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.
Length:: 5:40 MinsThis review is for the the Inateck FEU3NS-1, USB 3.0 portable 2.5" drive enclosure. A solid choice for anyone looking to turn a 2.5" laptop hard drive or SSD into a portable USB drive, this particular enclosure has a few features that make it really stand out compared to others I have used in the past:1) Tool-less installation. You can install or swap a hard drive in less than 5 seconds, and that's if you're moving slow. It's the easiest installation I've ever had with an external enclosure. To top it all off, the cover snaps into place firmly with a very positive action that requires a deliberate attempt to re-open the enclosure - this isn't going to just slip back open during your travels.2) A dedicated on-off switch. My other OEM portable drives (such as the Western Digital Passport shown in the video) don't have this feature. As soon as you plug them in, the hard drive powers on and connects to the computer. With the Inatek, you can leave the drive plugged if you prefer and power it on and off via the switch on the front.3) The tool-less installation and the dedicated power switch also mean that you can use this enclosure as a 2.5" drive dock. Keeping the enclosure plugged into your computer and the top off the enclosure off, you simply need to power it off with the switch on the front. You can then quickly insert/remove drives you want to work on, and then flip the enclosure's power switch back to the "on" to connect it back to the computer again. For anyone who needs to clone or backup 2.5" drives on the go, this is a very handy feature to speed up your work flow.4) The standard Type A male to Type A male USB3.0 cable that is also interoperable with all USB2.0 Type A connections/cables. That means you can use any standard Type A to Type A cable for this drive should you lose or forget the one that came with it.Using this enclosure with a Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD and connecting it to the USB3.0 port on my Windows 8.1 HP Envy 17.3" laptop (model# m7-j010dx), it maintained between 32MB/s to 40MB/s fairly consistently for both read and write speeds on various ZIP and RAR archives ranging between 200MB to 500MB in size. When transferring a larger folder from the drive to my laptop containing approximately 2GB worth of files of various types and sizes (including many files under 10MB in size), speeds ranged from 15MB/s up to 80MB/s.Overall, I was extremely impressed with this enclosure. It performed well and installing a hard drive into it couldn't have been any easier. While aesthetics probably aren't a top priority when considering a device like this, I still have to say that I really liked the matte finish that doesn't show fingerprints and the minimalistic styling. The power/status light glows a solid bright blue when powered on and blinks while the drive is reading/writing. The manufacturer's packaging looks top notch, too, with the enclosure coming in a good looking box that has the included accessories packaged neatly inside and separated from the main enclosure itself. Inatek also includes an in-depth illustrated instruction manual, which seems to be a rarity these days. An extra piece of adhesive padding can be found in the bottom of the box that should be used when mounting 7mm thick drives in the enclosure to keep them more snugly in place, as well.Highly recommended for anyone wanting to turn a 2.5" SATA drive into a portable USB3.0 drive or who needs a portable 2.5" hard drive docking station.Review disclosure: I was provided a sample of this product for the purposes of examination and review. No review or particular rating was promised in return, and the opinions expressed here are my own following my first-hand experiences with this product.
I was supplied with this free to test and reviewI have a broken laptop (dropped) that I was going to use for spares but never found anything to use the bits in, but it has a 2.5" SATA drive in it, so I thought take it out and use this enclosure and turn it into a portable drive.The case (made of ABS so it is also light) just slides apart, a bit stiff but that is no bad thing. The drive then drops in and slides back to make connection. Put the lid back on and it is done, no tools needed. Now I have a spare portable drive, after formatting it to get rid of the original data.There is a small foam pad in the lid to hold the drive steady, although it only takes drives up to 9.5mm thick but most are under this dimension.I just plugged it in to a USB port, switched it on, and it was immediately connected and appeared as an additional drive (Tested using Windows 8). There are LEDs which shows when data transfer etc is taking place. I would like the switch to be recessed as it sticks out a bit far and could be knocked.It is USB 3 so it is fast, the supplied cable although marked USB 3.0 has the standard USB connectors rather than the USB 3 type, I think this is an advantage.As it was an old HDD I am running a lot of tests to make sure that the drive is reliable but the enclosure is excellent and very easy to use.
Length:: 3:41 MinsVideo Review Summary:→ Kit includes USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure, USB 3.0 Cable, and Instruction Manuel.→ Product is most useful with Solid State Drives (SSD), however I had no issues using this enclosure with a regular spinning disk/platter hard drive.→ Setup is really simple, the included instruction manual is very clear on setup and use; excellent for those who are new to hard drive cases.→ Case is superb for upgrading a USB 2.0 portable hard drive with removable connectors (note: not all enclosed drives have removable connectors), also cheaper than purchasing an entirely new USB 3.0 hard drive.→ Case performs at expected USB 3.0 speeds; I was able to transfer a 1GB movie in about 20 seconds, several MP3's (100mb total) in about 1 second, and several word docs in under 1 second using a USB 3.0 port on a windows 8 machine.→ Overall, this case is a really great value at the current selling price, it's really easy to use and the performance is as expected, really a great buy.Disclosure: I want you to know I received a sample product from the manufacturer for the purposes of providing this review. However, a review in exchange for the review sample was not promised. The views and opinions expressed in this review are my own, and in no way represent the views or opinions of the manufacturer or vendor.
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.
Bought for an Intel 2.5" SATA SSD Drive. Has good fitting slot for the Drive. As the SSD Drive is light and with the short USB 3.0 cable provided may move a little when plugged in and sitting on a vibrating PC housing. Should cope with various external impacts and be sacrificial to protect the higher valued Drive. SATA plug is held securely in the enclosure. Blue LED to indicate use. Good unit. No heat build up as only used with cool running SSD Drive.
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