Aluminium Chassis, Up to 5Gbps via USB 3.0 connection, Supports Windows and Mac OS
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|Compatibility||USB 3.0 / 2.0 / 1.1|
|Product Type||3.5 Hard Drive Enclosure|
|PC Connectivity||Hi-Speed USB|
|Speed||Up to 5Gbps|
|Dimension||18.5 x 13 x 2.5 (cm)|
|Service & Support||1 years warranty|
|Compliant Standards||Plug and Play|
|OS Required||Microsoft Windows, Linux 2.4 and Mac OS|
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By philip smith
first class product, first class price and first class service! well done Novatech and thanks
Great product for a build your own external HDD. I've salvaged a perfectly sound WD Caviar Green with this from a recently defunct desktop. Easy installation. Remove black retaining screws from case/pull off ports end cap/push circuit board unit gently with thumb/slide out/insert HDD/secure HDD with silver screws/slide HDD unit back into case/secure case to unit with black retaining screws/plug in to USB3 port for optimum speed. Easy use and solid construction with plug and play compatibility. Haven't tried it in Linux yet but don't forsee any issues. Very content customer
By David Metcalfe
Bought a similar product from a well known high street retailer for £23 which worked but build quality was abysmal. Returned for a full refund and did a lot of research for a suitable alternative and decided on Novatech based on the many good reviews. It was delivered promptly (my first purchase from Novatech) and I was very impressed with the build quality. A decent length of USB cable & PSU cable also a good length too. Easy to insert the 3.5 SATA drive (2 TB) & screws screwdriver included to secure the drive into the enclosure. The power switch is illuminated with a blue LED when on. The unit works fine and the only minor criticism is that a flashing LED to indicate drive activity has not been included and would be a nice addition in any future upgrades. For the price I would highly recommend this unit & Novatech!
By Peter Kane
This is the 2nd one of these I've purchased. The 1st has been working very well for a couple of years. I wanted to mount this on my desk rather than underneath, so I bought a special desktop power extension after first checking that the enclosure's psu/plug would fit, but when the unit arrived they have reversed the orientation of the plug so it will not plug into the extension (usb charging points get in the way) ! So much for caerful planning. Of course, I can use the old plug with either extension/enclosure, but be warned: you will need a good 2 inches clearance above the top of the earth pin. Great value for money. Nice, robust unit.
By Mark Burns
I received the Enclosure at 14:45 2 days after ordering and by 14:55 I had it up and running and doing a backup ! Extremely easy to setup simple clear instructions and a handy screwdriver included. Works with the power supply ( included ) on usb2 but not needed on USB 3, but I have it in use .. just in case
By Bryony Curtis
Brilliant product, does what it say on the box! Comes with extra screws incase you lose one as well. Instructions are simple and easy to follow. It's not working brilliantly with an old hard drive I had laying around.
By Ed Lough
On the back of previous reviews I dived in and ordered 2, which arrived very quickly. I couldn't get either of them to work and spent well over an hour trying different things to figure out what the problem was. Then I discovered the disguised on/off switch on the front - not mentioned anywhere in the instructions. One tiny click and they were off and are every bit as easy to use and useful as the other reviews suggested. Back ups are so easy now. A couple of things not made clear in the item description is that it comes with it's own 240v power supply and that it works fine with Windows 10.
By Stephen Tayler
Will be back for at least one more of these I think. Very simple to install, The drive enclosure even comes with a half decent screwdriver and the screws to fit it on the tray, which then slides intro the sleeve, fit the back plate, plug in and go. More importantly to me, it works flawlessly with Linux (Ubuntu mate in my case) I personally do not and will not use any Microsoft software.
By Andy Lee
Absolutely delighted with this. Only received it last night - fast delivery for the cheapest charge. My 1TB WD Caviar went straight in beautifully, no rattling, plugged it all in and immediately my drive was there under My Computer. Fast and silent in action, running some HD video off the drive. Chuffed to bits, thank you Novatech. Recently bought something else off the internet "cheap" and it failed after one use. Why didn't I use Novatech first. Don't know. I shall in future.
Excellent product & great quality for an amazingly low price, very quick delivery as well. Plugged in the HDD, connected to my PC and was backing up within minutes. Very impressed.
