Great Quality - Impossible to sort out description/photos
This review is from: CRU 6650-5000-0500 Rhino JR RJR110 Removable Hard Drive Enclosure, SATA 3Gb/s Interface, Black,
Pros: It's NOT obvious from photos or the description or the manufacturers site but this is probably the best quality product out there for transferring your 3.5 inch SATA II internal HHD to/from your desktop. What CRU/Newegg calls an enclosure (THIS PRODUCT - Newegg item #N82E16817998086) is what mounts into your computer case and it includes the tray/carrier for the removal of actual HDD. What CRU calls a carrier is what everyone else calls a tray. When you buy this particular item you will get both. This enclosure is heavy gauge aluminum. The carrier (tray) is also heavy gauge aluminum and comes with a cover and will surround the HDD giving it the best protection I've seen in any product of this type. The tray-less swap is fast but if you actually need to protect the HDD when it's outside of the computer, this tray/carrier surrounds the drive on 5 sides (open back of necessity). Even the handle that locks the carrier in place is cast aluminum. Bombproof construction for critical storage
Cons: The pictures and product description are horrible at helping to sort out what actually is included in this product. The Newegg photos are confusing and CRU isn't much better. I'd love to deduct eggs from this for the wretched description, photos and terminology but in fact, it is a superb product. My only minor gripe is that there is a flip up door in the enclosure when the carrier is out (say, in the safe) but it's indented about an inch. It's OK at keeping out dust etc but I don't like the look. I'll likely buy a separate carrier/tray (Newegg item number N82E16817998162) and keep it in place without a HDD to finish off the computer build.
Other Thoughts: This thing would sell much better if Newegg (let alone CRU the MANUFACTURER!!!) actually had photos showing the different components and how they assemble as well as descriptions that don't seem deliberately confusing. For example, the photo for the carrier and the enclosure are the same. There is no photo of the carrier in relation to the enclosure. There is no photo of the carrier with it's "lid" on. I finally just bought this product blind and figured I'd sort out what was included once I got it. It's ridiculous to treat a customer that way. No wonder this product has never been reviewed.
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