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Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 2211 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 2.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Packaging4.6   average
Quality4.5   average
Shipping4.5   average
Price4.4   average
Sleeve4.4   average
Speed4.4   average
Installation4.3   above average
Case4.1   average
Cost4.1   average
Read4.1   above average
Adapter3.9   average
Expensive3.9   average
Screw3.6   below average
Service3.6   average
Transfer3.5   below average
Connection3.3   average
Housing3.2   average
Controller2.9   average
Port2.9   below average
Cable2.7   below average
Boot2.5   below average
Power2.4   mediocre
Windows2.4   below average
Connector1.9   average
Partition1.5   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"The SATA to USB adapter seems to be non-functional, I was not able to test or use this product."
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"Good build quality,easy to fit in your drive,not flimsy adapter and comes with a philips tip scredriver and screws as well as a drive protector piece."
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"Some people have mistaken this for a virus, but I can say with confidence that it is the result of a faulty USB controller on the adapter."
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"Needless to say, it's disappointing that the USB SATA adapter must have some trouble handling writes (to the MFT, probably) because it simply can't make it through a few power-up cycles without corrupting again."
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"The case itself is not bad quality, but the usb adapter is junk!"
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"You can get a bag with a whole bunch of cables and adapters to be able to make external hard drives out of just any HD in the market."
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"Everything fit together well, I just had to remove the tray and pin adapter that was required for the drive to fit the laptop and it popped right in."
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"With this price ($9) I really recommend this adapter."
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"The HDE adapter recognized my LG drive immediately and works perfectly."
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"Just be extra careful, while connecting the hard-drive to the adapter, If you press using the cover of the adapter, you could break it easily."
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Boot

Boot:
"I had some problems with it when my BIOS was set to boot from USB, causing entire system hangs on bootup."
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"A family member had laptop issues (wouldn't boot) and I was pretty sure it had to do with a virus."
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"My old Toshiba 500GB hard drive was giving me a hard time (slow boot times, BIOS not recognizing the HDD0, overall lag), after I dropped my laptop on the ground."
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"Years of family photo were on it and it was too damaged to boot up."
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"old Seagate Momentus 750gb) and I was able to rescue my files off the old drive, which had damaged boot sector."
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"I was correct about the viruses and once they were safely removed I returned the hard drive to its original laptop and was able to boot instantly."
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"I converted the old HDD to be the back-up drive for my MBP and have been able to successfully boot from this external drive."
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"I've now tried this is a boot PE as well as Ubuntu and Windows 7."
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"Was able to boot from the external drive to test things out (albeit slowly over USB2.0) I wouldn't feel great about using this enclosure for any kind of high impact or just throwing it haphazardly in a backpack or something, but as a way to get some use out of an older drive you're upgrading - the price point is great."
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"I was able to boot my Mac from the USB drive and copy drive to drive."
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Cable

Cable:
"Easy to set up, put in my hard drive from my old MacBook and now is it as a back up drive for various things, only downside was the USB cable it comes with is a bit flimsy, it if slightly move it drops power while being used."
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"Actually, after further testing, turns out it's the supplied USB cable that is bad, which would account for most of the symptoms seen by negative reviewers."
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"My only minimal complaint was that the cable doesn't fit in the pouch, not bad at all though."
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"I will say that the cable that came with my enclosure did not work entirely and it would occasionally disconnect or turn off; though, switching to another single connector usb 2.0 cable fixed the problem of it randomly disconnecting."
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"This seems to be one of the major problems most people have with the unit, so switch out the cable as soon as you get the unit! "
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"Works like a champ The only complain I have is the dual USB cord....."
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"I replaced this unit with an Insignia USB 3.0 Laptop Hard Disk Drive Enclosure that I purchased at Best Buy which provides a solid cable connection at the hard drive and provides a single USB connection for the other."
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"Seems the micro usb cable doesnt connect well with the actual case."
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"A good product but this one does not have a hidden usb cable."
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"It has been powered up continuously for almost 9 months and it runs between 32-34 degrees C. I have had no problems using a single USB to microUSB cable (2M, good quality) with the unit rather than the dual USB to microUSB cable supplied with it."
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"Comes with clearly diagrammed instructions, screws, screw driver, metal case, protective plastic shield to stick over the hard drive, compatible USB cord and leather sleeve."
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Case

