External Hard Drive Enclosure 2.5
Sabrent 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 3.0 Tool-Free External Hard Drive Enclosure [Optimized for SSD, Support UASP SATA III] Black (EC-UASP)
External Hard Drive Enclosure 2.5 are great. Everything but putting the cable in already assembled. Follow the instruction booklet and make sure you the lid off from the right side, where the pilot light will be. I spent a few minutes the wrong side up by not doing that. You’ll need to give it a sharp push and it will pop across.
Slip your laptop hard drive into it and make sure the connector clips in properly. Attach the USB cable and plug into your computer and then turn it on. W10 accepts it and will flash up the drive’s contents so you can take off what you need. If you are planning to transfer it to a DVD or CD, I suggest you transfer it to your computer laptop and then from there. Transferring across 3 mediums is a lot slower than 2.
Once you’re finished, the booklet says to ensure you select the Windows command to disengage the caddy/enclosure. To do that, go into Devices And Printers, and highlight the Sabrent device and menu option, ‘remove device’ so you properly disengage the hard drive before disengaging and then turn off the gadget. As long as you’re not doing anything, I did try just turning it off and that will work but do that under caution.
Other than learning how to get the lid off, I was impressed. Transfer speeds is on par with normal copying under W10 and it does it’s job with a pilot light on showing it’s working.
For a cheap price, it’ll get your files out of a dead computer but a live hard drive and that’s the important thing to have one of these caddies in your collection for the time when you need one.Promised Review By Geoff the SFCrowsnest guru