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Item#: N82E16817707333

StarTech.com 2.5" Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Enclosure w/ UASP - SSD/HDD Height up to 12.5mm

  • Support for HDD / SSD up to 12.5mm in height
  • Maximum heat dissipation with vented aluminum housing
  • UASP Support for optimal performance
  • USB3.0-5 Gbps
  • Supports SATA revision I/II/III
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  • Allen T.
  • 1/14/2015 11:25:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I've had mine about 4-5 months now and love it. I have a 500GB SATA3 installed loaded with movies and music for when I travel. I can watch several movies back to back and while it gets a little warm it never gets hot. If I lay it on it's side so more air can get to it, it stays much cooler. I am using it mostly from my laptop and don't need any AC adapter, just the USB3 from my laptop. I did buy a shorter cable about 15" long so I wouldn't need to drag the longer cable with me when I travel. I am going to buy at least one more when I get back from Mexico.

Cons: None I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Will buy again, I have had good luck with StarTech.com products.

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  • Jeff M.
  • 12/28/2014 5:54:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance, Needs Refinement

Pros: Very simple to install an SSD into and get up and running. Everything is very straightforward and once you have the SSD installed it is just like have a large thumb drive. I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit and have had no issues on either a usb 2.0 or 3.0 port.
It looks pretty good too, and I like the silver look.

Cons: It does have its faults however. The cord is rather short and something a bit longer would be nice. I'm not too familiar with usb 3.0 cables so I'm not sure if the end the plugs into the enclosure is proprietary or not. If not you could buy a longer cable but I don't think someone should have to.
The BIGGEST con for me is the rather sharp edges on the ends of the enclosure. I am a metal worker by trade and have a big pet peeve about leaving sharp edges and burrs on finished products. While it is not a burr it is a a fairly sharp edge. Not enough to cut your hands but you definitely would not want to drop this or let this enclose slide at any weird angle against a soft surface, like wood, plastic, or some soft painted surfaces. The potential is there.

Other Thoughts: Performance wise the USB 3.0 is great. This is the first device for me to use it and it has plenty of speed. I have a fairly older and slower SSD which is where my bottleneck is but it still transfers quickly and effectively.

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  • srinivas v.
  • 9/10/2014 9:38:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: Works well, no noticeable issues. Inserted an SSD in the drive to get the most out of it.

Cons: None

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  • Michael B.
  • 4/14/2014 5:39:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case, but...

Pros: Solid metal construction
Accessories included
UASP support

Cons: Installation

Other Thoughts: I bought this case because I needed an external enclosure for an SSD drive I could use to backup and transfer data to another system. I decided to spend the extra $$$ to get one with UASP support, even though I did not have any experience with StarTech previously.

The case is nicely packaged, and comes with everything you would need - screws for the case and drive installation, stick-on feet for the bottom of the case, and a USB 3.0 cable.

My only quibble is the difficulty I had installing the SSD drive. The drive tray slides out easily, but the length of it requires that you either remove the two screws attaching the logic board to the frame, or you bend the end of the tray slightly to get enough clearance to angle the drive into place. This was more of an issue for me, because I wanted to test multiple drives in this enclosure, not just install one and keep it in there. Once the drive is installed, however, the case is easy to put back together.

The best thing about this enclosure is the UASP support - which means please check your system specs first, and make sure it supports UASP before ordering this enclosure! I verified my system (Macbook Pro) did have this support before I pulled the trigger.

I ran some informal tests using this enclosure and a USB 2.0 enclosure. I used an older intel SSD, so I am not sure how these numbers will translate if using a newer drive. I copied an 8GB file from my Macbook Pro to the intel SSD. then ran a checksum on the external copy. With the USB 2.0 enclosure, the copy averaged 3 minutes and 45 seconds, and the checksum 3 minutes exactly. With this enclosure, the copy took 1 minute, and the checksum also took 1 minute. This was far from a scientific test, but it let me know how much speed I could expect from using this enclosure - and the improvement is worth the extra money, in my opinion.

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