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Optimized For SSD Support UASP SATA III Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case... by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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[Optimized For SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 1131 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 2.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Write5.0   exceptional
Price4.5   average
Speed4.5   average
Transfer4.5   above average
Case4.4   above average
Quality4.4   average
Power4.3   exceptional
Read4.3   above average
Weight4.2   below average
Screw4.1   above average
Cable3.8   average
Installation3.8   below average
Port3.8   above average
Connection3.5   average
Service3.5   below average
Windows2.9   below average
Connector2.7   average


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Cable

Cable:
"My only complaint is the external power cord that is encouraged to be used with it."
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"if there is a downside (not really) to it, it would be the cable is not your usual USB to micro-USB."
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"The only complaint is the casing too big and the USB cable too long."
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"Nothing wrong with this; it just means that the product includes a cord but no actual external supply."
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"The only weird thing is the included cable is USB Male A on BOTH ends."
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"*EDIT*Update on the case, I was contacted by the MFG after posting the review (probably less than 24hrs) and asked to confirm my address, I did and the next day they sent out another case, in this process I uncovered the problem, which was a bad cable, I changed it out for another I had on hand and it worked as expected, I also received the new case and it also works just fine with the OEM cable."
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"I dont think that I can count how many external 2.5'' enclosures that I have owned, but between the USB 3.0 interface, with provided cable, as well as the less seen on of switch, this is a second time purchase that required no time wasted looking at other loookalikes."
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"Because the support was so good, after returning this defective unit I purchased another Inateck model (one made of plastic and uses the standard USB3 cable) and I works perfectly and I am satisfied with it."
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"The cord was a perfect length for installing next to my Xbox, really didn't want a ton of extra wire to hide."
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"It came with its own usb 3.0 cable, and instructions for an effortless install."
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"I have other USB cables that fit perfectly; so there is no reason for such shoddy manufacturing."
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Case

Case:
"No screw but it could not be a pleasure if you need to replace the HD in the case frequently."
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"(It didn't come out easily in my case."
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"The only thing I dislike about the drive is the problem I have opening the case."
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"*EDIT*Update on the case, I was contacted by the MFG after posting the review (probably less than 24hrs) and asked to confirm my address, I did and the next day they sent out another case, in this process I uncovered the problem, which was a bad cable, I changed it out for another I had on hand and it worked as expected, I also received the new case and it also works just fine with the OEM cable."
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"working good with windows 8.1 64 bit also easy to install .. and full usb 3 Head size from both side ...only one thing maybe not good the case made from plastic"
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"It's so hard to find in HD cases with this feature."
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"best enclosure case on the market ,highly recommended"
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"Speeds are great though, my old WD My Book case was only USB 2, so it would max out at 30MB s, with this it has both read and write of 110MB s"
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"nice inexpensive case."
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"Nice 3.5 HD Case , nice Aluminum , Reads temp on PC."
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"runs at about 30C when really transferring 100 gigs at 90mps , Great Case easy to install any 3.5 Drive."
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Connection

Connection:
"The enclosure has problems connecting to a laptop while not booted into windows."
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"I have connected it to a few different laptops and desktops with no problem."
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"The good thing about this case is the Standard USB cable (it comes with a cable in the box) rather than the 'mini' style USB cable which tend to be hard to connect due to the very fine USB plug."
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"I can't speak in any great detail to the technical specifications, but for the purposes of connecting my external solid state hard drive, this device delivered as promised."
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"The enclosure comes with one side of foam preinstalled and has a slot on the other side to install the additional foam, but this is not recommended as it'll put strain on your HHD SSD connection."
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"The connections seems to be more reliable and not easily jostled for disconnects."
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"Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 I can be guaranteed the fastest connection possible with older computers."
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"Excellent product from Inateck good quality material and USB connection"
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"It was very easy to put an SSD in and just connect it to my laptop."
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"What I really like about this case is that both cable sides are USB so the connection is better don't stay loose and I can connect both ways and it is so easy to open and change hard drives if I need that is perfect."
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"The connections are easy and solid."
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Connector

