Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Tempest 5.25" Blu-ray/DVD-/+RW Sata to ESATA & USB Enclosure

3.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
    This fits your .
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • Support SATA 3.5" HDD and 5.25 SATA optical drives
  • Dual ESATA and USB transfer
  • 3 Gbit/s of data transfer with SATA2 to ESATA connection.
  • Drives NOT INCLUDED

Looking for Gaming Gear?
Check out our new PC Gaming store for the latest desktops, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, headsets and much more. Learn more
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSumvision
  
Additional Information
ASINB002RGQZEK
Best Sellers Rank 136,652 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.5 Kg
Date First Available3 Oct. 2009
  
Feedback
 

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

I wanted an external blueray burner but they are very expensive. I bought an internal blueray burner and after eventually finding out how to open the enclosure (the instructions are on a supplied mini disc) I connected the burner up and screwed the drive to the enclosure. After removing the front panel I closed the enclosure and installed the software that came with the burner.

The result is I have an external blueray burner that works well, and for about half the price of an equivalent one.

this is not the prettiest of enclosures, being a large shiny black item but it does the job I wanted very well.

Recommend? I'll say! yes.
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This is an economic way of converting a bare drive into a standalone desktop unit plus it has the advantage that it can be used to house different e-sata drives.
It is basically a plastic box with removable top, side and front panels.
The diagrammatic instructions on dismantling the enclosure in order to fit drives into it are contained on a mini-CD and, to say the least, are very basic. I consider myself to be technically competent but it took me a while (and a lot of cursing!) to figure out how to take the enclosure apart without breaking it by using excessive force!
To save yourself any problems follow these directions:
1. Remove 2 screws on rear panel - these attach the rear panel to the side panels.
2. Ease each side panel out (one at a time) by gently pulling them outwards/sideways away from the enclosure by their rear edge, whilst slightly pushing the base and top away from them. The whole of each side panel then gradually/progressively detaches from the base/top sections towards the front of the enclosure and is then removed by pulling it backwards away from its retaining groove in the front panel of the enclosure.
If you are fitting an optical drive remove the front panel since this is only required when using the enclosure for a hard disk drive.
3. To reassemble the case after installing a drive:
a). Put the base section on a flat surface and reposition the top.
b). Replace each side panel separately. Insert the front edge of the side panel into the vertical recess located in the side of the front section of the case. Then push the side panel in towards the base and top in order to locate the integral plastic 'spring' retaining clips situated on the base and top panels whilst pushing the base and top together to engage the clips.
c).
Read more ›
1 Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Not really a lot you can say about this product except it does the job. It's not the best built device in the world, and in hindsight I possibly would have splashed out a little more dosh on a better quality enclosure. But that being said, it does do the job. As previously mentioned it is a little tricky to open, but just take the 2 screws out at the back and slowly leaver the sides off. Don't force them. There is no need to buy power leads or SATA cables to connect up your internal HD, Blu-Ray or DVD drives, these are supplied. But they DO NOT supply an eSATA cable to connect the enclosure to your PC. Lucky I had one laying around so I was ok. The other slight niggle I had was that the supplied screws, to secure the drive you put in, were too big. Again I had some 3mm screws to finish the job. That's about it really. So far so good.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Does what it says, straight forward plastic box - not particularly good looking but performs very well.
Very satisfied. Used it with both Mac and PC - all well.
1 Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
It came a day before the due date so was pleased, but was a bit disappointed in the design, I wanted to fit a hot-swap tray, this had fixing on the side like most dvd drives, but this case had no fixings on the side they are on the bottom so I had to drill the tray for bottom fixings. I have it connected eSata and it works well, lets hope it stays that way.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
First off - this is NOT suitable for heavy-duty portability. The plastic is vulnerable to external impacts, and is likely to shatter if dropped. Nor does it protect the drive inside too well in the event of 'beyond-envelope excursions'. It IS excellent for mounting an external drive (DVD or Blu-Ray) alongside a laptop with only a poor internal drive of its own, so long as it only gets moved about on the odd occasion.

The instructions are laughable - a single JPEG image! - and much better ones are available by reading the reviews here. Once you figure out how it goes together it is a breeze, but that knowledge can come expensive if you are not careful! It is not intuitive.

One nice touch is that the box it comes in has a handle and can be used to carry the drive about (if you are prepared to risk it). Less than stellar is the ability to deal with heat generated by the drive. If your drive gets really hot you might be better off going for an aluminium case. I was also irked to discover that the feet are almost friction-free - leaving the case sliding about - for example if you try to push the disc drawer in. A few pence for rubber feet was not too much of a problem for my budget however - it also helped with noise (a problem with ALL enclosures in my experience). This enclosure has no noise-proofing (not surprising given the price). There is a bit of a buzz at higher read-speeds, but nothing to make me stop using it. ( a friend suggested putting a small layer of foam rubber between the drive and case - might try it one day...)

For the price it is great value. All I wanted was to add a proper 5.25" DVD-RW to my laptop, which never leaves my desk. It does that job perfectly well. Overall I am happy with this product. It does not pretend to be the ultimate - it is for people on a budget, and it does what it should do. Call it 4 out of 5.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Look for similar items by category