Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 2 out of 5 by Reddevil Disappointed with the build quality
I upgraded a friend's laptop with an ssd and so to still utilise his aged sata drive as a backup device, I order this enclosure (I had a budget to work to!)
Whilst the enclosure does everything else t says on the tin, the build is terrible and whatever drive is put in rattles around inside the enclosure. Perhaps a bit of padding wouldn't go amiss?
13 May 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by LucyM Depends what you need it for.
If all you need is a basic caddy that can be connected to a pc then this should be fine. This caddy uses usb a to a instead of mini-usb, this means it's not useful for everything as you can't use a y cable and it has no dc power input option.
So if you want to use this with a device that doesn't output much power through the usb port then it won't be much use.
04 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RSRX Great value
Very simple to install a disk. I used it with Seagate DiskWizard to clone a 320GB laptop drive onto a new 500GB disk. N.B. DiskWizard works with Seagate or Maxtor drives only.
25 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bokonon Good for the price.
Works as advertised, strange double headed usb cable included, not sure why, enclosure was slightly deformed, but overall easy to use at a good price.
23 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dardan It works
OK but it is a "Double" USB cable so needs two USB ports to work correctly. I only have one
03 February 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jsrg Ok for the price
The cheapness of this USB enclosure unfortunately does show. The disk is able to wobble a bit inside the enclosure (only secured at the USB port side) and the attachment of the USB end to the aluminium sleeve is also a bit unconvincing and wiggly. Also the enclosure really needed some rubber feet for holding it steady, the bottom is just smooth metal. I improvised with some rubber bands around it to stop it going flying if knocked.
On the plus side it works, and SMART pass-through also works fine in Linux with the "sat" device type.
09 January 2014