USB 3.0 External 2.5 inch SATA HDD Hard Disk Drive Enclosure £5.99 ebay / tradezone-uk - HotUKDeals
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This is my first post, so be gentle.
I upgraded my laptop hdd to ssd. I sniffed around to find a good caddy for the old hdd. I thought this was a good deal.
its usb3.0 with backward compatibility with usb2.0.

quite easy to assemble.
Its back in stock
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1 Like #2
those 2 combined would be a really handy backup option for my travels
#3


woldranger
those 2 combined would be a really handy backup option for my travels


I agree .. but unfortunately the SSD Deal has 'Expired' now cos' the eBay Listing has now since finished .. so another Merchant for this SSD Product will need to be sourced out now ..... :-)
2 Likes #4
Bought 2 of these last week i intended to use one for extra storage for my Xbox one but when i plugged it in every few minutes it disappeared then came back, i suspect its because they are cheap crap and you get what you pay for in a caddy. Avoid these they are not worth it and very poorly made and i only paid £5.09 so you can get them cheaper than this.

cold
banned#5
i personally used it .. good quality and also give it very fine look .. its shiny .. like it
8)
1 Like #6
woldranger
those 2 combined would be a really handy backup option for my travels

I put an SSD drive in a USB3 caddy I had lying around, performance was no better than with a standard rotating disk, so don't necessarily expect an advantage to spending the money. I've since got a new caddy that supposedly can bypass the USB performance issues if connected to compatible usb ports, but haven't tested as the SSD is now in the computer.

mike
1 Like #7
polly69
Bought 2 of these last week i intended to use one for extra storage for my Xbox one but when i plugged it in every few minutes it disappeared then came back, i suspect its because they are cheap crap and you get what you pay for in a caddy. Avoid these they are not worth it and very poorly made and i only paid £5.09 so you can get them cheaper than this.

cold
i have 2 of these now and i can say i have no issues. what i can recommend is to check whether hdd inside caddy is initialised. if you go to disk managment in computer management in administrative tools.
hope it helps
:)
#8
Seems a good buy!
1 Like #9
Not sure if it is USB 3.0 but this can suit to some fellow HUKD-ers http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sata-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Enclosure/dp/B003MVVPZI/ref=pd_cp_computers_0
1 Like #10
iliko
Not sure if it is USB 3.0 but this can suit to some fellow HUKD-ers http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sata-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Enclosure/dp/B003MVVPZI/ref=pd_cp_computers_0

It says USB 2.0 on it
#11
any 3.5?
#12
dont need one, have no use for one, but feel oddly compelled to buy one
#13
tompow
polly69
Bought 2 of these last week i intended to use one for extra storage for my Xbox one but when i plugged it in every few minutes it disappeared then came back, i suspect its because they are cheap crap and you get what you pay for in a caddy. Avoid these they are not worth it and very poorly made and i only paid £5.09 so you can get them cheaper than this.

cold
i have 2 of these now and i can say i have no issues. what i can recommend is to check whether hdd inside caddy is initialised. if you go to disk managment in computer management in administrative tools.
hope it helps
:)

So you can confirm this does work with the xb1? I purchased a usb 3.0 case a while back but my xb1 can't see the drive. Never has. I've tried formatting the disk but not tried initializing it. will give it a go!
#14
The XBONE problem could easily be the power draw from the caddy.

Ive had many of these cheaper ones in the past and usually the ones that only have a single male USB cannot draw enough power to run larger drives (120GB+ I think)

You need the lead with two female USB's to draw the extra power required.

What you describe the XBONE doing is what would happen to them on a PC, appear then disappear as it cannot sustain the constant power supply.

Have a good listen to the drive while its plugged into the console and see if you hear little clicks or power down then up sounds.

Ive found that the pre-built, more expensive external drives (WD etc) have better power management on the internal boards and only need the one USB,
#15
tonyt3rry
any 3.5?

A cheap 2.5" is bad enough, but since a 3.5" needs a power supply too, I would avoid the cheap ones there. Cheap case + cheap interface board with a poor controller (which would be one reason for poor performance even with USB 3.0) + a cheap power supply = no thanks!

Ironically, the cheapest option for a good quality external case and supply is to buy an external drive and transfer the drive. However, 1) that invalidates the warranty and 2) not all external drives are actually SATA internally.
#16
chunky28
tompow
polly69
Bought 2 of these last week i intended to use one for extra storage for my Xbox one but when i plugged it in every few minutes it disappeared then came back, i suspect its because they are cheap crap and you get what you pay for in a caddy. Avoid these they are not worth it and very poorly made and i only paid £5.09 so you can get them cheaper than this.

cold
i have 2 of these now and i can say i have no issues. what i can recommend is to check whether hdd inside caddy is initialised. if you go to disk managment in computer management in administrative tools.
hope it helps
:)

So you can confirm this does work with the xb1? I purchased a usb 3.0 case a while back but my xb1 can't see the drive. Never has. I've tried formatting the disk but not tried initializing it. will give it a go!
i do not own xb1. sorry.
#17
Ordered, thanks OP.

Got a 512Gb MX100 SSD to put in my laptop and the old HDD will go in here. Sorted.
1 Like #18
upgrading your laptop HDD to SSD?
don't use your DVD/BLU Ray drive much?
consider this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007IXPQMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I believe these should be mainstream options as great!

put your standard laptop HDD in this, and put your new SSD in the laptop (OD ports can be reduced speed so wouldn't be good for SSD performance).

Edited By: Nuendo on Jul 03, 2014 20:24: spelling correction
#19
Nuendo
upgrading your laptop HDD to SSD?
don't use your DVD/BLU Ray drive much?
consider this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007IXPQMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I believe these should be mainstream options as great!

put your standard laptop HDD in this, and put your new SSD in the laptop (OD posts can be reduced speed so wouldn't be good for SSD performance).

Cheaper option....here


Edited By: macho3215 on Jul 03, 2014 13:35
#20
Proce has gone up to £6.29 now...
#21
macho3215
Nuendo
upgrading your laptop HDD to SSD?
don't use your DVD/BLU Ray drive much?
consider this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007IXPQMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I believe these should be mainstream options as great!

put your standard laptop HDD in this, and put your new SSD in the laptop (OD posts can be reduced speed so wouldn't be good for SSD performance).

Cheaper option....here


but that doesn't come with the USB enclosure for the ODD you take from the laptop - well worth the extra
#22
octopus
Proce has gone up to £6.29 now...
deal probably expired now. not fair though.
#23
macho3215
Nuendo
upgrading your laptop HDD to SSD?
don't use your DVD/BLU Ray drive much?
consider this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007IXPQMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I believe these should be mainstream options as great!

put your standard laptop HDD in this, and put your new SSD in the laptop (OD posts can be reduced speed so wouldn't be good for SSD performance).

Cheaper option....here

sorry not replied in a decent time but the "cheaper option" doesn't come with the USB external caddie for the ODD drive

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