Case:
"Unfortunately I didn't need it as my case already had a spot to attach an SSD drive."
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"But it's not really the cases fault other than being a good conductor (as all metal)"
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"The only issue I can find, which isn't much of the case's fault, is the fact that it gets very warm so you might need to sit it somewhere safe."
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"After stripping 3 of the microscopic screws trying to get the drive into a case that was slightly too small, the thing failed to power up."
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"Case is sturdy enough though I wouldn't recommend shaking it around a lot."
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"Overall build quality is decent, given the metal construction of the case, the only real downsides for me would be that the drive isn't really held in there by much, and the USB connector is the old mini-B type, whereas most of the devices I carry with me use the newer micro-B connector."
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"Its a nice looking aluminum case, but this Vantec is priced very low because it does NOT hold the drive in place."
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"Best case there is."
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"Good case, keeps my hdd cool"
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"Seems the micro usb cable doesnt connect well with the actual case."
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"Really excellent case for my hard drive."
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Connection

Connection:
"This can cause noise, vibration, or even pin connection problems."
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"I just dont see why they have this 2 Y cable since bigger drives use only one connection on USB..So far i'm not happy about this product and still hope that is an issue with the drive..but it doesnt make sense..I'll know more when I'll try with a different drive.."
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"My first impression, ok it looks nice, as soon as I touch it, I realize why so cheap, the holes for the screws are not even aligned with the screw holes on the HDD, the usb cable was loose on all 3 ends, connected the device, the led didn't turn on, but the HDD was spinning inside, after frustrating minutes of connecting it to other computers and searching solutions online, I hit the device, and the green led was finally there, but still was not recognized by any of the computers."
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"Both of our laptops had issues, one has a problem with the connection to the charging jack and the other one wont work because the touch pad quit working and both usb ports on it when bad so all of my pictures, files and work from both were stuck and I only intended to use this to get all my files back but now that I see how well it works Im going to keep both hard drives and use it as an external hard drive so I can keep all my pictures and stuff safe on it."
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"I have a 500gb apple HD in this, runs nice smooth and cool only problem is the connecting wire will come loose and DC the HD if it moves."
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"cool product but the connector between the hdd and the port are fairly flimsy and almost broke on first connection because i wasn't gentle"
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"I replaced this unit with an Insignia USB 3.0 Laptop Hard Disk Drive Enclosure that I purchased at Best Buy which provides a solid cable connection at the hard drive and provides a single USB connection for the other."
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"Seems the micro usb cable doesnt connect well with the actual case."
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"It is also nice that the lid of the box has a sata connection on one side and the usb on the the other."
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"Most of the times my computer won't recognize it which is very frustrating but other than that, works perfectly okay once connected."
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"I just had to grant myself permission to my old computer hard drive and then it acted like a usb connection to my new pc for easy document transfers."
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Connector

Connector:
"Micro usb connector failed."
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"I will say that the cable that came with my enclosure did not work entirely and it would occasionally disconnect or turn off; though, switching to another single connector usb 2.0 cable fixed the problem of it randomly disconnecting."
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"A bit fragile, I did break one trying to push the SATA connector into the hard drive, but I think that was my fault."
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"There are two things that threw me for a moment, both as a result of removing the drive from my dead laptop: 1) you may need to REMOVE a connector convertor from the SATA connector on the disk -- and at first it may look like an integral part of the drive, making you believe that the Vantec connector is wrong."
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"Both of our laptops had issues, one has a problem with the connection to the charging jack and the other one wont work because the touch pad quit working and both usb ports on it when bad so all of my pictures, files and work from both were stuck and I only intended to use this to get all my files back but now that I see how well it works Im going to keep both hard drives and use it as an external hard drive so I can keep all my pictures and stuff safe on it."
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"The other end of the cable has two usb connectors which is unnecessary as one is more than adequate."
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"Great product good for a checking out if hard drives are workingproseasy installplug and playConstend to have loose connectors with enough movement could easily come out of socket"
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"I had a computer that got jacked up in an accident but the hard drive was still good so I bought this case to keep it in so I didn't lose the stuff on the drive."
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"The aluminum case is not the problem, its the cheap USB connector cap."
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"No problem working with only one USB connector."
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Controller

