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Allcam IT700 USB 2.0 2.5 inch Enclosure for SATA Hard Drive - Black

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USB 2.0 ver
Black
  • Convert any 2.5" SATA hard drive into a pocket hard drive in seconds (9.5mm or less in thickness only), some large capacity HDD (1TB or over) is 12.5mm thick and NOT compatible with this enclosure
  • Y-Shape USB2.0 cable to extract power from two USB ports to power large capacity 2.5" SATA hard disk drives
  • Solid Aluminium Plates in Black (oxidation treated surface for improved smoothness & hardness) and Plastic Chasis for vibration reduction (shock protection for the hard drive)
  • Easy and fast to install hard drive inside: push the button to open the top lid, slide the hard drive in, close the top lid, and a portable hard drive is ready
  • Support all major operation system: Windows 2000/XP/2003 / VISTA /Win 7/ Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), Mac OS9 or higher, Linux Kernel 2.4.x or above
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Product Information

Size Name: USB 2.0 ver | Colour Name: Black
Technical Details
BrandAllcam
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions12.8 x 7.8 x 1.5 cm
Item model numberS25B
SeriesS25B
ColorBlack
  
Additional Information
ASINB000V8I5GW
Best Sellers Rank 24,906 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available18 Aug. 2007
  
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Product Description

Size Name: USB 2.0 ver | Colour Name: Black

Product Description

Allcam IT-CEO IT700 is a sleek & beautiful enclosure for converting an internal 2.5" SATA laptop hard drives into a portable external hard drive. It consists one plastic chasis sandwiched between two solid aluminium plates. The plastic chasis provide some degree of shock-protection for the hard drive (fitted inside the enclosure). The aluminium plates has oxidation treated surface which makes it smooth as well as hard.

This HDD enclosure is designed to make it easy and fast to install 2.5" SATA hard drive inside: push the button to open the top lid, slide the hard drive in, close the top lid, and your portable hard drive is ready to be used. This new design elimiated the difficulties in fixing the screws to the metal shell. However, it is recommened you do fix the hard drive to the plastic chasis via the included screws for better vibration protection.

Note: IDE hard drives are NOT supported. One of the easily-spot difference is the IDE drives with 44 sharp pins and SATA drives only 2 blocks of flat pins. Some large capacity 2.5" SATA hard drives (1TB or over) is 12.5mm thick and NOT compatible with this enclosure.

If your 2.5" laptop hard drive is the old IDE/ATA type, then please buy the Allcam 2.5" IDE laptop hard drive enclosure/caddy instead.

If you have a 3.5" desktop hard drive (a laptop hard drive weights around 150g/0.33lbs and a desktop hard drive weight around 1Kg/2.2lbs), then you need to buy either IT735 USB2.0 3.5" SATA hard drive enclosure
or IT735U3 USB3.0 3.5" SATA hard drive enclosure
or L803 3.5" IDE hard drive enclosure.

FAQ: Why my external hard drive is not showing in "My Computer" / "Computer"?
Most likely the hard drive is either not formatted (such as a new hard drive) or in a incompatible format (such as hard drives pulled from a Win 98 or Linux computer). Please follow the steps in "Quick Start Guide" to format the hard drive and it will be shown as a new driver under "My Computer".

Box Contains

2.5" SATA HDD enclosure Black
Y-shape USB 2.0 Cable
2 screws
Soft Pouch
Quick Start Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 July 2010
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: USB 2.0 ver Verified Purchase
I bought this enclosure to recover data from my old laptop HDD - the motherboard on my laptop had given up and although I backup regularly, there were some files that I really needed.
I looked into buying a 2.5 inch HDD docking station (typically £25+) and then I found this. A great product, easy to use, looks good, easy to install the HDD into and worked straight out of the box (with Windows 7 - no need for any drivers etc).
The comments about the screws should not be a concern. I haven't bothered to install the screws and the drive sits quite securely in the enclosure (it clips shut). So, unless you're planning to transport the HDD around with you regularly and subject it to knocks / bumps etc, there's probably no need to screw it to the enclosure. This also gives the benefit of easily being able to remove the HDD and replace it with another - effectively using it as a docking station!.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Harris on 26 Aug. 2009
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: USB 2.0 ver Verified Purchase
The problems described by others with the screws is very simple to solve. Put all four screws in loosely first and then tighten them. The screw holes are slightly larger than they need to be to allow for slight discrepancies in the spacing on your drive. If you tighten any screws before all four are in place you may force one or more out of alignment.

