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ORICO 25AU3-BK External USB 3.0 to 2.5-Inch SATA Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Case With Exclusive Sleeve - Black
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Pros: Sturdy Aluminum Case
Nice protective Outer Case
Comes with USB3 cable

Cons: I have been using it mostly on Windows 10 x64 systems. I have found that it only works intermittently when connected to a USB3 port, but it does work all the time when connected to a USB2 port.

Other Thoughts: USB3 feature only available intermittently, but always works okay when connected to USB2 port. Tray closure is VERY tricky and you have to play with it considerably in order to get it to lock closed fully. BEFORE you close the locking end flap, FIRST look at the closure clasp and see exactly how it works, and then it will be easier to understand what needs to be done to get it to fully lock when you close it. If you use a thinner 2.5" drive you can expect to hear a slight noise as you move the case around because it isn't a tight fit. IF that bothers you, you could multi-fold a hunk of paper and slip it inside to tighten the fit.

ORICO 25AU3 Aluminum USB 3.0 to 2.5-Inch Sata External Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Sleeve - Blue
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3 out of 5 eggs ORICO 25AU3 Aluminum USB 3.0 to 2.5-Inch Sata External Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Sleeve - Blue 01/15/2016

This review is from: ORICO 25AU3 Aluminum USB 3.0 to 2.5-Inch Sata External Hard Drive Enclosure Case with Sleeve - Blue

Pros: Nice Blue Aluminum Case.
Nice case cover.
Nice USB 3.0 cable.

Cons: Difficult to get the case closing clasp to work properly and lock shut. Finally got it to close and lock after multiple tries. Unfortunately I can NOT get the drive to connect and work when connected to a known good USB 3.0 port. However, it does work perfectly fine when connected to a USB 2.0 port. The SSD drive I installed is a working Intel 180GB SSD drive. Apparently the USB 3,0 interface is not fully compliant with the USB 3.0 spec, just like using my Samsung USB 3.0 external drives.

Other Thoughts: The case is nicely made, but would not recommend it to others unless they are happy to only use it plugged into USB 2.0 ports. It's an okay buy on sale though, but you lose the speed of the USB 3.0 standard.

ORICO USB3.0 to SATA3.0 Dual Bay External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 & 3.5 Inch HDD, SSD with Hard Drive Duplicator/Clone Function [Support 2 x 6TB HDD Not including HDD] - Black (6629S3)
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Pros: Works as advertised

Cons: Instructions are somewhat lacking

Other Thoughts: I was able to use the docking station with a single drive, but the single drive MUST be plugged into the SOURCE slot because the computer won't see it if plugged into the TARGET slot. Cloning procedure in manual is lacking for info, but it works if you press the clone start button once and you'll then see a sequence of four alternating flashing blue lights. As the clone progresses a 25% done LED will stay lit solid. After the clone is complete all four LEDS will be lit blue solid. I heard no completion beeping though and I was sitting right in front of the unit. The cloned drive works fine for my wife's Win XP 32-bit system cloning 1TB drive to 1TB drive, both Western Digital drives, at a time of three hours to complete.


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