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Vantec NexStar CX 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 2.0

Vantec NexStar CX 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 2.0 (Vantec: NST-200S2-BK)
VPN: NST-200S2-BK
Vendor: Vantec
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Vantec NexStar CX 2.5 External Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 2.0
62%
Excellent
16%
Very Good
8%
Average
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Below Average
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Poor
Rating: 8.78/10
Laddie
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Review Date: 08/30/13
Comment:
Have 3 of these w/ drives ranging from 120 to 350 GB. Excellent for old drives as you upgrade your laptop drives. No issues so far. Really light and compact. Excellent for travel. None, truly. While I haven't typically had the require to plug in both USB cables, the Y-cable is too short if the USB ports are not appropriate next to every single other so I've had to use an extension cable. On just a handful of occasions when there was only 1 absolutely free USB port and it was not adequate to energy the unit, I've had to go digging through my box of old electronic junk to locate an AC adapter that would operate w/ this unit. Could be a con for somebody who doesn't have such a box of junk.
March
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Review Date: 08/13/13
Comment:
The NexStar merchandise have been decent in the past I bought two of these sometime back when they have been on sale. Upon attempting to use them, I learned the supplied screwa are as well little in each of them. In searching at other testimonials, this appears to be a frequent challenge. Oh properly, I have two enclosures that are completely useless. I operate also really hard for my money to throw it away on junk!
Cecil
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Review Date: 08/11/13
Comment:
This is the second unit I have bought. They are each hooked up to old HP SFF 2.eight GHz operating CentOS five.4 operating a Samba server. Serves as a household server for pictures, home videos, backups, etc. Never ever had a challenge. Disks spin down when not in use. none.
Kenley
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Review Date: 08/05/13
Comment:
Strong workmanshipMetal case keeps the tough drive coolCompatible with most OS, for me, Mac OS X ten.six.1 64 bit kernal, ubuntu desktop x64, windows 7 x64. The case is quite slippery - quite effortless to fall if place on the top rated of computer system case - adding some damper will be greater. I saw some customers complained about the screws that repair the case. The inner threads in the "nutshell" are produced of metal. The threads are not really thin (to an extent to break very easily). I really feel 1 may well need to have a philip jewelry screw driver of the correct size to install the the screws. Typical philip screw drivers may possibly not be able to do the job. A stanley set of jewelry drivers cost Ů at amzon.com. Of course if the manufacturer would offer 1 will seal the deal. The screws do their job at the position if correctly installed.
Brigit
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Review Date: 08/04/13
Comment:
hmm all, small easy to goo N/A good, ty for the product
Ronnie
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Review Date: 07/16/13
Comment:
Slim, functions every time, good cost, just can't beat it. Depending on the drive you put in it could demand added juice from the second usb (provided) I enjoy this enclosure. I use 7200rpm drives in it which I think is what needs the added energy or the drive gets slower. This has saved me on many occasions.
Tanika
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Review Date: 07/15/13
Comment:
- effortless to use- easy to install drive- true metal :) not plastic! none Good tiny case. No temp difficulties at all even when producing a backup or writing massive files! Would buy once more!!
Amiri
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Review Date: 07/09/13
Comment:
Very strong and properly put together. This is not junk like some of the others for this price tag. Actually modest. Seriously cool appear as well. HD indicator is on the back. A bit weird, but i see why they did it. The unit is really little and receiving an LED to the front would have added space. The three.five model does have a front LED. Not a large deal. Just a bit weird. I have the 3.five" version of this model also, and it is by far the finest value and good quality of external enclosure I've bought. The two.five" model does not come with a energy supply like its large brother the 3.five" model. There is a jack for one even though. You don't seriously will need it as extended as you can tolerate the dual USB input technique.
Tien
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Review Date: 06/28/13
Comment:
- Nice and clean- Excellent high quality and efficiency - Plastic parts mixed with aluminum This external enclosure works good. Given its USB 2., it's not the fastest enclosure ever, but it works just fine. Utilizing the supplied cable it worked on my uMBP and Dell Precision laptops. Case is solid, just want there were zero plastic components. Breakaway for ESATA version is apparent; either incorporate it or make it hidden. Given the price and the goal, this enclosure is great for those on the go seeking for a strong external difficult drive.
Kiele
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Review Date: 06/26/13
Comment:
functions OK Does not screw closed.
Viveca
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Review Date: 06/13/13
Comment:
Tight fit, fantastic material, no overheating. operates how they all must none purchased this to replace one more enclosure that was loose and disconnected simply through transfers. no challenges with this 1
Jeffrey
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Review Date: 06/09/13
Comment:
properly it does what it saysuncomplicated set up and effortless....everythingaluminum metal feels great and stays Incredibly coolif you want an external enclosure for a laptop hdd this is deff 1 of the appropriate roads to take con is there is no cons(if you read what it did and paid for that then you got Every little thing you paid for) The double usb cable (Y) is nice incase other usb cant supply enough power i took out the hdd of 1 of my old laptops 鴺gig 5400rpm) place it in this and gave it to my gf to use as a time machine backup device for her macbook ......needless to say every thing point operates very incredibly properlytook 10min to get hdd out place it in this enclosure and commence formatting for mac
Martha
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Review Date: 05/31/13
Comment:
This is a great little enclosure - compact, economical. I have numerous and they take virtually no space in my bag. Not necessarily the sturdiest enclosure, but it doesn't really need to be.Also, I discovered that a 640GB WD drive I just purchased will not work in this enclosure (WD Scorpio Blue WD6400BEVT). (I've utilised 320GB drives with out dilemma ahead of in this enclosure.) Getting a device driver load failure on Windows (both XP and Vista). I swapped the drive to one more enclosure and also tried a distinct cable without having luck. But when I put the drive in one particular of my NexStar 3 enclosures, it works just fine.So if you have one of the new massive laptop drives, use caution in acquiring this enclosure - choose up a NexStar 3 alternatively. The NexStar 3 is certainly a lot more high-priced and requires up far more space, but it is an superb, properly-constructed enclosure. I will most likely purchase more of these enclosures in the future, but only for 320GB and smaller drives. For 500GB and bigger, I will use NexStar three's.
Pravat
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Review Date: 05/25/13
Comment:
Sturdy, functions effectively, simple to assemble, appears nice. Could come with a stand, or at least rubber feet. How about a sleeve/case? It is priced appropriate although.
Wendi
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Review Date: 05/25/13
Comment:
It's a snap to set up. operates nicely for my needs. (Backupꅨ gig HD functions in XP, Vista,Win7. No troubles. Needs double USB hookup to perform. Not like Passport.
Elsu
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Review Date: 05/03/13
Comment:
Cheap and largely well built. The screws are a bit hard to get in. Feels a little like they may well strip the plastic. Not confident this would hold up to heavy use. I required an enclosure to clone a challenging drive when performing an upgrade. This one particular fit the bill considering that I don't plan on swapping out drives or traveling with it. Decent small unit, particularly for the cost.
Josiah
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Review Date: 04/21/13
Comment:
Good enclosure. Very good value. Drive runs cool inside, I place a Seagate 500 7200 in it. Screws are modest as has been noted, but, not a deal breaker.
Ajax
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Review Date: 04/19/13
Comment:
Plug in and go. Have had no issues outstanding unit would acquire once again None
Aure
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Review Date: 04/18/13
Comment:
Drive spins. Put in my old ps3 hdd but neither of my computer systems or the ps3 identified the difficult drive with the enclosure. Thought about performing a RMA but decided to just purchase yet another enclosure instead. Manufacturer Response:Make sure when you insert the PS3 hard drive into the enclosure you will want to make confident the tough drive is formatted and initialized in disk management ahead of it is usable. The cause for this is mainly because the PS3 has its own format which is not readable by most Pc or Mac as it is neither FAT or NTFS. As soon as formatted and initialized, the difficult drive must be prepared for storing your information. Hope this answers your question. Thank you and have a excellent day!
Arne
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Review Date: 03/26/13
Comment:
This is not costly, yet operates as it ought to. This was effortless to set up and I have had no troubles with it. None. If you want to bu a low-cost hard drive enclosure, Vantec is the way to go.
Marcella
Rating:

