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Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure

B&H # SAECTB4P Mfr # EC-TB4P
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 2.5" SATA II or I Hard Drives
  • Supports 1TB Drives
  • Supports 9.5mm and 12.5mm Thick Drives
  • Plug-and-Play USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfers of Up to 5Gbps
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0/1.1
  • Powered Through USB
  • Hot-Swappable and Plug-and-Play
  • Made of Durable Aluminum

The EC-TB4P USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure from Sabrent is a super-easy way to convert an internal 2.5" SATA II or SATA I hard drive to an external drive. This enclosure supports 1TB-capacity drives and drives that are 9.5mm/12.5mm thick. In connecting to your computer, this enclosure boasts a blazing fast USB 3.0 interface. That interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports. Simply insert the drive into the enclosure and connect the enclosure to your computer. No drivers needed first. Because the enclosure is made of durable aluminum, it also dissipates heat as you use your SATA drive in the enclosure.

Supports 2.5" SATA II or SATA I hard drives that are up to 1TB in capacity and 9.5mm/12.5mm thick
The ultra light aluminum case provides heat dissipation
The LED light indicates the power and activity status
The enclosure is hot-swappable and plug-and-play so you can connect it, or disconnect it, or reconnect it to your computer without having to install drivers or reboot your computer
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 computer ports
You can easily access the drive via your notebook or desktop computer
Interface USB 3.0
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
Data Transfer Rate Up to 5Gbps via USB 3.0
Up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0
Drive Types Supported 2.5" SATA II or SATA I internal hard drives that are up to 1TB in capacity
Supports drives that are 9.5 mm/12.5mm thick
System Requirements Available USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 port on the computer
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Mac OS X* 1
Please Note:

*USB 3.0 is not natively supported on Mac computers.

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Power Requirements Bus powered
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure
  • 1x USB 3.0 Power and Data Cable
  • 1x Screw Set with Screw Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SabrentEC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (14)
    • Easy to install (14)
    • Durable (8)
    • Quiet (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (10)
      • Home (6)
      • Replacement (6)
      • Office (5)
      • Upgrade (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (10), Heavy duty user (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple and Nice

      The enclosure looks, feels and performs nicely. The activity LED looks cool too. I'm using it with the 500GB Hard Drive I removed from my laptop to be replaced by a SSD, and...Read complete review

      The enclosure looks, feels and performs nicely. The activity LED looks cool too. I'm using it with the 500GB Hard Drive I removed from my laptop to be replaced by a SSD, and so far it has performed very well while transferring about 70GB in a matter of minutes. The cable that comes with it is not that portable, measures 3ft and has the extra USB Plug for additional power; I would suggest Sabrent to include a 1ft cable like other external hard drives drives do, that's the only reason I give it 4 stars.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Excellent, very fast .. until it died

      Faster disk transfers (60MBs) than my other standard USB 3.0 enclosure -Aluratek that takes 3.5 and 2.5 - which clocked at 30-40 Mbs on same transfers. Note, it uses a non-standard...Read complete review

      Faster disk transfers (60MBs) than my other standard USB 3.0 enclosure -Aluratek that takes 3.5 and 2.5 - which clocked at 30-40 Mbs on same transfers. Note, it uses a non-standard mini USB3 cable for the enclosure connection. Not a big deal but another non standard cable to deal with.

      Inexplicably tho this enclosure died a few days after using it - fortunately still in test mode, and without destroying the hard drive inside.
      Not sure whether I want to try a replacement.

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      4.0

      Mostly plastic

      By JohnMM

      from Ohio

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

            Price is right and it works, but a bit misleading to describe it as metal. The main part that the drive bolts to is plastic, only the very thin top and bottom covers, which don't contact the drive are metal. Maybe heat dissipation not an issue, I don't know.A bit difficult to get the covers off after screws are removed.

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            5.0

            Great enclosure

            By PHiLDOGGiE DOGZ

            from NYC, NY

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                works great with my 7200rpm hard drive!!

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                5.0

                Wonderful Hard Drive Enclosure

                By Xander the Great

                from New York, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                Used for an old hard drive - works wonderful.
                Great product - Easy to put evereything together

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                5.0

                That was easy.

                By JoNat Diggins

                from Asheville, NC

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Install
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                  It was a little hard to determine where to open it at first (the instructions are sparse) but it was easy to use and figure out once I got it open. Transfer speeds were great, and it was easy to swap out drives to use it for multiple drives.

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                  4.0

                  A best buy

                  By Marc Philip

                  from Victoriaville, Québec-Canada

                  About Me Frequent User

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Soft Touch

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Replacement
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                    I've use it after replacement to the internal hard drive into my Mac Book Pro by a SSD one.

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                    4.0

                    Works great

                    By Craig

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                          Works fine. Be sure to turn on the little slide switch.

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                          4.0

                          Good Product

                          By jl

                          from Melbourne, FL

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                          • Enclosure Tight
                          • No instructions

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Office

                          Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                          - Enclosure is streamline and generally built well.
                          - Expandable design features for different drive storage size and USB 2/3 support.
                          - Nice looking design and appears to be able to hold up to mobility.
                          - Side screws not precisely align with case, so putting the cover on was challenging.
                          - It would have been nice to have drive installation and usage instructions.

