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Item#: N82E16817155701

SABRENT SBT-ESU25 Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 1TB (9.5mm thickness)
  • Aluminum

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Charles S.
  • 1/29/2016 8:03:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine -- exactly what I needed

Pros: Exactly what I needed for a couple old IDE laptop drives. The price was right.

Cons: Small screws. Well, it's not like you're going to install and remove the drives repeatedly.. It comes with a spare screw, in case you drop one...

Other Thoughts: I was a little surprised to find that it has full-size USB-A. Most of these sorts of cases have a USB-mini.

Not a problem, since they come with cables.

And they give you a small screwdriver for the small screws...

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  • David D.
  • 12/12/2015 6:51:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product for Great Price

Pros: Enclosure works and was worth the price.

Cons: Just personal pet-peev. I don't like that the drive just sits on bare metal inside. I simple piece of plastic would have gone a long way.

Other Thoughts: I understand using the usb y cable but on more than 90% of machines today it's unnecessary. Would like to see a standard usb to usb cable just so I don't have this dangling piece.

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  • Thomas K.
  • 11/23/2015 4:13:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: If more external enclosures are needed, I will purchase more of these enclosures.

Cons: None

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  • Rick R.
  • 12/1/2014 3:31:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInitial issue, simple solution

Pros: Price, Simple to use, easy to understand instructions, lightweight.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: As the title states, I initially had a problem with the install and my Asus UL50VT Win7/64 unit recognizing it with plug and play. Once I only used one instead of the two USB plugs my machine had no issues and everything was smooth. Not sure what would constitute the need for using both plug-ins. Maybe an older machine or a larger drive. The HDD I was using is only an 80gb.

Reading the other reviews before I purchased had me a little leery as people have said their machine would not recognize the enclosure but I am wondering now how many were because of the 2 plug use.

It is an economy enclosure, very lightweight and works perfectly for me as I am using it to retrieve files from a dead laptop.

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  • Allen G.
  • 6/22/2012 4:17:27 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSabrent SBT ESU25 Enclosure

Pros: The enclosure worked fine with a 2.5 inch drive from an old laptop I trashed. The screws are self-tapping and need a slightly larger screwdriver than the one supplied. The 3-headed cable is needed to mount the drive to a USB port, the single USB plug is for additional power to the enclosure if needed.

Cons: The back plate on the enclosure is very reflective, new in appearance. The front plate is dull, scratched, and what looks like screwdriver marks where someone forced the front plate off the enclosure. The front plate looks like it was re-cycled from an RMA item.

Other Thoughts: For the price the device works just fine. As for the heavily used front plate, I expected better, but, I will use it for the purpose intended. Overall I would buy it again.

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  • Hans B.
  • 2/28/2010 11:47:35 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsConnector is Awesome

Pros: The biggest pro here is the connector. Those mini USB connectors ALWAYS screw up eventually. This has a regular sized connector, which has worked

Cons: None. If it's loose, just use a little paper...One guy said there's a groove to put the HD in

Other Thoughts: I usually don't buy cheap stuff, but in this case they've done a bang up job

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  • Ryan E.
  • 1/23/2009 3:40:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSABRENT SBT-ESU25

Pros: Definitely Cheap, And Very affective. I am using this Case with the Seagate Momentus 5400 160g 2.5 inch laptop hard drive and so far it works great. I haven't had any problems doesn't over heat like others do. I have run it up to 6 hours with no skipping or write failures so over all very good.

Cons: Now some people say that the Rattling is a problem but with my hard drive i didn't have to add anything no paper no Kleenex and it doesn't rattle or vibrate so i am satisfied with that. the USB Cable is Interesting to say the least but it does work. I noticed that in order to use the hard drive at maximum efficiency you must have both of the USB ends on the one side plugged in or you hard drive will skip and have problems.

Other Thoughts: This Product Has a very good Transfer Rate it says 458/mbs and i Would believe it I have played World of Warcraft with this hard drive on high and it works smooth as can be. This is a great product and i would recommend it to anyone

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  • N O.
  • 9/20/2008 3:11:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJob done cheap

Pros: Works, power from USB, aluminum is protective, screws (cheap) screwdriver driver disk and (cheap) leather case included, Hi Speed USB

Cons: Weird cable (male to male with a male in the middle), so the enclosure only accepts a male USB port, limited in the number of cables you can use to connect (not the typical mini A or B's that are everywhere). Again, wrap the drive in paper or it will rattle around, the only connection points are the data pins (yikes).

Other Thoughts: weird cable and need a "secure" mod of paper but with power over USB, cheap, and does get the job done, it works.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/22/2008 12:47:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCost-effective

Pros: Inexpensive, gets the job done

Cons: There's really nothing to fasten the hard drive into an immobile position. You just plug it into the IDE interface on the back panel, slide it into the box and just let the drive flop around in there. I really, really don't like that.

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  • Skyler C.
  • 7/14/2008 2:18:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood and Cheap

Pros: It does its job.

Cons: I had to put a piece of kleenex on one side of the harddrive so it wouldn't rattle around.
The metal feels a bit cheap.

Other Thoughts: For the price it's good, and really with the only downside that was worrying me having such a quick fix (just a piece of paper will do the trick) I would recommend this to others.

I ordered this product at 2pm EST or so, Newegg shipped it out same day and somehow even though I ordered 3 day shipping it arrived at my door the next day. Go Newegg!

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