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EAGLE ET-CS2XMESU2-BK Solid aluminum 2.5" Black SATA I/II USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

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  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 1TB
  • Solid aluminum

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Raphael A.
  • 5/31/2013 9:41:07 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product, inconsistent accssry.

Pros: "Practically" tool-less -- a paper clip is all you need to open it (if you lose the little wire provided in the box, under the plastic base).

Good connectivity.

Very smart design - just closing the box assures good contact between the bare HDD and the internal pins, availability of separate power, USB and eSata inputs, both red and blue LEDs to indicate connection and activity, all-aluminium body provides good heat dissipation.

Cons: The provided eSata cable can be a bear to deal with. I replaced mine with a ROUND eSata cable.

Inconsistent accessories: I own two of these, one bought two years ago, the other a week ago.

The old one came with: 1 USB-to-round power input, to be used when you want to connect to an eSata outlet on your PC, and 1 "Y" cable with 2 USB connectors on one end and 1 mini-USB on the other, for straight USB connections. The logic with the "Y" cable was, that one USB on the PC to 1 mini-USB on the enclosure was probably good enough, but to be sure, you could connect BOTH USB end to your PC, which would ensure you get sufficient power to the enclosure, along with data.

The new one has the exact opposite: one "Y" cable wit 2 USB connectors on one end, and a round power plug on the other to provide power only for eSata connections, and one straight single USB to mini-USB for simple USB connection. This is stupid. Plain and simple. It means making 3 connections for an eSata transfer, though connecting only one of the USB connectors for power (in addition to the eSata connection for daa) should probably suffice.

Neither of these is worth taking of an egg, But the manufacturer should be aware of this.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded/updated connections to support USB3 and faster eSata transfers would be welcome, but it probably won't happen with this model.

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  • Orson C.
  • 9/19/2012 10:10:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Connectors - USB and eSATA. Above average workmanship and clean layout.

Cons: None. Was hoping to order a replacement

Other Thoughts: Too bad this was discountinued, I was looking for a replacement since the mini (or is it micro) USB connector broke off. Still works with eSATA connector since I can still get power in.

Still waiting to pull the trigger since all replacement enclosures only support USB as the interconnect for data and power. I tend to be rough so not sure the newer offering will work for me.

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  • Rolf H.
  • 3/28/2012 11:53:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet

Pros: quality build, esata, stays cool, simple to use.
door key in bottom of stand.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: this enclosure has gotten a nice workout in the last year, still working without a hitch.

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  • Aaron P.
  • 3/10/2012 10:51:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent enclosure.

Pros: I liked the connection options or eSATA and USB. This I feel makes the device very flexible and useful for many. The size of the device is what makes it most appealing. The ability to quickly swap 2.5" HDD's is a nice bit as well.

Cons: The major con for this device, is of course the "Y" USB power connection. Not owning a external power adapter can be annoying when on the go with a laptop. Another issue is the internal connection. This can be quite tricky the first time around, but I got it to work fine. However, when swapping drives be sure to load the drive with the device flat, and then insert the HDD. I ran into the same issue as 3bop did, and 3bop's advice in turn helped me avoid a possible RMA.

The last con is concerning the HDD size capability. Although I haven't tried this device with any thing above a 500GB drive, but I assume a 1TB drive would be too big, just by going by the manufacturer's spec's on the box.

Other Thoughts: Decent little device, very capable as well.

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  • AMADO O.
  • 1/13/2012 3:16:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Egg

Pros: I've swapped so many drives on so many types of raid enclosures, some with trays and some of the tray-less types like this one. I'd say this enclosure is on par with high-end ones. Just don't forget TLC and that little jiggle-thing which is a must-do when working with this type of enclosures.

Cons: 4-egg minus is actually for NewEgg for mis-advertising this product as 1TB compatible. The box says 640GB. I bought this for my 1TB Samsung HM100UI which of course didn't fit. 1 egg is for free shipping but now I have to pay to send it back.

