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ORICO 2588US Portable Tool Free 2.5-inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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ORICO 2588US Portable Tool Free 2.5-inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 604 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 3.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Packaging5.0   above average
Speed4.7   average
Price4.6   average
Installation4.5   above average
Quality4.5   average
Case4.3   above average
Cable3.7   average
Transfer3.7   below average
Port3.6   average
Read3.2   below average
Connection3.1   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"That means if you ever lose the cable that comes with it, you probably won't be able to replace it."
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"Because of the short cables this is a real problem."
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"I have a few other hd cases where the cable connection seems flimsy, like it'll break if I use it too much."
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"The piece that often fails is the port where the USB cable plugs into the enclosure (the connection to the board weakens and breaks)."
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"I ordered a different enclosure (Inateck and will give that a try).I could tell right away that the cable could be a problem."
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"I'm not fond of the use of a proprietary USB cable, but that is my only complaint."
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"Cable and case are well constructed."
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"The case is nice and so is the cable."
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"so far it works great and I love that it is powered through the same USB cord that transfers data."
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"The color (blue) is nice looking and the cord is long enough."
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"It even includes the Micro B USB 3.0 cable, which seems to be of very good quality."
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Case

Case:
"The hard drive tends to slip out of the plug while inside the case, rather annoying."
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"Windows 8 recognizes Orico case as Removable Disk, but unable to access installed drive."
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"Moved it to a different case and no problem."
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"Problem: It seems to leave some space at the end of the case after the hard drive."
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"I have a few other hd cases where the cable connection seems flimsy, like it'll break if I use it too much."
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"worst case ever."
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"Cable and case are well constructed."
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"The case is nice and so is the cable."
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"I read the reviews and it does seem a it flimsy, but it holds the drive secure with the enclosed foam pad and I bought a matching case, so I am good with it."
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"Case works great."
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"Easy to swap drives with this case, fast transfer speed with a SSD, matches my MacBook Pro."
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Connection

Connection:
"I have a few other hd cases where the cable connection seems flimsy, like it'll break if I use it too much."
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"The connection itself is the weird USB 3 connections you are starting to see more of and the wire itself that comes with the unit is a Y cable for supplying power if needed."
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"I wouldn't recommend it for portability, as the connections come loose, and it should definitely be kept in a carrying case due to the aluminum construction."
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"If they were carried in a backpack, I'd be willing to bet that they would need to be opened and reconnected to the drive every time you reached a new destination-EXTERNAL CONNECTION: No matter what cable I've tried, the external connection seems to be loose and week, which definitely decreases transfer speeds, and increases the likelihood of accidental disconnection if the drive is bumped while connected, which is not good for the hard drive."
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"Popped in the drive from a dead laptop, connect USB to new laptop, and transferred the files, pictures, and profiles."
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"The cable is indeed 3.0 and has a nice solid connection to the case itself."
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"This lovely little box saved the day....because I was able to load the new SSD into this case....and connected with the cable provided with this case...and everything went super smooth from that point forward."
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"The drive fits snugly, can easily be removed and the USB3.0 connection is a must as transfer rates are fast."
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"Good speed when connect to USB3.0 port, easy to snap in the hard drive."
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"To ensure this is not the problem of USB ports in my motherboard, I connected other enclosure from other brand which also supports USB 3.0, and put Samsung 830, and triggered file move over 2 million files."
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Installation

Installation:
"Useful only for one frustrating installation."
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"Easy peasy tooless installation design."
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"Easy installation."
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"Inexpensive, good looking, good packaging and very easy installation, with no tools required."
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"Installing my own hard drive was easy and quick."
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"After some thought, I discovered that the adapter easily slipped off the HD contacts and installation in the enclosure then took about 5 seconds."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The whole package is completely aesthetically pleasing- simple, clean, well packed, and the product appears to work great."
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"The package arrived ahead of schedule and I think that it was a good price."
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"This case was packaged well in shipping too! "
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"good drive well packaged with good paperwork."
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"Beautiful packaging and includes a USB3 cable."
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Port

Port:
"The port on the external hard drive broke."
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"Unfortunately they don't work in EVERY USB 3.0 port."
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"The one I got doesn't compatible with devices having only USB2.0 port."
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"The piece that often fails is the port where the USB cable plugs into the enclosure (the connection to the board weakens and breaks)."
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"It took about two hours, (probably because the machine only has USB 2.0 ports), but the result was a perfect copy."
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"I simply removed the Hard drive from the laptop, put it in this hard drive enclosure, plugged it into into the USB port on my new laptop and I was able to have access to all my documents."
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"Good speed when connect to USB3.0 port, easy to snap in the hard drive."
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"To ensure this is not the problem of USB ports in my motherboard, I connected other enclosure from other brand which also supports USB 3.0, and put Samsung 830, and triggered file move over 2 million files."
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"Enclosure seems nice but the USB port cuts in and out all the time (tried on 3 different computers and 2 different hard drives), rendering it unusable."
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Price

