Laptop Hard Drive External Enclosure

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Laptop Hard Drive External Enclosure


UDE-225   Laptop Hard Drive Enclosure   EACH $ 24.95   7 in stock   Add to Cart

The USB External Hard Drive Enclosure is designed to connect most laptop IDE 2.5" hard drives to a computer via the USB 1.1 or 2.0 port.

The laptop hard drive can live nice and safe in the aluminum enclosure, while a USB cable connects it to a computer. The chipset inside the enclosure identifies the drive as a universal removable drive, so it is compatible with most any computer type and operating system.

The enclosure is powered either by an external DC power adaptor or via the USB bus. Unlike their larger cousins, the small size of the 2.5" drives allows them the option of bus-powering while 3.5" drives must always be powered externally.

This product can be used to switch hard drives without restarting your computer. It is recommended to use the operating system's built-in methods to "eject" the drive before removing the USB cable, to prevent data loss.

NOTE: This device only works with a single hard drive, which must be set to "Master" or "Single Drive" (whichever applies to your hard drive). It will not work with a "Slave" hard drive. Newer hard drives that use the SATA interface do not have Master/Slave configuration, but they're not compatible with this enclosure anyway. This product is only for IDE drives.


  • Add a portable storage device to any USB port.
  • Supports ATA/IDE/EIDE type devices.
  • Supports DMA and Ultra DMA 33/66/100 speeds.
  • Ideal for backup and sharing of laptop data.
  • Powered via USB port, PS2 passthrough, or AC adaptor.
  • Auto-installation drive via plugging USB connector into the USB port.
  • Fully Plug-N-Play compatible driver.
  • Includes drivers for Windows 98SE/ME/2000.
  • Compatible with Windows XP (drivers incorporated & downloadable)
  • Includes drivers for Apple Macintosh OS 8.6/9 (no driver required for Mac OS X use).
  • File System transparent.


  • Full Compliance with USB Specification, Rev. 1.1. and 2.0
  • Supports USB suspend/resume, enable/disable, and remove/recover operations.
  • FCC Class B certified.
  • CE approved for use in Europe.
  • Operating Environment: 0 to 55 degrees Centigrade.
  • Physical dimensions: 3 in x 5.5 in x 0.75 in
  • Cord length: 2 feet

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