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Item#: N82E16817145161

Mapower AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF Aluminum 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Aluminum
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Mapower AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF is a high-performance 3.5-inch IDE Hard Drive enclosure that provides enhanced performance while it protects the drive with a solid aluminum case. A large aluminum fan cools the entire case, helped by using the case as radiator. USB 2.0 connectivity high-speed data transfers. It offers plug-and-play and hot swapability for connecting the drive without powering down the system.

Compact dimensions of make it easy to transport. LEDs indicate power status and HD operations. The package comes with a power cord, a power adapter, and a USB cable to provide instant connectivity between a computer and the enclosure. With elegant looks and a compact design, you have an unbeatable combination!

  • newegg Supports 3.5-inch Hard Drives The Mapower AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF provides broad compatibility with standard 3.5-inch IDE hard drives.
  • newegg Aluminum Body The solid aluminum body delivers excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable hard drive protection.
  • newegg Built-in Cooling Fan A large 8cm fan is included in the enclosure for enhanced ventilation while maintaining quiet operation.
  • newegg Blue LED The attractive blue LED indicates power/HDD activity and provides eye-catching fun, too.
  • newegg Dual Interfaces The Mapower AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF combines two industry-leading external hard drive interfaces (IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0) for maximum performance and universal connectivity.

Learn more about the Mapower AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF

Model

Brand
Mapower
Model
AE31FU2G-01-H-1A-SF

Spec

Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Features
Sturdy 3.5" Hard Drive enclosure with plug & play simplicity
Large 8cm cooling fan with full aluminum construction
Oustanding speed with advanced heat dissipation
Performance driven with enhanced drive protection
Cold-blue LED and elaborated hairlining surface design

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
4.5" x 6.6" x 2.0"

Packaging

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

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • John W.
  • 7/27/2011 10:17:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCool look, not great performance

Pros: - Loved the look, fan has good placement and the mesh kept the air moving along
- Switch feels sturdy, drive seems very secure in the case

Cons: - This external had a number of issues in terms of performance. Sometimes it would not detect in windows and other times it would but file transfers were so slow I was seriously doubtful that this thing used USB 2.0. Other times it would work fine, but it was less often than the problematic times I had it on. Eventually sold it off to someone else.

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  • carlie o.
  • 2/2/2010 5:58:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsreview

Pros: works good, quiet enough blue light is cool on fan, plug n play on windows 7

Cons: blue light on front is way to bright, shoulda just had the one on the fan.

Other Thoughts: not hard to fit normal 3.5 hd in it, fits just fine screws all line up.

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  • Patrick M.
  • 1/27/2010 10:35:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: GREAT ITEM. POP HARD DRIVE RIGHT IN PLUG IT IN THE COMPUTER OFF WE GO. i'M GOING TO GET ANOTHER ONE.

Cons: JUST ONE LITTLE THING THAT I DO NOT LIKE IS THE TINY SCREWS IN THE BACK. IT IS HARD TO HOLD ON TO THEM WITH FAT FINGERS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/8/2009 1:41:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSuper cooling, only way I got a WD500 reliable

Pros: Excellent cooling; only way I could reliably run a WD 500GB drive as it otherwise overheated even in a solid aluminum enclosure (but only conduction cooled in that instance)

Cons: Super lame internal construction makes cable routing a bit difficult and draws out the reassembly. Not built to last either I think (as is all stuff cheap in China)

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 8/22/2009 7:49:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFail

Pros: Looks nice. Works well when it doesn't fail.

Cons: 3 have failed. All within 7 months. This last one that just failed is no longer covered for replacement from Newegg. Still under manufacturer warranty. Will have to see how that works out.

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  • Duane S.
  • 2/24/2009 7:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Very easy to set up and use. Had the drive installed and running in less than 15 minutes. I like the blue color on the fan also.

Cons: The cables can get in the way when mounting the drive.

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 2/11/2009 8:30:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this device

Pros: Quiet. Cool. Nice design. Sturdy. XP picks it up instantly. Blue light.

Cons: Non - I like the blue light. It's not that bright....sheesh!

Other Thoughts: The enclosure is only as loud as the HDD. I don't care what type of enclosure you have, a noisy HDD is a noisy HDD. It may seem noisy to most who are re-using old IDE HDD's that were buried in old systems and therefore not as close to ones ear. I have a quiet IDE drive in mine. The fan is almost silent, therefore there is no added noise situation. I have all of my TV episodes on this drive and have it in my bedroom plugged into my Popcorn Hour.

It takes some work to get the drive in. It's a tight fit. This is not a con. The enclosure is solid. Once it's in, it's not an issue anymore.

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  • Marsh F.
  • 1/28/2009 8:28:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMapower AE31-F

Pros: Looks like good product design

Cons: Doesn't come with Vista driver. Can't locate any information on using with Vista.

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  • Samuel S.
  • 11/12/2008 4:27:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy second review, but I have two

Pros: I've had two of these enclosures with 320 GB Western Digital drives inside. They have both run perfectly for 2.5 years. They are just as quiet and fast and cool as the day I got them. Amazing.

Cons: Bright blue light- mildly annoying. It's hard to install the hard drive- have to jam it in slightly violently. After that, though, perfectly smooth sailing.

Other Thoughts: This is my second review of this product, but I thought it was important to go back after 2.5 years and let people know that this enclosure is still going strong. I'm thinking about buying another 3-4 just to have around. Plus, I have two of these enclosures, so I should be allowed to write two reviews, heh.

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  • Colin T.
  • 11/10/2008 1:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat piece

Pros: Awesome construction. Keeps the drive very cool, no doubt on that.

Cons: Very bright LED. Loud for sure, don't put this thing in your bedroom. Not only will it light up the place, it will also keep you awake with the fan.

Other Thoughts: I use it as an external for an always on laptop media center PC. In a large room, the fan is drowned out....anything smaller and you may want to consider something else.

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