ADS USB 2.0 SimpleTouch Hard Drive Case w/Backup Software

#21

I have Rainbow Sherbert version of this… that is Firewire/USB2.0. It works well, though I had some ODD problems in Win2k… but now that all my machines are running XP Pro, this case runs flawlessly. I think i’ll blame my problems more on Woot’s crappy refurb WD caviar drives than this enclosure.

It is made of a plastic shell, and a (rather tough) thick aluminum plating on the inside (to which the harddrive is mounted with screws, and protected with a lid, though I just leave mine open because I swap drives out of it so often.)

It DOES have a fan (rather loud… but still quieter than my relatively quiet computer. I j ust keep it under my desk, and I can’t even hear it).

#22

A few things missing from the description: Does it have a fan? What size drive does it support?

#23

Beware

I had two of these suckers, both failed on me in under 6 months taking my hd’s with them.

Definately do not buy IMHO.

#24

What’s wrong with Glenfiddich??

#25

WIll the 250g harddrive from the wootoff fit in this?

#26

Why? USB 2 is about the same speed.

#27

It’s one of the first things stated… 3.5"

#28

Use it for anything you want - it will look the same as any other hard drive to your Operating System

#29

I bought one at Office Depot last month. Black Aluminum case…very sturdy and Cypress chipset…not a cheap taiwan chip. It works as advertised.

#30

I have one. It’s an extremely easy install (I installed a a WD drive I bought in a Woot Off).

It converts from IDE to USB 2.0 and is really reliable.

#31

I’m really confused as to why ANYONE would advertise USB 2.0 for a drive if it’s not SATA. I mean USB connectivity is nice, but it can only do IDE so trying to pawn it off as though it has 480MBps capability is insulting. It’s a good backup use for tho old IDE’s tho, so it’s a good deal hands down. Just that little detail is annoying.

#32

No, I meant CAPACITY.

#33

Awesome! :purchase:

#34

Does anyone know if the backup software can be configured to only back up changed files or if it wants to backup everything, whether that data has changed or not?

#35

Some tech answers from the manufacturers Knowledge Base. Page title is Top Ten Questions, but they only list seven. I thought that was funny.

http://www.adstech.com/KB/(nw4plk55hhfkkqzobq3ilrvi)/KB_DisplayTopTenQuestions.aspx?productId=USBX-834-EF&productName=USB%202.0%20SimpleTOUCH%20HDKit

#36

Uh, why? That’s way overpriced.

No fan, no woot.

#37

Please read the description. Then buy the darned thing. The price is terrific. I just paid 49 bucks at frys for one.

#38

i just got a sata enclosure off of pricewatch for 30 bucks, and a 320 gig sata2 drive for it for 100.

#39

Yes, you could use it for added storage as well.
It’s not a fabulous deal, and there are better enclosures out there (I notice they call it whisper-quiet, but I didn’t see an actual fan mentioned), but it’s a decent price for this build quality, and it should be easy for you to put together.

#40

I’m pretty sure you can drop a 500GB into this thing.