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Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure

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Product Highlights
  • Holds Internal 2.5" SATA Hard Drives
  • Plug-and-Play USB 2.0 Interface
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 1.1
  • Made of Lightweight Aluminum

The USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure from Sabrent is a super-easy way to convert an internal 2.5" SATA 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 SATA drive in the enclosure.

Supports a standard notebook 2.5" SATA hard drive
Supports hard drives up to 2TB
Transfer data from the enclosure to your computer at a rate of up to 480Mbps via the USB 2.0 interface
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" SATA 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 Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure
  • USB 2.0 Data Cable
  • Screw Set with Screw Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SabrentUSB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure
     
    4.4

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (19)
    • Attractive (11)
    • Durable (9)
    • Quiet (9)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)
    • Hot (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (11)
    • Multimedia (9)
    • Office (9)
    • Replacement (4)
    • Upgrade (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (13), Heavy duty user (6), Infrequent user (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice for the Price

    Bought this to house an old HDD being upgraded to SSD in a laptop to use it as extra external storage and to maintain a backup of critical system files.There is really not too much...Read complete review

    Bought this to house an old HDD being upgraded to SSD in a laptop to use it as extra external storage and to maintain a backup of critical system files.There is really not too much to review with these things. It either works or it doesn't. You can expect similar performance to any other pre-manufactured USB 2.0 HDD that you can buy in the store. Assembly is simple, just plug the end cap into the HDD and slide it into the housing. Once fully seated two small screws will hold it together. If the drive should ever die or you decide you want a larger capacity, you can save some money and buy a cheap internal drive and swap it out and reuse the enclosure as often as you like.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    this thing is a piece of junk

    poor fit, loose connector, stripped out mounting screws, ugly uneven paint/finish... the list could go on. this was my 2nd choice, but the OWC USB 2.0 enclosure i know i...Read complete review

    poor fit, loose connector, stripped out mounting screws, ugly uneven paint/finish... the list could go on. this was my 2nd choice, but the OWC USB 2.0 enclosure i know i like wasn't in stock when i ordered my replacement drive.

    I bought it to fit the stock drive in my macbook pro when i replaced it with a ssd, and i wish i would have held out for the OWC. i'll be chucking this thing in the trash whenever i pick up a replacement enclosure. Don't waste your money.

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    5.0

    Cheap and effective

    By FEMguy

    from New England

    About Me Infrequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

      Used it to recover the hard drive from my previous laptop which died.

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      5.0

      Plug and Play for me

      By Bill

      from Kentucky

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Painless

      Cons

      • Bright Led Indicator
      • Usb Cable

      Best Uses

      • Hd Recovery

      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

      Put the old HD in case closed it up and plugged it in. No muss no fuss. Worked first time without issue. Great to recover needed files off old HD. Included USB cable has a second end to plug into USB power outlet if the computer USB does not supply enough power. Did not have to connect the power outlet as the thing worked just plugged into my laptop.

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      5.0

      Nice for the Price

      By Cochese

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Tech Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast Connectivity
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Laptops
        • Large Projects
        • Multimedia
        • Travel

        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

        Bought this to house an old HDD being upgraded to SSD in a laptop to use it as extra external storage and to maintain a backup of critical system files.There is really not too much to review with these things. It either works or it doesn't. You can expect similar performance to any other pre-manufactured USB 2.0 HDD that you can buy in the store. Assembly is simple, just plug the end cap into the HDD and slide it into the housing. Once fully seated two small screws will hold it together. If the drive should ever die or you decide you want a larger capacity, you can save some money and buy a cheap internal drive and swap it out and reuse the enclosure as often as you like.

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

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        4.0

        Does What it Says

        By busterbs

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

        Works well, not incredibly tough, but does the trick. Accepts the drive easily, but doesn't feel totally secure after you screw the end to the case. But at this price point it's still a great deal.

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        5.0

        B&H Rocks!!

        By JD Green Bay

        from Green Bay WI (Home of the Packers)

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Office
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

          I was having problems finding the device I need to pull data from a netbook ATA drive. I called C/S and they put me in a better direction for an enclosed unit.

