In another one of our Two Minute Reviews we take a look at the Aleratec Premium 2.5” to 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Adapter External Enclosure.
Here is how Aleratec describe the premium enclosure:
Aleratec’s 2.5” to 3.5“ SATA HDD Adapters quickly and easily make your 2.5” SATA hard disk drives compatible with Aleratec’s family of 3.5” SATA hard disk drive duplicators.
No tools are needed. Simply insert your 2.5” SATA hard disk drive into the adapter and close the door.
Expand the functionality of your Aleratec HDD duplicator with Aleratec 2.5” HDD Adapters For 3.5” Drive Bays.
These handy adapters can also be used as USB 2.0 external enclosures for your 2.5” SATA hard drives.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 147.32 x 101.6 x 177.8 mm /5.8 x 4 x 0.7 in
Weight: 0.14 kg / 0.31 lb
Who are Aleratec?
According to their website:
Aleratec creates “Prosumers’ Choice” professional-grade duplicators for hard disk drives, USB flash drives, flash memory and optical discs(BD/DVD/CD), as well as optical disc publishers, blank media, disc shredders, disc repair and related accessories, at consumer-friendly prices. The company’s commitment to quality and its customers has produced product lines which regularly win industry accolades for their innovation, reliability and ease-of-use.
What’s in the Box?
You get two of the premium enclosures.
A Closer Look
Using the Enclosure
Using the enclosure is very simple – just press the button on the front of the enclosure to open the drive bay door and then slide in the 2.5” drive and close the door. Simple!
Once the drive is in you can connect the enclosure to your computer using a USB cable and just access the drive. When it is connected the blue light on the front of the enclosure will light up.
Or you can slide the enclosure into one of the Aleratec Hard Disk Drive Duplicators, such as the 1:1 HDD Cruiser we previously reviewed.
This is a really useful little bit of kit. I have managed to build up a few 2.5” SATA drives over the years and so having an enclosure that is simple to use is great.
The enclosure feels very sturdy and looks very smart.
The price for a pack of two premium enclosures is $44.99. You may be thinking why you would need two, but if you want to duplicate 2.5” drives you will probably need them both.
Although maybe Aleratec should consider selling them singularly as well? And hopefully in the future Aleratec will produce a USB 3.0 version as well.
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