Controller:
"I was worried that my 4 years worth of work on my external hard drive would be lost forever, but after doing doing some research ,I found out that it was the controller that didn't work, so after some recommendations, I bought this and it worked!"
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"I ran some tests to confirm this problem (reformatted drive several times - and it kept recurring).It obviously has some problem in its controller."
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"Some people have mistaken this for a virus, but I can say with confidence that it is the result of a faulty USB controller on the adapter."
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"Controller errors."
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"The one negative I can think of is that this has a JMicron controller, which probably doesn't matter to 99.9% of users."
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"For the cost of not much more than a USB to USB mini cable you get a good little enclosure, the controller, four screws, a sleeve and the USB2 to USB mini cable."
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"Nice form factor and price, but the controller has some issues."
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"Really easy to use -- the drive slides onto the controller and the case screws on."
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"Win7 recognized the USB controller and everything works great."
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"Some people have mistaken this for a virus, but I can say with confidence that it is the result of a faulty USB controller on the adapter."
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Cost

Cost:
"Not as easy to assemble as other enclosures, but it was very low cost, so it's very much worth it."
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"The build quality is very good, I have purchased similar enclosures for more than 2x the cost in the past, which were flimsy plastic and of poor quality."
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"The fitting is rather flimsy but it's ok coz it costs 7 8 bucks only!"
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"This product is low cost, the mission is not critical, so I could very well take the chances and the worst case is that I'll lose those data."
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"Recently my laptop broke and the cost of fixing it was more than I paid for it new, so there was no way I was doing that."
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"My laptop power supply broke inside the computer, and the cost to repair was more than the computer was worth."
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"I can't say I'm disappointed, since it cost so little, but I won't be using it again."
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"Acronis cost money but made it an easy job."
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"This seems to work fine but it's pretty clear that this product has a few deficiencies in order to keep the cost down (aside from general build quality)."
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"It was a cost efficient and easy fix at the time."
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"This is an easy and cost effective way to turn old hard drives into backup drives."
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Expensive

Expensive:
"A little more expensive, but a ton less than having to replace a broken hard drive and trying to recover data."
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"I've purchased more expensive enclosures in the past that have not performed as well or just as good as this one."
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"It turned an expensive mistake (updating a bios file that rendered the laptop useless)into a rescue of the hard drive for back up on our desk-top computer."
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"Before I got a couple of these, I had the more expensive and much less reliable Vantec NexStar SX."
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"This was a nice and cheap alternative to more expensive solutions."
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"I have the must more expensive Black Widow docking station as well as this external enclosure."
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"I received an almost identical product from best buy that was $40 more expensive than the one here."
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"The whole 'not compatible with SATA III' thing is a gimmic to get you to buy a more expensive housing...It worked great for both my Kingston SSD and WD HDD."
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Housing

Housing:
"I am continuing to use this as a back up drive for my MBP and have so far had no problems or hiccups with the housing or the cables."
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"I have not used this as a permanent housing for a drive yet so I don't know how good it is for that."
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"Why pay some starving nerd 50 bucks to fix your damaged housing when you can fix it yourself?"
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"I already had the backup usb drive but broke the connector housing."
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"* Screws included are tiny and are not wrapped seperately from included screwdriver so they are a bit hard to find among the larger components* Plastic housing on the back of the device is a bit flimsy, it would be nice to have a bit more rigid an interface."
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"Great housing for my spare HDs."
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"Good deal for the price, just don't expect any bells and whistles, and be careful with using the screws on the housing, as they tended to strip easily."
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"I am continuing to use this as a back up drive for my MBP and have so far had no problems or hiccups with the housing or the cables."
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"I have used the Vantec IDE housing in the past and it worked out really well but was of better quality then this SATA case."
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"The whole 'not compatible with SATA III' thing is a gimmic to get you to buy a more expensive housing...It worked great for both my Kingston SSD and WD HDD."
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Installation