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                          5.0

                          Easy Solution to My Problem

                          By Appreciative

                          from Georgia

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                              I purchased this product to try to recover data from a laptop drive replaced by the PC manufacturer due to a malfunction of a relatively new PC. The drive slipped easily into the enclosure and was recognized by the reconfigured PC immediately. I extracted my data and sent the drive back to the PC manufacturer; therefore, I have no experience with its long-term use. For my specific problem it was perfect.

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                              5.0

                              Compact and lightweight

                              By IceFire

                              from Washington state

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Multimedia
                                • Office

                                Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                I needed a good home for a decommissioned 500 GB drive from an upgraded laptop and this product filled the bill both inexpensively and efficiently. Installation is simple and quick and thankfully they include a small screwdriver for those microscopic case screws. No problems or errors were detected in the lengthy sanitation and full surface-scan processes. All my Windows and LINUX systems have no trouble in reading/writing to this newly re-commissioned USB external storage.

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                                4.0

                                2nd One Worked Like A Charm.

                                By Story Doll

                                from Asbury Park, NJ

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Install

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                    My initial purchase failed miserably. My Bios would not recognize the drive and I wasted a lot of time determining that the problem was the enclosure. I reported the problem to B&H and they immediately shipped out a replacement. The replacement worked like a charm. It was simply plug and play with Windows 8. This is a great looking enclosure and B&H offer the best customer service and prices around.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Product!

                                    By Cpt Zero

                                    from New york

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Easy To Install

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Multimedia

                                      Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                      This product is a great price to performance ratio product. Definitely goin to recommend. Thanks bh for the services.

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                                      5.0

                                      Works well

                                      By dangling

                                      from Germaantown, MD

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Install

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                        As described in ad. Fast delivery and even came with screwdriver.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Solution

                                        By Pen

                                        from Keyport, NJ

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Spacious

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Multimedia
                                          • Replacement

                                          Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                          I don't really have anything bad to say about this product. I bought it because all of the reviews for it were excellent and it was usb 3.0. The enclosure itself seemed very sturdy and the design was great.

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                                          5.0

                                          Awesome enclosure

                                          By Sam

                                          from Portsmouth, NH

                                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attractive Design
                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                            This is a light weight and well built enclosure. it is an attractive design and easy to use. It's very straight forward functionally and also performs excellent. I am very happy with this purchase, and the speed at which b&h shipped me the enclosure.

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                                            4.0

                                            Simple and Nice

                                            By Henry

                                            from FL

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Attractive Design
                                            • Easy To Install
                                            • Quiet

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home
                                              • Multimedia
                                              • Office
                                              • Replacement
                                              • Upgrade

                                              Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                              The enclosure looks, feels and performs nicely. The activity LED looks cool too. I'm using it with the 500GB Hard Drive I removed from my laptop to be replaced by a SSD, and so far it has performed very well while transferring about 70GB in a matter of minutes. The cable that comes with it is not that portable, measures 3ft and has the extra USB Plug for additional power; I would suggest Sabrent to include a 1ft cable like other external hard drives drives do, that's the only reason I give it 4 stars.

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                                              4.0

                                              Nice Solid Enclosure

                                              By Dr. V

                                              from Cortland, NY

                                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Durable
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Multimedia
                                                • Office

                                                Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                                I use this with a 512GB SSD drive. When attached to a USB 3 port, the unit is fast enough to read and write video. Having the SSD in there means that I can run the unit for 12-16 hours per day without any heat! Enclosure is small and light enough use on the road.

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                                                2.0

                                                Excellent, very fast .. until it died

                                                By XCLNNYC

                                                from New York CIty NY

                                                About Me Frequent User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive Design
                                                • Easy To Install
                                                • Fast

                                                Cons

                                                • Unreliable

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                                  Faster disk transfers (60MBs) than my other standard USB 3.0 enclosure -Aluratek that takes 3.5 and 2.5 - which clocked at 30-40 Mbs on same transfers. Note, it uses a non-standard mini USB3 cable for the enclosure connection. Not a big deal but another non standard cable to deal with.

                                                  Inexplicably tho this enclosure died a few days after using it - fortunately still in test mode, and without destroying the hard drive inside.
                                                  Not sure whether I want to try a replacement.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great Enclosure!

                                                  By jbc

                                                  from new york, ny

                                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Fast shipping
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                  • none

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home
                                                  • Multimedia
                                                  • Office
                                                  • Replacement
                                                  • Upgrade

                                                  Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                                  I bought this to turn some internal drives into an external drive for my mac when i got a new computer. Great service and a great piece of hardware!

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Everything and more

                                                  By Bartous

                                                  from Prescott Az

                                                  About Me Frequent User

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Attractive Design
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Quiet

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home
                                                    • Multimedia
                                                    • Replacement

                                                    Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                                    Evrything worked perfect and couldn't ask for more. Good quality good design fast shipping. Just great!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    easy to install

                                                    By speed demon

                                                    from charlotte nc

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Comments about Sabrent EC-TB4P 2.5" SATA Hard Drive USB 3.0 Enclosure:

                                                    easy to install. worked just like it was supposed to.

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