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5 out of 5 eggs Works as advertised 01/21/2013

This review is from: APRICORN EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL 2.5" IDE / SATA USB 2.0 Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

Pros: No hassle installation of HDD from brand new laptop (laptop runs from SSD) . Using throgh USB3 port as a backup drive. Slick and nice gear.

Cons: None so far, hopefully ever.

Other Thoughts: Has an additional 5V DC socket, adapter has to be bought separately. Might be useful for energy hungry drives.

Vantec NexStar CX 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Easy installation. Loaded with SSD works fine so far.

Cons: Requires USB 2.0 Y (double) cable to connect - did not notice that in the description. Inconveniet on a laptop with a limited USB ports.

When tried to use single cable computer froze after some time - seems like underpower issue.

ioSafe 500GB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive with 1 Year DRS USB 3.0 Model PA50500U1YR
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great rugged hard drive. Lives mostly in a backpack, sometimes carried under rain and snow. Stores and delivers data as promised.

Cons: Somewhat heavy and pricey, but has its purpose.

Other Thoughts: Requires fully USB 3 or double USB 2 port to work. Might be somewhat nuisance on older laptops with not many USB ports.

Also on Windows laptops I found that "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" checkbox shuould be unchecked under Device Manager. USB Root Hub,Power Management. Otherwise drive may disconnect spuriously.


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Display Name: AREG B.

Date Joined: 09/22/11

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 10/09/11
  • Last Review: 01/21/13
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