Akitio Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • Fits 2.5" Hard Drive or SSD up to 12.5mm
  • Accepts Drive up to 1TB in Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • USB 3.0 Cable Included
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Akitio AK-SK2-U3AS-AKT overview

  • 1Description

The Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure from Akitio accepts a single 2.5" SATA hard drive or SSD that is 12.5 mm or 9.5 mm in height. No drive is included. This enclosure connects to Windows or Mac systems via the USB 3.0 port to offer 10 times faster transfer rates compared to USB 2.0. Powering the drive requires only a USB bus powered port but an optional power adapter is also available. The drive is passively cooled for quiet operation via the large heatsink located on the bottom of the drive. This enclosure can also be stacked with other Neutrino's and includes a USB 3.0 cable.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface
USB 2.0 backwards compatible
Designed for 2.5" drives up to 12.5mm
Large heatsink for passive cooling
Durable, compact and portable
UPC: 888038000021
In the Box
Akitio Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Akitio AK-SK2-U3AS-AKT specs

    Number of Bays 1 x 2.5"
    Maximum 2.5" SATA Drive Height 12.5 mm
    Connections 1 x USB Mini-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Power Source AC Adapter, USB
    DC Input Power 5.2 VDC at 2 A
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.1 x 0.9" / 12.5 x 7.8 x 2.4 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.2 x 2.0"

    Akitio AK-SK2-U3AS-AKT reviews

    Neutrino U3 Portable Hard Drive Enclosure is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Drive - 5 Month Review I bought this while having feelings of discouragement when looking for drive enclosures. It seems all I could find were never-heard-of brands with mixed reviews. I went with this because of a great price, simple, seemed durable and the few kind words from other folks on here. Main use being put into my 2012 Macbook Pro for extra space for mainly video. I got the drive back in Nov 2015 along with a 750GB WD Black which is confirmed and has turned out to be a nice little setup. WIll for sure be on the lookout for this company's stuff in the future.
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, A keeper So I have three or four SSD drives in various cases and Im using a MAC Air. I got three of these because the are fast, cool looking with my Air, It just looks much more professional with these cases when I walk in to edit a project. It was easy to install and the worked well. It would have been nice to have a longer cable to get to the other side of the computer but I had an extra one that was longer from another drive. it also had a nice blue velcro to keep the cables neat, again impresses client that the cables are neat also.
    Date published: 2015-08-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty quick, But not full speed Bought this as a way of sneaker netting multi GB video projects from one video workstation to another. I used this with a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I tested the speed connected to the front USB 3 port and it was getting around 175MB/s read - 150MB/s write. I was hoping to get closer to 250MB/s, but it was pretty cheap.
    Date published: 2015-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made. Works fine. Good price. One piece aluminum outside frame and tray (tray = end plates + nterior support for PCB and drive.). Worked immediately with no problems. Tried it with a SSD. USB3 would not support the speed that sata will, but 500MB/sec drive still tested 250MB/sec read and write over USB3, which is a very good real worlld speed for USB3. Blue light indicates drive operation. Works fine on USB power alone. I have not yet looked at getting an optional external power supply. The rubber stick-on feet stayed stuck. Do realize that this is not designed for quick swap, nor does it claim to be. Swapping new drive to enclosure requires four small (some might say tiny) machine screws to hold tray to frame, and four more to hold drive to the tray. Two of those need to be the ones provided with the enclosure that are flat-head with taper beneath to fit the countersunk tray holes. A standard head screw sticks out and interferes with tray fit into frame.
    Date published: 2017-06-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and Solid This is a simple, solid aluminum 2.5 drive enclosure. I've used 16 of these so far. I find it easier to insert the drive by first loosening the screws on the circuit board so it can tilt up - the drive is a tight fit in the case.
    Date published: 2016-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product at very reasonable price I bought this enclosure to access the hard drive from an old laptop that my wife had used for years, but which had died a thousand little deaths. My wife had a couple of gigabytes of pictures stored on this machine and she was hopeful that we could find a way to save them. The Akitio enclosure turned out to be the perfect solution. It was inexpensive, it took only a few minutes to install the drive in the enclosure, and it was immediately recognized when I plugged it into her new Windows 10 PC. The only thing I didn't like were the instructions, which have no text, only pictures. It's like the instructions that come with cheap furniture from IKEA. It took me a few minutes to figure out which screws went where, but it really wasn't all that difficult. This is an excellent product at a very reasonable price. After we save the files from the old PC, I will reformat the drive and use this as external file storage. Two birds, as they say! I highly recommend this product. It does what it says and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Pretty hard to beat, in my opinion!
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Enclosure I used this enclosure to make a backup drive out of my old 1TB HDD after upgrading my MacBook Pro to a 2TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD. It's durable, lightweight, and sharp looking. I'd definitely buy another of necessary.
    Date published: 2015-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Do a nice job. The delivery was very fast. U3 do the job perfectly right now and hope it will still in the future. We'l see. I've put a SSD inside and speed is au rendez-vous.
    Date published: 2017-07-25
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