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VANTEC EZ Swap EX MRK-253ST-BK Aluminum / Plastic 2.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 2.5" SATA III SSD/HDD Mobile Rack (Full Kit)

  • 2.5"
  • USB 3.0
  • Aluminum / Plastic
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EZ Swap EX

EZ Swap EX
Hybrid Mobile Rack

The Vantec EZ Swap EX Hybrid Mobile Rack provides you with dual options for using your storage. You can either dock it to your desktop or use it on the road as a removable enclosure with the latest USB 3.0 technology. This simple design makes the EZ Swap EX Hybrid Mobile Rack easy and fast to move data around with true SATA III speed or USB 3.0. It is an ideal device for your Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Drive (HDD).

Features

EZ Swap EX
  • 2.5" SATA III SSD/HDD External Enclosure
  • Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0
  • Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 6Gbps with SATA III
  • Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1
  • Small and Compact Using Aluminum Casing for Easy Storage and Travel
  • Seamlessly Integrate Into Any 3.5" Drive Bay
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting
  • Attractive LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity
  • Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive

Specifications

Model: MRK-253ST-BK (Full Kit)
Device Support: SATA I/II/III Hard Drives & SSDs
Device Size: 2.5" Hard Drive/SSD
External Interface: USB 3.0 (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1)
Internal Interface: SATA III (Backwards Compatible with SATA I/II)
HDD Display: LED Activity light
Material: Plastic & Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions: 6.0 x 3.9 x 1.0 in. (154 x 101 x 26mm) (Mobile Rack)
5.19 x 3.1 x 0.6 in. (132 x 79 x 16mm) (External enclosure)
System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or Higher
  • Available 3.5" Drive Bay
  • SATA port and Optional USB Port for External Connectivity
Package Contents
EZ Swap EX
  • EZ Swap EX Mobile Rack
  • EZ Swap EX 2.5" HDD/SSD Enclosure
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • SATA Data Cable
  • 4-Pin to SATA Power Adapter
  • Mounting Screws
  • Installation Guide

Learn more about the Vantec MRK-253ST-BK

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Series
EZ Swap EX
Model
MRK-253ST-BK

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5"
Material
Aluminum / Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA I/II/III
External Interface
USB 3.0
Features
2.5" SATA III SSD/HDD External Enclosure

Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 5Gbps w/USB 3.0

Maximum Transfer Rates Up to 6Gbps w/SATA III

Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0 or USB 1.1

Small and Compact Using Aluminum Casing for Easy Storage and Travel

Seamlessly Integrate Into Any 3.5" Drive Bay

Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting

Attractive LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity

Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Mac OS X 10.6 or Higher

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
154 x 101 x 26 mm (Mobile Rack)
132 x 79 x 16 mm (External enclosure)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Palmer W.
  • 11/16/2014 8:30:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec EZ Swap Great for Travel

Pros: This package will allow you to install a removable hard drive pack that is both SATA III and USB 3.0 compliant. You can have these drive packs installed all the time in your desktop and remove with a push of button and throw them in your bag for travel, using the USB 3.0 connection with your laptop. They are hot-sway compliant and rugged cases. I use them in all the desktops and even the server with WD Red drives there.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have used all versions of these drives for over five years now and just recently upgraded them all to the SATA III and USB 3.0 version.

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  • FREDERIC J.
  • 9/28/2014 8:59:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat peice of hardware

Pros: 1- All metal enclosure, with a very fine and almost imperceptible grainy texture, allowing for a firm grip : it doesn't feel like cheap metal at all even though it could be.
2- USB 3.0 works as expected.
3- It uses a USB 3.0 A Male to Micro-B Male Cable, which is standard and available at Newegg in case you loose it, for about 4.00$ (e.g. Item N82E16812422983)
4- I just love the docking option in a 5.25 inch drive bay with full SATA III connectivity (no need for drivers of course, as it doesn't provide its own controller but instead acts as just another SATA III drive in the PC : you must have an available SATA III port on the motherboard).

Cons: 1- No eSATA III capabilities, but considering that an SSD don't go beyond around 550MB/s, and that USB 3.0 provides up to 625 MB/s, there's no real need for an eSATA III port. No con here.
2- The SSD/2.5 HDD enclosure doesn't slide as smoothly as would be expected in the 5.25 drive bay, but it's not a big problem, just don't be too "brutal" with the guyzmo. No con.

Other Thoughts: I was looking for a convenient way to transport data without requiring some networking means, and in the most compact, efficient but still affordable medium which is an SSD. This product answers exactly to my need. A great product which I recommend, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Michael A.
  • 10/1/2013 10:33:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Hot Swap Enclosure

Pros: Easy to use, and install.
Internal SATA, and USB 3.0

Cons: Can't think of any yet, other than I keep forgetting it...

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