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Vantec NexStar 3 3.5" IDE to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) - Model NST-360U2-BK

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB
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The VANTEC Nexstar 3 NST-360U2-BK External Enclosure is designed to convert your internal hard drive into a portable drive. The enclosure is equipped with USB 2.0 and 1.1 ports, for great storage capacity and ultra fast speeds for transferring extremely large data files. Hot-Swap and Plug and Play capabilities add convenience and mobility so backing up large files is fast and easy.

The enclosure features an aluminum casing for easy cooling. Attractive blue LED indicators provide activity indicators. The casing design offers protection against vibration and for reducing noise generated by the hard drive. The package includes a USB Cable, Power Cord and Power Adapter. The NexStar 2 External 3.5" HD enclosure is a smart way to easily add storage to any computer!

  • newegg Supports 3.5-inch Hard Drives The VANTEC Nexstar 3 NST-360U2-BK provides broad compatibility with standard 3.5-inch IDE hard drives to enable capacities of 500 GB or even more (now 750 GB is supported)!
  • newegg Aluminum Body The solid aluminum body of the VANTEC Nexstar 3 NST-360U2-BK delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable hard drive protection.
  • newegg Blue LED The attractive blue LED indicates power/HDD activity.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps so you save time while copying or moving data. Support for plug-and-play significantly decreases the need for driver installations (Windows 2000/XP or above editions of OS).


Learn more about the Vantec NST-360U2-BK

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Series
Nexstar 3
Model
NST-360U2-BK

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 750GB
Features
Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
Transfer Rates Up To 480Mbps w/ USB2.0 (12Mbps w/ USB1.1)
Easily Add Storage To Any System With USB
Hot-Swappable: Plug And Play Without Rebooting
Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power/HDD Activity
Supports up to 750GB hard drives

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X v10.4 and Up

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
8.11" x 4.85" x 1.3"

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5" External Enclosure
Driver Disk
User Manual
USB Cable
Power Cord
Power Adapter

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year
Labor
1 year

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Steven M.
  • 1/7/2013 4:43:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec NexStar 3 3.5" IDE to USB 2.0

Pros: Worked perfectly out the box. Didn't even have to use the install disk to install the unit. Used 3.5 500gig WD worked as soon as I plugged it in. Aluminum finish does work. It was freezing cold when I unpacked out the box.

Cons: No cons really. You just need to be very careful when installing a hard drive. The parts are very delicate. You have to be gentle when plugging it in and bolt it down. Supplied IDE wire is your conventional ribbon wire. You need to be gentle pushing everything together to close.

Other Thoughts: Installed on Rig with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

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  • Herman W.
  • 6/8/2012 8:58:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsa very nice box, great function

Pros: Great fit and finish, elegant installation, simple interface with HDD/IDE, and works with several 3.5" IDE HDD's on hand.

Cons: The HDD mounting bracket is a bit tight, but the cables were of moderate length to accomodate the drive in the tight space provided.

Other Thoughts: Great packaging and directions were included. Very pleased for a less than $30 enclosure.

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  • Braden G.
  • 2/24/2012 8:59:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs3 years, STILL GOING!

Pros: I have had this enclosure for at least 3 years and has been involved in two seperate moves, ACROSS MANY STATES. Put up with bouncing down the highway from Minneapolis to Houston in a Penske truck. No scratches

Cons: Wish it didnt have an AC Adapter. But not much can be done about this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2012 10:19:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad for the price

Pros: functional, cheap

Cons: cheap feeling, must take care installing ribbon as there is little room for it

Other Thoughts: Not bad for the price

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  • Kelly B.
  • 2/21/2011 1:12:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice enclosure

Pros: Awesome, I've had it for 3 years so far and it's still running fine.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I love Vantec Nexstars for my externals. This is my second one and it never let me down.

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  • Louis J.
  • 2/8/2011 4:41:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Customer Service

Pros: Looks good

Cons: I have come back to revisit my initial review of this product. The power supply failed after about 2 years and Vantec wanted nearly $20.00 to replace the power pack. These enclosures, while nice to look at are only as good as the power supply which in my opinion is worthless. I would no longer recommend this product.

Other Thoughts: Stay away from Vantec as the power supplies have limited life and if you are beyond warranty, it is not worth the expense to replace the power pack. For the price you can pick up a new Rosewill.

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  • Mark L.
  • 1/13/2011 6:25:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: It works great except for one flaw that is very annoying.

Cons: The one I got, if you touch the power cord at all (even moving the unit slightly) it could lose power for a split second causing it to unmount and remount on your computer. This has caused me a lot of stress and while I haven't yet replaced the enclosure because of it I definitely will in the future.

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  • Christopher W.
  • 10/11/2010 12:42:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It is an enclosure and it works. What more could you ask for?

Cons: Its IDE course im the idiot still using the IDE drive in it for emergency backup.

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  • Adam M.
  • 9/7/2010 5:42:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBlinking Light of Doom

Pros: Please refer to Cons

Cons: I always wait to write reviews, and a good thing too. This system works for a good deal of time, I got about 4 months of use, and it worked well during that time. 4 months and 1 day into ownership the LED started blinking and the power stopped working. I searched the internet for a solution and instead I found tons of people with the same problem and about 1% of which could fix it.

I recommend ignoring its high rating and looking elsewhere for your enclosure.

Other Thoughts: Buyer Beware

Manufacturer Response:

We are deeply sorry that your product is not working properly. Rest assure that your product if it is under a year from the date of purchase does have a one year warranty. Please apply for an RMA number from our RMA center/warranty section located here (http://www.vantecusa.com/front/rma/warranty). If you have any further questions please feel free to email us back as we would be more than happy to further assist you. Thank you and have a nice day!

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  • John F.
  • 8/19/2010 5:25:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsStrange Fix

Pros: Fit, Finish, I like it.

Cons: DOA, Newegg and Vantec both charge return shipping. The power cord, while short, is long enough for me.

Other Thoughts: Not worth paying shipping for a dead replacement, so I fixed it myself. After trying many things, what worked was not pushing the HDD all the way down in the tray, just enough to fit in the case. Very weird.

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