Other Thoughts: I'm hoping that manufacturers will instead use drive thickness instead of capacities for specs, e.g, 1TB's are 12.5mm, and anything lower 9.5mm

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  • Ian P.
  • 7/29/2011 12:52:35 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLarger Than Specified & Not Really Tool-less

Pros: Did not keep it long enough to find out.

Cons: The dimensions listed (5.1" x 3.2" x 0.3") are much smaller than actual measurements - (5.5" x 3.4" x 0.6"). Also the enclosure is not technically tool-less. It comes with a small tool resembling a straightened out paperclip that is used to release the door.

Other Thoughts: The measurements printed on the box match what NewEgg has listed so the error is definitely not their fault. NewEgg was very nice about the issue and took the item back w/ no additional fees for me to pay.

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  • William C.
  • 6/8/2011 5:50:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot as solid as I would like

Pros: The enclosure works exactly as advertised and looks cool.

Cons: The ejection/door mechanism fells like junk.. I feel like I am going to break it off when I take the drive out but it hasn't happened yet. The stupid little pin hole to eject the drive is a pain, but idiot proof, I guess..

Other Thoughts: I got two of these. Only decent looking product that fits the requirements of...
2.5" SATA,
tool less drive change,
External power option

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  • Brian H.
  • 4/29/2011 5:16:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this enclosure

Pros: Price, solid build, drive fits great. The lights are nice, but not overkill. The ability to lay flat, or sit in stand. USB & ESATA, comes with travel bag

Cons: None, this thing is great.

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  • Michael M.
  • 1/30/2011 12:39:40 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood features; Poor toolless design

Pros: A well thought-out enclosure with wicked fast eSATA interface. Comes with cables (eSATA, USB data, USB power). Sturdy case, which can be completely disassembled (see below). Super-sticky feet; good for tray tables while working on the plane.

Cons: The toolless design stinks, due to poor implementation. Specifically, I encountered three problems: 1) The physical interface between the controller and the drive has little plastic ridges on top that prevent connecting the drive I bought to use with it (Samsung MZ-5PA128). Had to disassemble and cut them off with a razor. 2) This interface was crooked, so neither of 2 drives I tried would fit until I removed the board and bent it into shape with my fingers. 3) Toolless caddy wouldn't seat one drive because it wouldn't push in far enough. Had to pull the board from the enclosure and connect it to the drive bare (which worked fine, disregarding the potential for physical damage).

Enclosure is the largest of my three 2.5" enclosures. Not huge, but bulky in my already busy briefcase.

Drive fails to start with some USB ports when using USB power / eSATA data. Worried about this happening when I'm in a spot where I only have 1 machine available.

Other Thoughts: Power is an issue when using the eSATA interface, but that's really an eSATA problem, not a problem with this enclosure. In this config, power consumes 2 USB ports. Not a big deal in the office, but painful when working remotely using a laptop.

I have a drawer full of external power supplies, and want to use one, instead of the USB power cable, for more reliable juice. Device and enclosed doc has no power information (not even a simple positive/negative tip sticker). Web site says '5V', but doesn't state minimum amps required. I can figure this out, but I'd sure like to have actual specs from the manufacturer, just in case.

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4 out of 5 eggsEffortless

Pros: 1) It's easy to swap hard drives using a pin that is stored under the stand. No screw driver is required.
2) No AC adapter required. This thing powers up from the USB port. It works with my mid-2009 MBP.
3) The pouch is nice.

Cons: 1) Be sure to insert the hard drive right side up and not on its side. The first time I put the hard drive it did not connect. This did not harm the hard drive or the enclosure (just no red light when plugged in).
2) The pouch is a little awkward if the stand is attached to the hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I used this in conjunction with a WD scorpio black 500 GB and the original 160 GB drive (don't recall the model) in my MBP. Cloning my partitions (OSX and Win7) over the USB connection was a breeze.

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