USB 2.0 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure

ADD a Hard Drive to you PC or laptop via your USB Port! The USB 2.0 3.5 IDE inch hard drive enclosure comes equipped to make it happen with a USB cable, Mounting Screws, CD-ROM and hard drive enclosure. Add up to 120 GIG of storage to your system for ONLY $59.95!


 
The USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure is compatible with Windows operating systems



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USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Overview

USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure Today's portable storage solutions are easy enough to come by, but finding portable storage solutions that have enough punch to make it convenient isn't as easy as finding it. This external hard drive enclosure supports USB 2.0, with the USB 2.0 cable interface, this unit will transfer data at rates up to 480Mbps. The USB enclosure case allows for full Plug-and-Play / hot swapping compatibility. PC and laptop users with an absolute need for a portable hard drive solution can be assured of this enclosures reliability, speed, and convenience.

The USB 2.0 3.5 inch IDE hard drive enclosure also gives you the opportunity to add stackable HDD enclosures through a USB hub, each hard drive with storage capacity of up to 120 GIG, a great back up server solution.

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USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Features

USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure Features

  • Compatible with 3.5" IDE Hard Drive up to 120 Gig
  • Interface for USB V2.0, backwards compatible with USB V1.1
  • Works with both Windows and MAC
  • Easy Plug and Play
  • Interface Transfer Rate: 480Mbps
  • Power Source: External Power Cord
  • Enclosure Case: Light weight plastic
  • Operates on Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or higher
USB 2.0 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure pulled out of the enclosure case
The USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure includes the power cord, mounting screws, USB cable and CD-ROM.

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Hard Drive Installation Overview

Easy connection to the usb 2.0 hard drive enclosure Once the hard drive is installed in to the USB 2.0 enclosure, connections are simple. Essentially the USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure is like making connections to your computer. The power cord necessary to power the drive within the enclosure will plug into any grounded outlet in or outside of the The back end of the usb enclosure shown without connectionshome or office. The USB 2.0 cable will connect to any type "A" USB port on a PC or laptop enabling the data connection between the hard drive and computer.

 
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Step by Step hard drive install to the USB 2.0 Enclosure

USB 2.0 3.5 inch hard drive enclosure pulled out of the enclosure case

Step 1.

Slide the body of the USB 2.0 enclosure out from the plastic casing.
Bottom mounting side of the USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure

Step 2.

Notice the underside of the USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure. The two rails inside of the slots are where the hard drive is mounted to with the included mounting screws. The hard drive is placed inside the enclosure for mounting.
The usb 2.0 case disassembled

Step 3.

From the top of the USB 2.0 enclosure, simply slide the top cover backward to remove it from the body and expose the needed connections. At this point it would be advised to practice ESD (electrostatic discharge) safety.
Hard drive mounted in the USB 2.0 enclosure

Step 4.

The hard drive assembles into the USB 2.0 enclosure much like any hard drive into a desktop or tower PC. Connect PIN-1 of the data ribbon to PIN-1 of the HDD connector, then connect the Power Supply of the enclosure to the HDD.

Hard drive in the USB 2.0 enclosure closer look at the connections
A slightly closer look at the hard drive installed into the USB 2.0 enclosure. Notice the power supply connection and the data ribbon connector at the bottom right corner of the image. make sure they are seated well into their ports for proper function.

The hard drive used in the USB 2.0 enclosure was a Hitachi Deskstar hard drive.82.3 GIG storage, ATA/100, 7200 RPM
The Hard drive mounted to the USB 2.0 enclosure

Step 5.

After connecting the data ribbon and power plug to their respective ports, turn the USB 2.0 enclosure over and attach the hard drive in 4 locations with the supplied mounting screws and slide the top cover of the enclosure back into place.

NOTE: Because of the length of the data ribbon (approx. 2.5 inches) take care in the position of the mounted hard drive. Make sure the data ribbon is not extended to tightly, there should be some degree of movement in the ribbon. This is to assure proper connection between the hard drive and the USB 2.0 enclosure.
Finished assembly of the USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure

Step 6.

Slide the USB 2.0 enclosure back into its plastic case and secure it with the included screws on the back side, one screw on either end of the enclosure. Connect your power and USB cable to your computer. Now your drive is ready to use.

NOTE: Before you use your newly installed hard drive, you must initialize it for your system to recognize it. Please view this short movie for a visual demonstration of the process of initializing your hard drive.

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USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure Testimonial

The USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure was really easy to work with, certainly much easier than taking the case cover off my PC and installing a new drive. Just to make some comparisons between the USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure and installing into a PC.

USB 2.0 Enclosure
PC / Tower
   
No screws holding case cover on (slides off/on) Usually 3 - 4 screws holding case on
Easier work space (more open) Have to work inside the frame of PC
Mounting screws for HDD screw in from top. Less chance of falling. Mounting screws for HDD screw in on sides of bays.
Portable wherever a USB port available Not portable unless moving entire PC
Easily removable Not so easy
 
After the assembly was finished, all it took was the power cord and the USB cable and I was up and running. Portability is a great plus as I could switch from one computer to another very easily and without problem. Depending on the amount of desk space you have the enclosure can be laid down or stood up on its side, which ever id preferred.

All in all this is an excellent investment to improve your mobility when doing your personal computing. Take it from someone who is constantly on a computer, it's nice to be able to change your scenery once in a while. Definitely a worth while buy.


Bob Boisvert...Web Professional