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Item#: N82E16817366023

SABRENT EC-ST5B Aluminum 5.25" Black USB 2.0 CD/DVD Enclosure

  • 5.25"
  • USB 2.0
  • Aluminum
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Model

Brand
SABRENT
Model
EC-ST5B

Spec

Color
Black
Size
5.25"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 2.0
Specifications
Design for all 5.25" devices, such as CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW. So you can build your own external burners!

Interface is compatible with all 3.5" SATA Standard Desktop Hard Drives (including Western Digital, IBM, Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi, Maxtor and much more). But Case design would make the ECS-U35K a more practical solution for Hard Drives.

Built-in cooling fan

Solid Aluminum Body

Truly Plug and Play - Hot Swappable

Universal Auto-Switching Power

Built-in ON/OFF Power Switch for easy usage
Features
External enclosure for 5.25-inch SATA CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD+RW/DVD-RE

Advance Noise Control Design

Hot-Swappable

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X and above, Linux kernel after 2.4.1.0

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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  • Thomas H.
  • 5/16/2013 1:00:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot what is pictured.

Pros: Easy installation and quiet with the fan unplugged.

Cons: Not what is pictured. I made my decision based on look and the power adapter type for my HTPC (all black, no logos, and AC adapter is a straight plug). I received it, opened the package and was surprised that there was a huge whit Sabrent logo on the top. I just installed my ODD upsidedown and that worked great.

While installing it I hadn't notice the one true annoyance, the brick was on the wall, which is exactly what I was trying to avoid.

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  • Billy S.
  • 4/13/2013 2:43:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove this Sabrent Enclosure

Pros: Attractive Case, easy to assemble once taken apart, I like this case very much, very pleased !

Cons: Fan is a bit loud, so I disabled the fan, only using for a DVD Writer and Player. With this aluminum case it should be fiine IMO without the fan. Was kind of hard to pull apart to slide the DVD in, but was able to push on it and get a narrow gap started and then used a screw driver with electrical tape on the end to pry it off so as not to scratch it and was able to get it apart.

Other Thoughts: Disabled the fan, was too loud, they should come up with a quieter fan with different blades that is not so noise, however it is working fine for me after I disabled the fan, just unplugged the 2 wire connector. Subtracted one egg for loud fan

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  • Gerald B.
  • 2/20/2013 12:43:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBad USB cable

Pros: Quality of the case was fine and it was easy enough to take apart and assemble once a drive was installed.

Cons: I thought the enclosure electronics were bad at first, but then after trying it on 2 different systems I used another USB cable. Worked fine after that.

Other Thoughts: I used mine along with a SATA hdd rack to make an external hard drive which can be used easily with any 3.5" SATA hard drive. Works great!

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  • Gregory W.
  • 11/12/2012 2:21:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKeep it enclosed

Pros: Looks great, easy access to get any size drive installed, nice construction, nice black color, solid construction

Cons: The fan is loud

Other Thoughts: I bought this for a 1tb internal drive I had that I wanted to use for a second backup of my data to be stored in a safe. The external case was the exact solution for the drive. I encourage all to have two backups of their data weekly, one easy access to the other stored safely away , you can find all you need here.

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  • Loraine M.
  • 4/23/2012 2:37:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt does the job

Pros: Great for a external dvd drive.

Cons: a little slow

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  • Randall H.
  • 3/20/2012 6:24:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsjust perfection

Pros: its a very well made shell. and everything fit in place nicely. and goes nicely with my laptop. the dvdrom burner i installed was a liteon ihas 124-04B with CFW. all burns from the enclosure have been right on. no failed burns like my old desk top.

Cons: shell is a little tight. and was hard to take apart. but in my eyes thats a good thing.

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  • Perriotte S.
  • 11/25/2011 10:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks Great on the outside. DOA fan works fine but power to sata does not work.

Pros: LOOKS GREAT! NICE ALUMINUM BODY! PLUG & PLAY, NO OTHER SOFTWARE TO USE. VERY EASY TO USE.

Cons: Power is very bad with this product, powers on when it feels like it. Sometime the fan just comes on but nothing else.

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  • Jeanleah M.
  • 10/6/2011 12:29:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice when Assembled

Pros: Stays cool. The fan is quiet. I only hear the breeze that it makes. I like the look and I like being able to pile on top of it all of the comic books and gaming manual I moved to make room.

Extra screws. Has screw driver, adapter and USB cable. All plugs fit snugly.

Cons: I wanted the plastic face plate to fit snugly but there is a separation. Is this for air circulation or is it poor moulding?

The usb cable is too short. Approximately 75 cm between plugs.

Other Thoughts: Someone should make a screw driver set with superimposable handles. That way one could get a better grip on screw driver for a small screw.

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  • RAYMOND H.
  • 4/8/2011 10:10:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsso many power supply failures, might as well add mine

Pros: nice looking, works well when you can get power to it

Cons: yet again, another power supply failure!
they build the power supply itself poorly. i tore mine apart and found that the soldering points on the power input area of the big black box was loose as heck.

Other Thoughts: honestly, spend money on a different one. the power supply that is in these things makes it a nice looking paperweight

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  • diann a.
  • 2/18/2011 10:18:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None never powered up

Cons: Power supply like the others stated DOA no lights no sound no nothing. Stay away just pay a few more bucks and get something worth while. by the time i RMA`d it it costed 45 bucks never buy this junk again STAY AWAY

Other Thoughts: They are selling new stuff you would think they would have a better Power Supply it is the cheesiest i ever seen

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