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Vantec NexStar SE MRK-510ST 2.5" to 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD Converter/Adapter/Bracket, Exact 3.5" HDD dimension & SATA III ready (Supports 7, 9.5, 12.5, 15mm height SSD/HDD)

  • Support SATA I/II, SATA III ready
  • HD Capacity Up to 1 TB
  • Hot-Pluggable
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Expand your storage with the Vantec MRK-510ST NexStar SE 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter. Equipped with a tool-less removable tray design, the NexStar SE will convert any standard 2.5" SATA hard drive (7mm~15mm) into a 3.5" hard drive with ease. Designed to mimic a 3.5" hard drive; integrate this unit seamlessly into any computer or enclosure and enjoy a pure SATA connection with speeds of up to 3GB/s. Switching and swapping drives easier than ever with the new, truly versatile, NexStar SE 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter.

  • newegg Supports Any Standard 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD (7mm~15mm) The Vantec NexStar SE provides broad compatibility with standard 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD.
  • newegg Metal Housing Metal housing brings excellent heat dissipation as well as tough, reliable hard drive protection.
  • newegg Hot-Pluggable With the hot-pluggable function, it is easy for you to replace your hard drive without shutting down the system.

Learn more about the Vantec MRK-510ST

Model

Brand
VANTEC
Model
MRK-510ST

Spec

Conversion Tray
1 x 2.5" Drive to 3.5" Bay
Specifications
Name: NexStar SE

Type: 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter

Device Support: SATA I/II Hard Drive

SATA III ready

Device Size: 2.5" (7mm - 15mm height)

Internal Interface: SATA

External Interface: SATA

HD Capacity: Up to 1.0 TB

Material: Metal & Plastic

Dimensions: 148 x 102 x 24mm

System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.4

Package Contents:
NexStar SE 2.5" to 3.5" SATA Hard Drive/SSD Converter x1
Installation Guide x1
Installation Screws x4

Features

Features
Supports Any Standard 2.5" SATA Hard Drive or SSD

Designed To Mimic A Standard 3.5" Hard Drive

Fits In 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosures

Seamlessly Integrate Into Any Standard 3.5" Drive Bay

Metal Housing For Maximum Heat Dissipation

Hot-Pluggable

Tool-Free Hard Drive Installation

2.5" NexStar SE Removable Hard Drive Trays

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Mike F.
  • 10/15/2014 9:12:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAll units up to this one have been good

Pros: When used in conjustion with SYBA SY-MR-35SOF 3.5" Serial ATA hard drive SATA II HDD-ROM mobile rack makes a great way to swap out ssd drives for the computer.

Cons: Until this one I would have given it 5 out of 5 stars, but the last one I ordered only works intermittently. Since I have other units, I tested it and the outside carrier is the issue. Unfortunately at $10 to return for rma does not make any sense to return it.

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  • Jason B.
  • 4/18/2013 12:02:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimple Dock

Pros: Works perfectly with 2.5" hard drives and SSDs. Clips in securely and has worked great for years, fits nicely in a floppy / media reader drive bay. The packaging was quite excellent.

Cons: Some SSDs fit somewhat tightly and can make it difficult to remove the drive from the bay. Not much of a problem really, just need to pull a bit harder.

Other Thoughts: Had an SSD with my Operating System running in this bay for a couple of years, has worked well.

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  • Melvin L.
  • 1/16/2013 6:35:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot bad, but I'd try others

Pros: -connects my 2.5" SSD neatly into my hotswap rack
-reasonable price
-doesn't require screws to hold the 2.5" drive in place
-the build quality is pretty solid

Cons: -The screws holes on the outside are definitely the wrong size. My HD rack has special screws to work with rubber vibration dampeners, and they dont fit into the holes on the side
-The pictures make it look like there is lots of ventilation on the top, but there isn't. Basically the on air flow is the two openings on the bottom

Other Thoughts: If I needed another such enclosure I'd try a different one, probably the ICY Dock

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  • Martin G.
  • 10/28/2012 8:55:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant

Pros: no tools required, just works great - takes a couple of seconds to install or remove a drive

Cons: none, how could anyone give this product less than 5 eggs rating?

Other Thoughts: needed an adapter to fit an SSD or other 2.5 drive into this item N82E16817993031. And whoop there it was

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  • Scott C.
  • 10/16/2012 11:25:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNeat Device

Pros: Does a good job at providing a 3.5" holder/adapter for an ssd or notebook hd. Quick mount alignment pins are nice

Cons: The only problem I see is that the little plastic tabs that mount through the HD's holes on the side could wear out over time

Other Thoughts: Pretty slick little device. I don't really see a need to remove the metal shroud- I mistakenly did so before I realized that was not necessary

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  • Coleby T.
  • 10/15/2012 11:28:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Very good price compared to when they first came out. Pulling in speeds of 550 MB/S with 2 in raid 0 on a sata 2 connection.

Cons: No trim support in raid 0. not OCZs fault.

Other Thoughts: Thinking about picking up 1 more and a sata 3 raid card

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  • chad h.
  • 10/7/2012 7:14:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for external enclosure

Pros: The cheapest option for a 3.5" external enclosure. If it's for a PC, there are better/cheaper adapters that offer better air flow. There are no LED lights. Don't listen to any who say it doesn't fit a 2.5 drive.

Cons: The smaller screws than standard are a nag, but not a huge deal. And more ventilation would be nice.

Other Thoughts: 3.5 external enclosure that you need to fit 2.5 drives? Buy.
PC that you need to fit 2.5 drives? Get a different, open top adapter.

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  • Michael W.
  • 8/7/2012 11:14:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: SDD snaps right in. perfectly.

Cons: Comes with screws that don't fit!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We value your input about our product and will strive hard to provide our customer with good quality products. 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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  • Dominic N.
  • 8/1/2012 10:07:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Much better product than expected.
I needed an adapter so I could fit my old laptop hard drive into my computer case, and purchased this because of the high reviews and reasonable price.
This creates a hard mount for a very modular 2.5" drive adapter. The hard drive mounts incredibly easily, literally just bend the tabs and drop the hard drive in.
The modular mount just slides in to install, and removal is almost as simple.
I would recommend this to anyone, particularly those needing to install/remove a 2.5" drive frequently. Once you install the case, the process becomes easier than plugging in the cord.

Cons: None

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  • Robert H.
  • 7/24/2012 8:37:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice device

Pros: If you change drives frequently, this is the device for you. I bought two and have been satisfied. I took off an egg because the holes were not aligned correctly with my case.
Good price.

Cons: Wish it was metal and the holes lined up better.

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