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- Item model number: E-Gem USB External Hard Drive Enclosure
- ASIN: B001EL0SQ0
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Aug. 2008
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,785 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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2.5" HDD SATA to USB External Enclosure Caddy
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- Ultra Slim USB External Hard Drive
- Serial Hard Drive
- Aluminium Enclosure
- Compatible with Win 7 and Easy To Install
- Hi-Speed USB Certified
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Top Customer Reviews
The installation instructions are in French so they aren't much help but it's not rocket science fitting the hard drive. There were 2 bits of clear plastic that I wasn't sure whether I should remove before I installed my hard drive but I kept them in there.
The only bad point was the case was missing 2 screws. However it stays together fine and as I will be rarely using it, I don't mind. I gave it 3 stars as 1. It's missing 2 screws & 2. It's not the enclosure pictured.
I've added pictures of the "actual" hard drive enclosure.
I had a spare 40GB SATA drive from my PS3 lying around doing nothing. I wanted to make use of it as a portable media drive and this caddy was perfect. It doesnt look cheap, feels sturdy and installation of the drive is easy. It's usually still cheaper to buy a pre built portable drive rather than buying the components seperately but this is ideal is you have a disk unused.
its a nice unit to look at, much better than i expected after reading some of the reviews.
would highly recommend!!!!!
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Installing your hard drive into there is a very snug fit. It only seemed to go in one way for me so I had to flip it over to get the final part in. The actual hard drive seemed to be able to move around in there though so I folded some paper and put it in there too.
The screws for the enclosure do not have threaded holes so you have to actually screw a hole into the plastic by force - this can be difficult especially because the given screw driver is very cheap. Mine just snapped but I had another one. What's more is that I didn't get them in at the right angle so now the screws are not flush. If you plan on taking drives out of this regularly, forget it because you're going to make those screw holes very loose.
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It was well packaged and came with a thick USB cable (I've never needed a double ended USB cable for extra power so it was only a nuisance for me - does anyone really need those anymore?).
The enclosure is well sealed when installed and looked great - I always keep it in the faux leather pouch though with the port exposed.
The LED indicator light is useful - green when idle and flashing red when in use.
An extra screw is provided in the box in case you lose one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did exactly what it was supposed to do. No issues and very fast to convert.Published 5 months ago by steve morrow
This was OK while it lasted, but it didn't last very long. it's in the bin now.Published 7 months ago by Arum Devereux
I use this for a 500GB SATA 3 hard drive and it works five, however the hard drive isn't secure inside the caddy and moves around even with the two screws at the top.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 2011 MacBook Pro is running silently as a fast as a brand new machine.Published 11 months ago by darkowolf