This Aukey USB 2.5 Inch External HDD Enclosure comes packaged in a simple recycled brown cardboard box. Provided in the package are the hard drive enclosure, USB cable, user manual and warranty card.
The enclosure is a smooth, matte black with the Aukey name printed in grey on the top. The enclosure is roughly 5.5 inches in length, 3.5 inches in width and 0.6 inches in depth. Along the one side of the enclosure, you will find the USB 3.0 power socket and a small LED light. This LED light flashes green when the enclosure is in use, plugged into a device (your computer for example).
This enclosure is compatible with 2.5 inch SATA hard drives, such as those from laptops which is what Mr J and I wanted this for. We have two old laptop hard drives but only one enclosure, so another case like this was something that we wanted. It is compatible with use on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Installing your hard drive into the enclosure is easy; just simply slide the case open and connect the hard drive to the pins and replace the top of the enclosure. The manual states that there is a button to press to release the top of the enclosure but that isn’t the case with the one I have. There is a small sponge on the inside of the enclosure. This gives the hard drive some protection from hitting the sides of the enclosure while it is in use. Once the hard drive is in its place, plug it straight into a USB port on your computer and the driver installation will begin automatically and away you go. Simple. Just remember to eject the drive within its settings on the computer before you unplug it, so as not to cause any corruption to your data.
The enclosure is very lightweight which makes it easily portable and is very quiet while it is in use. I’m really happy that Mr J and I can now use our hard drive from our broken laptop.
The Aukey USB 2.5 Inch External HDD Enclosure is currently on sale at Amazon UK for £8.99. You get a 24 Month Manufacturer Warranty when you purchase the earphones. This is noted in the manual along with the warranty card.
Aukey is a Chinese company that supports eco-friendly products and packaging. Visit their website at www.aukey.com
* I was kindly sent these as a free sample by Aukey. I was not obligated to leave a review for them but I have done so on my own accord. The opinions in the review are entirely my own and are not influenced by the manufacturer, seller or anyone else. *
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