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Vantec Nexstar Ck External 3.5IN SATA Black Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0

Vantec Nexstar Ck External 3.5IN SATA Black Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0 (Vantec: NST-300S2-BK)
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Vantec Nexstar Ck External 3.5IN SATA Black Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure USB2.0
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Rating: 8.84/10
Walker
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Review Date: 08/17/13
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Exceptional fan-less enclosure. (Quieter, but not for drives that want more cooling). The aluminum physique is single piece, not clam shell, so the drive slides in 1 finish right after becoming attached to the electronics. My new 1TB Seagate is staying cool after a six hours of tough use (formatting followed by backups). No issues. Power provide is 12VDC. Drive/assembly is held in by two very little screws--if it weren't for that this would be a lot easier to swap drives. You could in fact forgo the case and just use the SATA-to-USB connector if you wanted to. I like the rounded ends, as it appears like it would slide into a backpack or laptop case simply.
Xinavane
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Review Date: 08/13/13
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I tested this enclosure with each the Western Digital RE4 WD2002FYPS and the Hitachi DeskStar H3IK20003272SP ƐS02861) 2TB three.5 inch SATA drives in both Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, and Windows XP Qualified 32 bit. I can confirm that it recognizes each of those drives if partitioned with MBR (I did not test GPT). I also tested it with a Mac Mini running Mac OS X ten.6.4 employing the Hitachi DeskStar H3IK20003272SP ƐS02861) 2TB three.five inch SATA drive and it worked fantastic. The connector for the LED is a little much more challenging to attach than it needs to be. Very satisfied with this item. Other brands of external enclosures that I tested have not worked with 2TB drives, but this one particular does. Don't think the box, which says only 1.5 TB. If you want a 2 TB enclosure, this enclosure works!
Corinthia
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Review Date: 08/07/13
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This is a solid, simple-to-work with enclosure. It is built completely out of aluminum, even the ends. The LED is easy and the energy switch is a welcome addition. A single con only, the cable that connects the LED to the energy fits a small awkwardly on the case and requires some bending, but it's not big deal. I'm really pleased with this so far. Also poor it does not have eSata, but I would only want that for future-proofing, so it wasn't an concern
Teddy
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Review Date: 07/01/13
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The enclosure functions fine, and is a excellent worth for significantly less than twenty-five bucks. The components match nicely, and it was extremely straightforward to place with each other. I also appreciate the DC adapter isn't some giant wall wart - you can plug one thing else into the exact same outlet. Wow, that LED is Vibrant. Not an issue that really should stop you from buying it, as you can place tape or something over it, but it truly is tough to appreciate it ahead of you see it in particular person. No complaints whatsoever, once more especially factoring in price tag. It would be nice if it had been tool-significantly less (i.e. no want for a screwdriver), but then I'm confident this would price twice as significantly.
Sailor
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Review Date: 06/16/13
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1 yr later - this drive has completed a lot of traveling, and nonetheless looks like new, performs good, also. Not with this a single. employed with 250G seagate - installed, formatted, and off we go.Haven't even believed about it due to the fact.... wouldn't even have provided this assessment, except I saw this whilst hunting for a white case for a present. (It's a shame this one particular doesn't come in white as well)
Muncel
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Review Date: 06/15/13
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Very sleek seeking, nice develop, the power supply isnt bulky, cost is excellent, drive help is fantastic, and read/write is also great.Does a good job at taking heat from the drive and dissapateing it across the enclosure. Does get warm right after about 30min of activity ( even though that depends on the drive/model/brand ect you are using with this). Overall a great external enclosure, I would def purchase this again. I place a WD 500GB Green drive in it for a backup drive that I place files onto twice a month, then it goes into a fire proof protected and sits, for my demands this enclosure was perfect.
Neely
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Review Date: 06/01/13
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I was expecting it to be somewhat fragile but this issue is quite sturdy. The stand for it is fairly cool the way it connects and performs actually nicely. The documentation was good - installing the challenging drive was outrageously easy and simple. General the enclosure operates great and looks amazing. No biggy at all but the LED is hilariously vibrant. Its nearly like possessing a projector when your in a dark room. A straightforward piece of black tape or an object to block it easily treatments this tho. Never heard of "Vantec" prior to but I am really happy with this product.
Alima
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Review Date: 06/01/13
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Straightforward to use and rapidly. No activity light.
Ardith
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Review Date: 05/04/13
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Worked flawlessly for over a year with my Maxtor 320GB SATA 2. drive inside, Aluminum exterior is fantastic for dissipating heat, Incredibly Bright LED on the front lets you know it's turned on, fantastic create quality. Tiny stand is worthless (easily tipped/not good), but case can easily slide about on a desktop (or slide off the desktop) if it's not in the stand. Unit totally died when I swapped out the hard drive to 1TB: controller chip now has a burn mark on one corner. Failure might have originated from the LED connector: it is not clearly labeled which way it connects (it can connect more than 1 way). Transfer speeds flatline about 30MB/s read using HDTune, so not fantastic overall performance. The drive I tested it with was acquiring more than 80GB/s when tested on SATA connection, so the USB to SATA was an obvious bottleneck. I bought this in a combo-deal. I adore the Vantec's USB-to-IDE/SATA device I got for troubleshooting and other pc operate. I have literally worn out the SATA cable. This enclosure has not had that considerably use and has been disappointing in style, longevity and overall performance (although I haven't tested a lot of USB drives efficiency).
