USB 2.0 2.5 travel enclosure kit with case

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View Video (Flash)
Important Information
Test Drive

Leather case for the USB 2.0 travel kit enclosure
A travel kit wouldn't be complete with a travel case. Included in the package!

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Convert or add an existing HDD to your laptop or PC. Here's the Solution!

Tools included with the USB 2.0 2.5inch Travel Kit Enclosure
Stop messing around with disassembling your PC or laptop to add an extra hard drive! The USB 2.0 2.5" Travel Kit Enclosure will accommodate a 9.5mm thick hard disk and is powered directly from the USB Port of your computer. If your running Windows ME/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.0 or higher, no driver is needed for operation. Adding a mass storage device can't get any easier.  The kit also includes a convenient leather jacket for the enclosure and a USB to DC cable for extra power.

Tools are included with the travel kit.

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USB 2.0 Travel Kit Enclosure Features

USB 2.0 Travel Kit Features

  • Interface type: USB 2.0 (maximum transfer rate is 480Mbps)
  • Ultra slim size and quality aluminum
  • Converts current HDD from IDE to UDB 2.0/FireWire
  • Bus Powered (included DC optional)
  • Supports Ultra-DMA5 (ATA100) device
  • Fits 2.5-inch slim type hard drive
  • Portability: fits any briefcase or notebook PC case
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Driverless for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9.0 or above
The hard is inserted into the enclosure then all other connections are made

Preparing the drive for the enclosure, then connection.

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Important set up information and video

Enclosure and one of the power sources available for HDD operation

The USB 2.0 Travel Kit Enclosure has several power options. The image above shows the DC power connector being used.
Once the drivers (if necessary) are installedUsing the USB power at connection and one of the power sources is connected to the enclosure cap to the HDD, the drive must be initialized to properly function on your system.

Important Note: Until the HDD is initialized, it will not produce a drive icon in your Hard Disk Drive field of My Computer or Explorer but will be visible in your system Hardware Devices list under disk drives. For XP users, download this instructional video in .swf (Flash) format if you're unfamiliar with initializing a hard drive in XP. Your Flash plug-in should bring up the video automatically.

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The Drive

Drive used in testing was an IBM slim drive

The drive used in our testing was an IBM DARA- 212000, its dimensions in millimeters are: 9.5(H), 69.9(W), 100.2(D) and its weight is 99.0 grams. The drive itself has 12 GIG capacity and is well suited for this USB 2.0 Enclosure. The drive power was totally supported by Bus power with no problems.

USB 2.0 2.5 inch travel kit enclosure testimonial

Enclosure Testimonial I'm very pleased with this enclosure. It is a perfect travel size for a portable backup or a portable bootable system drive. Admittedly I was a little confused with how the drive operated because I had never added a HDD to my laptop with Windows XP. Once I figured it out I was flying. The information above is very important to the drives operation on your system and I would suggest you read it and view the video so you understand what has to be done for proper functionality.

As I said, I was flying with this , there seems to be no noticeable difference in speed between this drive within a USB enclosure and an internal drive. The drive function from the My Computer window also functions just like any other drive on your system, storage, back-up, copy, paste, view, copy from, running programs and what ever else you would use a drive for.

I would definitely recommend the USB 2.0 2.5 inch Travel Kit Enclosure as an alternative to disassembling your current PC or laptop to add a drive.

Bob Boisvert...Web Professional

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