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2.5" Sata / IDE enlosure USB powered - would fit 12.5mm HDDs - ESATA and USB - Silver Aluminium Body - £5.49 Delivered @ 24hourshop/ Amazon Marketplace
2.5" Sata / IDE enlosure USB powered - would fit 12.5mm HDDs - ESATA and USB - Silver Aluminium Body - £5.49 Delivered @ 24hourshop/ Amazon Marketplace

2.5" Sata / IDE enlosure USB powered - would fit 12.5mm HDDs - ESATA and USB - Silver Aluminium Body - £5.49 Delivered @ 24hourshop/ Amazon Marketplace

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USB 2.0 / eSATA Portable Aluminum HDD Enclosure For 2.5" SATA / IDE Hard Drive in Silver

Super fast eSATA data transfer, up to 1.5Gbps (eSATA interface included)

Fast USB 2.0 high speed data transfer, up to 480Mbps ( Also compliant with USB 1.

Supports WINDOWS98 / ME / 2000 / XP / VISTA, MAC9.2 or above


I have bought three of these now for my drives that are lying around. They come with the enclosure, an esata cable and a USB cable. Also comes with a esata port adaptor that plugs into a sata port for your desktop that would go in one of the slots on the back of your computer.
With the esata connection I get write speeds of around 80-95MBps and read of just over 100MBps which is pretty fast I thought. You should also be able to just about get a 12.5mm hard drive in there as well. Cant go wrong for £5 delivered.

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Original Poster

I should also say, when plugged in but not being used it doesn't spin which is good as i often leave these plugged in for days.

I assume if you use eSATA then you still need to connect it with USB for power? My laptop has a combined eSATA/USB port so can you get a single cable which has eSATA/USB on one end and SATA and USB on the other?

it comes with a USB power cable too..

air_con_uk

I should also say, when plugged in but not being used it doesn't spin … I should also say, when plugged in but not being used it doesn't spin which is good as i often leave these plugged in for days.



yes you do and it comes with every cable under the sun and even a fake leather wallet pouch thing

you get a esata-esata cable, a double ended usb to mini usb cable (the double end you plug into 2 usb sockets on the pc in case the power output on the usb isn't strong enough), and a double ended usb to round power socket thing for powering it when using esata. i think you even get a mini screwdriver. it's aluminum with hard (breakable) plastic on the front and back. i broke mine within a few days as when it's plugged in to the desktop under my desk i keep knocking the cables with my legs and knocking it on the floor. i just taped it up

great bargain though

Great price! I was looking at options a month ago, and I couldn't fine an enclosure like this for less than £12 on that popular auction site.

I was looking for a cable a bit like this but with a SATA and power tip:

http://media.uxcell.com/i/10d/ux_a10120600ux0738_ux_c.jpg

brookheather

I was looking for a cable a bit like this but with a SATA and power tip:



I'd love one of these also.

The closest I could find is here amazon.com/Sta…1-2

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sstv7PW8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Oh nevermind, found one in the UK. Not cheap though!
expansys.com/sta…701

Cheers OP, just ordered 2

USB can be too slow sometimes

"...Supports SATA 2.5" HDD or IDE 2.5" HDD, up to a maximum capacity of 150GB..."
150GB ?
Is it economically sensible, or even possible, to buy such a small-capacity drive?

Original Poster

Flipd

"...Supports SATA 2.5" HDD or IDE 2.5" HDD, up to a maximum capacity of … "...Supports SATA 2.5" HDD or IDE 2.5" HDD, up to a maximum capacity of 150GB..."150GB ?Is it economically sensible, or even possible, to buy such a small-capacity drive?



It works fine with my 500gb, 640gb and 320gb sata's. I think the 150gb may be only for IDE drives. That sentence is badly worded as it suggests that both sata and ide drives can only be up to 150gb, but it only refers to the ide drives.
Edited by: "air_con_uk" 9th Jun 2011

What's quicker usb3 or esata?

ordered, heat added.

vik1

What's quicker usb3 or esata?



eSATA

Might buy one, as I have an old IDE 2.5" hard disk that I need to access - thanks OP for the find.

Original Poster

K1LLER HORNET

eSATA




I think a USB 3.0 enlcosure may get you faster transfer speeds, however this is at least 1/2 -1/3 the price of any usb 3 enclosure. Esata is still not far off though.

anyone know a cheap 3.5" enclosure for ide and sata drives?

air_con_uk

I think a USB 3.0 enlcosure may get you faster transfer speeds, however … I think a USB 3.0 enlcosure may get you faster transfer speeds, however this is at least 1/2 -1/3 the price of any usb 3 enclosure. Esata is still not far off though.



youtube.com/wat…LsQ

You guys are kidding, right? SATA is the native bus that hard drives use. No bridge interface will magically let you exceed the drive's primary method of communicating with your computer.

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dmaster2000

anyone know a cheap 3.5" enclosure for ide and sata drives?



this one is IDE or SATA

pvp26

this one is IDE or SATA


But it was 2.5" not 3.5". I personally have an Integral one: akasa.com.tw/upd…-BK
Got it for £20 from scan years ago

Just tested mine out.
Was able to transfer a movie at 80mb/s.
Around 2.5x faster than USB 2.0
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