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Powerfreakz Ripple 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure With USB Connector - Various Colours Available - £6.99 delivered @ Play.com!

£6.99 @ Play.Com
Available Colours in Pink, White, Black, Orange or Green. * HDD Size: 2.5" Laptop type * Internal HDD Connector: SATA I & II * Connection to PC/MAC: USB 2.0 * Transfer Rate: Up… Read More
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Available Colours in Pink, White, Black, Orange or Green.

* HDD Size: 2.5" Laptop type
* Internal HDD Connector: SATA I & II
* Connection to PC/MAC: USB 2.0
* Transfer Rate: Up to Mbp/sec
* Capable Capacity: 500Gb +
* Size: (L) 100 x (W) 59 x (H) 10 mm
* Weight: 88g
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The new Ripple range from PowerFreakz not only brings affordable quality but a new radical design whilst still boasting leading edge connectivity, durability and the required portability of a 2.5" hard drive enclosure.

The Ripple effect adds a desirable side to the bland storage market whilst still maintaining functionality and a colour spectrum to suit everyone.

Plug and play - Simply plug the USB connector into any notebook, desktop, or Apple Mac with USB ports and you get instant connectivity.

The Ripple range allows you to connect and disconnect the drive at any time, without the need for any external power!

This compact portable storage device is ideal for all users needing to store pictures, video, music, presentations, graphics or any other file that needs to be backed up or safely stored or transported from place to place without being a drain on your devices power and batteries. Making back-up copies of your files and transporting data from and to work has never been easier or looked so good.

Performance and functionality matched with style, design and exciting bold colors. The Ripple stands out from the crowd!

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#2
Is this an external hard drive or a cover? lol am confused!
1 Like #4
gtslr
Is this an external hard drive or a cover? lol am confused!


Its an external enclosure for a 2.5" Sata HDD.

Edit I get my 2.5" external SATA Enclosures from Ebay - they are delivered from America for £4.95 and are excellent quality. So if you dont mind a small wait message me and I will let you know the item number.
#5
i have this... i cant say its very reliable. Ive had to open it up at least 4 times in the last 5 months as the hard drive seems to come loose.
#6
Pepp77;6633858
Its an external enclosure for a 2.5" Sata HDD.

Edit I get my 2.5" external SATA Enclosures from Ebay - they are delivered from America for £4.95 and are excellent quality. So if you dont mind a small wait message me and I will let you know the item number.

You can post the item number on the forum. :thumbsup:

(just not a link)
#7
gapster
i have this... i cant say its very reliable. Ive had to open it up at least 4 times in the last 5 months as the hard drive seems to come loose.


Yep same with me. I wouldn't buy another one agian, however I guess its cheap!

I bought it for £6.99 when it was posted a few months back. Quidco available though
2 Likes #8
gary_rip
You can post the item number on the forum. :thumbsup:

(just not a link)


Cool - the item number of one is 350267360915

The same design is sold by two or three companies for under £5 - great value and they look good too.
#9
Pepp77
Cool - the item number of one is 350267360915

The same design is sold by two or three companies for under £5 - great value and they look good too.


Cheers for that. How much, or rather how long has your experience been?

I am very interested in getting a few of these, but I need to be sure of the quality. Do they compare tho the "readymade" WD and Seagate portable drives?

I realise that straight logic would be that there is no difference between these and the ready made ones, but i want confirmation from someone who actually uses it.
#10
i like these.... look pretty groovy, but i usuaually buy mine locally from eclipse.
usually 4.54 each for either ide or sata.

or does both for 7.99
all look like this one, despite the pics....
http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=SK-U2HDD25is

no good if you dont live nearby though due to postage

where does anyone get cheap 2.5" sata drives from? looking for biggest poss for £25 to £30
#11
skybooks
Cheers for that. How much, or rather how long has your experience been?

I am very interested in getting a few of these, but I need to be sure of the quality. Do they compare tho the "readymade" WD and Seagate portable drives?

I realise that straight logic would be that there is no difference between these and the ready made ones, but i want confirmation from someone who actually uses it.


I've currently got 3 of them, one with a 60gig, one with an 80gig and one with a 160gig hard drive in. I've had them 3, 5 and 8 months and they have been flawless. They come with a mini USB to 2 standard USB cables I have never had to plug the 2nd USB in to power them, Id assume that is for bigger drives. They are very quiet (obviously) and I found that they only get hot when you are fully formatting a drive, but thats more the drive than the enclosure. They are strong and made of a good solid material. They do come with screws to secure the hard drive in but I haven't used them at anypoint as the drives sit snuggly and allows for a 10 second or so drive switch if needed.
#12
Anyone know when I can get a decent firewire one of these please for a good price? (firewire 800 ideally)
#13
I have one of these, they come with no instructions so make sure you apply the 2 x sticky rubber pads to the bottom base panel, helps stop the HDD moving about inside :). The case itself didn't quite fit together properly for me and a small plastic leg thing snapped off the first time i screwed it together....... other than that it's been great.