Bought one of these in an attempt to salvage a HDD from a damaged desktop. Plugged a SATA III into it and while the speed was slower it still worked perfectly fine. Brilliant piece of kit for such a low price! Comes with everything you need and ridiculously simple to set up.
Bought mine about 6 - 9 months ago. Fitted HD, plugged it in, started up and it has been backing up my PC ever since. In line for another one for 2nd machine. Brilliant Novatech service.
I was really impressed by both the design and build quality of this HDD Enclosure. Although I have not used it for an extended period yet, my quick test was fine and I fully expect it will give many years of useful service. I had previously obtained a HDD enclosure from another retailer (returned because it was faulty, in two senses), but this Novatech one is a much better buy - the other make was mostly plastic and cost quite lot more ! I should add that I did have a minor issue with this purchase, but top marks to Novatech customer service for a very prompt and effective resolution !!
By David Brown
Robust case. Robust USB3 type B connector, not a fragile micro USB. Added advantage is the On/Off button which could protect you if you contract a 'ransomware' virus. If you only enable the device when copying or backing up then the virus cannot access it and encrypt your data. Saves having to keep unpluging.
bought that enclosure in March 2015 to my RPiB.Connected 1TB Seagate and use it as my NAS. Works perfectly. I found only 1 con , there's no parts (kind of foam stickers or anything) which reduce vibration noise once disk. Generally am very happy of that enclosure Am gonna buy 2 more that enclosures as I wanna build Raid5 storage.
Excellent product. Connected a 2TB WD hard disk and use it as a PVR storage location for my TV. Build quality seems very good, installation was easy. After a 5 frustrated minutes of the screws not fitting I realised I was using the wrong ones (I'd picked up the wrong bag of screws from another device). Doh. Altogether excellent and a great price. If I were being pernickety I would point out that the LED on the power button is too bright. Why do they always put eye piercingly bright LEDs on these things? Not an issue though really, I used a sticker to cover it up.
Works very well. Excellent quality and very good value for money.
Second one of these I've bought both holding 3.0TB WD drives working wonderfully with a fast transfer rate. Look good too.
Works great. Im use with old 80GB HDD.
Bought to house a Seagate HDD that was being replaced by a new WD Black. Instructions were basic but installation of the drive is pretty much straight forward anyway. The drive is pretty much just slide the ports on to the circuit board, secure with screws and connect the power cable and supplied USB 3 cable. The front panel that has the power button is attached only by adhesive though so look out for that every now and again. Came off but easily stuck back on. Noise isn't well insulated but that could be due to my harddrive being a noisy little bugger. One reason to replace it. Odd because the WDB is very quiet anyway. Not sure if there is an activity light, I can only see the blue power light on the switch. If there are lights then they are very hard to see. That said I can hear the activity from my drive. One reason to replace it... that and it's full. Comes with a stand to sit upright with pads on bottom to prevent slipping. The stand doesn't screw or clip on, the enclosure sits there so make sure you don't pick it up with just the stand. If you have any adhesive pads then the drive enclosure will sit horizontally. The enclosure is brushed aluminium with a good level of build quality. Not sure if this is common with external USB drives but there are no S.M.A.R.T readings anymore. HD Tune no longer lists it under the model number but rather as what the external drive controller comes up with. Shame in a way since I'd like to use this as a backup for the system. Would've been helpful but not essential as I don't plan on having the drive in a constant on state anyway. Perhaps could've come with a bit more noise insulation and a more visible activity light though. That would push it up to 5 star but given the cost of the enclosure I can't expect much more. Tempted to go for another if I get another HDD for backup solution (maybe a 3TB WD Green for data backups now)
Prompt delivery! Initially puzzled because there was no apparent internal connection to the power socket, but I needn't have worried. The power connection is integral to the electronics. The unit, once assembled (an easy job) did everything I needed. It allowed me to rescue data both into my iMac and into a Windows laptop. I now intend to re-partition the drive and use it as a backup device. I'm well pleased.
By Gregory Smith
When I opened the box I noticed a fixing screw missing so I turned it over to see if other screws were missing and the PCB and socket end fell on my foot!!! I then noticed the packet of mounting screws also contained spare case screws. I had a hard job to screw them in as the holes and power socket were slightly miss-aligned. I would expect this in a cheap case not in a premium case like this. Now hard drive is fitted it works great. (Note the usb connector lead has an odd shaped plug to fit the odd shaped socket on the caddy)
Received item on timeand was very easy to install drive. Connected to a USB 2.0 system with no problems, drive registering on windows explorer. Overall this is a good well made product. It is also useful that it has its own power switch.
