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StarTech.com 2.5in Silver USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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StarTech.com 2.5in Silver USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure for SATA HDD
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 178 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 1.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Speed4.5   average
Transfer4.0   average
Case3.7   average
Price3.2   mediocre
Screw2.5   below average


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Case

Case:
"The plastic wings that are used to join the case to my hard drive were broken off (and sitting loose in the packaging) upon arrival of the item, so this product is functionally useless to me."
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"I just go without the case and it's perfect for me."
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"Oh, another non-complaint: it comes with a useless case."
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"Only problem was with the case, it wasn't long enough to fit over the laptop hard drive."
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"Unfortunately you can't just put a drive in the case, plug it in and it will work."
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"I bought this external case to use it with a 200GB laptop disk, the problem?"
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"I just needed an extra case for a hard drive from a laptop, and this worked perfectly."
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"If you are looking for a small, lightweight case, this one is perfect."
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"Despite that, the screws are holding well enough to keep the case intact."
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"This hard drive case gave me a nice backup drive because of a harddrive I pulled out of a broken laptop."
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"The case doesn't protect anything, and it's so slippery that the hard drive easily slips out when you have the case on, even if you're gripping it fairly hard."
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Price

Price:
"The build quality really isn't that great, but it functions great given the price."
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"after my Laptop physically broke in half I decided to switch to a desktop for price and power reasons, the only way to retrieve data was to use an adapter because my laptop was completely broken."
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"The feel is to be very cheap, not great value for money."
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"I did a lot of research and this one seemed like the best compromise between price and quality."
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"I was a little disappointed with this unit out of the box as it really is just a cheap piece of aluminum with a small pc board that converts USB to SATA interface - that's where my disappointed stopped though."
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"Recommend it for the price..I am using it only to backup my files on an external hard-drive though."
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"Don't waste your money and go to a computer person, this is probably one of the easiest things to do."
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"The enclosure is inexpensive, but does the job it is supposed to, without any problems."
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"Five Stars for saving my a ton of money that i woulda spent taking it to best buy or something like that."
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"I did a lot of research and this one seemed like the best compromise between price and quality."
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Screw

Screw:
"I don't understand why people complain about the small screws."
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"Their was a minor frustration, and that is the screw holes didn't line up just right."
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"If I have any complaints, its that the instructions said to remove the screws from the enclosure before opening it the first time."
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"Pros- It lined up and plugged right into the hard drive- Case seems sturdy and solid- Drive was recognized right away in Win VistaCons- Connections on internal board can fail- Small screws for endcap (comes with a small micro screwdriver luckily."
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"Only challenging part was the TINY screws you have to use to seal the case."
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"A Lot of people complained about the screws, mine fit in there perfectly and yeah they are microscopic but as long as you're putting it together on a table (which you should be to be safe) then you aren't gna lose them."
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"I've found the best way to install the screws (2) is to hold the screwdriver upright and the enclosure downward."
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"The screwdriver provided is magnetic, so it's very easy if you put the screw on the driver, first."
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"The little screws were certainly small, but fit perfectly."
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"Despite that, the screws are holding well enough to keep the case intact."
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"No problems to assembly the components nor to find screws... however, the driver doesn't work."
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Speed

Speed:
"other than that its an ok product, transfer speeds aren't that bad and this is a good item so it can store your hard drive as a back-up and I wouldn't recommend traveling around with it since it doesn't look very road durable."
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"Pros:- Easy to use- Relatively fast data transfer rate- Right price!"
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"This Case works very very well, It's very quiet and Fast."
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"Great Buy, Great people to buy from, my product came fast and friendly, thanks guys."
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"The file transfer performance is extremely good, the enclosure is lightweight, really portable."
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"fast delivery makes me happy."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"other than that its an ok product, transfer speeds aren't that bad and this is a good item so it can store your hard drive as a back-up and I wouldn't recommend traveling around with it since it doesn't look very road durable."
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"I purchased this product to transfer files from my wife's failed PC to her new MacBook."
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"I was able to transfer the data that I needed by hooking the drive to the enclosure interface."
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"Good transfer rate on a 4GB Ram, Intel Core i3 processor at 4.80mb s for a 250GB hard drive."
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"Pros:- Easy to use- Relatively fast data transfer rate- Right price!"
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"Data transfer seemed very quick and I had no problems."
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"For use on a desk and in a pocket or backpack its great to transfer data, store data or back it up."
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