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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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  • Alan B.
  • 5/26/2016 8:18:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEverything including screwdriver needed

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

Pros: Two small screws are needed to hold the drive in, 4 are included, as well as the screwdriver needed.

Cons: The case does not have side guides or anything else to prevent the drive electronics from touch the conductive case, so they had to include a plastic sheet to attach to the drive prior to insertion.

Other Thoughts: Once installed, the drive is held in place by two foam pads ad the closed end of the case, so there is no rattle.

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  • Daniel D.
  • 3/20/2016 4:09:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEconomical and effective

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

Pros: - Low cost
- Works as advertised
- Linux compatible (standard USB 2.0 mass storage device)
- Behind a powered hub works even with Raspberry Pi B+, as well as on powered hub attached to a computer, or directly to a computer.

Cons: - High power - requires powered hub or directly connected to computer

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  • david f.
  • 2/22/2016 8:09:56 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs50 % good

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

Pros: one unit seems ok I was able to get a 512 gb ssd formated
second unit died after 5 minute connected

Cons: price to high if your stuck having to swallow the shipping to send it back

Other Thoughts: wont buy again

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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

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

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.

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

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

1 out of 5 eggsController Failure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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