Danton
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Review Date: 04/01/13
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Good device, does what its intended to do. Bought to use an extra hard drive I had as a backup for a couple laptops I use. Not the ideal or prettiest thing but for like ษ tough to complain given that its only applied twice a week when I plug in the laptops to backup. On and off switch so you don't have to unplug it to energy off in between makes use of. Installation was annoying attempting to get this 1 cable tucked into the enclosure even though worrying I was gonna break it the whole time. It is such a tight match and the cable isn't incredibly thick or nicely protected should it be pinched involving sharp metal sides like the inside includes. Again for ษ not undesirable, and due to the fact I'm not making use of it much I'm satisfied. Would've liked computer software included, but nothing at all a speedy search on the net can't solve and again value kinda puts computer software out of the question. 1 Egg taken away for that interior hookup cable. If you're going to be opening and closing the enclosure usually verify out yet another remedy that's not involving a skinny cable and sharp metal edges. If your seeking for a case to throw an extra really hard drive in for weekly backups or a thing, then this is excellent.
Aderyn
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Review Date: 03/14/13
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It works, it's compact, well constructed, straightforward to assemble and desirable. Doesn't dissipate heat as properly as I'd hoped. LED on front is supposed to indicate each power and activity, mine does not indicate activity, just stays lit bright all the time. I put a typically very hot operating Seagate 500GB drive in right here, hoping the aluminum case would be ample to dissipate the drive's heat. Effectively, sadly it isn't. The case itself gets Really hot, which implies it is soaking the heat from the drive. But you can tell how effectively anything is losing heat by turning the device making the heat off and seeing how extended it requires to cool down. Regrettably it takes this little guy forever. My drive has "hung" twice currently, took it out of the case and it runs fine all day and night. The case would be exceptional for a cooler operating drive, and I intend to use it for one particular! Took a chance and it didn't work out, no explanation not for anyone else to purchase one particular though!
Vevina
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Review Date: 03/09/13
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It goes with each other very easily and functions as advertised. None so far I ordered a single for my son.
Tarana
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Review Date: 03/06/13
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Seems effectively produced. Stays reasonable cool. Slowest of all my enclosures. Tried with drives out of other enclosures and similar results, slow. Intermittently locks technique when attaching or disconnecting. Had identical difficulty on numerous systems. Obtaining energy switch off when attaching or disconnecting solves locking challenge. Will not use this as a key external drive
Holt
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Review Date: 03/01/13
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affordable, speedy shipping, and extremely nice lookin. since its a matte black (kinda) you have to worry about fingerprints as substantially. quite simple to assemble, pull off the back, slide it on to the tray, screw it down, slide the back in, then your carried out in about 5 min. incredibly sleek. incredibly fantastic acquire for the money. i use it for video storage and editing, and it performs wonderful. light is incredibly bright but thats nothing large. dont have it on all the time it does get hot! power cords is extremely effectively believed out, it is built so that when you plug it in to a power strip it doesnt block any other plugs. NO probs with Vista. cant say anything about XP although. some evaluations say that the ends are metal too but they are really plastic. still incredibly sturdy construct. not the most portable issue in the globe, but its very good sufficient. if you want Xtreme portability go with a two.five" enclosure
Xarles
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Review Date: 01/18/13
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This is a very nice external enclosure; it's sleek, modest, and remains nice and cool within it's aluminum structure. Adore the fact that the power transformer is compact and built into the AC plug in such a way that it will plug into a powerstrip with no blocking access to other outlets about it -- also good that there is no massive power brick to lug around, generating this enclosure far more mobile. Quite easy drive installation -- only six screws, which is nice compared to my Metal Gearbox enclosure which has a dozen or much more. Blue LED function light is inobtrusive but effortless to see...power button seems nicely constructed. It didn't come with a free of charge 1-TB harddrive currently installed. I really like this enclosure. When I'm ready for an additional, VANTEC tops my list of producers.
Ilya
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Review Date: 01/01/13
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Quality hardware appearance, sturdy and ridged style. Effortless set up. Able to take away HDD from case effortlessly. For the duration of higher data transfer activity, USB electrical disconnects knowledgeable. Confirmed the USB-B cable connection to the enclosure not safe. Modified USB cable, which look to have a much better type element connection and lighter weight cable gauge lowering cable anxiety resolved the challenge. Returned this enclosure due to the data transfer challenge. Also concerned with the HDD operating temperature. The situation was warm to touch. I did not obtain this enclosure from NewEgg (which is generally my preference) due to gift card situation. I upgraded to the Antec MX-1 USB2. & eSATA External Enclosure, Really Much worth the added $$. The Antec style is first class and the eSATA accessories justify the further cost too.
