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Product Added : February 9th, 2013
Category : Drives & Storage, External Hard Drives
"This Best Selling StarTech.com 2.5in Black eSATA USB External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Amazon Price: $26.99 $18.37 You save: $8.62 (32%). (as of December 11, 2013 4:16 am –
This eSATA/USB External Hard Drive Enclosure transforms virtually any 2.5" SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) into a cost-effective portable storage solution. Ideal for storing digital multimedia and other demanding applications, the 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure connects to a host computer using USB 2.0 or eSATA with support for data transfer rates of up to 3Gbps (using eSATA) or 480Mbps (through USB 2.0). Large capacity drives (tested with up to 1TB) can be used to greatly enhance your computer''s storage/backup capabilities. A truly portable solution, the compact hard drive enclosure features lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, as well as a small form factor design that fits perfectly into your pocket or notebook bag when not in use. To eliminate the hassle of having to find a power outlet when you are ready to back up data or load your stored files, the USB/eSATA enclosure offers USB-powered operation, requiring no external power supply.
- Brand Name: : StarTech
- Model: : SAT2510BU2E
- Warranty: : 2 year warranty
- Hardware Platform: : Pc
- Hard Disk Description: : External
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2 x 9.1 inches ; 3.2 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
- ASIN: B002NY9K1Q
- Item model number: SAT2510BU2E
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 31, 2012
Simple and simply a good buy
I upgraded from a HHD to a SSD. 10 minutes out of the box and that “old” drive is now an external SATA or USB 2.0 drive. Simple as sliding the adaptor on the drive, slide the assembly into the housing and screwing in two small screws. Cables, screws and even the screw driver are included. A well made product delivered on time! Thanks StarTech!
This Enclosure is Great!!!!
It came with all the cables it needed and a case (both USB and eSATA). I installed a Seagate Momentus XT 2.5 inch HDD, 250GB, 7200RPM, 32MB Cache, and 4GB SSD memory. Very fast, very quiet and very nice.
I am very pleased with the StarTech HDD enclosure. It was a snap to install my old drive that I removed from my laptop, and worked immediately. I would recommend this itme.
Portable esata but needs special cable
I commented on another user’s review saying it is not very portable when using esata. Indeed as-is it is not because it does not include a special eSATAp-eSATA+DC cable (link below). Combined with this cable it’s portable, eSATA fast and reliable!
Does the job well and looks nice
Great little box. I recently upgraded my laptop to a SSD and put the old HD in this primarily for backups. Very unobstrusive EXCEPT that it requires 2 cables, eSATA for data and USB for power, but that’s a standards, not an implementation, issue.
Works great though. Plug it in and Windows shows another drive. Bingo.
I have a 2.5 internal HD and I didn’t know what to do with it till I purchased this product. Easy to insert the HD in it. Worked perfectly and now I have an external back up disk that I can upgrade with another internal HD for half of the price of an external one. It powers through a USB to your laptop so you don’t need a wall outlet. It comes with the eSata cord unlike other products where you have to purchase one. I would highly recommend this product.
Worked as advertised.
It works exactly as it is supposed to. The only problem I had was that i loaded it it with an HD that was bootable with Win 7, but the BIOS of the system would skip past the eSATA drive and boot to the C drive, even though the BIOS was configured to boot it first. Switched to a non boot-able HD and now have extra storage.Shipping was fast, and quality is good.