Installation:
"Not sure why but some sort of software glitch after installation made the data on the drive unrecoverable."
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"It arrived promptly and gave me no hassle installing my hard drive."
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"Cons:Installation of drive not as easy as other enclosures."
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"The only confusing part of the installation has been mentioned by several other reviewers on this product."
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"I had no problem installing this enclosure case to my 2.5 sata drive."
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"The Vantec NexStar TX usb 2 1'2 inch drive inclosure was delivered right on time from the seller and in good condition....however disappointment sat in upon installing a 2.5 inch SATA drive."
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"Easy installation and diassembly"
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"Inside the box, there was a two-part aluminum case, a USB 2.0 cable, a magnetized screwdriver, a plastic protective sheet for the HDD's circuit board, and a bag of 5 screws (you only need 2).Installing the drive was easy."
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"Informaiton included in the box was a bit light, but installation was pretty straight forward."
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"The installation went smoothly."
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"Just be careful when installing the harddrive can easily break."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"I used to buy enclosure in the past years for 50-70 bucks and didn't come this well packaged and included hardware."
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"Received the package reasonably fast, no complaints about the shipment."
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"Unfortunately I had thrown all the packaging away otherwise I would have sent it back."
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"The package was intact, no damages."
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"3 4 screws were missing in the packaging... just to say the least."
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"Only downside (to my package at least) was the awful smell found in the box, haha."
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"This drive is well packaged and includes everything you would need."
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"Really good value for the money, comes nicely packaged and comes with the aluminium holder, a ATA SATA bus that screws in, a small plastic cover for your HDD motherboard, a nice magnetic screwdriver, 4 screws (2 are extras- finally, extra screws) some paperwork, a leather pouch and a cable with dual USB for power and data, although it works with just one plugged in."
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"As others have stated, they package everything up very nicely and even give you the little magnetic screwdriver."
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"After purchasing and returning two cheaper drives (also Amazon Prime) that my Mac could NOT recognize, I was pleased to find this one not only worked but came with good instructions, packaging, etc."
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"Very nicely packaged."
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Partition

Partition:
"This onewill not recognize a good drive (claims it has bad partitions)and tries (unsuccessfully) to format a drive."
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"On both occasions, the partitions became unreadable; attempts to rectify the issue resulted in broken partition tables."
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"In order to assign a drive letter via disk mgmt, I hard to create a new partition first."
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"The enclosure seems to work fine for formatting, but when it comes time to partition and actually use it, the drive doesn't allow the computer to read the partition table or partition the drive, making it useless."
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"Once the partition was created I was then able to assign it a drive letter."
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"Please note that you will need a partition software retrieval upgrade program to efficiently increase clone a laptop drive."
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"I was able to then partition the SSD but, and this is the sad part, in copying over a portion of my laptop's HD, that HD became corrupted."
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Port

Port:
"Takes up 2 USB ports (problem on some laptops)."
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"Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with my old Dell and loaded the image on the old drive and plugged it in to a USB3 port on the dead HP laptop."
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"As a matter of fact it's so loose that you can't touch a thing during use if you don't want the hard drive to go offline because of the poor contact of the port and the plug on the enclosure, rendering this virtually a useless enclosure."
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"I took my SATA HDD out of my Seagate Free Agent Go because the soldered USB PORT attached to the bridge board broke after a very irresponsible friend's negligence."
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"cool product but the connector between the hdd and the port are fairly flimsy and almost broke on first connection because i wasn't gentle"
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"The included cable is junk if you don't have two USB ports next to each other (and you need the second port), but it does work."
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"It does require two (2) USB ports, which was not a problem."
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"Nice metal exteriorDoes take to usb ports to power it."
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"Much to my amazement, all the data are there and are now accessible through the USB port of my laptop."
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"The only con I can think of is that it requires two USB ports, but otherwise it's a great product."
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"The port is not stable though, and even with my good cable I have to play with it a bit so my computer can communicate with it."
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Power

Power:
"Easy to set up, put in my hard drive from my old MacBook and now is it as a back up drive for various things, only downside was the USB cable it comes with is a bit flimsy, it if slightly move it drops power while being used."
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"Awesome product, added my drive from my broken laptop with simple USB and no power source needed, how baller"
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"After stripping 3 of the microscopic screws trying to get the drive into a case that was slightly too small, the thing failed to power up."
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"In an attempt to troubleshoot the power issue, I hooked it up to an external USB hub (plugged into an outlet) and another laptop's USB port and it still gave me issues."
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"Requires 2 USB ports to operate (data power) and had problems with some of the other USM devices on the same desktop computer, Stopped my old MagicJack and shut software for it, worked OK on laptop with no other devices installed"
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"I just had a spare kicking around, and it powers it with no problem."
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"but i expected it to be able to power the ssd easily."
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"No external power source needed which is perfect."
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"I recommend connecting both as it gives enough current to power the hard drive properly."
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"Also, the USB cables that come with this are great...it's 2x1 cable, so it gives extra power to the drive."
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"The USB Y cable that powers the drive from the laptop works well and the included screwdriver was handy enough that I added it to my collection of laptop repair tools."
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Price

