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Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)

B&H # SASBTEKU25 Mfr # SBT-EKU25
You Pay: $7.36
Product Highlights
  • Holds Internal 2.5" IDE Hard Drives
  • Plug-and-Play USB 2.0 Interface
  • USB-Powered
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 1.1
  • Made of Lightweight Aluminum

The USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black) from Sabrent is a super-easy way to convert your interal 2.5" IDE hard drive to an external drive. This enclosure features a USB 2.0 interface so as to connect to your computer. Simply insert the drive into the enclosure and connect the enclosure to your computer. No drivers needed first. Because the enclosure is made of aluminum, it also dissipates heat as you use your IDE drive in the enclosure.

Supports a standard notebook 2.5" IDE desktop hard drives
Supports hard drives up to 2TB
The ultra light aluminum case provides heat dissipation
The LED light indicates the power and activity status
Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed
Reverse compatible with USB 1.1 computer ports
Interface USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 480Mbps
Drive Types Supported 2.5" IDE internal hard drives
System Requirements Available USB 2.0 port on the computer
Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7 (Both 32-bit & 64-bit versions)
MAC: OS X
Power Requirements Bus-powered via USB 2.0 interface
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)
  • USB 2.0 Data and Power Cable
  • Screw Set with Screw Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SabrentUSB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Portable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (7)
      • Back-up (5)
      • File transfer (5)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6), Power user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7), Mac (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great troubleshooting old dead PowerBook

      My fine old (black) Mac Powerbook finally died. I would fire it up every year or so just to admire its keyboard and big screen. It's the one Sarah Jessica Parker pecked on...Read complete review

      My fine old (black) Mac Powerbook finally died. I would fire it up every year or so just to admire its keyboard and big screen. It's the one Sarah Jessica Parker pecked on in Sex and the City.But I wanted to get some files off my lifeless relic. What to do?Went to a service center in Manhattan, was quoted high diagnostic fees ("dead motherboard" seemed to be the preliminary verdict). I decided to buy an enclosure for the PowerBook's 2.5 inch drive, allowing me to at least determine whether the hard drive was still alive. I was able to find the older IDE-type Sabrent enclosure (not SATA) at B&H for [$] bucks, including USB cabling and even a little Phillips head screwdriver. And it's aluminum. It gets power via the USB 2.0 cabling.Connected the now external 2.5-inch HD to my new Mac, and saw the drive's contents right away. Just have to read some old AppleWorks files.Not a bad way to keep an old computer around, or at least its contents.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Redududant USB cable connector

      The item comes with a USB power/date cable, 3 USB connectorts that actual confuse me, it need several tries before I can find a correct one to connect, and to be read...Read complete review

      The item comes with a USB power/date cable, 3 USB connectorts that actual confuse me, it need several tries before I can find a correct one to connect, and to be read by my computer. Beside this type of connectors doesn't compitable with other type of protable/external hard drives. Somehow, for a price like this case, I think I cannot expect a better product design.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Ridgrunner

      from Bath, PA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • File Transfer

        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

        I put a HD from a scrapped laptop in it and carry it with me. Works great!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        It is what it is: Great!

        By iThinkOutsideMyBox.

        from New York

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

          This is a simple product. It does nothing but hold a piece of functional equipment and look good doing it - like you'd like to look holding a smart hot girl;)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great troubleshooting old dead PowerBook

          By RickP

          from NYC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable
          • Quiet
          • Sleek All-black Case
          • Valuable Cabling Included

          Cons

          • No Nits To Pick Alas

          Best Uses

          • To Keep Old 'puter Alive

          Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

          My fine old (black) Mac Powerbook finally died. I would fire it up every year or so just to admire its keyboard and big screen. It's the one Sarah Jessica Parker pecked on in Sex and the City.But I wanted to get some files off my lifeless relic. What to do?Went to a service center in Manhattan, was quoted high diagnostic fees ("dead motherboard" seemed to be the preliminary verdict). I decided to buy an enclosure for the PowerBook's 2.5 inch drive, allowing me to at least determine whether the hard drive was still alive. I was able to find the older IDE-type Sabrent enclosure (not SATA) at B&H for [$] bucks, including USB cabling and even a little Phillips head screwdriver. And it's aluminum. It gets power via the USB 2.0 cabling.Connected the now external 2.5-inch HD to my new Mac, and saw the drive's contents right away. Just have to read some old AppleWorks files.Not a bad way to keep an old computer around, or at least its contents.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

          Share this review

           
          3.0

          Redududant USB cable connector

          By SC

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

              The item comes with a USB power/date cable, 3 USB connectorts that actual confuse me, it need several tries before I can find a correct one to connect, and to be read by my computer. Beside this type of connectors doesn't compitable with other type of protable/external hard drives. Somehow, for a price like this case, I think I cannot expect a better product design.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              great product good price

              By peco

              from naples florida

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

              great for backup files

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Don't Judge a book by its cover

              By rebeljockey

              from Nebraska

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer

                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                It wasn't until I received it that I realized it was not what I needed. The description of the product should have stated that it was for a notebook hard drive. This would have made a difference as I am not a computer expert and needed a case for a desktop hard drive.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Iggy IT

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                  Except I bought the wrong interface. Then ordered SATA and it works perfect. Similar design - plug in assembly, apply tiny screws to secure, and connect via USB, it works perfect and it's easy.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Sabrent Harddrive Enclosure

                  By flyboyinpa

                  from Mercer, PA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                    I purchased this USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive enclosure to take advantage of a small laptop harddrive that worked fine but needed upgraded to a larger drive. This Sabrent enclosure fit the bill very nicely. The enclosure is made of sturdy aluminum and went together very well, even has a fitted pouch to protect the assembly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Linux

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                    1.0

                    Not very good.

                    By Frank

                    from New York. NY

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                          I got what I needed out of this, but the usb that comes with it is terrible. I keep getting a message that it disconnects from the computer, while, in reality, it is still plugged in. I haven't been able to move any larger documents over.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Works just fine

                          By Mike

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                                Works fine, pretty basic. At first I thought it had the wrong connectors, then realized my hard drive, taken from a dead laptop, had a M-F adaptor on it that I just had to remove.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive

                                By Kinayas Kailyn

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                • No Power Switch

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                                Exactly what I needed for the job I was trying to complete.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                WORKED WELL

                                By JoeBly

                                from NYC

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • Good price
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer

                                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                                  WORKED WELL

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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