Price:
"Seems a little cheap and flimsy, but it's cheap."
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"Construction is pretty flimsy, but for the price, that's to be expected."
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"This is a great case however it would be better if it wasn't plastic, metal would've been better but hey for the price you can'tgo wrong it, works just how it says easy to set up and easy to use love it, I would buy it again if I need another one"
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"There is a lot of cheap junk out there concerning 2.5 enclosures."
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"Was able to by this fairly cheap to utilize a hdd that was in a dead laptop."
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"after reading some of the reviews I almost didn't buy this enclosure - but price ruled so I tried it and so far I have been very happy with it."
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"Completely great quality for the price!"
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"Works well, good price."
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"Great product for the price."
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"The package arrived ahead of schedule and I think that it was a good price."
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Quality

Quality:
"So I'm confused over how to rate Think will go with higher quality box next purchased."
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"Other reviews said not good quality, but I'm not sure what they were doing with the product."
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"So heres the deal, you get what you pay for in terms of quality, its kind of thin plastic, its hard to open (especially once you put a drive in), it has one indicator light, and one side is metal."
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"Completely great quality for the price!"
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"Plastic is good quality, metal would be nicer yet for my use saving a few dollars is worth it."
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"Great workmanship quality."
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"This USB 3.0 2.5 hard drive case is of excellent quality, and is built so well and worked so well, I bought a second one."
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"Good quality for the price, too."
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Read

Read:
"I read the reviews and it does seem a it flimsy, but it holds the drive secure with the enclosed foam pad and I bought a matching case, so I am good with it."
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"Enclosure was defective (hey, it happens, especially with inexpensive electronics).It couldn't read properly, throwing tons of read errors, resulting in an effective read rate of less than 1MB s. Tested with different drives, on different machines, all of which worked well with a different enclosure."
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"They were worse than useless, trying to tell me I should expect slower reads than writes(!"
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"cheap plastic housing will break very soon I fear - drive gets hot, removing the bottom sliding portion is difficult and prone to jamming breaking and the worst part is the cable DOES NOT securely insert and stay inserted leading to data read write errors - will definitely return item"
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"Only tried it with an old 2.5 160gb Toshiba, but read write speeds are decent and fast."
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"The interface is fast - easily getting over 260 MB sec reads with an SSD (cheapo Kingston one).Included is a rather short USB 3.0 cable."
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"Enclosure was defective (hey, it happens, especially with inexpensive electronics).It couldn't read properly, throwing tons of read errors, resulting in an effective read rate of less than 1MB s. Tested with different drives, on different machines, all of which worked well with a different enclosure."
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"The enclosure does not appear to support UASP, and the best speed t was able to muster from was : 235MB s Write and 240MB s Read from a Crucial M4 512GB SSD."
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Speed

Speed:
"Not the fastest but great value, to be sure."
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"It obviously does not transfer at a greater maximum speed, but takes a tenth of the time because it's not stopping every few seconds like while in the Orico enclosure."
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"Great enclosure - easy to put in a new drive without tools, nice and fast"
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"The speed isn't great, though."
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"most of the time it sits on my bench waiting for a drive to be cloned but it has help up well to multiple insertions removals and the speed is pretty much as expected."
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"USB 3.0 speeds everything up nicely."
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"Easy to swap drives with this case, fast transfer speed with a SSD, matches my MacBook Pro."
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"Only tried it with an old 2.5 160gb Toshiba, but read write speeds are decent and fast."
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Transfer

Transfer:
"A couple of times I wanted some files that I didn't transfer and it was as easy as plugging in a jump drive."
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"Then, I tried to do several different larger transfers (10 GB or so) and all of those transfers would fail prior to finishing."
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"It obviously does not transfer at a greater maximum speed, but takes a tenth of the time because it's not stopping every few seconds like while in the Orico enclosure."
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"Other than that its ok, the data transfer rate is not impressive compared to the Coolmax USB 2 it only moved like 18MB faster."
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"Very small and well built.. 90Mbs transfer"
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"Easy to swap drives with this case, fast transfer speed with a SSD, matches my MacBook Pro."
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"Works great with every hard drive I have tried, shows as USB 3.0 device, great transfer rates, and since it's a just a quick slide to put in different hard drives it even works good when you need to access stuff on a spare hard drive."
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"so far it works great and I love that it is powered through the same USB cord that transfers data."
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" If I had 45 seconds to talk about this product to help making a buying decision I would say: USB 3.0 compliant, faster data transfer speeds 2.5' SATA compatible for SSD and HDD with SATA Interface toolless use, just slide the cover off and place the drive red blue indicator to show activity- amazing finish and SSD is behaving as a external drive very affordable stylish, robust, simple and functional, will make sure that your SSD HDD have a enclosure with USB3.0 interface."
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