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Dynamode 2.5" SATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure

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USB3-HD2.5S-1B

Quicklinx: 71ZVWS00
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Dynamode 2.5" SATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure
Discontinued

Description

Welcome to the next generation of Super Speed Data Transfer.

Are you getting frustrated by long Backup or Restore times of your existing USB2.0 based Hard Disk system? Do you require faster data transfer for watching your stored HD Movies or digital music? Introducing the new Dynamode USB-HD-2.5S-3.0 which is one of the first external Disk Enclosures to feature the new SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 interface. Up to x10 the data throughput of existing USB2.0, SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 allows up to 5Gbps transfer speeds to your existing USB3.0 interface but at the same time being totally USB2.0 compatible so to protect your existing hardware.

Supporting almost all 2.5" SATA interface Hard Disks with a storage capacity of around 2TB, the new USB-HD-2.5S-3.0 features advanced features to get the most out of this exciting new technology including Hardware Encryption and built-in 32-bit RISC CPU. Stylish in design with pocket-sized form factor, Windows™ and MAC™ compatible and bundled with a SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 Data cable and Carry Pouch.

Advanced features

  • SuperSpeed™ USB3.0 ~ up to 5Gbps speeds
  • Backward compatible to HighSpeed USB2.0
  • 2.5" SATA I/II (1.5Gbps and 3Gbps) interface
  • Supports up to 2TB (Terabytes) Hard Disk Drive
  • Bus-powered, no need for external Power Supply
  • On-the-fly Hardware Encryption (AES type)
  • On-board 32-Bit RISC MPU to reduce data overhead
  • Stylish with small form factor - just add a Hard Disk
  • Ideal for Windows™ 98/ME/2000/XP/VISTA, Windows7™
  • Ideal for MAC™ OS 8.6 or higher
  • Bundled SuperSpeed™ Cable, Fixing Kit, CD, Carry Pouch

Specifications

Summary

Type
Hard drive caddy
HD Size
2.5"
Power Supply
None

Customer reviews

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Dynamode 2.5" SATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure
4.0 4
€18.52
Dynamode 2.5" SATA SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Enclosure
Require 2 USB ports
Reviewed by . Review Posted 10/01/2011
5 5

Dissapointing.

Requires 2 USB ports to be taken up - one for data transfer, 1 for power.

Its fiddley and annoying having to connect it through 2 ports, especially when there are enclosures that can power the device from just 1 cable. (although probably only at USB 2 speed).

I used to have a great Icybox one that only needed one cable. Certainly worth a look as an alternative.

As other reviewers have mentioned, only fits slim 2.5inch HDs.

Build quality is flimsy, but at least you can screw the drive to the board inside, and it is supplied with a usb 3 cable (a short one mind)

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Very Good for the Price
Reviewed by . Review Posted 12/11/2013
4 5

I obtained this product because I needed something quick and cheap to perform a particular job. It did its job. One reviewer mentioned that you need two cables to power it. You don't. It's powered by the single USB 3.0 cable. I successfully operated it in both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

Pros:
It's small & Light. It's powered directly from USB, therefore no external power source required. The Hard Drive is a snug fit within the enclosure. No additional drivers required.

Cons:
The build quality of the case itself is made of durable metal, but either end of the enclosure is made from a cheap polymer material that is screwed directly to the metal enclosure. It's the type that could snap under any amount of strain. So be careful when putting your drive into the enclosure that you do not exert too much force. If there is resistance, remove the drive, check the cause and insert again with caution.

Overall, a good product for the price. If you are conscious of build quality, pay more.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 4*
 
Does the job
Reviewed by . Review Posted 23/05/2012
4 5

This product does the job.

I cannot say about 'fatter' 2.52" drives but I have a Samsung 160GB HDD that fits perfectly and a kingston 128GB SSD that fits wonderfully to this device.

I am using the Kingston SSD now on USB3 and it is very fast!

I did try the Samsung on USB2 and it worked great (I am about to order another of this caddy for that drive).

As for needing 2 USB ports, 1 for data and 1 for power??????

I have used the supplied USB(3) cable alone and tried with a standard USB cable alone and both power the device and allow data movement without issue.

The device has 1 USB3 port and a DC 5v port (no adapter supplied - maybe due to a standard build across different models)that does not need to be used as the drive you enclose is powered through USB.

I have marked the unit down by 1 point in overall product rating due to the build (plastic end caps secured with screws) - other than that, I find this device very easy to use and great value for money.

Good Caddy - Good Price.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Slim Form Factor Only
Reviewed by . Review Posted 08/10/2010
3 5

The specification suggests that "almost all" HDDs will fit. Not so! The clearance is about 9.5mm so only 1/8H and modern slim form HDDs will fit. If, like me you were trying to rescue the data from a 3 year old, regular Fujitsu HDD, forget it as it needs a tad over 12mm to fit. Also, although the kit comes with a screwdriver, cables and screws, there are no instructions or drivers although in fairness the Dynamode site says you don't need drivers for XP and above (assuming it is a Dynamode, nothing in the packaging or signeage confirms this).

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 2*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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