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[USB 3.0 & Tool-free ] Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 HDD SATA External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure Case for 9.5mm 7mm...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 472 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 1.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   above average
Quality4.8   average
Installation4.7   average
Speed4.5   average
Case4.4   above average
Port4.3   above average
Connection3.9   average
Cable3.4   average
Power2.8   average


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Cable

Cable:
"Thirdly, I received a faulty USB cable with the drive (hey, things happen) and contacted them about this."
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"But I do have one issue, the cable included is a USD 3.0 micro but it has an extra section on it meaning if you damage or forget the cable there is no work around."
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"For those saying this enclosure does not work, I would bet this is the problem and need a power cable as well."
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"it works as described however I have not been able to find a power supply cable that fits the 5vdc jack any help would be appreciated"
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"I can not find it in my computer,in Computer managment > Disk managment, it is listed as: Removable with No MediaRemoving and reinserting the USB cable brings it back online normally, however, this is a problem when the USB cables are not very easy to reach back on the desktop computer, not to mention the continuous disconnect connect to the USB cables sockets could increase their wear and tear..Surprisingly, turning on the computer if it is not in hibernate, (normal shutdown and startup) , this issue does not happen."
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"so the cable that came with this is useless or at least the one i got was defective."
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"Only one cable required and it's pretty fast (depending on the drive you put in) - that said it feels just a tad too long for my liking and I had a tough time finding a suitable case for it so I could just throw it in my bag."
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"The enclosure has been working great with my own cable."
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"Given their quick feedback and new information I have updated the review to 4-stars (from 3) as the customer service alone is worth it, but finding out that the device only needs the one USB 3.0 cable for my 256gig SSD drive is great news for sure."
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"Scope of supply:- FE2007 disk Leergehuse- USB3.0 data cable- USB - DC cable- OperatingIncorporating the SSD worked without problems."
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"love the tool-less installation for quick copy jobs and the usb cable is secure and not the flimsy cheap cables that bigger brand names package in their products."
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Case

Case:
"The case itself is rather flimsy, so I recommend you chuck the 7 bucks for their case, which is very nice, and you should use anyway if you're planning on carting this around very much."
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"A little flimsy but keep the speed of the ssd in my case."
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"It seemed flimsy, but once I put the drive in the case it seemed a little better."
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"Part of the case that locks in the cover broke the first time that I opened it."
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"The Inateck FE2006 case is an excellent solution to this as I can use one case and change out the disks inside with minimal hassle."
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"this could be a good thing as you dont want the case to open while in use."
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"Nice little USB 3.0 case, works with SSD's and hard drives alike."
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"The case itself is rather flimsy, so I recommend you chuck the 7 bucks for their case, which is very nice, and you should use anyway if you're planning on carting this around very much."
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"This is a great case for an external hard drive."
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Connection

Connection:
"The casing causes a horrible USB connection that is prone to breakage."
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"Plastic feels cheap, the drive moves inside and can damage the sata connection, or damage a hdd if working, it's too late to return it unfortunately for me."
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"There is no way to connect them incorrectly."
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"It was easy to connect my hard drive into it and the color is great too."
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"Love the USB 3.0 Connection and is supper fast reading speed."
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"Popped my old laptop HDD in, connected it, and it worked great."
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"Over all Im pretty happy with the build and style, I would have liked the PC connection on the rear of the unit instead of the side."
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"Perhaps this is due to the USB 3 spec for larger voltage requirements on the port, but I have not had a problem with any port that I connected it too."
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Installation

Installation:
"Earlier I bought a metal casing, that was looking good on seller webpage (ebay) but after receiving and installing my drive, i was not happy because of poor quality and even my PC was not able to detect some time."
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"Easy installation."
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"Easy installation of hard drive and it is recognised fast on various computers."
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"-The case is tool-less for easy installation."
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"love the tool-less installation for quick copy jobs and the usb cable is secure and not the flimsy cheap cables that bigger brand names package in their products."
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"Again very good idea of having tool-free installation and hub in one device."
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Port

Port:
"Unlike other similar products, this has a power jack to add power if you want to plug it into a USB port without adequate power."
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"Unfortunately the ONLY port that doesn't constantly disconnect and reconnect is the USB 2.0 port on my hub."
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"It's rare enough you could fit 3 USB 3.0 ports with it and still able to provide close to USB3.0 speed with all ports using and the HDD being used."
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"Overall, this is probably the best solution currently for those who require storage and ports when travelling."
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"Perhaps this is due to the USB 3 spec for larger voltage requirements on the port, but I have not had a problem with any port that I connected it too."
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Power

Power:
"This does not need an external power supply and I have had no noticeable problems with this running off of my Xbox."
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"For those saying this enclosure does not work, I would bet this is the problem and need a power cable as well."
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"The power switch on the side is a nice attempt but I may forget to turn off the power when I get up to go do something or if I leave it on overnight due to copying large files etc."
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"The only problem is that it has a feature for extra power for hhd style drives, But Doesn't Include The Cable To Do so"
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"They apologized for all the problems I had and did everything in their power to assist me."
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"The power activity light is a nice touch too."
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"It's nice to have one, but I didn't need extra power on the 5 machines I played with, which were Dell laptops and desktops and my home machine."
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"For those saying this enclosure does not work, I would bet this is the problem and need a power cable as well."
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"It is great not needing to care a power supply or specialized USB cable."
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"The power switch on the side is a nice attempt but I may forget to turn off the power when I get up to go do something or if I leave it on overnight due to copying large files etc."
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Price

Price:
"Plastic feels cheap, the drive moves inside and can damage the sata connection, or damage a hdd if working, it's too late to return it unfortunately for me."
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"I was disappointed the case is plastic, cheap feeling at that."
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"Works with my xbox one and well made for the price."
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"Inatec has a newer one that has a more sleek & sexy shape for basically the same price so you might just grab that one."
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"Decent build, good price, Inateck makes some nice products! "
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"Good value for the price."
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"Excellent quality for the price! "
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Quality

Quality:
"Earlier I bought a metal casing, that was looking good on seller webpage (ebay) but after receiving and installing my drive, i was not happy because of poor quality and even my PC was not able to detect some time."
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"It seemed like a decent product initially but it was lacking quality apparently."
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"Excellent quality for the price! "
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"GOOD QUALITY MADE AND WORKS GRATE"
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"But this casing is good with nice build quality and working great."
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"Very useful and nice quality."
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Speed

Speed:
"A little flimsy but keep the speed of the ssd in my case."
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"Not only is it portable, well constructed and light weight it brings speed and convenience to the forefront."
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"It should be noted that it supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol).Overall excellent product which performed and worked without any issues, only thing I disliked was the way you have to open the enclosure but that's just probably me."
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"Performance will largely be based on the host USB controller, but this was just as quick as recent similar enclosures I've reviewed so nothing to complain about speed wise here."
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"No TRIM support over USB, but those speeds are very hard to argue with."
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"I tried this with a speedy ssd that i removed from a pc thinking it would be a cool addon for my laptop, but was extremely disappointed to find that the throughput I was getting was dog slow at usb 2 speeds."
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"I highly recommend this product because it is very convenient and fast."
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"Performs as advertised and was priced well."
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"Only one cable required and it's pretty fast (depending on the drive you put in) - that said it feels just a tad too long for my liking and I had a tough time finding a suitable case for it so I could just throw it in my bag."
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"works well, and fast"
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"Easy installation of hard drive and it is recognised fast on various computers."
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