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UNITEK 2.5 inch SATA to USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure Case ,Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm HDD/SSD, Tool-Free and UASP
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: works with linux

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Got this to replace another 2.5" enclosure that I was having trouble using in an Ubuntu 14.04 install on a Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 motherboard which has a Etron EJ168 USB 3.0 Host Controller. When plugged into a USB 3 port on the motherboard, the enclosure is recognized as "JMicron USA Technology Corp. JMS567 SATA 6Gb/s bridge" and the drive shows up in Disks. I get the same result when the enclosure is plugged into a pci-E card that has a Renesas uPD720201 USB 3.0 Host Controller.

At the time of this review, the kernel version is 3.13.0-91.138-generic

[Upgraded Capacity] RAVPower 16750 mAh Portable Charger Power Bank Most Powerful 4.5A Output External Battery with iSmart Technology
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have the Ravpower RP-PB07 which will not charge a recent phone that I purchased. The 2.4A iSmart output of RP-PB35 is able to charge the 3000mAh battery on the newer phone at least 3 times.

Cons: The power cuts out after a minute or so if I use it with a USB LED lamp. The older RP-PB07 does not have this issue. The built in LED flashlight is dim. Takes overnight to charge even with a 2.4A AC charger.

Other Thoughts: Plan on charging this battery pack well ahead of time before you put it to use. Might not charge other devices such as MP3 players.

[Support UASP Protocol]  ORICO Tool Free 2.5 Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Simple, easy to use

Cons: Mostly plastic construction

Other Thoughts: Got a 120Gb SSD that would not work with an older USB3 enclosure that I have. Tried this one and the SSD was recognized by a linux computer. Stress tested the drive and the enclosure with 4 runs of bonnie++. No dropped connection or other issues so far.

I also tried this with an old disk drive that would not spin up (makes a clicking sound) while in a USB2 enclosure even with a Y USB2 cable, for some reason it works with this one using a USB3 cable, however it doesn't work if I use a micro USB2 cable.


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Date Joined: 05/21/01

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