Connector:
"You could damage connectors easily by messing too much with it."
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"Other than the weird male-A to male-A connector, this device works beautifully."
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"Don't quite get why people have problems with the connector cables, USB 3.0 needs that connector, period."
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"It would also be nice to see reinforcement in connector area where most units of this type fails"
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"You'll probably damage the enclosure's controller board or your hdd connectors."
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"Worked very well and shipped fast, however, it didn't fit my Samsung SSD, but it was not hard to remove the screws to the connector and pop it out."
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"***Update*****they were kind enough to send me a replacement case and its working fine still not a big fan of this type of USB connector but I does the job with no problems also thanks to company that still cares about it customersI have tried 3 different hard drive with the case none work properly after first use... also i dont like the usb to usb connection on the case"
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"You could damage connectors easily by messing too much with it."
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"Other than the weird male-A to male-A connector, this device works beautifully."
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"These work great and the connectors on the unit and cables seem substantial."
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Installation

Installation:
"Excellent Very easy to use and can change easily between SSD and quicklyIt's fast disadvantages chapter as soon as the clouds or the installation and this has been influenced by the SSD in the future"
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"As much as I like the product, I'm really disappointed that it was advertised as having tool-free hdd installation and yet isn't."
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"I was initially worried about how easily the cover came off during installation."
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"Installation was effortless (not sure why some people have had problems)."
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"A plastic tab broke during installation, but the case closed overall."
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"What I discovered is that while the case is plastic, it is high quality, installation could not be easier and it works beautifully right out of the box."
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"The cord was a perfect length for installing next to my Xbox, really didn't want a ton of extra wire to hide."
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"Love the sleek look and rounded edges, tool-less installation, on off switch."
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"I recommend using your own screwdriver during installation process."
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"Installation was easy."
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"Here are the main points I noticed about this product:Easy to Setup: Installing the hard drive was very simple, and for a 3.5 drive everything you need is included."
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Port

Port:
"Slight damage to the panel where the USB port is."
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"The only annoying thing is that the female USB port on the enclosure is the standard A type so you will need a USB cable that has a male A type at each end."
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"It's not aluminum, but the plastic is of good quality and the full-size USB 3.0 port is way better than those smaller, flimsy, always falling out connectors."
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"Seems really sturdy and my Windows 8 laptop has no problem recognizing it when plugged into the USB port."
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"I was able to get 100MB per seconds with a USB 3.0 port on my laptop."
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"Works perfectly with USB 2 and USB 3 ports on my laptops Also works well with USB 3.0 ports which support UASP."
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"It's not aluminum, but the plastic is of good quality and the full-size USB 3.0 port is way better than those smaller, flimsy, always falling out connectors."
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"It snaps apart fairly easily and the drive slides in to the connection port, and it's ready to work in less than 2 minutes."
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Power

Power:
"I think the size is a little bigger than I thought, and the power button is useless and easy to break."
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"Although the green power led came on, 2 different drives failed to power up."
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"My only complaint is the external power cord that is encouraged to be used with it."
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"I think the size is a little bigger than I thought, and the power button is useless and easy to break."
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"Tested that the power adapter was NOT the problem."
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"works great and easy to use, like the power switch too"
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"This would have been a nice addition to having the USB power cable."
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"The box also has a 12v power supply to run this, as well as the USB 3 cable needed to transfer data."
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Price

Price:
"Update: I was contacted by the manufacturer and they apologized for the damage, and promised to refund my money (returning the item from Australia is not worth the postage)."
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"From what I could determine, the Motherboard failed, and I was unwilling to pour more money in a computer more than six years old."
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"Pros:* easy to assemble* speedy (as advertised)* good value for the price paidCons:* a bit flimsy: the case isn't going to serve as a heat sinkNits:* acceptable appearance: it's not the nicest expensive-looking external case, but neither is it an eye-sore"
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"Upon receiving the enclosure I was a bit disappointed by the plastic housing that seemed very cheap."
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"Works ok. Casing feels cheap and flimsy though."
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"I reviewed the other drive and you will definately know it is me, I had nothing good to say about that new non working drive with it s cheap built in problem."
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"nice inexpensive case."
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"great way to save money on external HD!"
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"nice product for a good price."
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"Nice product, good price."
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"For the double and even triple the price i would be happy."
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Quality

