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Item#: 9SIA24G28M8068

APRICORN EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL 2.5" IDE / SATA USB 2.0 Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1TB
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The EZ Gig II software can create a clone of your drive for disaster recovery or upgrade purposes. Or you use it to make periodic backups of your system. Whichever you choose you can password protect the files and make comments for easy identification.

  • newegg 2.5" IDE/SATA HDD Compatibility The Apricorn EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL is compatible with 2.5" IDE/SATA hard drives, offering a perfect upgrade solution for your notebook.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Apricorn EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL features a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.
  • newegg Apricorn Upgrade Suite Bundled The bundled Apricorn Upgrade Suite for both Windows and Mac OS systems makes it easy to transfer your OS, data, applications, documents, address books, e-mail, settings and preferences from your old drive to a new one, great for system transfer and data backup.

Learn more about the Apricorn EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL




AC Adapter
Internal Interface
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 1TB
Hardware Requirements:
Pentium II CPU, Apple G3 or later, 32MBs RAM, CD-ROM or CD-R/RW drive
Upgrade your notebook in three simple steps
Upgrades any SATA or PATA 2.5" 9mm notebook hard drive
Includes Cloning and Backup Software
After upgrade is complete, use your old drive in the EZ Upgrade enclosure as a backup system for your notebook


Operating Systems Supported
Windows Vista, XP & 7 Mac OS 9.2 or later, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

Dimensions & Weight

0.75” X 3.3” X 5.8”


Package Contents
EZ Upgrade Enclosure
USB Cable
Apricorn Upgrade Suite Cloning Software

Quick Info


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

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  • John V.
  • 9/28/2014 8:58:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWell made

Pros: Very sturdy construction, looks high-quality when you open it up.
Supports AFT (Advanced Format Technology) 4k sector drives. This is also a con...

Cons: Supports AFT, if your computer chipset does not, you will be in trouble trying to boot from the drive after taking it out of this case. This is why I give it three stars, because there is no option to disable AFT.

Other Thoughts: If you know your PC and drives support AFT, this is the one to buy.

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  • jardiel t.
  • 5/26/2013 5:49:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot amazing...

Pros: Nice quality hardware. Button snap pops out hard drive.

Cons: Software is terrible. Wasn't able to clone my drive because old drive was 512kb sectors and new drive was advanced format 4k. there should have been better options.

Other Thoughts: I ended up creating an image of the old drive on an external. Then I put the new drive in the laptop, and put my old drive in this acronis holder. Booted from a repair disk and the acronis drive was not recognized, i had to manually find it which is fine. after that the image burn on to the new drive worked like a charm.

i just had to resize my partitions to the new drive. all good now.

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  • AREG B.
  • 1/21/2013 5:45:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: No hassle installation of HDD from brand new laptop (laptop runs from SSD) . Using throgh USB3 port as a backup drive. Slick and nice gear.

Cons: None so far, hopefully ever.

Other Thoughts: Has an additional 5V DC socket, adapter has to be bought separately. Might be useful for energy hungry drives.

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  • Dennis T.
  • 1/20/2013 10:21:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: support both sata and pata connections, case is one of the most sturdy, well built enclosure i ever owned, nice gray finish, very easy to add and remove hardrives, software works excellent i went to their website and download their latest EZ Gig Cloning software (download the ISO format) and burn on cd, boot from the cd took about 35 minutes times 2 if you enable, VERIFY DISK option which i did, anyway i dont now why so many people had problems work perfect for me product is very straight forward

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Buy it

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  • Bill M.
  • 10/18/2012 12:09:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo issues

Pros: Easy install of disk.
Just install software, and follow prompts.
Switched drives and booted up.
Not a single issue.

Cons: I have no cons.

Other Thoughts: Inexpensive way to upgrade a notebook. Much faster boot times and a longer battery life.

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  • Eric S.
  • 6/1/2012 11:44:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Nice for external hard drive case

Cons: Almost useless for new Advanced Format hdd

Other Thoughts: To clone an old 512 setor drive to a new advanced format drive is a nightmare if u dont know what u are doing. It is not "as easy as 1-2-3". Put the new drive in the laptop, old drive in the usb case, turn off fast in options, check do not change partition size, 4k alignment on. If u set up the old drive with vista or 7 u should b aligned when finished. Any other way and it will give u a sector size error or the new drive will not b aligned.

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  • Robert S.
  • 4/3/2012 1:25:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy laptop drive cloning.

Pros: This little unit makes drive upgrades and cloning very simple and easy. You might want to use another software such as EASEUS or clonezilla as the supplied software is finicky but OK with NTFS.

Cons: A little pricy but sometimes Newegg has rebates or sales.

Other Thoughts: Nice little pocket drive holder. Sturdy and well made.

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  • Bruce G.
  • 1/11/2012 5:25:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsFree for a Reason

Pros: Solid construction.
Nice rubber feet.
Quick release opening.
SATA and IDE internal connections.
It worked for a couple of days once.

Cons: Drops out randomly on my Macbook Pro. This can vary from seconds (usually) to a couple of days once. It isn't due to USB power supply, a 0.3 watt SSD and a Seagate HD acted the same, and both work in an enclosure by a competing brand.
Corrupts data, even when reading.

Other Thoughts: I got this as a free promo with a new Intel SSD drive. I thought the drive was bad. It turned out to be the case. It's disappointing that something as solidly crafted as this case is so utterly useless.

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  • John G.
  • 10/25/2011 6:29:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWOW, they still make it?

Pros: I have owned this for a few years, and upgraded my Averatec from a 75gb to a 500gb. It was my first HDD upgrade and it was the easiest thing I've done to a laptop. I am looking to buy another to put away for my next laptop, I never have enough space on the factory drive.

Cons: The directions are not very detailed, I remember hoping I was doing it all correctly as not to lose all my info!

Other Thoughts: There are step by step videos on how to use this correctly that were put out some 2+ years ago. I bet if you google it, those videos are still around. VERY USEFULL!!!

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  • Andrew B.
  • 10/21/2011 10:25:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPain with MacBook Pro

Pros: Aluminum case is well designed and installing a drive is very easy. The aqua color looks great.

Cons: Randomly disconnects from my Macs. I've had 20+ disconnects after 10-30 minutes of having the drive connected and trying to do a backup or image.

Also doesn't work as USB drive for my Netgear wndr3700.

Other Thoughts: I stupidly bought 2 of these, one for a friend. We are both very disappointed.

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