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Vantec NexStar CX 3.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure - Model NST-300S2-BK

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 3TB
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Vantec introduces its NexStar CX 3.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure. Ideal for anyone in need of storing and transferring large amounts of data, the NexStar CX is a convenient way of upgrading storage to your computer. The NexStar CX turns any internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive into an external hard drive that can be used on any system with a USB port. In addition, the aluminum casing protects the drive from overheating and vibration. The NexStar CX supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 to offer fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps. The Vantec NexStar CX 3.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure is great for anyone who requires a high performance, lightweight, and durable external storage solution.

  • newegg Convert 3.5" HDD to USB Storage The VANTEC NST-300S2-BK external enclosure is designed to convert 3.5" SATA HDD to external USB storage drive for more convenient data transfer via USB.
  • newegg Aluminum Body The aluminum casing provides solid protection for your drive and helps speed up heat dissipation for stable running.


Learn more about the Vantec NST-300S2-BK

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Series
NexStar CX
Model
NST-300S2-BK

Spec

Color
Black
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
Aluminum
Internal Interface
SATA
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 3TB
Features
Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0
Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB
Hot-Swappable:  Plug & Play Without Rebooting
Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac OS X v10.4 and Above

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
215 x 123 x 31mm

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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  • Nick B.
  • 3/6/2014 1:33:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHappy Camper!

Pros: So far, so good.
Case assembly fits together nicely and all screw holes line up.
The included USB cable is fully functional as well.
Powered it up and and my Win7 computer recognized it immediately and I'm able to read & write files.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This case replaces a dead Samsung 1.5TB StoryStation enclosure that unceremoniously quit working after a year of infrequent backup use. The drive itself was fine so I removed it and dropped in this case.
Powered it up and and my Win7 computer recognized it immediately and I'm able to read & write files.

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  • derrick m.
  • 1/14/2014 5:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec NexStar CX

Pros: Never had a problem with this. On here today to buy another one. Only use it it every few months for backups, so I haven't exactly used it hard--but I have had it for nearly 4 years now. I like the heavy aluminum body since it should transfer heat out effectively. (Has no fan).

Cons: No problems, but it is heavier than you'd expect.

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  • Matthew W.
  • 4/22/2013 9:43:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected.

Pros: It really is plug and play. Placed the SATA drive from my old PC in it, plugged it in, and Windows 8 recognized it with no issue. Case is well build, drive seems stable. Quiet as well.

Cons: About the only con is the eye-searing blue LED.

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  • Richard J.
  • 4/9/2013 2:08:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to install

Pros: Easy to install, good-looking unit. I had it up and running with a WD 3TB hard drive in 10 minutes without a hitch.

Cons: None as yet.

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  • Michael Y.
  • 4/9/2013 9:34:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsonly supports 1.5TB, NOT 3

Pros: Bought more as these worked well in the past. Claimed 3TB compatibilty.

Cons: My 3TB drive got hosed when connected. I read flyer that came with the enclosure and it says 1.5TB MAX. Wish I read that first. Bye bye data!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
We try hard to provide our customer with the best service. If you have questions about our products, please feel free to write to us for assistance at support@vantecusa.com. We will try our best to answer your questions. Thank you for looking into our products. We do value your patronage.
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Garrett S.
  • 2/28/2013 1:09:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Enclosure

Pros: Great Case. Looks clean and is pretty compact. Connected my Hdd and spun up immediately. Works exactly how I wanted it to.

Cons: Not really a con, but the LED light on the front is ridiculously bright.

Other Thoughts: Had no problems with a bad USB cable like many other have reported.

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  • Frederick M.
  • 1/27/2013 9:27:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec external Drv enclosure

Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: None

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  • Steven B.
  • 12/1/2012 2:44:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPretty good, but expected longer life

Pros: Pretty good little hard drive, simple to install and never had any over heating issues

Cons: Expected a longer life from it, it died after 1.5 years.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/7/2011 5:44:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsGood enclosure, bad USB cable.

Pros: Good enclosure, easy to assemble. USB cable supplied with enclosure does not work. After I assembled this unit, Win 7 refused to recognized hard drive. I have read that this unit often supplied with bad USB cable, so I used cable I had, Win 7 recognized hard drive and it works fine. I have tested original USB cable on other USB ports and it is a dud. I have removed two stars, because it is a known issue and Vantec should have fixed it by now.

Cons: Bad USB cable. It is a known issue, Vantec need to step up and fix it. I have asked for RMA for cable from Vantec. They want me send cable back to them, this is waste of my money. Who knows if the will replace it with good USB cable.

Other Thoughts: Enclosure stays warm, but not hot. Vantec makes good enclosures, but not addressing USB cable issue is just dumb.

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  • Eric H.
  • 9/6/2011 11:35:47 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec

Pros: Cheap.
Works good.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I have bought over 5 Vantec laptop enclosures.

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