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Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure

B&H # SAEC7F83 Mfr # EC-7F83
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Product Highlights
  • Built-In 80mm Cooling Fan
  • Supports 3.5" SATA II or I Hard Drives
  • Plug-and-Play USB 3.0 Interface
  • Data Transfer Rates of up to 5Gbps
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Made of Durable Aluminum

The EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure from Sabrent is a super-easy way to convert an internal 3.5" SATA II or SATA I hard drive to an external drive. This enclosure features a blazing fast USB 3.0 interface so as to connect to your computer. 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. Plus it has a built-in 80mm cooling fan to ensure that your drive stays cool.

Supports a standard 3.5" SATA II or SATA I hard drive
Transfer data from the enclosure to your computer at a rate of up to 5Gbps via the USB 3.0 interface or up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0
The ultra light aluminum case provides heat dissipation
The LED light indicates Power and Activity status
Enclosure features a built-in 80 mm cooling fan
On/Off power switch
The enclosure is hot-swappable and plug-and-play, so you can connect it, disconnect it, and reconnect it to your computer all in one sitting without having to reboot or install drivers first
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 3.5" SATA II or SATA I internal hard drives
System Requirements Available USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 port on the computer
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit or 64-bit versions)
3.5" SATA II or I Hard Drive for the Enclosure
Power Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Screw Set with Screw Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SabrentEC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Attractive (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Easy to install (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (6)
      • Home (4)
      • Office (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Paul

      from Tampa,FL

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia
        • Office

        Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

        Good Hard Drive Enclosure.

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        5.0

        Easy to use and works great

        By JG

        from New York City

        About Me Heavy Duty User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

          I bought this to salvage a hard drive from my old desktop. I use it with my Lenovo laptop. It assembles easily and works as advertised. Simple, cheap, and easy what more could you want in a product.

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          5.0

          nice

          By NABETSE

          from BROOKLYN NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

            is a nice enclosure for old or new hard drives to keep protected

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            3.0

            Not that great

            By Yos

            from New England

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Loud

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

              It is a nice looking enclosure from a distance but the metal is a bit thin. Fan is very noisy, I wouldn't want this anywhere near my workstation. But it functions just fine otherwise. I'm not impressed with it, perhaps I had high hopes based on other reviews here. The provided instructions were thin, but they do supply sufficient screws and even a screw driver and USB3 cable. Everything you need to mount a drive and connect to your computer.

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              5.0

              Forced air SATA 3.5" HDD USB3.0 external

              By 9Minutes

              from Girard, PA

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia
                • Office
                • Replacement
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                The product works great and looks great. (The short version).Details about how I use it:it sits vertically on my desk in its holder. The padding keeps it secure and not wobbly. Also provides some vibrational damping for safety.The metal case seems rugged, but I don't want to test that.The USB 3.0 works great with my setup (Gigabyte MoBo and front and rear 3.0 ports) Windows 7 64bit Pro.Fan is quiet and when running for a few days is not very warm. Ambient temp 82 degrees F and the case doesn't feel too much hotter.Power adapter, USB port, and on/off rocker switch feel solid.The only thing I don't like are the led's but you can unplug those easily.Excellent product. There is no reason to buy anything more expensive than this unless you need eSATA or LAN capabilities.

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                4.0

                Excellent Product

                By Barbadine

                from Orlando, Florida

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                  This is a well built device that performs. Simple details down to the design of the screws used and the overall construction feel, makes this device look as if it were made by Apple. The owners manual is a bit lacking, but it dosen't take long to figure out how to install your drive. And ofcourse you get your high performance USB 3 speeds.

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                  4.0

                  Good design, sturdy. Bad to assemble...

                  By Ivo Vicentim

                  from Campo Grande, MS, Brazil

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Quiet
                  • Smart Design

                  Cons

                  • Poor user guide

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office

                  Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                  This a beautifull HD enclosure, sturdy, low noise and really delivers the speed! But on the other hand, it's not so easy to mount the HD on it. The user guide doesn't specify what screws you have to remove to open the lid and mount HD on it and get it working. Besides that, once you figure it out, it's great! Also, it comes with a tiny screwdriver that can be handy on the assembly. The USB 3.0 come in a ugly blue color, its almost like an ethernet cable.

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                  1.0

                  No Good

                  By DRB

                  from IL

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't work

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                    Forget it. Doesn't work correctly with USB 3.0. B&H great on return.

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                    5.0

                    One of the best enclosures of recent.

                    By jordsan

                    from Massachusetts

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Design
                    • Material quality
                    • Speed

                    Cons

                    • Documentation quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Sabrent EC-7F83 USB 3.0 to 3.5" SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure:

                    Very nice little 3.5" HDD enclosure. Very good quality and design. A bit lacking on the documentation but otherwise no faults found.

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

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