USB3.1 Type-C Portable External Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SATA or SSD - £12.79 Sold by FahanTech EU and Fulfilled by Amazon
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USB3.1 Type-C Portable External Hard Drive Enclosure for 2.5" SATA or SSD - £12.79 Sold by FahanTech EU and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Edited by:"birdyboyuk"Found 29th Nov
Please note, this is only the enclosure!


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  • Convert any 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD into a pocket hard drive in seconds (9.5mm or less in thickness only, some large capacity 1TB or over 2.5" hard drives is 12.5mm thick and NOT compatible with this enclosure
  • Screw-less Tool-free Design - push the button to open the top lid, slide the hard drive in, close the top lid, and you have a portable hard drive ready to use.
  • Include free USB3.0 A to USB3.1 Type-C cable, downward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
  • Super Compact Design - Easy to carry around.
  • OS support: Windows 2000/XP/2003 / VISTA /Win 7/ Windows 8, Mac OS9 or higher, Linux Kernel 2.4.x or above

14 Comments

Nice price for USB3.1. Wonder what the chipset used is?

So you ssd into this ? Up to what size ?

yozzman123442 m ago

So you ssd into this ? Up to what size ?



It'll take any 9.5mm thick 2.5" form factor drive (be it a HDD, SSD or SSHD). There shouldn't be a storage capacity limit though some of the larger 3TB to 5TB 2.5" HDDs are 15mm thick so they wouldn't physically fit anyways.

Voted hot. Would have bought if it supported Android phones with usb c connector.

These good? Been looking for one for a bit as I have an SSD I don't know what to do with, but necwer know how legit these Amazon ones actually are

herrbz56 m ago

These good? Been looking for one for a bit as I have an SSD I don't know …These good? Been looking for one for a bit as I have an SSD I don't know what to do with, but necwer know how legit these Amazon ones actually are


No this is not good for SSD or high performance HDDs.
You'll need an enclosure that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, and UASP. Like this one: amazon.co.uk/gp/…181

thedopeyone2 h, 57 m ago

No this is not good for SSD or high performance HDDs.You'll need an …No this is not good for SSD or high performance HDDs.You'll need an enclosure that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2, and UASP. Like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XLB0NWK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=cloud08-21&linkId=2fb1a9fca7d0757ae20d8cc8deb36181


Why is it not good though? It does support usap

m1cky6919 m ago

Why is it not good though? It does support usap


It's not Usb Gen 2 as far as I can see.

It's £15.99 now. Still a reasonable price.

the controller board in these are poor you will never get usb3.1 speeds even if you did have a drive capable inside it.

this has been a problem with usb for years poor controller boards even big brands like WD suffer from it

thedopeyone29th Nov

It's not Usb Gen 2 as far as I can see.


So explain what difference it would make that the usb is only 5GB/s rather than 10 when the SSD inside will be limited by sata 3 speeds to roughly 0.5GB/s.

morty10 h, 57 m ago

the controller board in these are poor you will never get usb3.1 speeds …the controller board in these are poor you will never get usb3.1 speeds even if you did have a drive capable inside it.this has been a problem with usb for years poor controller boards even big brands like WD suffer from it


Which drive would that be exactly?

Pondlife1 h, 36 m ago

So explain what difference it would make that the usb is only 5GB/s rather …So explain what difference it would make that the usb is only 5GB/s rather than 10 when the SSD inside will be limited by sata 3 speeds to roughly 0.5GB/s.


3.1 Gen 1 is 5Gbit not byte. SATA 3 has higher max bandwidth. But as mentioned upthread the controller chip is the limiting factor in most of these cheap cases. Also you'd need motherboard support for Gen2 10Gbit to actually benefit fully.
There are RAID 0 SSD USB externals like the Sandisk Extreme 900 that will easily saturate Gen 1 on sequential.

Pondlife5 h, 46 m ago

So explain what difference it would make that the usb is only 5GB/s rather …So explain what difference it would make that the usb is only 5GB/s rather than 10 when the SSD inside will be limited by sata 3 speeds to roughly 0.5GB/s.


In real life, with a usb 3.1 gen 1 box, you can have around 400mbs read/write. With Gen 2 box you can have 550 mbs.
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