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Vantec NexStar 3 2.5" IDE to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black) - Model NST-260U2-BK

  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 320GB
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Form and function intersect beautifully in the NexStar3 NST-260U2-BK 2.5" external enclosure. The onyx black color, splendid mirror finish and sleek curves raises the bar to new heights in style. This enclosure is capable of supporting USB 2.0 or the 1.1 interface for flexibility and speedy data transfers, with a 2.0 data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps. You're in luck even if you want to transfer big and bulky files. The enclosure is Hot-Swappable, so you can install/uninstall this enclosure without rebooting the system.

An external enclosure gives you freedom to add greater capacity to your system. The sturdy drive cage of this enclosure offers effective protection to the hard drive on the move. Its aluminum casing effectively keeps things cool no matter what you're up to. Attractive blue LED indicators show Power and HDD activity, to keep track of processes. The enclosure supports up to 160 GB hard drives, taking care of the most extensive data needs.

The NexStar 3 lets you store your personal data in an enclosure to match your own inimitable style!

  • newegg Supports 2.5-inch Hard Drives The VANTEC NexStar3 NST-260U2-BK provides broad compatibility with standard 2.5-inch 9.5mm IDE hard drives to enable capacities of up to 160 GB or more.
  • newegg Aluminum Body The solid aluminum body 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).

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


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  • John T.
  • 10/3/2012 3:34:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCase/Carry Pouch Not Included

Pros: 1.) Works well. 2.) Doesn't require a separate power supply. 3.) Allows the use of my Laptop Drive when it crapped out on me. No worries about information going with the drive, I still have it hehe

Cons: 1.) Carry pouch no longer comes with the unit. Contacted the vender and they verified that it hasn't come with the unit for over a year now.

Other Thoughts: Great little enclosure. Would have given 5 stars if pouch still came with it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/26/2012 4:39:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Good quality build, with nice looks. Not too flashy looking. Works as described for IDE drives. Seagate drive fits in it like a glove and built-in connectors & cable lengths are perfectly adequate.

Cons: Could be cheaper...

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  • Matt D.
  • 9/8/2011 6:15:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says

Pros: Works well. You get exactly what you expect.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Make sure your HDD is set up for Master not Cable Select before you put it in the enclosure.

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  • Norbert K.
  • 3/3/2011 10:18:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBK

Pros: It works let me see if it works yap it works....

Cons: NON

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  • Bertram U.
  • 9/22/2010 5:54:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood little case

Pros: -cheap but sturdy
-easy to use
-comes with USB cable and zipper case
-works out of the box

Cons: -high gloss black smudge prone
-ide connector needs to be bent/adjusted

Other Thoughts: Not bad at all, I bought a new SSD for my Asus laptop and put the existing 100GB drive in here. Had to fiddle with the connector to get it right in, but you're used to that, right?

No issues beyond that, plug and play on my XP and Win7 boxes. I just wish the case was a lighter matte black/no smudge thingy.

I recommend this product, great bargain.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2010 7:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRats

Pros: Newegg needs to clearly state whether it is for IDE or SATA in the product title, instead of having to dig into the specifications column to find out.

Product is excellent otherwise. I assumed it was for SATA and I received an IDE.

Cons: None

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  • Arnold B.
  • 8/5/2010 9:02:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo easy, a caveman could do it!

Pros: High quality enclosure. Samsung drive fit like a glove. Four mounting screws makes for very stable assembly. My Windows 7 operating system recognized the already formatted (with data) drive immediately. This is the best enclosure I have seen to date, and it is very sleek looking as well. For those who complain about the mini USB connector, get used to it; it is the connector of choice for small appliances, handle it carefully, and it will give good service. With the enclosed carrying case, I rate this enclosure as a best buy.

Cons: Now, please don't tell me that red color costs $4.00 more to ship! And that blue color is more expensive than red. What's with the crazy pricing?

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  • Delmar B.
  • 12/10/2009 10:00:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Good

Pros: Works good, and looks nice. I like the reflective finish, and that it's made of aluminum.

Cons: Mine was dusty, brand new out of it's bag. I wasn't so bothered by it, after cleaning it off with compressed air.

Other Thoughts: I upgrade the hard drive in my laptop, then put the old one into this enclosure. Was not difficult for me to install. Works good so far.

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  • Ling F.
  • 7/20/2009 5:08:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsenclosure

Pros: small and portable, simple to set up

Cons: no fan

Other Thoughts: the problem is that hard drives do get hot and the enclosure also gets hot which becomes a problem

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  • Mike F.
  • 6/29/2009 10:53:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsYou must buy this

Pros: The quality of this case is unmatchable. Its entirely aluminum and I've not had any issues with overheating. It buttons up without any issues. If it's important to you, its also stylish.

Cons: Not a single one.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a quality case that's built to last, look no further. This is it.

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