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L803 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure IDE only USB2.0

L803 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure IDE only USB2.0

  • £1698

DIY an external hard drive is extremely easy with these L803 USB2.0 hard drive enclosure: Connect the two cables inside the enclosure to the hard drive, and job done! Now switch on the power and connect to the computer via the USB cable, you can immediately enjoy the extra storage space: simply drag & drop!

This USB 2.0 enclosure supports all 3.5" IDE hard drives of all makers.

Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 3.4 cm (L x W x H); Weight: 300g

Also comes with power & date cable to connect the normal desktop computer hard drives (one set for IDE hard drives ).

L803B 3.5 inch SATA IDE hard drive enclosures front view

Compatible OS

  • Windows 98se / ME/ 2000 / XP/VISTA/ Windows 7/ Windows 8
  • Linux 2.4.X or above
  • MAC OS 9.x / X or above

Package Content

  • USB 2.0 3.5" SATA hard drive enclosure
  • 1 x AC adapter (with UK 3-pin plug)
  • 1 x USB cable
  • One set of IDE/SATA + Power power to enable the hard drive be installed in this enclosure.
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-Rom (Windows 98se driver)


1. Can any of your 3.5" / 5.25" drive cases be powered via USB / Firewire bus power alone?

No. It is not possible. The 3.5" / 5.25" drives need two voltage supply: 5 V and 12 V, and the USB and Firewire bus can only supply 5 V. Furthermore the USB/Firewire bus power is limited to 500 mA (5 V)which is not enough for the 3.5"/5.25" drives.

2. How to avoid hard drive crash / how to maintain the external hard drive?

Hard drives are delicate machines, they are prone to vibration and shock, especially when they are powered because they are spinning at very high speed (7200 RPM), vibration and shock can cause the reading head dip into the magnetic surface, which may damage the reading head as well as the magnetic surface (bad sectors).
The golden rule: Do NOT move the external hard drives once they are powered; and move them only if the power is off. This rule also applies to the internal hard drives of computers / laptops: Do NOT move the laptop /computer once the power is on.

Warranty Info

These L803 USB2.0 3.5" hard drive enclosures are brand new in retail box with full 12 months warranty.

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