Purchased on recommendation of a Novatech Sales Guru. Comes with all of the tools to assemble and fit the drive.
It is a basic "slider" type caddy. You screw the HDD to a PCB tray and slide this into the aluminium shell. Screws screwdriver PSU stand are included. I couldn't get this to stay connected to p8z77 Intel USB3 ports, the drive/caddy would keep disconnecting and reconnecting to the system. I connected it to the ASMedia USB3 ports instead and it worked fine achieving good USB3 speeds. Formatting a mere 250GB drive made the drive temp rise to 50*c, but it runs cooler on normal use. Delivered 2 days earlier than expected using the cheapest delivery option. I have to give this unit and novatech service 5 stars for this item.
By L Wood
Great little enclosure, seems sturdy enough for its purpose. Using it with a WD Blue 1TB drive. Keeps the drive cool (mine runs at 30-40 degrees). Good stuff guys!
I bought this to replace an old usb 2.0 enclosure after reading the reviews. What had impressed me most was the assurances they gave of good technical support and after sales service. That first enclosure had a fault but after a brief phone call a new one was dispatched and arrived at about 9am the next day! It works perfectly on Windows 8.1 and my old Omega has a new lease of life. Novatech are as good as their word and I will be using them again. Thanks!
By John Dowling
Bought this a few months ago and it has performed perfectly. I will be buying another soon. Delivery & service is very good & I frequently come here for information on products as the descriptions are accurate. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended.
By Simon Wells
I originally had a 1tb seagate external which had a crappy power connector on the back which broke off, the drive was removed and that enclosure was replaced by a Dynamode usb2 one which lasted all of 6 months. So 3rd enclosure for this drive and I am very impressed with the quality of this one. The fact you have to turn it on is also a plus as I use it with my xbox360 for watching films (something you can't do on a xbox one yet!). All I need now is a PCI usb3 card for my pc, not a pci-e one, and thats the only thing that lets it down, still its quicker than the last usb2 enclosure. Very happy with this purchase!
By Martin Gardner
Love these, great value for money and very good cooling properties, I am replacing all my USB 2 enclosures with these, really like the switch on the front as well, I have my disks in a unit and it's good to be able to switch them on independently without pulling them out.
Bought 2 of these the quality and looks are great, the first one now has a 2T HDD with my video / music collection installed and in the second one I installed a Raspberry pi running xmbc, the pi including its case fitted inside the enclosure perfectly, I discarded the back cover and just lined up the pi's 2 usb and network connections with the end of the enclosure and purchased a flat 90 deg hdmi adapter so the connector was facing towards the back of the enclosure, again this fitted perfectly, did a bit of modding to the push button and leds on the front cover to reset the pi and indicate when it running, all in all looks fantastic, thanks again for supplying a quality items which arrived in double quick time, very very pleased. oh one final thing on an earlier post one guy was asking about a duel enclosure (2 bay of the same design), so that 2 HDD could be installed in 1 enclosure, I personalty think this could be a winner if you ever stocked such a thing for sure I would buy one, cheers.....
By Chris Archer
Excellent bit of kit at a very good price. Took longer to unpack than it did to setup and install. Comes complete with a screwdriver and a couple of spare screws!
By David Phillips
This enclosure is extremely well made and inserting the HDD was straightforward,though I did have difficulty getting it to stay below the runners.When it did slide in correctly the fit was perfect. Excellent quality and value for money at a good price.
Bought 2 of these to put my old 1TB drives in from my NAS. Nice solid aluminium case. Could do with some stick on rubber feet as I want them to lay flat. Works great with my Win 8 PC.
Very quick delivery and excellent product . Once I realised there was an on/off switch on the front it worked flawlessly and outperforms my Lacie Rugged dhard drive.It is a well thought out solid design,the Seagate hard drive slid in easily and the magnetic screwdiver supplied made installation childs play. In future I will always make Novatech my first port of call.
