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Vantec NexStar TX 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive / SSD Enclosure - Model NST-210S2-BK

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  • 2.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB

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NexStar TX
NexStar TX


Vantec introduces its NexStar TX 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure. Ideal for anyone in need of portable storage, the NexStar TX's slim design makes it a convenient way to carry your data. The NexStar TX turns any SATA 2.5in. hard drive into a convenient hard drive that can be used on any system with a USB port. In addition, the aluminum casing protects the drive from overheating and vibration. The NexStar TX supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 to offer fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps. The Vantec NexStar TX 2.5in. External Hard Drive Enclosure is great for anyone who requires a high performance, lightweight, and durable portable storage solution.



Features:

 

  • Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
  • Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps with USB 2.0
  • Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug-n-Play Without Rebooting
  • Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power and HDD Activity
  • Supports ALL 2.5in. SATA I/II HDD/SSD (Height supported 9mm - 12.5mm)


System Requirements:

 

  • Intel Pentium II 350MHz Compatible or Mac G3 Processor and Greater
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 or Mac OS 8.6 and later
  • USB-Equipped System
  • For USB 2.0 Speeds, the System Must Support USB 2.0 Specifications

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Plug and Play 12/31/2016 9:03:02 PM

Pros: physically fits my 320gb Western Digital Blue laptop Hardrive.
Was recognized by my Windows 7 PC without and driver install or download.
I copied 41gb in 12 minutes.

Cons: Only came with 2 of the 4 screws.

Overall Review: This is a good product for turning old laptop hard drives into portable USB drives.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not very good at all - 0 ( Zero ) Eggs 11/10/2016 1:03:43 PM

Pros: The enclosure

Cons: * On an Intel Series 7 chip-set this works. Tested under Windows 7 on ASUS and Dell platforms.
* On an Intel Series 8 chip-set it does not work. It has problems communicating with the drive its connected to. It keeps going into Plug 'n Play ID over and over. Same results with a Hitachi 100GB spindle drive as well as with a 100GB and a160GB SeaGate spindle drives.
* LOUSY soldering job. You can see where heat melted plastic and there is residue around solder joints. Very poor workmanship. NOT production quality

I bought this USB v3 device for a Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD. It failed to work on a brand new ASUS NB using Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. The Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD works great on an old SeaGate FreeAgent Go but it is on all tested platforms but the SeaGate FreeAgent Go is only USB v2 compliant.

Overall Review: Not recommended unless you just want the aluminum enclosure.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It works 8/17/2016 11:44:01 AM

Pros: It does what it is supposed to, and hasn't died in the 3 years I've had it.

Cons: Have to plug in both usb connections to make it work even if they are high power draw usb ports.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Kind of worked 6/16/2016 4:12:51 PM

Pros: Works as specified

Cons: There was a loose connection on mine somewhere. It would stay connected for a little while but eventually disconnect itself from the computer. I thought it was the wire but I replaced it and still had the same problem.

Overall Review: I wouldn't buy this. Buy a better built enclosure.

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1/ 5
It didn't work 6/6/2016 11:39:15 AM

Pros: Nice looking enclosure. Tight fit, Packaged well. Good customer service, but mine didn't work.

Cons: It's defective. The light doesn't come on. The computer doesn't detect it, but the drive spins. Bottom line, faulty circuitry.

The HDD I used works well. I put it back in the PC and worked just fine. It's the enclosure, not my hard drive.

Overall Review: Customer service is good. They tried to help, but there was nothing they could do. They told me to send it back for a refund, but it's not worth it. The cost of shipping it back is more than buying a new one. Oh well, my loss. What can I do.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Everything including screwdriver needed 5/26/2016 8:18:04 AM

Pros: Two small screws are needed to hold the drive in, 4 are included, as well as the screwdriver needed.

Cons: The case does not have side guides or anything else to prevent the drive electronics from touch the conductive case, so they had to include a plastic sheet to attach to the drive prior to insertion.

Overall Review: Once installed, the drive is held in place by two foam pads ad the closed end of the case, so there is no rattle.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Economical and effective 3/20/2016 4:09:09 AM

Pros: - Low cost
- Works as advertised
- Linux compatible (standard USB 2.0 mass storage device)
- Behind a powered hub works even with Raspberry Pi B+, as well as on powered hub attached to a computer, or directly to a computer.

Cons: - High power - requires powered hub or directly connected to computer

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
2/ 5
50 % good 2/22/2016 8:09:56 AM

Pros: one unit seems ok I was able to get a 512 gb ssd formated
second unit died after 5 minute connected

Cons: price to high if your stuck having to swallow the shipping to send it back

Overall Review: wont buy again

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