Quality:
"The led works for a week, I get some errors about input output errors, but my hard drive is ok. Is not the best quality!"
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"Nice quality and likely better protection from electromagnetic damage than plastic."
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"My main criticism is with the build quality: the small light guide for the power and activity LEDs tends to not stay in place *before* you put everything together, after the enclosure is closed it's fine."
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"The build quality is good, but not fantastic."
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"The build quality is not good on these."
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"The unit does everything it claims to but..My only complaint is the poor quality plastic, unless you plan to place one SSD in the case and leave it there, you will break some tabs when next opening the case."
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"Good quality product and easy to use and fast transfer."
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"Nice quality."
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"Easy to put together and quality seems good."
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"Nice quality and likely better protection from electromagnetic damage than plastic."
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"Excellent product from Inateck good quality material and USB connection"
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Read

Read:
"And of course the enclosure still says its unable to read the drive, offers to format it instead."
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"Popped in my HD full of important files, plugged unit into my Windows 7 machine, error message: can't read the drive, do I want to reformat it?"
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"No problems with broken plastic tabs (read the instructions on how to open and close!"
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"I originally thought all of these cases, aside from looks, would essentially be the same, but I read too many complaints about disconnections and speed problems with other enclosures, and people here seemed to be quite happy with this one."
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"Nice 3.5 HD Case , nice Aluminum , Reads temp on PC."
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"On my Macbook pro, running OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite), my tests using Quickbench from Speedtools, with a 1TB Samsung SSD inside, the read and write speed average 455MB sec which is amazing."
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"I've been able to read most of the HDD's I've removed from old laptops over the past 4 years and each one worked perfectly in the Inateck."
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"It purred to life and I was able to read files from the HDD that had been taken from a inoperable laptop more than 2 years ago."
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"Please read the manual so u don't break the cover when removing it."
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Screw

Screw:
"No screw but it could not be a pleasure if you need to replace the HD in the case frequently."
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"No screws is great, but the hard drive is bouncing inside, which is not great, although a piece of rubber will help to keep it in place, but still... Other than that - I was able to get the same speed with another enclosure with no issues, so this one is not unique."
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"Nice item, free screw driver wasn't the best and ended up damaging screw heads."
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"Worked very well and shipped fast, however, it didn't fit my Samsung SSD, but it was not hard to remove the screws to the connector and pop it out."
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"It takes about 5 minutes to slip in the hard drive, screw in the few screws (screw driver is included as well), attach the cables, and plug it into your computer."
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"FE3001 USB 3.0 3.5 HDD enclosure is pretty nice and I urge you to use the included set screws to stabilize your HDD."
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Service

Service:
"I had a problem with the first unit I received but customer service responded quickly and replaced."
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"Excellent little hard drive caseOriginally came damaged but customer service was excellent"
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"Received product has a problem, with customer service reflect the problem, and send me a new and very good after-sales, very nice."
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"After contacting customer service I was blamed for the failure of the firmware update....?"
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"Bonus star for great customer service."
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"Excellent little hard drive caseOriginally came damaged but customer service was excellent"
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"Therefore I'm happy with the customer service."
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"Very good customer service."
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"Received product has a problem, with customer service reflect the problem, and send me a new and very good after-sales, very nice."
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Speed

Speed:
"One of the activity LED's is broken on one of the enclosures, but it doesn't hinder performance."
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"Excellent Very easy to use and can change easily between SSD and quicklyIt's fast disadvantages chapter as soon as the clouds or the installation and this has been influenced by the SSD in the future"
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"Compared to my desktop computer with the same drive, there is almost no performance degradation over USB."
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"I had tried several enclosures previously and none had broken about 50% of SATA speeds, this seems to be running with no bottleneck."
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"3-Stars for the enclosure if used on PCIE x1 card... a bit slow and disappointing."
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"I had a SSD that took a performance hit in a motherboard failure."
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"Speeds are great though, my old WD My Book case was only USB 2, so it would max out at 30MB s, with this it has both read and write of 110MB s"
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"Works great and fast"
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"Good quality product and easy to use and fast transfer."
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"It's working amazing speed with usb3.0."
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"Since USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 I can be guaranteed the fastest connection possible with older computers."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"Pre-built drives offer no ability to upgrade and typically have mediocre transfer speeds, even with USB 3.0."
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"On another test copying directly from the laptop hard drive to this drive, Windows 8 was reporting about 200 MB s transfer speed before the transfer failed."
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"When I first received the Inateck USB 3 enclosure I had problems with very slow transfer speed."
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"I was not able to test the 800Mb sec data transfer claim - I do not have a Windows 8 computer or USB 3 port that supports that kind of speed."
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"Good quality product and easy to use and fast transfer."
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"Fantastic product to transfer data, backup data and of course make an external HDD out of any 9.5mm 7mm 2.5 HDD."
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"Very fast transfer speed, especially with an SSD drive, easy to assemble and it seems to be well designed, although only time will tell how durable it is! "
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"It transferred to the device at speeds almost this good but transfers to the computer took over an hour."
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"It is USB 3.0 and the data transfer speeds are pretty quick."
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Weight

