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Orico 2588US Tool-Free 2.5 " External SATA Hard Drive Enclosure USB 2.0

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  • USB 2.0
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The ORICO 2588US hard drive enclosure turns your 2.5" internal drive into a USB 2.0 external drive for mobile storage. With its tool-free design, both novice and experience users can finish the installation in just a few steps. This enclosure supports SATA I/II/III specifications, and fits both 7mm and 9.5mm form factors. Thanks to its slim, lightweight design, this enclosure can effortlessly slip into your laptop bag or backpack to go wherever you go.

  • newegg USB 2.0 Port For high speed data transfer of up to 480Mbps.
  • newegg Tool-Free Design Allows you to mount or dismount the drive in seconds, without the need of tools or screws, great for the situation of accessing multiple drives.


Learn more about the Orico ORICO 2588US

Model

Brand
ORICO
Model
ORICO 2588US

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5"
AC Adapter
No
Material
Metal / Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Compatible with 7mm and 9.5mm Slim Drive ONLY.Not Compatible with 12.5mm Slim 1TB Drive
Fan
No
Specifications
Ready for 2.5 - INCH SATA Hard Drive with thickness up to 9.5mm
Features
High Speed USB 2.0 480 Mbps Connectivity Enabled

Tool Free design allows mounting drives in 3 second without tools and screws

Allows easy access to multi drives externally by taking one out and putting another one in

Fit for 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or SSD with thickness from 7mm to 9.5mm

Low Power Controller inside, self-powered by USB ports and no additional power adapter needed

Plug and Play for any Windows, Mac, Linux or Unix Desktop, Laptop and Tablet PC

No reboot or additional driver is needed

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows , Mac , Linux and Unix

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.12" x 3.27" x 0.51"
Weight
0.18 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents
1x ORICO 2588US , 1x USB Cable , 1x Manual , 1x Warranty Card

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  • Tyler B.
  • 4/15/2014 5:12:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great for my 250gb laptop HDD!

Pros: Slim. Doesn't get hot. Lights up when used. quiet.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my Truck's USB connection to the stereo. I already had a 250gb HDD and I through all my music on it and put the case on and boom! all my music in my new truck!

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  • Matthew W.
  • 4/7/2014 11:09:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product.

Pros: This is an excellent product, that is very simple to operate, assemble and use. It has worked great for converting my 2.5" hdds pulled from laptops in need of an upgrade into fully functioning external drives. As soon as the hdd has been removed from the laptop/desktop or packaging it takes seconds to install and put to use. It also came in handy when I needed to wipe an ssd before selling it... saved me having to take apart my desktop or laptop to do so. I currently have 3 of these stacked on top of my desktop as extra storage.

Cons: The cable used to connect it is fairly short, though this can also be a positive (it's maybe a foot long).

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  • Robert S.
  • 4/5/2014 1:32:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt's a free inclusion for a reason

Pros: It worked for a test.

Cons: Wow, is this thing poorly designed. The installation is easy, but the performance is abysmal. I wouldn't trust it to run any important drive.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy it. I cannot stress this enough. It was testing at about half of USB 2.0 theoretical read/write speed, when an SSD was installed. Combine that with C- grade construction, and you've got a recipe for disaster. Do not waste your money.

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  • R T.
  • 4/4/2014 8:20:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOrico 2588US 2.5" Ext HDD Enclosure USB 2.0

Pros: - Tool-Free Setup
- Sturdy construction
- Comes with miniUSB to USB 2.0 Adapter Cable.
- Plug-n-Play
- No other power supply required
- USB 2.0 only

Cons: - Plastic Body with no Heat Conductors to keep Drive Cool
- No Ventilation Ports to allow Heat Dissipation
- No Temperature Monitoring Capability
- Expensive for a 2.5" Drive Enclosure (if you have to pay for it)

Other Thoughts: I received this Orico 2.5" Drive Enclosure for free as part of a promotion when I bought another item from Newegg. I stashed it away with other miscellaneous parts since I don't use USB 2.0 anymore for storage since it is slow compared to esata, firewire, or USB 3.0.

