2.5 Inch SATA/IDE eSATA/USB Enclosure

Code: A49HG

2.5 Inch SATA/IDE eSATA/USB Enclosure is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13.
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  • 2.5-inch hard drive enclosure
  • Allows both IDE or SATA hard drives to be mounted inside the enclosure
  • Converts IDE HDDs for use in a USB port or a SATA HDD for use in USB or eSATA
  • Easy to set switch for USB or eSATA use
  • Supports up to 3Gbps on SATA
  • Fanless design
  • USB 2.0 and eSATA cables
  • Carry case

Product details

2.5 Inch SATA/IDE eSATA/USB Enclosure

• 2.5-inch hard drive enclosure• Allows both IDE or SATA hard drives to be mounted inside the enclosure• Converts IDE HDDs for use in a USB port or a SATA HDD for use in USB or eSATA• Easy to set switch for USB or eSATA use• Supports up to 3Gbps on SATA• Fanless design• USB 2.0 and eSATA cables• Carry case

Rated 5 out of 5 by from For any potential buyers, this is just great. Tested with a mixture of five or six IDE and Sata disks, spanning from 750MiB 1995 IDE up to a 300GiB 2009 Sata HDD. Most of these had multiple partitions which were recognised. The device consists of a 5 1/2 " long PCB with a Sata conn at the near end and an IDE conn at the other with some kind of bridge chip on the underside. The PCB slides into an extruded aluminium case, should you want a portable drive, but all connections are on the front side of the PCB if all you want to do is to read/write legacy disks (aka a much more expensive disk dock). ONLY tested with USB, as I have no access to to an eSatap port.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this to recover my data off my old laptop's hard drive after the motherboard broke. The interface will fit a variety of hard drives onto it - luckily mine was included - and although my hard drive wouldn't fit into the aluminium case provided, that didn't really matter because I wasn't intending to use it as an external hard drive. I've since removed my old hard drive so the device can be used again if it ever happens again to me or any of my family or friends. A very handy piece of kit.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of kit. Very simple to use. I spilt water on my laptop and fried the motherboard. Using the enclosure I have rescued my hard drive and as well as recovering my files and I now have a 320GB external hard drive.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this item in order to transfer data from failed laptop. Worked seamlessly on both usb & esata.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good bit of kit I had a spare laptop HHD and it worked just great and easy to fit HHD into it and set up in no time
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This enclosure only took about ten minutes to fit my h/drive and worked with no problems.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice easy to use piece of kit. it even has its own 5 star rating printed on it.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have 2 of these one with 250Gb and one with 500Gb drive. I use them exclusively with the eSATA interface to run Windows XP in VMware and Database software for development purposes. I also use an independant 5V PSU to save the USB sockets. This saves me having to re-build the host laptop every few months
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Is this compatible with a SSD?

Asked by: Emms2003
Yes this would work with any 2.5 inch drive
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-12-20

The connectors do not match up my hard disc. From an HP nx 8220. What are the contents of the box supposed to be ?

Asked by: peter
Typically HP drives are inside a custom designed caddy and need to be removed.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-12-13

Why does this unit have two usb cables and what purpose do they serve ?

Asked by: Brid
the 2 cables are for data transmission and extra power
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-11-12

why does it need two usb ports?

Asked by: Brid
This unit does not require two USB ports to power, this only requires one port.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-11

There are no drivers for Win 7 on disc

Asked by: ultra
This item is plug and play under Windows 7 no drivers would be needed.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

I have used this unit for some years with drives up to 500GB. I have just tried a 1TB drive and find it is not recognised when plugged into pc. Is the maximum supported size 500GB?

Asked by: MusicMan
P.S. to my question, unit is actually OK with 1TB. I neglected to assign a drive letter after partitioning and formatting (Using DiskPart)
Answered by: MusicMan
Date published: 2015-07-17

will this work with an msata drive from a dell xps13

Asked by: small_mgr
Sorry we do not have anything suitable for msata
Answered by: PaulaC
Date published: 2015-07-17

Will this unit support an SSD drive?
Asked by: Ed
The product will work with SSD although I would recommend that you use the e-SATA connection to take advantage of the speed, USB 2 would not allow you to use the full speed of an SSD drive
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-07-17
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Bulk Prices

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A49HG 2.5 Inch SATA/IDE eSATA/USB Enclosure (1+) £9.99

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