Price:
"Fit and construction are good, not great, but for the price - slightly better than I expected."
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"This little box is great, well made and cheap, I pulled my hard drive from my dead laptop and now have a new external hard drive for my movies, it runs cool, works fine, a very well made product and you cannot beat the price"
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"Build is not good and quality is as per the price we are paying."
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"I've seen where people have had problems with the board, but its cheap and maybe it would work on another brand of hard drive or works with 8.1 better."
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"hard to beat the price"
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"If your computer fails this is such a cheap way to save your hard drive yourself without having to pay a professional."
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"Good price on it as well."
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"For the price, it was well worth it."
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"Great price."
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"For the price, this is an amazing value for people looking for extra drive space or a large external to backup or transfer files."
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"Excellent enclosure, good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"When it does work however, it does work well but I can't recommend this product as you can find enclosures of better quality (and better looks! )"
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"Build is not good and quality is as per the price we are paying."
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"quality was really crappy, compare to the rosewill hdd enclosure i got for a cheaper price off newegg."
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"Very cheaply made.. Do not recommend for anyone looking for top notch quality."
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"The low price would make one think 'just another piece of junk', but far from it, the quality of the products materials is more than adequate, once assembled the unit looks like something much more expensive and..... the most important thing..... it works just fine with the disk drive I placed in the enclosure."
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"Has no problem playing high quality movies off of it."
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"They feel like they're good quality, but the screws used to close it are a bit obnoxious."
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"Great quality"
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"It worked great for me and I will purchase this item again because I trust its quality."
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"Quality and workmanship are excellent."
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"Very good deal, solid quality !"
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Read

Read:
"I read what others wrote they had problems with opening it ,so I was kinda iffy, but I come to find out these people are the same people that can't open a cereal box with out it going all over the floor,haha."
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"I had read somewhere that the kit was missing some small screws but I found a small bag with a few extra screws in it so that was not my experience."
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"I pull the usb plugs, and put them back in, and the drive is accessible again, I have not noticed any problems with files located on the drive, just constant problems with drive connection and how windows reads the drive at different boots."
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"It gets decent read and write times and stays cool."
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"Read the instructions, follow them -- quite easy."
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"I was able read and write without a problem."
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"It came in a well design box, with a manual (easy to read instructions and pictures), screws (to hold the hard drive in-place), a carrying pouch, USB cable, and (to my surprise) a screwdriver!"
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"I read many good reviews regarding this purchase, so I am disappointed."
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Screw

Screw:
"Only one problem, the screws to hold the end in place are TINY."
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"Another aspect of the Nexstar enclosure that I dislike is the tiny little screws that are used to close the enclosure."
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"Only problem is that the screws used to put it together are like wood screws, and they screw into plastic."
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"Device needs two missing screws to even close."
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"Scared I'll strip the plastic threads if I turn the screws any harder."
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"I was pretty upset when I thought they sent me the wrong sized screws."
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"No problem though, instead of using the screws to hold the end in place, I just use 2 heavy duty rubber bands instead of the screws, and it works fine."
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"They feel like they're good quality, but the screws used to close it are a bit obnoxious."
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"Poor fit, with tiny screws that can be easily stripped."
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"so far so good have a 250GB 2.5 SATA 5400RPM MacBook Hard Drive 707 inside of it with no problemsonly thing i didnt like was it was annoying to put the screws in the side of it."
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"Inside the box, there was a two-part aluminum case, a USB 2.0 cable, a magnetized screwdriver, a plastic protective sheet for the HDD's circuit board, and a bag of 5 screws (you only need 2).Installing the drive was easy."
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Service