Recently, a co-worker let me have a Seagate Black Armor PS110 500GB External HDD that would not work for them. I checked it out and it gave an error reading that the drivers couldn't be loaded for that device. Windows 7 would not recognize the drive ever. After looking on the Seagate website for drivers and not finding them because they were supposed to be in the drive firmware, I decided that the problem was either in the actual HDD or the enclosure. I took the HDD out of the Seagate and put it in this Orico enclosure. Windows 7 immediately recognized the drive and all the information on the drive was accessible.

Read/Write speeds on this HDD in the enclosure were pretty typical of that drive type with USB 2.0. Maximum Read/Write speeds were in the 17-18MBytes/sec range.

The enclosure was easy to use and the drive functioned well. It solved the problem. My biggest concern about this enclosure is that there is no ventilation for the drive and no heat sink to carry the heat away with heavy use. The stock Black Armor enclosure had a full size aluminum heat sink that was attached to the drive. There was also a thermocouple on the stock enclosure to measure temperature. This Orico enclosure is made out of thick sturdy plastic that doesn't conduct heat good. There are no ventilation ports for convective heat transfer either. I can believe that this enclosure would be good for long term heavy drive use. You could slide off the enclosure top cover leaving the HDD exposed for better heat dissipation. That would work if you used this for a semi-permanent horizontal installation. Not for a transportable drive. That is why I took off 2 eggs.

If you just want a way to try to salvage a drive, this enclosure would work. If you just have light usage where you are not using the drive under full load for extended periods of time this enclosure may serve that purpose. If you are concerned about extended drive life or reliability with even medium usage, I would recommend looking for a enclosure with ventilation, and/or a conductive metal heat sink and enclosure.

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  • ALAN D.
  • 3/5/2014 8:50:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to use

Pros: Had no problem w/ this tool-free enclosure. Simply snaps together. Didn't have the issues others have had with getting it to snap together.

Cons: none

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  • Daniel T.
  • 2/18/2014 10:00:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Inexpensive Solution

Pros: Great solution for transferring an old hard drive from an old enclosure that has failed. No tools or screws needed. Installed in 2 minutes. No movement or rattling inside the enclosure.

Cons: My only complaint (if u want to call it that) is that I would have liked this unit to have been constructed with a stronger material and a lil more padding to add more protection against drops. I didn't expect this going in considering the price of the unit.

Other Thoughts: Over all I think this is a great deal given the cost of the unit. It was a quick solution for one of my clients that allowed me to recover their data which they thought was lost forever.

As of now I highly recommend this product especially for the price and ease of installation.

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  • Marin B.
  • 2/6/2014 5:21:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Englosure

Pros: This is an awesome enclosure for laptops HDD or SSD's. The normal writing speed is up to 35mb/s and the reading spead is 50MB/s.

Cons: none

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  • Thomas B.
  • 2/6/2014 7:23:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Pros: Works.

Cons: All-plastic, so I would not recommend for tough duty. Also heat management may be a problem, so I would not recommend for continuous service.

Other Thoughts: Got it free with an SSD order. Came in very handy for retaining access to the hard drive the SSD was replacing.

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  • Kevin L.
  • 2/1/2014 12:37:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProblems

Pros: Installed a 750 GB 9.5mm hard drive, no problem. It worked very well with my Linux computers

Cons: ONLY works with my Linux computers.

My Windows XP desktop computer will not recognize it at all. My Windows 7 laptop calls it a generic USB device, but won't let me access it in any way that I can think of -- I can't write files to it, or read files from it with Windows. While the drive/housing is plugged in W7 insists there is only one hard drive (the C: drive). Flash drives work fine.

Other Thoughts: Otherwise, a nice looking housing. The LED is a bit bright, but I can turn it sideways.

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  • Amber W.
  • 1/13/2014 5:39:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice HD enclosure

Pros: Fast easy assembly. Does what I need it to do. Cheap.

Cons: Slider top is a little tricky to close. Plastic case might not be durable enough.

Other Thoughts: So far, so good. I bought two of these enclosures about a week ago, and they seem to be doing the job. The data connection is fast and reliable, and held up for a 500GB disk cloning process without any interruptions.

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