USB 3 is quick. Works beautifully.
The case is an extruded Aluminum frame that is sufficiently rigid enough for daily handling and protection for the drive. The drive mounting frame is structurally sound that will resist flexing of the drive connector and the USB port connector and has four mounting holes for the drive mounting screws. The inside of the case has two inside rails to hold the drive mounting frame in place. The drive mounting frame is integral with the case end cover with two retaining screws.
No brainer to use
I replaced the HD in my aging laptop with a SSD. It gave new life to my laptop and I wound up with a nice drive for backups. I read many reviews for drive cases and decided to give the Vantec 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure a try. I was concerned about supplying enough current from my USB 2.0 port to run my WD 640GB drive. USB 2 provides 500 mA and my drive draws over 900 mA. The USB cable provided with the case has two USB male connectors on the PC end and a single male USB connector for the case end. The black connectors (USB 3.0) at each end carry data and power. The extra white (USB 2.0) connector carries extra power. A USB 3.0 port supplies enough power for the drive on its own. Since my laptop only has USB 2.0 ports, I use two ports in parallel to provide enough power. When I upgrade my computer, I'll be able to take advantage of the increased transfer rate.
It worked out perfectly. Salvaged data from two laptops that had crapped out. Not the prettiest case, and it has this hideously strong led light that comes on when the thing's plugged in, but oh well... Really, the only reason I didn't give this product five stars is because of that ugly blue light.