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Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360U2-BK 3.5-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure (Onyx Black)
List Price: $46.99

Our Price: $29.49

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Product Description

Vantec Nexstar3 Mirror Finish External Hard Drive Enclosure Form and functionality collide with style in the NexStar 3 External Hard Drive Enclosure from Vantec. With its mirror finish, sleek curves and bold colors, the Vantec NexStar 3 stands out from the crowd. The sturdy drive cage protects your hard drive while the aluminum case effectively draws away the heat, protecting your drive from overheating. The NexStar 3 also utilizes USB 2.0, offering speeds up to 480Mbps, 40 times the speed of USB 1.1! But if you are using USB 1.1, the NexStar 3 is still an ideal way to store and transfer large amounts of data. Available in 4 vivid colors (Steel Grey, Onyx Black, Brilliant Red and Midnight Blue), the NexStar 3 lets you store your personal data in an enclosure that matches your style!

Features:
  • Mirror Finished Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
  • Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB or eSATA
  • Hot-Swappable: Plug And Play Without Rebooting
  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • Support 3.5-inch IDE Hard Drive up to 750GB

Customer Reviews:

  • drive enclosure
    Very nice product. I was able to connect to my harddrive and then my computer wish absolutely no problems....more info
  • Keeps your old laptop drive running
    I purchased this enclosure to hold the hard drive from an old laptop. It allowed me to retrieve my old data and also continue to use the drive as a backup, even though the laptop from which is was removed is no longer being used.

    I was initially concerned about this type of enclosure because it does not contain any fan or cooling mechanism. However, while it does get warm, the drive does not seem to get too hot, so overheating under normal conditions doesn't seem to be a concern.

    Installation of a drive is very easy. Remove one screw on the back and remove, slide in the drive onto the connector, slide it back in to the case and replace the screw.

    It also looks great - the enclosure can sit on its side or lay flat. I now have multiple enclosures stacked on top of each other.

    The cool blue LCD power/activity light looks neat as well....more info
  • Disappointing
    While this hard drive enclosure looks better than most, it's beauty alas is mostly skin deep. When you open up the enclosure, you have two parts, the enclosure itself and the drive cage and circuit board into which you insert your hard drive. It takes quite a bit of force to insert and remove hard drives from the drive cage. A wire for the LED light attaches to a header on the circuit board. As a result when you open up the enclosure to take the drive out, it's easy to accidentally yank the wire for the LED out of place and bend some pins. Worse yet, the drive cage is such a tight fit that I did pop put plastic cover on the power connector. While this doesn't appear to have affect the drive but it speaks poorly for this product's construction....more info
  • Hard Drive Case
    Worked as advertized and it made great use of my old hardrive as a back up device. Solid product. Installation quick and simple....more info
  • good transaction
    came quick, perfect condition.. product easy to use... just plug it in and it'll work... i'm very happy with the hd case

    only thing is, for me... i had a 80 gig hd to put into the case, and sometimes they have 160 gig external hd's for like 50-60 bucks... therefore, i dont know if spending 30-35 bucks on just the case was worth it but i like it none the less... it's well worth it if you have a large 120+ gig hd and need an external case for it... but if your hd is like 40 gigs or whatever... just get an actual external hd and not just a case...more info
  • Slick Design
    I am very impressed with the design on this drive enclosure. It looks and feels very smooth and transferring files is faster than I expected using USB 2.0. My only gripe is the back panel is a bit flimsy, only being held in place by a few thin connectors, it bends a bit while trying to cram the drive into the case. However, once the back panel screws are in, this enclosure is solid, quiet, and cool....more info
  • Nicest external enclosure you can find.
    Believe me I've looked. They're glossy and sleek. But they will get warm, even hot. Probably could use some vents....more info
  • easy, simple
    Reviewed many enclosures....this one had reviews that said it didnt fail right away...so i bit. It was very easy to install the HDD. the directions were clear. When connected to my XP PC, it recognized it right away. No problems accessing the external HDD.

    Its a good thing i read the other reviews..as there r 2 screws that need to be secured, and they are small and black in color, where a ham fisted individual could mar them.

    the system does not run hot, even tho there is no fan...which makes it quiet...all u hear is the HDD clicking/humming away. I had left it on overnight, and it was just mildly warm to the touch in the AM. it is vertical standing, and looks AWESOME...

    BUY IT!...more info
  • Excellent Enclosure!!!
    After reading the reviews for a few weeks I decided to buy Vantec NexStar 3 NST-360U2-BK 3.5-Inch IDE to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure.
    I had a brand new 120G Western Digital EIDE Hard Drive for a long time and now I wanted to use it as a backup for my laptop but I wanted a good and cheap enclosure. I think this is a very good one (paid $29.99) and the quality is really good. The installation is clear in the User Manual. The enclosure is almost exact to fit the hard drive in it, so be carefull placing all wires in the right place as the manual says.
    As I had a brand new hard drive I had to follow the steps in the manual(pag.11), to create a New Partition in order to be recognized by my laptop. It was easy!
    I have 4 month and not problem at all....more info
  • Works well.
    Read the reviews. Purchased the product. Installation went well. Worked first time. Gave life to IDE drive without a home....more info
  • Didn't work
    I never got the product to work I plugged in both cords from the drive, plugged it into the wall.....nothing. LED would not light up(yes I hooked the wire up) and drive was getting no power and my computer would not recognize the drive. I took everything back apart and put it back together twice and I got nothing. I must have received a bad unit.

    Sent it back for refund....more info
  • VERY NICE HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE
    PUT THE HARD DRIVE IN VERY EASILY, WIRE HOOKUP WAS A LITTLE TIGHT BUT NOT TOO BAD. PLUUGED IT INTO THE SYSTEM AND WINDOWS XP PICKED IT UP WITH NO PROBLEM. WORKED IT FAIRLY HARD PUTTING DVD MOVIES ON IT AND THEN LEFT IT ON ALL NIGHT THE ROOM WAS ABOUT 72 DEGREES AND THE CASE GOT A LITTLE WARM BUT NOT BAD WHEN I WAS PUTTING THE DVDS ON IT BUT IT COOLED DOWN FAST AND STAYED COOL. THE TRANSFER RATE IS NOT TOO BAD ON IT EITHER IN MY EYES SO FAR THIS IS A VERY NICE PRODUCT I HAVE HAD THIS ONE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS AND NO COMPLAINTS....more info