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StarTech.com InfoSafe 2.5" USB 2.0 IDE Drive Enclosure - Hi-Speed USB

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IDE2510U2

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StarTech.com InfoSafe 2.5" USB 2.0 IDE Drive Enclosure - Hi-Speed USB
19 in stock
£6.91
Standard delivery Delivered within 3-5 working days

Description

Turn a 2.5in IDE drive into an external storage device with USB 2.0 connectivity.

This USB 2.0 to IDE 2.5 in. External Hard Drive Enclosure lets you transform virtually any 2.5in IDE notebook hard drive into the perfect portable storage solution. Ideal for storing digital multimedia and other demanding applications, the IDE hard drive enclosure allows you to get the most out of your hard drive, connecting to a host computer using USB 2.0 (also backward compatible with USB 1.1), for maximum data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps. A truly portable solution, the enclosure features lightweight yet durable aluminum construction, as well as a small form factor design that fits perfectly into your pocket or notebook bag when not in use. To eliminate the hassle of having to find a power outlet when you're ready to back up your data or load your stored files, the enclosure requires no external power supply, as it's powered through USB connection to the host computer.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com 2.5in Silver USB 2.0 to IDE External Hard Drive Enclosure - storage enclosure - ATA - USB 2.0
Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Bus Type
USB 2.0
Colour
Silver
Expansion Bays
1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5"
Interface
ATA
Supported Devices
Hard drive
Product Material
Aluminium
Power Source
Additional USB
System Requirements
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
7.5 cm x 12 cm x 1 cm
Weight
62 g
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty


Detail

General

Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
2.5"
Host Bus
USB 2.0
Product Material
Aluminium
Colour
Silver

Storage Controller

Interface
ATA
Supported Devices
Hard drive

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays
1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H
Interfaces
1 x ATA
Connections
1 x USB 2.0

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
Carrying case, USB (power) cable
Cables Included
1 x USB cable - external
Compliant Standards
FCC, RoHS

Power

Power Source
Additional USB

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Width
7.5 cm
Depth
12 cm
Height
1 cm
Weight
62 g

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Customer reviews

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StarTech.com InfoSafe 2.5" USB 2.0 IDE Drive Enclosure - Hi-Speed USB
4.0 5
£6.91
StarTech.com InfoSafe 2.5" USB 2.0 IDE Drive Enclosure - Hi-Speed USB
Handy little unit
Reviewed by . Review Posted 08/02/2009
5 5

My old laptop died recently, and I wanted to check I hadn't left personal info on the HD. Rather than use a big hammer to simply destroy it, I bought this to have a look, then format the HD and use it as additional storage.

Using it with Vista HP, it was recognised first time, let me open and delete files, delete partitions then re-format the lot. Exactly what I wanted.

As one person said, the HD isn't hard-mounted to the case, so avoid shaking it around.

Also it comes with a Y-cable so if needed you plug into 2 USB ports to supply the required current- no additional PSUs or adapters needed.

Summary- good-value, handy bit of kit.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Great case, works perfectly
Reviewed by . Review Posted 17/05/2008
5 5

This is a great case for 2.5" disks.

Nice looking, light, small and easy to install the drive. It comes with a nice leather (or leather like protective case too).

I tried it with two Western Digital disks (80G and 250G), 3 computers (a desktop and two laptops) and various operating systems (Windows XP & Vista, Ubuntu and Debian Linux). At all the times it worked flawlessly.

Excellent value for money!

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Easy to install & very cheap to buy
Reviewed by . Review Posted 02/04/2008
5 5

I bought a faulty 2nd hand 40GB MP3 player for £5 & thought maybe I can buy an enclosure, take the hard disc out of the MP3 player and have a small & portable external hard disc. I saw this enclosure and thought this is a nice, cheap & cheerful thing to buy. The build quality is good & installing the whole thing took around a minute or two. I’ve tested it in desktop PCs with Windows Vista & XP and I have to say it works perfect. Dabs delivery time was amazing (2 days), thank you.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Reusing an old laptop hard drive
Reviewed by . Review Posted 04/05/2012
4 5

As has been mentioned in a previous review, I had a hard drive knocking about after upgrading my wife's laptop. It was perfectly good so I didn't want to throw it out and this was the perfect solution. The case is nicely constructed and installation is simple. Other people have mentioned the fact that the drive is not secured inside the case so it shouldn't be subjected to being knocked about. Hard drive has been tested with a Windows 7 laptop and an Android tablet and so far it works a treat and I'm very please with the result.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
You get what you pay for it seems...
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 09/08/2008
1 5

Case is flimsy and the harddrive isn't mounted properly inside making it move around freely. Using it to transfer data also proved to be troublesome - I got several errors in my event log on XP saying that the disk had encountered read/write problems. I moved the drive to another USB/IDE adapter and no errors whatsoever so I can only presume that the fault lay with the controller on the Startech adapter. I was using a brand new WD HDD which was scanned later to show no errors.... To surmise - cheap, tacky, inferior build quality & allows free movement of the harddrive inside the enclosure!

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 

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Type: Storage enclosure
HD Size: 2.5"
Power Supply: None
Brand: StarTech.com
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Inc VAT: 0 - 50

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