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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.



Features:

 

  • 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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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Daniel S.
  • 3/1/2015 4:19:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Quality material
-Price

Cons: -No additional screws
-Cable

Other Thoughts: Quality assembly, but I wish they included the two small screws you will need to secure the pieces together. No issues so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2015 1:40:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Comes with everything you need, mini screwdriver as well

Everything works as it should so far and it only cost $8

Cons: The solder joint does seem to be a bit ehhh so I wouldn't go changing drives in the case unless you really have to

Other Thoughts: For $8 I couldn't have asked for anything better. Hopeful to get a long life out of this enclosure

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  • Kevin B.
  • 2/18/2015 11:11:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLooks pretty, doesn't work

Pros: None

Cons: Unable to get ANY hard drive to work in this enclosure.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We try hard to provide excellent customers service. If you have questions about our products, or anything that are not functioning the way it is advertised, please feel free to write to us for assistance at support@vantecusa.com. We will try our best to support and answer your questions. Thank you for looking into our products.
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/16/2015 8:22:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great! Gets the job done with Linux Mint 17.1 on my laptop.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2015 5:31:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - nice build
- two usb plugs on the cable to properly power hard drive
- came with philips screw driver
- came with four screws when only two is needed to close the unit, nice extra touch
- solid packaging box

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: When it arrived I first used it as a usb to sata cable to do the migration from internal hdd to ssd. Once that was done, I removed the hdd, replaced it with ssd, and put hdd into this enclosure. Now my lappy has ssd and I have external hard drive for extra storage.

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  • Alison C.
  • 2/7/2015 11:09:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBroke after two months

Pros: None

Cons: USB3 connector solder joint to PCB broke after about two months. More work to assemble than Origo.

Other Thoughts: Thank goodness the expensive drive in the enclosure is still working after the solder joint broke. Buy the Orico, not this one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Sorry for the premature failure of the product. We try hard to provide solid and stable product to our customer. We will continue that hard work and back it up with excellent customer service. If you have questions about our products, or anything that are not functioning the way it is advertised, please feel free to write to us for assistance at support@vantecusa.com. We will try our best to support and answer your questions. Thank you for looking into our products.
Best Regards, Vantec

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  • Roland M.
  • 1/13/2015 1:30:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Complete!

Pros: -Price--this thing is dirt cheap.

-Included accessories--as titled, this enclosure comes very complete. For the price it's actually surprising, and I've had more pricey/flash enclosures come with less.

-Does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Cons: -Build quality is not super, PCB/connectors don't look the greatest. But hey this thing is under $10, you can't expect the world!

-Limited connectivity (i.e. USB 2.0 only)

-No Eggs removed for these cons because the enclosure is not priced in a way that you'd expect those things.

Other Thoughts: Personally I usually buy more expensive enclosures than this and at a minimum having eSATA and/or USB 3.0. However I purchased this on behalf of a family member that asked me to help them out with their laptop and used this to enclose their old HDD for backup purposes (added an SSD to the laptop's main drive). Given it's an older/basic laptop and only has USB 2.0 ports I figured might as well give this one a whirl.

Was pretty surprised at just how much Vantec includes with this little guy, particularly at its sub-$10 price. You get not only the enclosure, screws, and a dual-head cable but also a sleeve/case for the enclosure. It's a pretty cheap/minimal sleeve but still nice that they give you one nonetheless. They even give you a mini-screwdriver to assemble the thing!

The enclosure isn't the smallest but it's not large either and the drive is a nice snug fit. At first I was worried the drive might flop around in the enclosure because there's nothing really holding it like a rail or anything inside but the foam end-stop and pressure against said foam from assembly, is enough to secure the drive nicely.

USB 2.0 performance is what you'd expect--nothing more, nothing less.

The PCB and connectors don't seem like it's something you'd want to plug/unplug or change drives inside a ton of times, but again at the price you can't expect super high build quality. I'd suggest, for example, to not connect/disconnect the cable from the enclosure that often. Instead leave the cable connected and just connect/disconnect it from whatever PC or device you're using it with.

In the end I was easily able to do what my uncle needed with this enclosure, for minimal cost to him. Set up an auto-backup on his laptop so whenever he plugs it in it backs up. Does the job.

Bottom line? If you only need USB 2.0 and need to make a 2.5" drive external? This is the ticket. 5 Eggs for sure!

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  • W. S.
  • 1/7/2015 10:57:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible value

Pros: Good idea

Cons: Never worked properly. Useless documentation. Eventually the eSATA connection failed and I lost all my data. Tried it on different desktops and with different eSATA cables but never worked again.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't use this again even if it were free!

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  • Brian R.
  • 1/4/2015 3:23:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Carrier HDD

Pros: Average 85~110Mbps data transfer rates from big to small files. Comes with all hardware and micro screw driver to put it together. No drops on connections and will operate on one usb connection with higher output USB.

Cons: Could not order more than 5 at one time, None

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  • Nicole M.
  • 1/1/2015 6:35:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: Works as it should, cable is a good length, the documentation that came with mine says it works for up to 1 TB, not 750 GB.

Cons: none

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