Here's good way to make use of those spare 2.5-inch drives you may have scattered across the office.
Do you have too many hard drives laying about, and nowhere to shove them? Why not in Satechi's new USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure? This device not only quickly turns your spare 9.5-mm and 12.5-mm 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSDs into a USB 3.0 or eSATA-based external storage device, but protects your valuable data with a hard aluminum shell.
Satechi said on Wednesday that this new lightweight-yet-sturdy enclosure has both a USB 3.0 and an eSATA interface which allow for fast data transfers. The enclosure is also backward compatible, allowing it to work with older products or technology. Even more, it facilitates fast and easy installation and disk swapping, the company said.
According to the specs, the enclosure's dimensions are 5.3 x 0.6 x 3.5-inches, and it weighs 6.8-oz prior to adding a physical drive. The enclosure is powered through a USB cable, so it doesn't require an external power plug.
Satechi also launched on Wednesday a plug and play Aluminum Multifunction Card Reader that supports SD, XD, MS, TF, M2 and CF formats. Compatible with both USB 2.0 and 3.0, this external reader is ideal for consumers who purchased a laptop without an embedded card reader, or for those who must use different card formats in their chosen profession.
The reader's spec sheet shows that it measures 6.2 x 1 x 6.2-inches, and weighs 4.0-oz. As with the HDD enclosure, the card reader is powered through a USB cable, so it does not require an external power plug.
The Satechi USB 3.0 Aluminum External Hard Disk Enclosure and Multifunction Card Reader are available for an introductory price of $39.99 and $29.99 respectively at Satechi.net and Amazon.com.