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Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

  • USB 3.0 with UASP
  • Slim 11mm Design
  • Aluminum; Tool Free
  • Up to 1 TB

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Cheng-yi C.
  • 11/18/2015 11:27:47 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad design

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: top and bottom covers made of aluminum

Cons: It is almost impossible to open it without destroying the enclosure due to the poor design. Avoid buying this product by all means, if you, like me, want to use this enclosure to clone a hard drive to be used in another computer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Cheng-yi,

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are having difficulty with your product, please kindly email to us at support@tek-republic.com. We would be more than happy to help you with any technical difficulty you may help, or help you with replacements.

Sincerely,
Tek Republic Support

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  • KUEI-HSIEN L.
  • 10/18/2015 11:55:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Design

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: USB 3.0
Not Expensive
At least fit my Hitachi 9.5mm HDD

Cons: How many eggs am I supposed to give it after both of my thumb fingernails were broken while trying to take apart this enclosure, and almost ruin my drive when I took it out with a tiny wrench?
Like another review said, it may be good if you intend to leave your drives in this enclosure permanently. The hard drive fits extremely tight in it.
Never buy tool-free or screw-less enclosures because they will screw up your drives.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kuei-Hsien,

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any difficulty with your product, please kindly contact us at support@tek-republic.com. We will be more than happy to help you with any issue you may have.

Sincerely,
Tek Republic Support

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  • Lily L.
  • 9/22/2015 11:10:47 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove the finished

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: Very well made ,beautiful product,so far it works great for me. Good value for the price.

Cons: None

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  • robert c.
  • 8/9/2015 4:13:59 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggscool tools idea but in reality sucks

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: It's a usb3.0 enclousure

Cons: What a pain in the keister to install or remove a drive! If you plan on plunking one in and never messing with it again maybe. But if your like me and swap drives around a lot. This isn't what you would want! The idea behind it is great. No screws. Just snap it together and apart. But from a convenience perspective it sucks. Look at the drawings of it. That middle rectangular piece just fits around a 2.5" drive. You have to finesse the drive into that. Than try to snap the top and bottom into place. Not nearly as easy as unscrewing the front or back and sliding the drive into place.

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  • David C.
  • 7/1/2015 2:01:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple. Clean. Crisp.

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: Fairly durable and simple nice looking design. Not Rugged, but strong enough. Tested with a 750GB Samsung 2.5" Drive. Works very well.

Cons: The inner rectangular plastic ring which divides the two halves of the case may seem a little flimsy, but not that bad.

Other Thoughts: Just try to brace each half as you pull the case apart. Nice case that is simple and pretty durable.

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  • Tim S.
  • 5/21/2015 11:05:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlim, Small, Prepped it FIRST!

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: Slim, small, came with cable, UASP apparently working: holding even an average SSD (OCZ - Agility 3), file transfers fly. I imagine it would be faster than instant with a better drive -- so would things finish before being started? Really, small files up to about 300MB move so fast that it's remarkable, but that is what you'd expect for the drive in correct working state.

Cons: None really - lost a star because I had to do some prep work in order to make sure I could re-open this case without issue. There are small tabs on the aluminum half-shell that engage the plastic (mid piece?) part, one of three main parts, to secure this case shut. I read that once closed, people could not re-open it without damaging it, so before securing a drive inside, I put some tape below the tabs and took a very small fine file and made the three tabs on one side shorter. This way they engage but it will take less movement to disengage them to open the case. It works. I put the drive in and with modest pressure I can open it with no damage to anything, meaning it is now more than a "single use" part, so I can swap 2.5" drives at will -- and that is what I wanted, but costs a star because I had to mess with it, and learn that I needed to do something in the first place! If you read this you are armed now, NP.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this drive case for 2.5" drives, but if you think you might ever want to swap to a different drive in the future don't forget to prepare the case before closing it the first time or you will probably have to break it open: once closed around a 2.5" drive, like most SSD's and laptop drives, there is not enough room (by design?) to reopen the case to swap drives without damaging the case and possibly the drive.

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  • Ramsey F.
  • 2/9/2015 7:54:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Failure

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: Slim
Brushed aluminum
Easy installation

Cons: Failed after a few weeks. I had installed the drive and checked to see that it worked (it did), and then gave the drive as a gift. It worked perfectly at first, but after a few days of use it started to randomly disconnect, and eventually stopped reading all together. As others have mentioned it is near impossible to take the case apart once it has been snapped together. I did manage to get it apart but ended up bending the edges in the process. I tested the HD outside of the case, and it still worked.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/8/2015 4:52:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEggcellent, but don't ever disassemble it

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: It works great and feels very secure

Cons: So secure in fact, I would fear breaking the snap tabs if you disassembled it

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  • jon f.
  • 2/2/2015 5:30:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 4 Months. Flimsy

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: Fine while it worked. It is just a metal jacket with no padding for drive but maybe that is what you want. You probably don't want....

Cons: It died after 4 months. Manufacturer does not even list this product on their website. I would purchase something that was more robust and at skip this thing.

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  • Mukesh P.
  • 12/3/2014 4:42:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice enclosure with one flaw

This review is from: Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5" Black USB 3.0 Hard Drive External Enclosure for 9.5mm 7mm HDD and SSD (Optimized for SSD, Support UASP)

Pros: 1. Aluminum and very nice to look at.
2. Fast...not holding back any device I have put into it (although I have not tested a SSD in it).
3. ASMedia controller chip inside. This a big deal. No VIA junk.
4. Cable is long enough that you won't be frustrated.
5. Micro USB connection end into the enclosure is sturdy. I have not had any random connects/disconnects.
6. Excellent heat dissipation.
7. Inexpensive.
8. Foam shock absorbers inside the plastic interior frame.
9. Stupidly easy to assemble.

Cons: Don't plan on removing the device you put inside it. Once it is in there, you will bend or destroy this enclosure getting it out! The way it is designed does not allow for easy prying to pop the top off, as it is friction clipped all around the edges to the point where you will definitely scratch it and then bend the top cover getting it back open. So, if you don't plan on removing the device any time soon you are good. If you swap drives frequently, then do not buy this one!

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