or add an existing HDD to your laptop or PC. Here's the Solution!
messing around with disassembling your PC or laptop
to add an extra hard
drive! The USB 2.0 2.5" Travel Kit Enclosure will
accommodate a 9.5mm thick hard disk and is powered directly
the USB Port of your computer. If your running Windows
ME/2000/XP or Mac OS 9.0 or higher, no driver is
needed for operation. Adding a mass storage device can't
any easier. The kit also includes a convenient
leather jacket for the enclosure and a USB to DC cable
Tools are included with the travel kit.
USB 2.0 Travel Kit Enclosure Features
2.0 Travel Kit Features
- Interface type: USB 2.0 (maximum transfer rate is 480Mbps)
slim size and quality aluminum
- Converts current HDD from IDE to UDB 2.0/FireWire
Powered (included DC optional)
- Supports Ultra-DMA5 (ATA100) device
- Fits 2.5-inch slim type hard drive
- Portability: fits any briefcase or notebook PC case
- Easy to assemble and use
for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9.0 or above
Preparing the drive for the enclosure, then connection.
Important set up information and video
The USB 2.0 Travel Kit Enclosure has several power
options. The image above shows the DC power connector
the drivers (if necessary) are installed and
one of the power sources is connected to the enclosure
function on your system.
Important Note: Until the
HDD is initialized, it will not produce a drive icon
Drive field of My Computer or Explorer but will be
visible in your system Hardware
Devices list under
disk drives. For XP users, download this
instructional video in .swf (Flash) format if you're
unfamiliar with initializing a hard
drive in XP. Your Flash plug-in should bring up the
IBM DARA-212000 HDD
drive used in our testing was an IBM DARA- 212000,
its dimensions in millimeters are: 9.5(H), 69.9(W),
100.2(D) and its weight is 99.0 grams. The drive itself
has 12 GIG capacity and is well suited for this USB
2.0 Enclosure. The drive power was totally supported
by Bus power with no problems.
USB 2.0 2.5 inch travel kit enclosure testimonial
very pleased with this enclosure. It is a perfect
travel size for a portable backup or a portable bootable
system drive. Admittedly I was a little confused
with how the drive operated because I had never added
a HDD to my laptop with Windows XP. Once I figured
it out I was flying. The information above is very
important to the drives operation on your system and
I would suggest you read it and view the video so
you understand what has to be done for proper functionality.
As I said, I was flying with this , there seems to
be no noticeable difference in speed between
drive within a USB
enclosure and an internal drive. The drive function
from the My Computer
window also functions just like any other drive on your system, storage,
back-up, copy, paste, view, copy from, running programs
ever else you would use a drive for.
I would definitely recommend the USB 2.0 2.5 inch
Travel Kit Enclosure as an alternative to disassembling
your current PC or laptop to add a usb drive.
Bob Boisvert...Web Professional
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40 Times Faster Than The Original USB
Supports High Speed Data Transfer Rates of up to 480 Mbps
Fully Compatible With IDE Peripheral Devices (usb drive)
Supports Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000, ME, XP Fully Backward Compatible With USB 1.1
Hot Swappable - Plug-N-Play
PC Power Management v2.2 Compliant
Compact Size, Perfect For The Mobile Professional
Mass Storage Compliant
2.5” Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive Casing
One Premium USB 2.0 (Compliant A to B Cable)
Mini A/C Adapter (not required in most installations)
One DRIVER CD
USB - Spec. USB 1.1 & 2.0 Compliant
System Support - USB 2.0 Compliant Systems
Supported Data-Rate - 480 Mbps (Megabits per-second)
ATA Compliance - ATA-5 Rev 3 Compliant
UDMA Modes - 0-4 supporting 66MBps
Power Consumption - DC 5V, 1.6A Supplied
Housing - ALUMINUM
Weight - .45 lbs
Dimensions - (L x W x H) 3" x 5.5" x .875"