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Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive / SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK

  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB

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NexStar TX
NexStar TX

Vantec introduces its NexStar TX 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure. Ideal for anyone in need of portable storage, the NexStar TX's slim design makes it a convenient way to carry your data. The NexStar TX turns any SATA 2.5in. hard drive into a convenient 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 TX supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 to offer fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps. The Vantec NexStar TX 2.5in. External Hard Drive Enclosure is great for anyone who requires a high performance, lightweight, and durable portable storage solution.



  • Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
  • Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps with USB 2.0
  • Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug-n-Play Without Rebooting
  • Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power and HDD Activity
  • Supports ALL 2.5in. SATA I/II HDD/SSD (Height supported 9mm - 12.5mm)

System Requirements:


  • Intel Pentium II 350MHz Compatible or Mac G3 Processor and Greater
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 or Mac OS 8.6 and later
  • USB-Equipped System
  • For USB 2.0 Speeds, the System Must Support USB 2.0 Specifications

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Antoine J.
  • 2/7/2016 1:48:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUseful and inexpensive--great for leftover mechanical notebook HDDs after SSD upgrades

Pros: - Inexpensive--but not cheap! (There is a difference!)
- Connecting wire comes with two USB heads for extra power (though should not be necessary for modern computers
- Comes with screw driver and carrying slip
- Aluminum casing helps dissipate heat

Cons: - Square edges of plastic may leave some to be desired
- Not necessarily the nicest looking of these types of things (the Rosewill competing product--if available--has much more beauty appeal)

Other Thoughts: Bought 3 of these things for family after upgrading their laptops to SSD drives. I used the woefully slow 5400 RPM mech HDDs I pulled as Windows 7 and Lenovo backup and repair drives. This way, they can have the tools and images needed to fix their own computers if they jack them up. These enclosures need not cost more than $10 US if needed and this is by far their best use as slow HHDs are great for non-critical and non-time sensitive needs. These little Vantecs are great for overnight backups.

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  • beatrice p.
  • 12/19/2015 7:46:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great for backups.

Pros: -It does exactly what it's supposed to.

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: The description is spot on. I've been using it at work to backup the office's computers with no issues so far (6 months or so).

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  • 12/2/2015 9:32:12 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsController Failure

Pros: Black metal case good for heat dissipation. Looks good. Includes screwdriver.

Cons: I had two of these I bought years ago. I recently removed a 500gb mechanical WD drive when I swapped in a SSD. Initially it seemed to work right, but when I tried to copy 50 gb of data off my hard drive, the USB case would disconnect from my PC running Windows. Tried this on two PC's with same results. I had a second identical Vantec, installed my HD into it, and had the same problem.

I gave up and installed the HD directly to my motherboard's SATA connection. Had no problems. Installed this HD on to a Insten USB external, and ran the same test and had no problems.

Other Thoughts: The rubber cushions inside were too firm. After 2 weeks, the end of the case burst, breaking off the plastic retaining tab. It's going into the recycle bin today. Vantec is supposed to be a good brand, but not this model.

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  • Eric T.
  • 11/28/2015 7:57:57 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Everything went together fine, fired right up and is working good.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Inexpensive and so far works good.

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  • William N.
  • 11/18/2015 2:58:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot compatible with some HDDs

Pros: Price, aluminum shell.
It recognized a SanDisk SSD.

Cons: It doesn't work with the HDD intended. A Toshiba 250GB drive.
The included USB cable appears proprietary too. My other USB cables (1 meter) aren't connecting. Even 1 foot ones don't work.

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  • Paul B.
  • 11/18/2015 10:27:09 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNote that it needs TWO USB ports

Pros: Small compact unit with reasonably decent build quality. Seems to work okay but requires 2 USB ports for adequate power.

Cons: Requires two USB ports for power, so a no-go on my MacBook Air which has one port tied up with memory stick. Could be done, but would require an aux. cable to reach the second port on the other side of the MacBook. Too bad.

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  • Nick P.
  • 11/15/2015 10:24:28 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK enclosure

Pros: - Nice metal enclosure
- easy to setup
- feels solid

Cons: - Y cable did not work
- rubber feet would have been nice

Other Thoughts: The only main issue was with the Y-cable that came with it did not work.

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  • Lawrence N.
  • 11/12/2015 2:17:29 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUnusable

Pros: Sata hard drive fits in it.

Cons: No Y cable. Came with standard USB to USB cable. Unusable without Y cable to supply power.

Other Thoughts: Manufacturer says they will send me the proper cable.

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  • Robert Z.
  • 11/4/2015 5:11:11 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWrong Cable with unit

Pros: Easy to set up.
Price was right.

Cons: Wrong cable came with it. Supposedly there was a Y cable, and it's even pictured. But what actually was in the box? A funny USB A to A cable. Not very helpful. I had some extra USB to mini USB cables laying around so it was fine for me. But you should be careful.

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  • Mr. S.
  • 11/3/2015 8:56:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Easy to install drive just take your time. Install screws in case before you install drive onto connector. Slide into case slow and don't forget plastic protector on drive. Great price and comes with bag to out in.

Cons: None

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