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I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5in. Hard Drive (I35USBEN)

I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive (I35USBEN)

Item: 643061    Model: I35USBEN

I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive (I35USBEN)
4.0stars
( 218 reviews)
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  • Enclosure connects ATA-7 hard drives to newer computers via USB
  • Durable aluminum construction for safe external use
  • Compatible with ATA-7 hard drives with a 3.5-inch form factor
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Enclosure connects ATA-7 hard drives to newer computers via USBDurable aluminum construction for safe external useCompatible with ATA-7 hard drives with a 3.5-inch form factorEachI/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard DriveEnclosure connects ATA-7 hard drives to newer computers via USBDurable aluminum construction for safe external useCompatible with ATA-7 hard drives with a 3.5-inch form factorI/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive (I35USBEN)41.99USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0145767_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0145767_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0145767/I-O-Magic-USB-20-Enclosure-for-35-Hard-Drive/product_643061
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I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive
 
4.0

(based on 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (23)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (119)
  • Easy to use (118)
  • Quiet (80)
  • Attractive (75)
  • Compact (51)

Cons

  • Unreliable (14)
  • Runs hot (10)

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (99)
  • Back-up (93)
  • File transfer (80)
  • Photo storage (48)
  • Video (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (69), Power user (68), Quality oriented (19), Budget shopper (14)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (148), Business (23)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (48)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

So easy and fast to use

We bought this to transfer an old computer's contents onto to save to with my new computer without downloading everything onto the new computer. It was and is so easy to use. I just...Read complete review

We bought this to transfer an old computer's contents onto to save to with my new computer without downloading everything onto the new computer. It was and is so easy to use. I just use it as an external hard drive with the old pictures and documents at my fingertips if I need them. I was afraid all my old documents and files were lost when I had problems with the old computer but the I/O magic USB Hard Drive took all the data and stored it perfectly. We may be buying another as a backup for my husbands computer.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Questionable IDE Enclosure

This was purchased for the use of swapping out old IDE drives for me to work on other people's PCs. Instead, I find out that I may have to purchase another since this one...Read complete review

This was purchased for the use of swapping out old IDE drives for me to work on other people's PCs. Instead, I find out that I may have to purchase another since this one is NOW being occupied by one of my old IDE drives which I use to boot the Linux system and enter the client's computer securely.

The first drive did not fit well at all. It was a bit thicker and was tough as nails to slide in. The result: the back panel snapped off, unplugging a contact. My luck, nothing was broken, but the panel is permanently unattached and is only secured when I place the screws in. ---(view image where my fingers are visible, pointing out the latch and lip that wouldn't have held the panel in the first place, but may have been glued)--- I shaved the internal connecting cables when they bent upwards, and had to force the back panel shut.

Booted, accessed the drive, found out what it was, everything was great, turned off, and TRIED to get the drive out. This I had to do by unscrewing the face plate (that blue-window-like design... there's no light illuminating that) and pushing the drive out. This is when I noticed a bit of an inward warp down the center of one of the enclosure. I bent it out then put the next one in.

The drive fit perfectly. After "warming" the connecting cable/wiring by rubbing them, I managed to mold it where it would flex better and not get shaved this time. Installation was much better. The other drive was obviously a behemoth since all other drives I have inserted had not given me issues, and I even tried again to get that first one in with horrible results.

Even though 5 out of 6 drives installed fine, the wiring... because this being internally IDE... and flimsy back panel make this convenient enclosure a "don't-swap-me-out-too-often" product. I believe the wear and tear on the connectors and wiring will quickly show itself after a few more installations. Obviously, since I can no longer PULL the back panel, but have to have the front panel open so I can PUSH the drive out.

I recommend this to most people who NEED to get information off a IDE drive (in other words, desperate), but want to warn those that do regular swaps to watch out for the wear, tear, and damage that they may incur. Be very very careful with the back panel. Until something more durable comes around (IDE to USB/SATA are hard to come by), this will have to do for now.

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5.0

ENCLOSURE

By I/O MAGIC USB 2.0 ENCLOSURE

from MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive:

PERFECT MOVING MY HARD DRIVE TO NEW COMPUTER

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1.0

Didn't Work

By Steve

from Wy

Verified Buyer

Comments about I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive:

The unit I purchased was missing two screws for the faceplate and once running the hard drive was not recognized by the PC.

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3.0

Exposed Wires

By LawDawg

from Athens, Alabama

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive:

There are some exposed wires on the side. You must follow the instructions to ensure you do not damage them. Even so these wires are very delicate and can still be damaged. In my case I inserted the assembly together as per the instruction and the wire still damaged a little.

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4.0

Functionality in a small footprint

By Traveler

from Anywhere, USA.

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This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive:

This drive case is easy to add and has both Sata and IDE drive interfaces, the power supply is a solid connector as compared to other models which have a larger more fragile connector

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5.0

mu backup

By my monitor

from missoula

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure for 3.5" Hard Drive:

I/O Magic USB 2.0 Enclosure is designed to connect your 3.5" internal hard drive. Enclosure with an attractive and elegant look features heat dispensing aluminum body.

Bus type: Hi-speed USB
Material: Aluminum
Hard drive form factor compatibility: 3.5"
Software: Drivers and utilities
USB expansion bays: 1 x internal - 3.5" hard drive
Transfer rate: 480 MB/s
Interface (internal/external): 1 x Ultra ATA/133 (ATA-7)/USB 2.0
Includes USB 3.5" external enclosure, quick install guide, software CD, USB cable

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