FEU3NS-1 USB 3.0 HDD External EnclosureDelicate and simple appearance, precise and high quality crafting, unique ergonomic appearance and structure, light and convenient to carry; Standard USB3.0 interfaces on both ends of the cable, easy and fast data access and transfer.
Suitable for memory expansion with laptop PC; film, image and media processing, data exchange between computers in business, education, and household; quick and easy data backup.
● Suitable for 9.5mm and below thickness 2.5'' SATA HDD; Converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5'' SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience; Built-in foam pad, protect hard disk effectively.
● Compatible operating systems with Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8, Mac OS 9.1/10.8.4 above; Backward compatible with USB 2.0 /1.1 connections.
Package● A USB 3.0 HDD Case;
● A USB3.0 Cable (About 70cm);
● A User Manual
● High-quality standard USB 3.0 interface with long service time; Easy to use power switch offers protection to hard drives; Tool free, No Reboot and Additional Driver is needed, easy to install and disassemble; LED activity indicator.
● SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates up to 5 Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected; Support hot-swap,Plug &play.
Please NotePackage contains an extra foam sticker for 7 mm thickness hard drives, You should attach the sticker to the original one inside the lid before you insert the hard drive; 12.5 mm hard drives might be incompatible with this product.
This review refers to the latest version of this product with rounded corners (referred to as the "new, sleek design" on this page).
This slim and smooth 2.5" hard drive enclosure will accommodate standard 2.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs with a height of up to 9.5mm and supports USB 3. I liked the fact that access to fit the disc does not require any tools - removing the cover is as easy as taking the back cover off a mobile phone. The hard drive then fits directly onto the internal SATA interface inside the enclosure. Once the cover is replaced you have a portable USB 3 drive matching your choice of specification - in my case it's a Samsung 500GB HDD. An LED confirms drive activity and a good quality 50cm (approx.) USB 3 cable is included. Of course, the higher current associated with USB 3 negates the need for an external power lead, or, as is often the case under USB 2, a second USB plug.
I now mainly use this Inateck hard drive enclosure with my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 8 - it works perfectly and is genuinely plug and play. I also find this enclosure works with an older HP laptop which only supports USB 2 and runs Windows Vista. The performance seems good with fast up/downloading of quite large pictures etc. taken with my Nikon DSLR. I like the design and quality of this Inateck case and, for us IT novices, there is the satisfaction of feeling you've "made" something to your own spec that actually works - for that reason I like it a lot!
In summary, a well made, compact unit that will accommodate a wide range of HDD/SSDs of your choice. Recommended.
i m using this for two days now and its amazing
the writing speed for an hdd is about 90 mb/s with usb 3
also because a slightly bigger sise protects the drive from shoks
This is a great little gadget, perfect for making use of any spare 2.5 SATA drives (the type found in laptops) you might have.
It's a nice design, plastic with rounded corners and small enough to easily carry around.
As well as the case you also get a short USB 3 cable. The length is great for carrying around, but a little impractical if your USB port is on the back of your PC, especially if your PC is under a desk.
Fitting the drive is really easy, as you can see from the video it took no time at all. There was no software to install, both my PC and my Android tablet detected the drive moments after it was plugged in.
Copying speeds have been very good via USB 3, it will also work with USB 2.
The design is fully enclosed, if you plan to use this I'd recommend not leaving it switched on for long periods as there is no ventilation to keep the drive cool.
Overall a great little product that'll make transferring large amounts of files around really easy.
This external hard drive casing was provided to my by the manufacturer and as far as I am aware is identical to the retail version.
This external hard drive casing is designed for a 2.5inch hard drive of any memory capacity and is not only easy to fit but also to swap drives. It comes with a manual, USB to USB cable, the external casing and a foam sticker to attach to the bottom of the case to prevent it from slipping around on your desk. To put your internal hard drive inside, just slide the base from the casing downwards at the back and slot your SATA 2.5 inch hard drive inside. You can use any hard drive (solid state, standard or hybrid) and it will fit in the same way. Then just slide the front cover back on and you're good to go. Just plug your USB to USB cable in your PC, flip the switch at the base of the case to on and a blue bar lights up to show the drive is connected to your PC. If it's a new drive you should be aware that you'll need to format the drive first which you can do by going to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Device manager and selecting Hard drives from the list that pops up. Then select the new drive (which should show up as a black bar across the top signifying that no volume has been allocated and it hasn't been formated). Right click on the black bar and select to initialise and format the drive.
As the case is so easy to slide on/off you can change the hard drive you are using quite easily however this does mean that if you drop the case it's more prone to flying open. It's competitively priced and does it's job.
I have used many 2.5" HDD caddies over the years and I think this is one of the best. Installing a drive into the caddy is simplicity itself. You simpy push the back of the case forward like releasing a battery compartment cover and lift it off. There is only one way to fit the drive, simply slot it in place and replace the cover. Plug in the supplied USB cable and if your PC is anything like mine, it will be detected and available for use automatically.
The device has a switch to turn the drive on and off and a Blue LED which gives a handy confidence check that the drive is operational. I really like the feel of it. It is a nice tactile plastic but certainly doesn't feel cheap. It has nice sleek rounded edges and gives the impression of solid reliable quality. Given the price of the item, I am absolutely delighted with it and its streets ahead of some the other tin-plate offerings I've had before from other vendors for more money.
Inateck Portable HD Enclosure Review
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