Cheap and cheerful!
#14
Pepp77;6634668
Cool - the item number of one is 350267360915

The same design is sold by two or three companies for under £5 - great value and they look good too.


Thanks, looks good. About to pull the 80gb out of my laptop so may as well use it to transport files around instead of using my iPod.

Rep to you and the OP :thumbsup:
#15
gapster
i have this... i cant say its very reliable. Ive had to open it up at least 4 times in the last 5 months as the hard drive seems to come loose.


had one for ages, never had any bother with it whatsoever.
i like it, it's really not too bad for the money :)
#16
Thanks to the OP, Pepp and Skybooks for the links to various enclosures. :thumbsup:
The U.S. one looks good at a ridiculously cheap £5 including postage.
The Icy ones look excellent at £8 but the postage is quite high. Still tempted though. :)
banned#17
I was going to say the same about rubber pads - that's how the OEM's do it (WD etc). I've found the mini USB connectors to be a weak point. Trying full size USB now.
#18
same price at amazon although no quidco obviously.

Edit: just the white and green ones are the same price at amazon actually
#20
There are quite a few sub £8 alternatives on scan - obviously you will need to factor in delivery if not qualifying for free delivery via avforums
#21
Recommend a shock-resistant bag or something. I dropped my Icybox one yesterday and it just broke. Thankfully the disk inside was okay but I'm getting something like this to put it in http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000PHFBJS/ref=s9_sima_gw_s0_p23_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1EGRXBRWYEE7NRV0W28G&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294
#22
Pepp77
I've currently got 3 of them, one with a 60gig, one with an 80gig and one with a 160gig hard drive in. I've had them 3, 5 and 8 months and they have been flawless. They come with a mini USB to 2 standard USB cables I have never had to plug the 2nd USB in to power them, Id assume that is for bigger drives. They are very quiet (obviously) and I found that they only get hot when you are fully formatting a drive, but thats more the drive than the enclosure. They are strong and made of a good solid material. They do come with screws to secure the hard drive in but I haven't used them at anypoint as the drives sit snuggly and allows for a 10 second or so drive switch if needed.


:thumbsup:
#23
i have one of these and they are pretty cheap and crap, drive does come loose inside unless you jam it in with various bits of blue tack, its good for the money if you have a spare 2.5 hdd to hand

if you want one go for this

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=SKI-U25S
#24

Yup... but allowed as over 1 month ago :thumbsup:
#25
Why is this hot?

Has nobody read the reviews? It sounds like a piece of crap.

The ebay one looks good for a fiver though.
#26
anglo;6639465
Thanks to the OP, Pepp and Skybooks for the links to various enclosures. :thumbsup:
The U.S. one looks good at a ridiculously cheap £5 including postage.
The Icy ones look excellent at £8 but the postage is quite high. Still tempted though. :)

Oops, sorry! It should be Mr_Bridger in the quote above for providing the links and not Skybooks.:oops: Nothing against you SB, just a mistake.
#27
I have had one one of these for about 5 months now. It has done me well and you can get some pretty decent speeds out of it with a decent hdd. However I would only reconmend if you are not looking to open it up all the time as it does seem pretty flimsy. But if you are just going to put a hdd in then its great and looks amazing too. I have the orange one.
#28
Pepp77
Its an external enclosure for a 2.5" Sata HDD.

Edit I get my 2.5" external SATA Enclosures from Ebay - they are delivered from America for £4.95 and are excellent quality. So if you dont mind a small wait message me and I will let you know the item number.


Thanks, I've ordered one from them and left rep for you.

Do you know how long delivery usually takes from them?
#29
Spark
Thanks, I've ordered one from them and left rep for you.

Do you know how long delivery usually takes from them?


About 7 days if I remember rightly.
#30
No worries, thanks man.
#31
Just got one yesterday from amazon, independently of this site! Just bought it for archiving my old hd when I install a new one

Were should the two bits of rubber go? they're sticky on one side, but there are no instructions...
#32
empson;6701868

Were should the two bits of rubber go? they're sticky on one side, but there are no instructions...

It helps to read the thread. ;-)

Sandman`;6638928
I have one of these, they come with no instructions so make sure you apply the 2 x sticky rubber pads to the bottom base panel, helps stop the HDD moving about inside :)
#33
anglo
It helps to read the thread. ;-)

double doh...

Thanks.

I did read the thread, but clearly skimmed that bit because I have no memory of it.....

Of course - one is big and square, one is long and rectangular - should the long thin rectangular one go at the opposite end to the circuitboard?
#34
empson;6705616

Of course - one is big and square, one is long and rectangular - should the long thin rectangular one go at the opposite end to the circuitboard?

Sorry empson, I didn't buy one, so not aware of the sizes of these pads to comment. :)
You could PM sandman for advice.

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