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Insten 1042813 Aluminum 2.5" Blue SATA USB 2.0 SATA External Enclosure Version 2

Item #: 9B-17-823-010  |  Mfr. Part #: 1042813  |  UNSPSC: 43201544
$9.99
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  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 500GB
  • Aluminum

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    Top Favorable Review

    External enclosure

    Inexpensive, looks nice and comes with a dual USB cord. I used this enclosure to make an external hard drive out of a spare WD 320GB laptop drive I had from a recent SSD upgrade. Read more
    — Jack k. 1/20/2015
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    Top Critical Review

    Failed At First Start-up

    All those "Pros" are useless unless it works. It did an initial connection, but then wouldn't connect again. Tried different ports. Even rebooted the computer. Nothing worked. So, as best I can tell, the USB-to-SATA interface failed at ... Read more
    — David C. 6/5/2016


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    • David C.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Failed At First Start-up

    Pros: Price
    Looks good
    Sleek and compact
    Easy to assemble.

    Cons: All those "Pros" are useless unless it works. It did an initial connection, but then wouldn't connect again. Tried different ports. Even rebooted the computer. Nothing worked. So, as best I can tell, the USB-to-SATA interface failed at first connection.

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    • RICHARD D.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs NICE....BUT

    Pros: looks nice

    Cons: Got this to retrieve some file from my 2.5 sata hard drive. After spending a week with eforcecity (emails) on trying to get this to work it never did. The link they sent for the usb update did nothing. I have windows 10 on a 3 week old laptop so it's not my computer. They said send it back which I just did but $1.50 restocking fee and $2.83 to send back for a $10 part is ridiculous in my opinion.

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    • Noal T.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Not great, but alright for the money

    Pros: It works
    It's aesthetically pleasing.
    Drivers work, worth the 10$

    Cons: The screws that come with it don't fit into the holes they're supposed to fit in to secure the hard drive in the case.

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs SSD External Drive Case

    Pros: Very happy with the overall quality of the item. The price is the best online.

    Cons: No Con's

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Very Nice

    Pros: Excellent price (got it on sale for ate bux). Looks great, works well, very compact. Easy assembly. Coupled with an SSD, would make a perfect backup drive for a laptop.

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: I am currently running a 120GB HDD from an old laptop in it, using it mainly for data transfer. Did not come with an insulator, made one from a piece of cardboard to ensure that the drive does not short to the inside of the case.

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    • Brett R.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Good Price and works

    Pros: Good price and received remarkably fast.
    Works

    Cons: The red light on it is freakishly bright

    Bottom Line: I used it to retrieve data from a 2.5" sata from a laptop that died.

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    • alexander f.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs great items

    Pros: aluminum case and protective sleeves w/usb cables.

    Cons: none that i have found yet

    Bottom Line: could use protective layer inside

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    • Jack k.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs External enclosure

    Pros: Inexpensive, looks nice and comes with a dual USB cord. I used this enclosure to make an external hard drive out of a spare WD 320GB laptop drive I had from a recent SSD upgrade.

    Cons: Screwdriver that comes with it is not the proper size. I dropped one of the tiny screws and had to search for it with a magnet. It does not come with anything to keep the drive from shorting out to the case. I deducted one star for this reason.

    Bottom Line: This is a nice little enclosure, but beware: You'll need to cut a thin non-conductive pad to lay the drive on before putting it in the case. Newegg shipping and handling were excellent, as usual.

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Correction for bad review

    Pros: Excellent item, had a bad USB cable...

    Cons: It was a bad USB cable. Item would not ID to o/s.

    Bottom Line: I disregarded the cable at first, because the red light was on. First time for everything, like Monty Python...well he's nearly dead. My apologizes.

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs caveat emptor

    Pros: If you run windows 98 and live in the last century.

    Cons: The driver is for Windows 98 and Compatibility mode will not allow this driver to install. It is a 16 bit driver that returns and error: Will not run on Windows NT. This is contrary to the vendors heading of the driver name. Anything from Windows 2000 onward has no driver support.

    Bottom Line: A total waste of time a useless item, unless you live in the last century. No info for correct driver on Google or MS.

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