Fidelia
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Review Date: 12/28/12
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Bought two of these, use them all the time, havent had any troubles at all. Extremely tough contruction, vantec is a very good brand. not sata+ide For those of you questioning, the laptop sata is the similar connection as desktop sata which means that you can also use laptop sata tricky drives with this exclosure.
Maleah
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Review Date: 12/22/12
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Extremely solid aluminum construction, the enclosure feels very solid and sturdy. The internal connections for the SATA drive are well thought out, as the drive just clips into the plastic power and data connections on the PCB. The enclosure gets pretty warm, since it is only passively cooled. Shouldn't be a problem, but 1 could be worth making use of the integrated stand to retain it upright. The LED is a lot brighter than I would choose, but that's genuinely more of an annoyance than a con. On the entire, the create top quality and design of this enclosure is superb. I've got a couple of other external drives that might be receiving a new enclosure in the coming days. Newegg's delivery rocked, ordered late Monday and received it on Wednesday morning.
Kame
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Review Date: 12/12/12
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Solid construction, tough, uncomplicated to setup and install. Functions perfectly! Removing tough drives has grow to be a pain. I like this item and it functions well, but following a couple uses my hard drives are difficult to get in and take out. I'm not certain what occurred, I've never ever set something on major of it, it might have warped from the heat. At this point I have to pull really hard to get the tricky drive out, to the point exactly where I worry that I may possibly break it. Now I only use it for 1 tricky drive. This enclosures excellent if your only going to use it for 1. But for me it losses factors for lack of versatility
Traugott
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Review Date: 12/08/12
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Great price for great product - very study construction & the supplied hardware hold the difficult drive in spot perfectly. Gets really hot very quickly but considering that I only use it for back-up, not a massive deal.
Mio
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Review Date: 10/31/12
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This is an great enclosure, I run it three hr. loading music & photos and it remain cool. I am working with a seagate 320gb tough drive in it and it operates great. Only 1 thing,not a huge deal, the blue led, it is vibrant,but not a dilemma. I would definitely suggest this product
Kordell
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Review Date: 10/23/12
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nice enclosure, good, sturdy design light went out the very same day if required will obtain once more
Missy
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Review Date: 10/21/12
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This is a excellent, spending budget priced way to go for housing what appears to be an up & coming industry for older, three.five" normal drives. Aluminum case is a nice searching function that also dissipates some of the heat a drive generates. Newegg when once again gets a tip of the hat for their fantastic product catalog and service. No cons with this acquire. Be cautious with stand. Best lay out is a flat horizontal position. Stabilize if employing vertical stand to eliminate any risk of shock to drive need to it fall over.
Kyleigh
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Review Date: 10/20/12
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this issue has a really nice style to it...push button on off switch none worth metioning two front screws that lock it in place could be a bit bigger...
Melodie
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Review Date: 09/27/12
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Sturdy aluminum case also offers heat transfer for this fanless enclosure. Assembly is uncomplicated for the most part. It operates. The LED cable is only as extended as essential, and is partially "glued" to the inside of the situation. This keeps the cable out of the way and enables you to get the HD in with out crushing the cable. The stand presses onto the enclosure without having screws, and removes quickly. The connector for the LED is not idiot proof. It must be keyed to let only correct insertion. This is *not* a huge deal . . . right after all, it can only be inserted two techniques lol. Due to the fact the base is relatively little, the device has a high center of gravity when utilised on its stand. Quickly recognized in each Vista and XP. Formatting a 1.5GB drive took around 7 hours. The case became incredibly warm very rapidly, but never became hot. The enclosure is so solid you could be tempted to feel you can bang the HD about. Don't lol.
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Product Features

Enclosure 3.5" Form Factor
SATA USB 2.0 Connection

Vantec NexStar CX NST-300S2-BK Hard Drive Enclosure
Secure all your critical digital files using the Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Enclosure. This 3.5" Enclosure is a smart way of expanding the storage in your system. It transforms any internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive into an external hard drive so as to use it on any system with a USB port. You can be sure of faster data transfer of up to 480Mbps as it supports USB 2.0 technology. Built using Aluminum material, it keeps your hard drive cool. Purchase the Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Enclosure immediately for additional storage requirement.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • SATA Hard Drive Interface; for easy connectivity with your Hard Drive
  • USB 2.0; transfers data at blazing fast rate of up to 480Mbps
  • Aluminum Enclosure Material; keeps your Hard Drive from overheating

Product Specifications

 
AC Adapter: Yes
Material: Aluminum
Internal Interface: SATA
Features: Hard Drive Capacity: 2 TB 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
Parts: 1 year limited
Labor: 1 year limited
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