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Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)

B&H # SAECSSTU35K MFR # ECS-STU35K
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Product Highlights
  • Holds a 3.5" IDE or SATA Hard Disk Drive
  • eSATA and USB 2.0 Ports
  • Max Data Transfer Speed of 3Gbps
  • Supports Hard Drives of Up to 2TB Size
  • Made of Lightweight Aluminum

The ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black) from Sabrent is a super-easy way to convert an internal standard desktop-sized 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA hard drive to an external drive. This enclosure features both a speedy eSATA port and the universal USB 2.0 port so as to connect to your computer. With the eSATA connection, you can transfer data at up to 3Gbps; with USB 2.0, you can transfer data at up to 480Mbps. The USB 2.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports.

To get started with the enclosure, simply insert the drive into it and connect the enclosure to your computer. No need to install drivers. Because the enclosure is made of durable aluminum, it also dissipates heat as you use your IDE/PATA or SATA drive in the enclosure.

Supports a standard-sized 3.5" SATA or IDE/PATA hard drive up to a capacity of 2TB
Transfer data from the enclosure to your computer at a rate of up to 3Gbps via the eSATA interface or up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0
The ultra-light aluminum case provides heat dissipation
This enclosure is hot-swappable and plug-and-play
The LED light indicates power and activity status
On/Off power switch
Backwards compatible with USB 1.1 computer ports
You can easily access the drive via your notebook or desktop computer
Interface eSATA
USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate Up to 3Gbps via eSATA
Up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0
Drive Types Supported Standard-sized 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA internal hard drive
System Requirements Available eSATA, USB 2.0, or 1.1 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 ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Screw Set with Screw Driver
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SabrentECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast connection (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Durable (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (9)
      • Laptops (3)
      • Large projects (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (5), Multimedia professional (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5), Mac (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      3.0

      its ok/average product

      By opus77044

      from houston, tx

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

      What is unique about this item is that it can utilize PATA or SATA HDD's, although you can not make a PATA HDD to run thru the eSATA interface (only to USB).

      The build quality is somewhat low and an example of poor/shoddy workmanship: there is a pair of wires going from the interface board to the front blue LED for HDD activity. The wires are sloppily held down by hotglue and did not stick to the case.

      Few other things I find annoying: 1) the blue LED used for HDD activity is extremely bright. 2) the supplied AC adapter does not have any safety certification (i.e. UL and/or CSA). 3) did not include an eSATA cable. 4) although a nice touch, the included screwdriver did not work well with the screws included (tip too small).

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

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      4.0

      drive seems to work

      By outa clemson

      from clemson, sc

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Connectivity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

        easy to put drive in, and it is recognized right away by my macbook. I need it to transfer data from old hd's to new ones, and haven't done the work yet, but i expect it will do the trick, and for the right price

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

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        5.0

        Excellent and affordable.

        By Taxi

        from New Jersey

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast Connectivity
        • Quiet
        • Reliable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Laptops
          • Large Projects

          Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

          Uses IDE, ATA, Pata and SATA drives. I put rubber stick on feet. Works perfectly.

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

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          5.0

          Works Perfectly for Windows 8.1

          By Redhawk409

          from Hobbs, NM

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast Connectivity
          • Quiet
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

            I needed to recover my Documents from an IDE hard drive and move them to my new SATA hard drive. This Enclosure worked absolutely perfect for my needs.It's just a basic enclosure that I will continue to use to back-up my documents to my external hard drive.I don't think that I will leave it on continuously but rather use it as needed.The height of this product did not allow me to secure the top, as I feared that some of the wiring could become crimped, but that wasn't a necessity and did not in any way diminish the function or purpose...I just left the top off.

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

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            5.0

            This is the best USB 2.0 eStata Enclosur

            By Oscar Deric Brown

            from Brooklyn New York

            About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Fast Connectivity
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Laptops
              • Large Projects
              • Multimedia
              • Travel

              Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

              1. Easy and fast to instal
              2. dependable & reliable function
              3. is a super-easy way to convert an internal standard desktop-sized 3.5" IDE/PATA or SATA hard drive

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Works Like It's Supposed To

              By DougO

              from Montana

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Connectivity
              • Quiet
              • Reliable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Large Projects

                Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                Great product.

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

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                4.0

                Nice Product

                By Dave

                from Newton, NJ

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast Connectivity
                • Quiet
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                  This is a nice hard drive enclosure, constructed out of aluminum. It should be pretty durable and also conduct the heat away from the hard drive, even though there's no fan. Not much in the way of padding, and the hard drive is in contact with both the solid aluminum top and bottom covers. But it is definitely sturdy, and it also stands up on end. It would be good for backup and mass storage, but probably not so much for travel unless you carry it in something padded. The hard drive was a little tricky to install, just trying to line up all of the screws, but once it was in, it was very secure. The compatibility with both IDE and SATA is also a plus for me. It is pretty quite, although the "hard drive noises" are a little louder than the hard drive in your computer, just since this case is a bit smaller than a whole desktop! It functions just like a USB drive, of course with an on/off switch, so it was very easy to use.

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By mac attack

                  from sacramento

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                    great quality

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Does not last long enough - too weak

                    By videotec

                    from St. Vincent

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Laptops

                    Comments about Sabrent ECS-STU35K USB 2.0 and eSATA to 3.5" SATA and IDE Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure (Black):

                    This hard drive enclosure allows you to use your older ATA hard drives and also gives you the ability to use the contemporary SATA hard drives. However the structure is very weak. firstly the metal sides are easily dislocated even during use. Secondly, the cables are easily damaged. Within a few hours of use, I tried to remove the ATA cable from the hard drive so that I can replace it with a SATA drive but this cable broke away from the other end that was connected to the main board of the hard drive enclosure and permanently damaged. The connection needs to be more sturdy and robust so that users can enjoy their product for a reasonable length of time.

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

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