This is a fantastic bit of kit. Very reasonably priced, made to last, easy to use and stylish too. I had two Seagate hard drives, both displaying signs of failure but both work flawlessly in these casings, allowing me a full backup. Old cheap casings just didn't like Seagate hard drives. Buying cheap may sometimes not pay off but in this case you really can't go wrong. Saved me thousand in what could have been a real disaster. Can not recommend them enough. A REALLY BIG THANK YOU NOVATECH.
No problem at all with mine (PC, Win 7). Almost as fast as a drive slotted into a hot swap bay. Mine had a blue 'power' light and a purplish 'activity' light, both showing in the centre of the power switch. My only complaint: where's the two-bay version, please?
will it work with seagate pipeline hd2 500gb taken from sky box
By Martin Flockhart
This works with Mac and Windows - like all drives do if you format them properly. I have a second external drive I wish to use now and I'm just about to by my second enclosure since the first one is so good. Can't say fairer than that.
Excellent. The enclosure was well packaged with fitting instructions both on the outside of the box and on a separate sheet of paper. It came with a power supply, USB 3.0 cable and fitting screws including two spares plus a screwdriver (a nice touch)and a stand. The only critisism that would have is that the 3 ft USB cable is a bit short. I bought the unit to house a 2TB WD Green drive that I had taken out of a WD My Drive which had failed after the controller burnt out. The drive was very easy to fit but when I connected it to the computer it was not showing in 'My Computer' although it was showing in Device Manager. I spoke to Novatech Sales about a replacement drive but the person to whom I spoke suggested I speak to Technical Support before buying a new drive. So, many thanks to Steve at Novatech Technical Support who thought that the hard drive may have been corrupted when the My Book failed and sorted the problem out for me. The drive is now working perfectly. Brilliant service by both Novatech Sales and Novatech Technical Support. Highly Recommended.
By Josh H
First Novatech purchase, and definitely not the last! Working with my 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green (only 5,400rpm and SATA-II) In the box is the unit, power supply (which appears to be quite high quality), a three foot (ish) USB3 cable, screws ( spares!), a screwdriver, and a stand. The instructions are minimalist, but most people buying this will have some idea what they are doing anyway. Have had no issues with this product on Mac computers, and have even had it running via USB OTG on my Galaxy S3, so I have no idea what Alasdair is doing wrong. The soft button looks nice, but it does default to "off" if there is a power cut. May cause headaches if being used with a PVR, but not an issue for me. Also note that there is no visible activity light. For people complaining about not being USB powered, 3.5 SATA drives require 12V. USB is 5V, so will never be able to power big drives. Thanks, Novatech!
By Martin H
Enclosure oldish WD Caviar 1TB 7200rpm works perfectly with new LG LM760T TV - a bit picky about drive types apparently. Like: enclosure simplicity, ease of assembly, supplied screwdriver, spare screws (1 case, 1 drive mounting), good quality USB cable, switch on case - can turn it off when not required, adapter power-on light as well as on drive and it came with a stand not shown in picture. Novatech logo perhaps a bit over prominent - would have preferred smaller and off centred but top marks for price and quality
By Derek S
Excellent piece of kit. I had a very specific requirement in that I needed to connect a hard drive to my Sat box (openbox S11) to enable PVR function. Many people on the forums have had trouble with this facility due to "Drive too slow" error messages etc. so this was a bit of a gamble for me however when fitted with an older WD sata 360GB, it works perfectly. I have even tried provoking errors by recording 3D from a live stream and then playing back at the same time 5 mins behind and it still keeps up with no errors. Soft touch on/off on front panel is spot on for this application and the unit is smart looking enough to be placed next to the sat receiver in the lounge. Separate power supply (rather than USB) is also a benefit for this application. Well made and well presented with usb cable, all drive mount screws and a screwdriver! Just superb.
Great value for money. Aluminium case is solid and looks very good. Screwdriver, screws, instructions, vertical stand. Also super fast delivery. I love Novatech, these guys are great.
Excellent package for the money. Everything included in the box (except the drive itself). I bought this to repair an external drive which had a failed interface board. I had this up and running, within 5 minutes of receiving it.
Excellent, comes with the power cable, usb lead, vertical stand, instructions and even some screws and a screwdriver. Installation is easy, but it's not USB powered - you need a spare plug socket. Still I'm using one as a non-important media drive and another as a backup. Get one!