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ORICO USB 3.0 to SATA - Clear

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At $7, I just bought two. Never have to write on the enclosure... just look in and see the drive being used.

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Note the USB-only power.
 

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Looks nice and agree about the usefulness of looking throgh the enclosure. Bet it gets scratched to sh*t. :p

Also, I haven't heard that brand name for at least 15 years and thought they'd disappeared. EDIT: the only product I had of theirs was a dialup modem which worked pretty well in its day. I think I even still have it somewhere.
 
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Looks nice and agree about the usefulness of looking throgh the enclosure. Bet it gets scratched to sh*t. :p

Also, I haven't heard that brand name for at least 15 years and thought they'd disappeared. EDIT: the only product I had of theirs was a dialup modem which worked pretty well in its day. I think I even still have it somewhere.
I have a card reader from them, two external open usB 3.0 HDD trays (great for backups and then storing the hdd away), and a 5-bay external enclosure which vastly increased the capacity of my server.

Orico builds pretty good stuff, they just don’t produce anything they build for more than say, a year run. That 5 bay enclosure is especially good quality.
 
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Works well on my laptop and dock, as they have ports with > 900mA supply. I want to say 2A but would have to look it up for sure.

Worked on my desktop too but I didn't keep it connected for longer than accessing a file on it, but that's not a problem. This particular drive is just for testing and a glamour shot. What I had in mind when I bought the caddies are two 128GB SSDs about to come out of my wife's computer soon-ish.

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Very easy to use given it's tool-less sliding cover. Also flimsy, but we expected that. I'm going to use this personally for the most part so it won't have to hold up to multiple people in a work environment.
 

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Wow I need to pick some of these up
 

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Works well on my laptop and dock, as they have ports with > 900mA supply. I want to say 2A but would have to look it up for sure.

Worked on my desktop too but I didn't keep it connected for longer than accessing a file on it, but that's not a problem. This particular drive is just for testing and a glamour shot. What I had in mind when I bought the caddies are two 128GB SSDs about to come out of my wife's computer soon-ish

I can tell you that 2.5" drive adapters work pretty reliably even on USB 2.0 ports, even though they are only 0.5A. I don't know if that applies to 7,200RPM drives, but all the 5,400RPM drives I have tried work just fine.
 

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Looks nice and agree about the usefulness of looking throgh the enclosure. Bet it gets scratched to sh*t. :p

Also, I haven't heard that brand name for at least 15 years and thought they'd disappeared. EDIT: the only product I had of theirs was a dialup modem which worked pretty well in its day. I think I even still have it somewhere.
I'd be tempted to clearance buy an InvisibleShield or the like for a tablet, and cut it down to cover it....
 

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Back on sale. Used one of these to swap in a SSD on my daughter's laptop. Worked perfectly and a lot faster than I expected. USB 3.0 port on a Dell.
 

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Got a few orico products they are great.

A 4 port usb 3.0 hub and a 5 port usb 3.0 pcie card.
 

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another for ORICO, buy their enclosures for my shops. I keep the aluminium red one in my bag with an SSD in it. things havent failed on me.
 

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The op image, they used that connector on the Galaxy S5, S6 and newe did away with it.

Yeah, but that isn't a samsung connector, its the standard USB 3.0 Micro-B connector. Every 2.5" USB3.0 external hard drive I've ever bought has used the same connector.
 
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Aye, I find them a lot of times on Western Digital externals.
 
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