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MASSCOOL UHB-UPS255 Aluminum 2.5" Black IDE / SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure

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  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 500GB

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The Masscool UHB-UPS255 represents a harmonious blend of style and function for your data transfer and portability. Sporting the double-oxidized and fogging treatment on its surface, the external enclosure is elegant, fashionable, and fingerprint-proof. The super thin aluminum cage not only realizes the effective heat dispersion but also enables you to carry and install it easily. An exquisite slide-proof leather handbag serves you to protect the trendy cage and take your data anywhere anytime.

Masscool lets you turn a 2.5” IDE or SATA hard drive into high-performance external storage. Hot swappable and plug-and play-ready, there is no need to restart your system when moving the drive. The automatic shut-off triggers when your notebook is off and will save you time and power. Get this great enclosure at an affordable price today!

  • newegg Supports 2.5-inch Hard Drives The Masscool UHB-UPS255 provides broad compatibility with standard 2.5-inch IDE/ SATA hard drives to enable capacities with up to 500GB!
  • newegg Compact Aluminum Enclosure The attractive, super shiny compact aluminum enclosure provides excellent heat dissipation and protection to the hard drives housed inside. Plus, an exquisite slide-proof leather handbag is supplied for easy carrying.
  • newegg Intelligent Switching Design With the intelligent switching design, the Masscool UHB-UPS255 automatically shuts off when the notebook is off for energy conservation.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Masscool UHB-UPS255 features a USB 2.0 interface for fast speed and real plug-and-play connectivity.

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  • Jamieson P.
  • 2/12/2014 8:38:24 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsShould be a nice product

Pros: It came when I ordered it. Unfortunately I did a search at the time for 3.5" drives and this was in the list since I had searched I did not read the full description and ordered the wrong one. Considering it's price was not worth the return shipping costs for me to send it back, so it is still sitting in it's box unused.

Cons: Came up incorrectly in searches on the site. This is probably corrected by now.

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  • Matthew G.
  • 10/12/2013 11:29:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks better now

Pros: Its been a while since the original review and i have now got a laptop hdd that fits in it and it is plug an play in everything i have tried it in so far

Cons: The Second wire for power is kinda annoying but it needs the power and its less problematic than a wall cord

Other Thoughts: Its not super high quality or anything but it does the job well enough

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  • Jarod D.
  • 5/12/2013 1:29:58 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsRMA Came Back Fine

Pros: covers both SaTa and EDI Laptop/Notebook Drives

Cons: Not so sure about the controller, its a lottle slow and my computer tells me its not USB 2.0

Other Thoughts: Great tool for Techs trying to save data from a dead laptop/notebook but does not deliver performance for an external driver

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  • Jarod D.
  • 4/26/2013 8:05:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1st one wouldn't read drives

Pros: compact, supposedly works for both sata and ide laptop drives, comes with nice cloth case and drives fit really well.

Cons: DOA

Other Thoughts: hope the replacement works

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  • Daryl R.
  • 6/29/2012 5:11:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDon't NEED to use the extra "power" cable

Pros: Nice size and nifty L.E.D lights. One to let you know it's on and the other to let you know its read/write/busy. Super fast and easy assembly with nice included screwdriver that works with large hands. You do not have to use both the usb and usb power cable to run IDE or SATA.

Cons: Use a lighter than hand tight screw job because you can easily break the plastic on the casing when securing the two screws to the case completing the assembly.
Not really a bad thing, but it can be sad cracking your new enclosure over-tightening.

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  • Jason P.
  • 6/18/2012 12:13:27 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSolid!

Pros: Works with my 1TB samsung.

Works in all the OS's I've tried- MS/WinXP, Win7, etc, BSD, Linux distros, special tools- everything works.

I have four of these now, and two of the simple SATA one's. They all rock. I've had about 20 external 2.5" cases and I love these- solid, simple and durable.

I like this one on par with the top 3-5x costing cases. My other ones haven't survived, these are still like new.


Cons: Average speeds- you'll be hard pressed to find anything anywhere that does better. It's worth the trade.

Doesn't look like they're including the nice cases. I've gotten some of these with a zip-up case that will hold two AND the cords... for $10-!!!

Other Thoughts: 1. If your drive is clicking, the hard drive itself the problem- your drive is a power hog and you need to plug in the extra USB to the computer. That is your hard drive problem, not the enclosure.
2. If it's too loose inside, put some electrical tape at the end, OR fold some tinfoil and put it on TOP of the hard drive- to give it more contact with the drive case (and help remove heat!). This esp. applies to the non-IDE/SATA combos (no inner board that the drive rests on).
3. Get two.

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  • Devon B.
  • 6/5/2012 10:04:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: looks nice
sata and ide
aluminium, not plastic
easy to use
comes with a screwdriver and cords

Cons: fingerprint magnet

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  • Andrew H.
  • 2/10/2012 5:20:27 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Just got this in the mail today. Very nice design with LED indicator. I was able to recover some data on an old IDE HDD that I thought was shot. Very easy to setup and use.

Cons: It seems a little loose in the case but nothing too severe. Considering the price, this is not worth dropping an egg.

Other Thoughts: For the price, a very nice enclosure to make use of those old laptop hard drives just laying around.

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  • Anthony H.
  • 12/4/2011 6:31:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks just like it should

Pros: Drive fit perfectly, transfer speeds are good.

Cons: None.

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  • Tyler C.
  • 7/30/2011 8:04:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest EXT enclosure I've used.

Pros: - NO CABLES NEEDED INSIDE!!! Just slide the drive into port.
- Can be powered with just main cable or with extra cable.
- Fits both SATA and IDE drives.
- Looks nice.
- Easy to swap drives.
- Comes with travel case.
- Blue power LED and Red activity LED (But shows as purple)
- Comes with very high quality USB cable.
- Uses Mini-B usb cables (They are easy to find)
- Cheap

Cons: - Absolutely None

Other Thoughts: Really, there's no reason to not buy this, even if you don't need it right away. Because the LEDs are so close when there is activity, the light actually flashes a vibrant and abstract purple. which is fairly cool.

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