The build quality is very high for the price and the only visible sign of cost-cutting is inside the unit. The metal tray is made of 'monkey metal'. But unless your planning on it surviving a heavy impact (which would certainly destroy your hard drive) then this is not a problem and does not effect the look of the unit when assembled.

The speed of the drive is as advertised. USB2 can run at a theoretical speed of 480mb/s but in the real world you will be lucky to get half of that.

Although another reviewer said that his drive worked fine with a single USB slot, do not expect the same. All but 1 of the drives I have ever used in external cases have needed both cables to work. If you plug in only 1 USB your drive will probably make a very quiet beeping noise as it tries to spin up, fails (because it doesn't have enough power) and then tries again. Do not think that because your drive is 'humming' that it is working and wonder why your PC/Mac won't recognise the drive. I would advise plugging in both USB connectors to the PC before connecting the caddy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Rogers on 22 Nov. 2010
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: USB 2.0 ver Verified Purchase
This enclosure worked so much better than I expected - just pop open the case by pressing the button on top, slide in the drive and plug in the USB cable (obviously, you should screw in the drive for more security, etc.).

My only criticism would be that the top cover sometimes pops off if you haven't secured the drive in the case with the four provided screws - but this is a really minor point and not really worth deducting any stars (especially given the price!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JMD1 on 18 Oct. 2014
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: USB 3.0 ver Verified Purchase
I am delighted to say that this device works as described and I am more than happy with it. It's build quality is not that great and I doubt if it would take daily swapping of drives and I don't think it would be wise to keep unplugging the small end of the cable because the socket doesn't look that robust. However, with care I don;t see why this wouldn't last a year or two. Incidentally, remember that Windows 7 and all versions below are NOT designed for USB 3, you will need to download Windows' USB 3 drivers and make sure your PC (or MAC) is USB 3 enabled. It's a fiddly job but well worth the effort. I transferred 58gb of music files in less than 14 minutes. It took 58 minutes to put the files on the drive from a non-USB 3 device. Pictures appear instanlty and video plays without the slightest hiccup. For the price and the performance, this is a best buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neomorf on 21 Mar. 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: USB 2.0 ver Verified Purchase
This is a very slim case which makes it very handy. Please consider though that this enclosure is of plastic, so it won't protect your disk as good as an aluminium one, but this is no news. Also, it doesn't screw to close, it has a "click" mechanism, so in case it falls it might open.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Woodbridge on 18 May 2013
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: USB 2.0 ver Verified Purchase
This is an excellent product!

I have used a number of different enclosures over the years, some have been really good, some very poor; this one is excellent. It is very easy to put together - no screws, it works with a range of drives and the drives fit very snugly into the case. I bought 20 as I am changing the HDD in the school laptops for SSD drives and using the HDD as external storage. So far everyone has worked very well and each takes a matter of minutes to put together.

HIGHLY recommended!
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By SteadVex on 30 Dec. 2014
Colour Name: BlueSize Name: USB 3.0 ver Verified Purchase
for the price this is amazing, also the simplest external caddy I've ever used, tool less design, takes seconds to take apart and whip a drive in.

I used this to plug a few drives in, my only concern is the circuit board seems like it could break if your constantly adding/removing drives, but I would imagine most people would not be, I used this to swap between 3 different drives around 30 times over 2 days and it still works, I noticed if your a bit impatient the circuit board pops out, but it easily clips back in, but to be fair this isn't designed for constant swapping out

I love how you just press the end and it all unclips.

I bought the usb 3 version and using a western digital blue it would read around 55mb/s, on a Toshiba hybrid 1tb write speed were around 85mb/s which personally I think is excellent, these drives have not been used internally so can't compare speed against sata ports.

My only complaint is that the power lead splits into 2, one usb 3.0 port then an additional one for extra power, the drives I used didn't need the extra power, but I guess its better to have the option for a power hungry drive than not have it at all, this is more of a cosmetic thing and isn't a comment on the quality of the enclosure, which I feel is excellent!
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