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Item#: N82E16817155216

PPA 2001 ME-390U2 Plastic 3. 5" / 5.25" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure with "U" Light Bar

  • 3. 5" / 5.25"
  • USB 2.0
  • Plastic
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Learn more about the PPA International 2001 ME-390U2

Model

Brand
PPA
Model
2001 ME-390U2

Spec

Size
3. 5" / 5.25"
Material
Plastic
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Features
Multi-colored Light Bar
External enclosure for 3.5-inch IDE drives or
External enclosure for 5.25-inch IDE CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW/ DVD ROM/DVDRW drives
IDE interface
Works with notebook and desktop PCs
Suitable for 3.5-in HDD
Up to 400Mbit/sec on data transfer
Enhanced IDE/ATA/ATAPI protocol
Supports Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Supports Mac OS 8.6, OS X
Plug and Play
Hot swappable
Built in power supply (100-240V, 50/60Hz)
Self power consumption +5V and +12V

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Macintosh OS 8.6 or Later
Available USB Port

Packaging

Package Contents
3.5" External Enclosure
USB Cable
Power Cord
Driver Disk

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  • Peter C.
  • 12/29/2006 8:56:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe biggest one of its type

Pros: Works great for optical drives.

Cons: Not so good when using it for removeable hard drive trays. Even though it is the biggest one they have, the hard drive docks still won't fit. I don't think it worked with the hard drive docks either when I tried to run it with the case open.

Other Thoughts: I need a bigger external enclosure :(

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  • David C.
  • 11/18/2006 4:06:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood idea.... very poor design

Pros: Looks cool. It's also nice that you could use it for either hard drives or cd/dvd drives. Fan hasn't died on me... yet.

Cons: It's nearly impossible to open without breaking the tiny, weak plastic clips. I've opened it three times now to replace the hard drive (upgraded three times, gradually increasing hard drive capacity) and have broken three of the stupid little clips. The top just kinda stays on by the weight of gravity now. Just a bad design.

Other Thoughts: Note to manufacturer: Spare a couple of pennies and make the clips out of metal.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/30/2006 12:29:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsVERY NOISY

Pros: It works. Have had it for 4 months w/o failures or errors.

Cons: The case is hard to open. There are no slots or pins or latches to press or pull. You simply have to YANK hard and fast on the top lid to get it to open. But on top of that this device is extremely LOUD. The fan makes more noise than all the fans in my computer, modem fans, router fans and external HDD case fan. When I turn this device off, I have almost zero noise.

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  • Naveen V.
  • 9/1/2006 9:11:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK. Noisy fan.

Pros: Functional. Economical. Good for people who like purple, blue.

Cons: Noisy fan after a few months.

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  • Erwin G.
  • 7/17/2006 10:09:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Appearance looks good

Cons: It is made of plastic.
Hard to open--No manual inside
on how to open it up without
breaking it

Other Thoughts: Do NOT buy this product!
You will be sorry

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2006 5:16:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDont get this

Pros: It has a cool blue LED light bar that u can scavange from the box to use somewhere else

Cons: I am a Electrical Engineer, and a NetworkAdmin, I got one of these that was DOA, did a RMA and got another that was DOA. At that time it was costing so much to ship back i said "screw it"

get a different model imo.

Other Thoughts: spend your money elsewhere

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  • Charles A.
  • 4/7/2006 12:18:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggseh.. its OK....

Pros: it works well for hard drives....

Cons: its pretty poor for dvd burners... i got a lot of misburns when id use this to burn dvds...
watch the buffer... itll drop to almost nothing.
dvd decryptor gave me a semaphore problem in which id have to constantly watch the disc burn and click "ok"(or "ignore", i cant remember)...
if i didnt click it within a few minutes, it would misburn..
very annoying..
i bought it cause i wanted an external dvd burner.. but it doesnt work well for that..
however, it works for cd burning.
now its an external HD..
not worth it unless youre only burning CDs
get a 3.5" if you want an external HD.

Other Thoughts: its very bulky... but i guess thats expected from a 5.25" drive.
i guess its neat looking for the price... the "U" lights up

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  • Peter C.
  • 2/23/2006 6:54:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great enclosure. Shiny, bright (more so than the picture shows), good speeds.

Cons: Can hardly fit a mobile rack in it... and the mobile rack would show an error at detection. But this was an experiment, so its cool.

Other Thoughts: Great shipping, arrived in great shape and at a price no other retailer could beat.

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  • Edward A.
  • 1/17/2006 10:40:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice, even if bulky...

Pros: It has an integrated power supply and a regular B-type USB jack, so you can use any standard power or A->B USB cable.

Cons: This thing is very bulky; it can fit in a backpack or bag, but takes up a good chunk of space and would end up with an awkward fit. This is due, of course, to the onboard power supply.

Other Thoughts: Although this thing is perfect for something you need to move around every now and then, as the cables are easily replacable, the size is a limiting factor if you are going to be carrying it around, and you should think about getting a laptop drive and case instaid.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/15/2005 2:52:51 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks fine

Comments: Works good. not loud. built cheap. it doesnt seem very quality and its style is a little tacky but it works like it should, and the price is right. thanks newegg.

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