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Monday, January 18, 2021
The SATA connector is only surface soldered to the board! It is so fragile and will break the connection easily when installing the hard drive! The mylar is a must to install inside the enclosure to protect the HD from shorting out. If the hard drive only shows up in your device, not file explorer, you'll need to format it in disk management. It works. Because of poor mechanical design, I can only give 2 stars.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
By: Patrick Spencer
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Bought this as my wife’s laptop died unexpected. We needed to get some important photos and documents off it, but didn’t want to bring it in to a technician. Bought the NexstarTX as it was an inexpensive option. Easily removed the laptop HD and followed the instructions that came with the Nexstar. Simple install and plugged the Nexstar case with the Acer HD into another computer and it worked great. Just like any other plug and play external HD. Transferring between the Nexstar and the new computer seemed alright. Not the fastest external HD I’ve seen, but we only wanted it to access a dead laptop’s HD. Worked as I was hoping it would.
It came with stickers and what looks like to be a cushion. The instructions never say what it’s for. I’m assuming the cushion pad is so it keeps the HD more secure in the case, but the instructions never mentioned when or where to place it. I’ll try placing the cushion on once we’re sure all the photos and important documents are off it before tinkering around with it
Worked great accessing the HD of a dead Acer laptop. Once the HD was installed, it was plug and play to access the contents. Decent transfer speed for a inexpensive way to salvage files from a dead laptop.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Worked for a few days
Stopped working after a few days
After using this enclosure on my hard drive for 3 days, the drive failed to recognize on my computer. I tried putting my hard drive into another enclosure, and it still wouldn't run. It may have been a fluke, but to be on the safe side I cannot recommend this enclosure if you want to keep your data.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
By: James T
Intermittent connect and disconnecting the enclosures, bad cables.
I bought two of these enclosures to be used on the ADATA 1TB SSDs, most of the time the my laptop has trouble with plug and play on SSD drives. It will come on and off intermittently. Fixed the problem by replaced the USB 3.0 cable with a cable from the Seagate 4TB external drive. I suspect both cables came with the enclosures were bad.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
By: Scott AM
There is a reason why this is only $15. In a world of good "tool free" enclosures, it's kind of bizarre to find this thing. It's held together with 2 dinky Phillips screws, about the same size as the ones on your eyeglass frames. The logic board is held to the connector plate with solder only - don't bend it by accident! And the back plate is flimsy plastic. Still, it works fine. And i think it will hold up if you don't plan on changing out drives too often.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Perhaps I received a faulty instance of the product. A full format or full drive erase always hung, and never finished (bad sectors, not sure). Ironically, using a different model enclosure (3.5" powered caddy NST-D328S3-BK worked just fine). So I can only conclude my instance was faulty, or it simply isn't compatible with this drive.. even though a much older caddy of the same brand worked fine.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Works as expected - if the USB cable fits all the way in
The HDD adapter board is connected to the cover with weak glue that ended up not holding them together, and thus, with the adapter not right up to the cover openings, the USB cable cannot fit all the way in and the HDD cannot be accessed.