Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure

 This enclosure worked as advertised.  It was easy to install the drive and the instructions were very simple.  I think the documentation could be a little more extensive.  I had to go to the web site support section to find out why there was a USB Y cable.  The Y cable is needed if you find your hard drive is not performing properly on a single USB connection.   The Y cable has one thick and one thin leg.  The thick leg is your traditional data/power USB cable.  The thin leg is for additional power only.   You only need to use it if you find your drive is not behaving properly.   That is a bit more subjective than I prefer but since my drive behaved perfectly, I won’t be worrying about it. 

The price of this was $9.99 at Amazon.  The quality is fine and it does just what I expected. 

From the vendor:
·  Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
·  Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB
·  Hot-Swappable:  Plug & Play Without Rebooting
·  Supports SATA I and II

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

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