Weight:
"Plastic initially appears flimsy but is reasonably sturdy and makes for a lighter weight."
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"The extra weight makes me hate the USB cable a little less, but I still can't place the drive right where I want it next to the laptop (because of the cable stiffness).old review (October 10, 2014):Oh dear."
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"* Tough looking box that inspires confidence* Light weight and incredibly fastWhat's not so good?"
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"The box is sleek, lightweight and made of metal aluminum except for the end caps which are plastic."
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"Super easy and lightweight."
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"It is a light weight plastic, easy to open and to insert an SSD."
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"plastic so it is lightweight; screwless so it is easy to use."
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"It is lightweight, easy to install the hard drive and works great."
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Windows

Windows:
"Used this with a WD drive removed from a laptop, and the drive is recognized at first, but then after a few seconds of use the drive disappears and Windows reports an error."
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"The enclosure has problems connecting to a laptop while not booted into windows."
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"Have had some issues (and it is Windows 8.1 that may be the issue here) with the shutting it off if I need to transfer it - the OS always says in use, and end up having to turn off the laptop to remove the device without throwing an event code error - pretty sure it's a Windows 8.1 issue though."
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"Samsung software did not recognize the drive with this installed(on Windows) but that could have been my problem and not the unit."
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"Popped in my HD full of important files, plugged unit into my Windows 7 machine, error message: can't read the drive, do I want to reformat it?"
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"Seems really sturdy and my Windows 8 laptop has no problem recognizing it when plugged into the USB port."
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"No problem, I formatted after I installed my drive using the Windows Disk Management utility."
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"Plugged it into the Windows 8 machine and had no problems getting it formatted."
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"* Compatible with Mac and variety of other devices and systems - Most of the things are still designed for Windows, but this Inateck drive will work just as well with Mac, which for me was maybe main requirement."
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"Function: 5 stars, It works exactly as it should.... and to be honest, that is all that really should matterDesign: 3 stars, There are much better plastic tool-less designs out there (IMHO)Used it to Clone my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) Computer.... and now houses its old 2.5-inch 7mm 500gb HDD securely in the enclosureReview for: Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure Case with usb 3.0 Cable for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5 SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free HDD Installation, Compatible With Windows 2000 XP Vista 7 8, Mac OS 9.1 10.8.4"
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"Have had some issues (and it is Windows 8.1 that may be the issue here) with the shutting it off if I need to transfer it - the OS always says in use, and end up having to turn off the laptop to remove the device without throwing an event code error - pretty sure it's a Windows 8.1 issue though."
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Write

Write:
"On my Macbook pro, running OS 10.10.4 (Yosemite), my tests using Quickbench from Speedtools, with a 1TB Samsung SSD inside, the read and write speed average 455MB sec which is amazing."
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"With larger transfers, or very large files, I was able to get up around 90 MB s write speed."
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"Enclosure snaps together tightly and evenly (well engineered).On Off switch and pleasant blue read write power light."
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"Somewhat slower than Thunderbolt enclosures (the best push 500 MB s read and writes)."
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"Here are the results:Internal SSD (best numbers): o Read: 819 MB sec o Write: 730 MB secExternal SSD (best numbers): o Read: 486 MB sec o Write: 472 MB secThese results via a USB 3 port are excellent, in my opinion."
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