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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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  • Ian C.
  • 4/14/2015 8:35:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple. Effective.

Pros: It does what it's advertised to do. It'll fit a 2.5" HDD/SDD and allow connection with computers that have a sufficient number of USB ports to run it. My primary reason for getting this case was to use it with the Wii U along with an older Western Digital Laptop HDD for added storage space. It works quite well for that when formatted in FAT32, though the Wii U will also ask to format it just to make sure things work.

Cons: I wish more was included to give the drive more of a snug/secure fit. Mine doesn't do much moving, but if I had to take it around with me often I probably would not have bought this case (or, at a minimum, spent some money on extra internal padding.)

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  • Paul F.
  • 4/6/2015 3:37:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Quality

Pros: Clean design, nice packaging and comes with a couple cool surprises.

Cons: Not sure how secure input port is mounted to logic board, but at this price, I'll take my chances.

Other Thoughts: Shipping was super fast!

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  • Michael M.
  • 4/1/2015 12:22:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVantec NexStar TX

Pros: Put the drive into the bay and the green light came on but Windows is not seeing the drive. I tried it on my PC and my laptop.

Cons: It would have been nice for the drive to have been able to show up in Windows!

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  • Jay V.
  • 3/31/2015 9:20:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsfor limited use

Pros: Low Price

Cons: Flimsy build quality

Other Thoughts: I picked this up to do a HDD to SSD swap on my wife's laptop. It worked, but I am glad my intent was not for a portable storage or frequent disk swap application. It felt like it was going to break both times I attached a drive to the SATA connection. The aluminum box is pretty good, but the rest of the kit doesn't inspire confidence. I don't know if it is the USB 2.0 or the old HDD being 5400 RPM, but the cloning of a half full 640G HDD to a 480G SSD took over an hour and a half. It works, but for how long?

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  • Robert K.
  • 3/29/2015 2:23:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInexpensive and Works

Pros: Nothing fancy, but it works and does the job I wanted it too. I put a 3.5" Western Digital 500 GB hard drive in it to do backups for my Window 7 machine. Haven't checked out the transfer rates but it work with Windows Backup and have not had any problems with it. Case is not warm when I touch it. Couldn't ask for more at this price.

Cons: Mine just sits on top of the tower but if you are using to take along in your laptop case be aware that the hard drive is not really held secure in the case and could bounce around a little.

Other Thoughts: I was kind of hesitant after reading some of the other reviews but have not experienced any problems with it at this time. Note, I have a 500GB HD installed and 750 GB is suppose to be the limit.

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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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