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          5.0

          Happy

          By Don

          from Stafford, Va

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

              Its perfect exactly what I expected. And shipped fast. Thanks

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              1.0

              Hate it!

              By Brent

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • Odd Connector

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

              Case itself is ok. Everything fits together. However it uses an odd, full-size USB, connector. The last thing I need is another cable to keep track of. Wish I'd spent a few more dollars and gotten an enclosure with a standard micro-USB connection.

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed!

              By bmbuke

              from Redding, Ca

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia
                • Office

                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                This product is perfect! I love the fact that there are a couple of screws that hold the cover in place, which also helps to ensure that the HD doesn't move around very much. Not much else to say, good price, product exactly as described and completely satisfied.

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                5.0

                Works great!

                By Another techie....

                from USA

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia
                  • Office
                  • Replacement
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                  Used this to rescue a drive from a laptop with power supply issues...now all my data is on a handy External USB....setup was simple!

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                  5.0

                  Good Product @ a Great Price!

                  By the mailman

                  from little washington, nj

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Office

                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                    I bought this hard drive enclosure so that I could get information off of a laptop that quit working. I took the hard drive out of the old laptop and installed it in this enclosure and in less than 20 minutes it was up and running and I was transferring family pictures and other important information that otherwise would have been lost. Very simple to assemble and install and even comes with it's own screwdriver and USB cable!

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                    3.0

                    it's okay

                    By 515who

                    from NY, NY

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming
                    • Home
                    • Multimedia
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                    does what it's supposed to do. The case feels cheaply made. But it's cheap to buy so you get what you pay for.

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                    5.0

                    I've bought 3 of these

                    By IggyIT

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backups
                      • Extra Storage
                      • Home
                      • Multimedia
                      • Office

                      Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                      Small, simple, easy to set up, makes great use of hard drives from laptops that have gone bad.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Eva

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Multimedia
                        • Office

                        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                        TO BACK UP MY FILES. IT DOES THE JOB.

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                        5.0

                        Great Deal

                        By twlaaas

                        from traverse City Michigan

                        About Me Infrequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Office

                        Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                        Nice to be able to have a backup of my OS and to be able to boot from it and copy files from the existing drive. Then do a format and a disk copy and I am back in business within hours

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                        4.0

                        Sabrent enclosure for laptop

                        By danrx1

                        from 62948

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                            Sturdy and stays cool. The only thing bad is the size of the screws for putting it together. They are very small will not fit a normal Phillips screwdriver. A small inefectual(for a man with large hands)screwdriver is sent with the enclosure.

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                            4.0

                            Easy to use, inexpensive.

                            By cpt_safety

                            from Montpelier, VT

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

                              Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                              I was able to recover files from my old notebook - the screen had failed - and now I have a backup hard drive without having to buy one. It's simple to use and I don't have to have a separate power supply. Just one USB cable. Thanks.

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                              1.0

                              this thing is a piece of junk

                              By Jay

                              from Oregon

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy
                                • Hot
                                • Poorly made
                                • Smudges Easily
                                • Ugly

                                Best Uses

                                • TV stand leveler

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                                poor fit, loose connector, stripped out mounting screws, ugly uneven paint/finish... the list could go on. this was my 2nd choice, but the OWC USB 2.0 enclosure i know i like wasn't in stock when i ordered my replacement drive.

                                I bought it to fit the stock drive in my macbook pro when i replaced it with a ssd, and i wish i would have held out for the OWC. i'll be chucking this thing in the trash whenever i pick up a replacement enclosure. Don't waste your money.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for laptop drives!

                                By Chris

                                from Nashville, TN

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Install
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                • Hot

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Multimedia
                                • Office

                                Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                                Simple and easy to use. Very straightforward. Can get a little warm during extended use.

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                                4.0

                                Worked great.. but does get hot!

                                By Mike

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Install

                                Cons

                                • Hot

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                                  Recommended from B&H employee at the store. Worked very well and the price was great. Was easy to setup.. but after being plugged in for about 2-3 hours it began to overheat. I was trying to recover files from the drive.

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                                  5.0

                                  An excellent purchase

                                  By tgrit47

                                  from St Paul, MN

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Sabrent USB 2.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                                  Quality product, reasonably priced, swiftly delivered!

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