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Spire Coolers SP110-NEB 3.5" USB 2.0 Aluminum External Enclosure

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  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Aluminum

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The Spire SP110-NEB GigaPod III USB 2.0 aluminum external enclosure turns a standard 3.5-inch Parallel ATA internal hard drive into an external, portable storage device. The enclosure supports hard drives up to 400GB in size. The aluminum chassis is a giant heatsink, pulling potentially damaging heat away from your drive and its data. Its fanless operation also means less noise in your work environment.

The USB 2.0 interface allows for easy plug-and-play installation and makes it hot-swappable for quickly adding or removing the drive from a system without rebooting. An external power adapter is supplied and an LED lets you know when you have power and your drive is busy reading or writing.

  • newegg Supports 3.5-inch Hard Drives The Spire Coolers SP110-NEB external enclosure provides broad compatibility with all standard 3.5-inch IDE hard drives to enable capacities of up to 400 GB or even more!
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The USB 2.0 interface enables high data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps so you save time while copying or moving data. Support for plug-and-play significantly decreases the need for driver installations (Windows 2000/XP or above editions of OS).

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Its ok for infrequent use

Pros: Silent
No Fan
USB 2.0
Switch to turn On/Off

Cons: screw are a little cheap and loose
DOSENT READ ANYMORE AFTER 2 YEARS

Other Thoughts: Cord is shorter then your average USB cable
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Worked perfectly when it worked, It suddenly stopped working, almost lost all 168gigs of data on my 200gig WD HDD, Windows fixed all of the errors during startup!!!
E-mail support has Database errors so e-mail support is technically non existent

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I love it

Pros: Cheap, easy to figure out, and it works like a charm. I haven't had any problems and I'll probably be buying another one soon.

Cons: The outside scratches pretty easily, but it's cosmetic only. I really haven't had any trouble with it at all.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Does the job, and does it well

Pros: Inexpensive. Solid aluminum build, very sturdy. Easy to set up.

Cons: No feet!

Other Thoughts: This enclosure is a perfect solution for putting that old IDE drive to use. It's well-built and doesn't look strange or take up a lot of space. Only 2 small screws for the backplate, and plastic rails hold the drive in very tightly. There are no rubber feet on the unit, though. Find some stick-on rubber feet to reduce vibration, and you're all set. Great value!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Great, despite abuse

Pros: I abuse it and it keeps working. I usually have the controller disconnected from the metal enclosure with wires/board exposed so I can quickly connect drives. When not in use it spends most if its time at the bottom of my book bag. Has worked with every drive I've connected, on every computer.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Not Too Bad...

Pros: This unit is just about as compact as a 3.5" enclosure could be. Aluminum material is nice. The unit works flawlessly. Fitment of HD was no problem.

Cons: Power switch is a little small (made for baby fingers). I actually had to bend a resistor on the PCB to make sure it did not ground to the metal case. The screws that hold the PCB are extremely small.

The HD is not actually held in by anything solid. A plastic rail system is used to slide the drive into the enclosure. There is no physical contact of the drive to the aluminum. So in order for the aluminum to act as a heat sink, the air inside of the enclosure must heat up first, then the aluminum. That's not a very efficient design and allows the HD to heat up more so than if there was direct contact to the drive.

Also, due to the compactness of the enclosure, there is absolutely no shock absorption. So what ever you do, DON'T drop it.

Other Thoughts: For the money, this is a great setup. Of the six or so different models of external enclosures I have owned, they all have their weaknesses. I'd say this is just as good if not better than most.

For a temporary On/Off external removable drive, it is great. I would not, however, use this for a permanent/always on external drive.

I rate it four eggs because it is what it is, and I got exactly what I needed: an external case to turn on, backup My Documents, and turn it off.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
2/ 5
Works but is fragile

Pros: The enclosure recognized the drive right away. Electronically, it works great.

Cons: Drive uses two plastic tab to hold the back in. These tabs are fragile and can easily break. I ended up holding it together with duct tape.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works OK

Pros: - Inexpensive
- Works OK

Cons: - Simple metal case does not cushion hard disk
- IDE connector is hard to get off (not good for switching drives)

Other Thoughts: If I had to do it again, I would have got a slightly classier enclosure

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great unit

Pros: Nice looking, has a power switch and a LED,hard drive was easy to install. both the USB and power cables were of ample length. Was recognized by system partitioned and formated in 5 minutes with out an error.

Cons: only one, there is no stand for it so you can't mount it vertically

Other Thoughts: It's as good as units two to three times more expensive.

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