Review Date: 03/11/13
Comment:
Really very good built. The metal finish is just great.Really reliable. with previous case the fall apart or had been not recognize immediately after a when. Bought 15 of them only 1 didnt work out of the 15, not poor at all. if your hunting for a good and trusted case that wont freez on you, or your wii if you softmodded, get this.
Anneliese
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Review Date: 03/10/13
Comment:
Exceptional drive with sturdy construction, drive feels substantial in your hand. Comes with usb cord that has very good length USB cord is one particular of those annoying ones that has an additional head on it, but its practically nothing that effects the drive itself. Get it
Osborn
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Review Date: 03/09/13
Comment:
Performs excellent, straightforward to assemble, holds hard drive nice and snug. Sturdy casing, light weight and pocket size none. ought to of bought 2 additional but will acquire them now
Misu
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Review Date: 03/05/13
Comment:
Sturdily constructed and all the holes line up with excellent heavy duty assembly screws. Even though the supplied two port cable is nice, 2 USB ports are seriously not needed for a quality disc drive. Little and fashionable and aids keep the drive cool. When not a large deal, somewhat sharp edges all the way about the case bother me a small and do absolutely nothing to assist the compactness of this case. Purchased this as an add-on and for system backups for a new Toshiba netbook. Does a good job and runs incredibly effectively with a single USB 1 meter cable. Yet another wonderful knowledge from NewEgg!
Edison
Rating:

Review Date: 02/28/13
Comment:
Incredibly light and strong when assembled. Keeps drive cool. Fantastic price tag. I was worried after I got it that the drive would rattle and move around and I was surprised by the tight match, and how effectively it worked out. Don't like the double USB power supply, primarily because I dont require it but it was nothing to replace. Cord can be as well quick but once again not a problem. Drive a small loose at first but I place a couple strips of electric tape on the inside back to hold it tight and it works wonderful. Not the very best enclosure that I have had but much easier to carry around than some other individuals are and for the cost don't be afraid to acquire it.
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Product Features

Enclosure 2.5" Form Factor

Vantec NST-200S2-BK NexStar CX Hard Drive Enclosure
The Vantec NexStar CX Hard Drive Enclosure comes in a slim and compact design with a USB 2.0 interface. It turns any SATA 2.5" Hard Drive into a convenient hard drive that can be used on any system. This external hard drive supports USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 and offers a 480Mbps data transfer rate. With plug-and-play technology, you can use it without installing drivers. Its solid aluminum casing provides excellent heat dissipation and protection to your hard disk drive. The LED Indicator indicates power and HDD activity. Add more storage for your computers with the Vantec NexStar CX Hard Drive Enclosure.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • 480Mbps; provides high data transfer speed
  • Plug-and-play technology; can use it without installing drivers
  • Aluminum casing; provides excellent heat dissipation and protection to your hard disk drive
  • LED Indicator; indicates power & HDD activity

Product Specifications

Model
Brand VANTEC
Model NST-200S2-BK
Spec
Color Black
Size 2.5"
AC Adapter No
Material Aluminum
Internal Interface SATA
External Interface USB 2.0
Specifications Hard Drive Capacity: Up to 750 GB (Supports 9.5 mm width hard drives)

Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive

Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0

Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB

Hot-Swappable:  Plug & Play Without Rebooting

Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity
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