Service:
"My objective was to rescue some unimportant data from a laptop HDD which recently went bad, and hopefully fix the filesystem errors to restore service."
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"There is no need to use an expensive repair service if you don't think your hard drive is damaged."
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"The Geek Squad charges $100 for this service, and I wouldn't have been able to use the hard drive anymore, they only transfer the data."
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"I love it and I am very exceptionally happy with it so that makes me very happy with your product and service thank."
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"Great product and fast Service"
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"As always perfect service."
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"Great Product, Great Service."
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"Its an outstanding service that it was provided, it was delivered on time, the product its awesome since I expected that for the price it should be less elegant but I was wrong, thats the thing that I liked the most , and if anyone need this product I recommend to go and purchase it."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"I got this enclosure for $7.99 with free shipping and I couldn't be more pleased."
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"Packing is great and shipping was excellent."
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"ok the shipping was perfect ."
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"very satisfied with this product easy to assemble and worked well I plan on ordering more in the future shipping was very fast"
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"For only like 8 bucks and free shipping I highly recommend it."
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"The packaging was great and the shipping was very fast!"
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Sleeve

Sleeve:
"It comes with a black sleeve (not the best sleeve ever) but it will offer some protection for the enclosure."
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"Works great, nice snug fit on the drive, looks nice and comes with a little sleeve for it."
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"Comes with clearly diagrammed instructions, screws, screw driver, metal case, protective plastic shield to stick over the hard drive, compatible USB cord and leather sleeve."
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"It comes with a nice sleeve too which I like."
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"The case feels durable and even comes with a protective sleeve."
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"And even has a nice little protective sleeve to keep the hard drive in."
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Speed

Speed:
"Not a bad case, but trying to transfer data to and from the enclosed HDD will be painfully slow."
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"Honestly, I feel that the Linux users have an OS issue (earlier iterations of Linux varieties) rather than a product problem as my unit has performed flawlessly with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, WIN 8.1, 8, 7 Sp1 64Bit, Vista Sp2 32Bit, XP SP3, MS-DOS 6.6.6 thru 8.0, FreeDOS, and finally Dr-DOS."
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"I had an external enclosure from another company fail and mislead me into believing the drive had failed, but this one is great: runs cool, fast interface, works."
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"The case and connector have performed flawlessly during that time with no hiccup in operation and no heat issues whatsoever."
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"Speed is not to great."
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"I've purchased more expensive enclosures in the past that have not performed as well or just as good as this one."
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"perfect little enclosure if you want to make a little 2.5 sata HD into a mobile HD for fast and easy hookup...I like mine pretty durable too! "
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"great product and fast delivery"
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"Great product and fast Service"
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"I am perfectly happy with the speed these things run at, using both 5400 and 7200 RPM notebook drives, at least in my application."
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"I didn't benchmark the drive, but it performed well for a USB 2.0 product."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"I bought this to transfer my files from my broken sony vio laptop."
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"Not a bad case, but trying to transfer data to and from the enclosed HDD will be painfully slow."
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"Thankfully I was only using this for a one time data transfer because I would not recommend this to people who are looking for a portable hard drive enclosure."
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"Only complaint was some of my files didn't transfer, but don't think that had anything to do with the enclosure."
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"Transfers go consistently smoothly with no hiccups."
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"I bought this for data transfer from the drive of my dead Mac Mini to a laptop without realizing that I'd also get a cheap portable drive out of the deal."
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"I found great transfer rates when plugged into two USBs."
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"I just had to grant myself permission to my old computer hard drive and then it acted like a usb connection to my new pc for easy document transfers."
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"The only problem I had is that I came without other screws, so i had to use some I already have, besides that it's an excellent product that I'd recommend to anyone since it transfers my files without any problem."
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"Was easily able to put my hard drive in it and transfer the contents to my desktop."
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"My laptop refused to load windows and so I bought a new one and was able to transfer the old hard drive into this enclosure and save all my data."
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Windows:
"Doesn't work well with Windows 8."
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"My laptop stopped working one day and I could nothing to save it...it wouldn't even get past the Windows loading screen (hardware and software problems)."
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"Works fine on my Windows 7 machine, but does not play nice with my Pogo Plug Classic, which is the reason I bought it."
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"I am a computer scientist and I was not able to make this work on my Windows 7 computer."
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"My hard drive was already formatted to NTFS and contained the Windows install from the broken laptop."
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"Unfortunately, it is not reliable at all on Windows 7 x64."
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"No problems recognizing drive in windows 7."
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"My laptop refused to load windows and so I bought a new one and was able to transfer the old hard drive into this enclosure and save all my data."
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"So, it wasn't Windows 7's fault after all but it would have been nice if windows would have given me a clue as to the problem."
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"Luckily I am not biased in the computing world and the other two I purchased work wonderfully on my OSX and WIndows platforms with no issues."
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