Years of experience in portable and external storage market brings this beautiful & convenient 3.5″ SATA hard drive enclosure. The new IT-735 extenal caddy has sleeky feeling corners and much improved accessibility by placing all the controls and connections in the front.
In addition to the convenient USB 2.0 port, this new hard drive enclosure also have the e-SATA interface. Practically e-SATA can achieve much higher data transfer rate than USB 2.0 (and faster than USB 3.0 too) because there is no bridge chips involved.
- Convert any 3.5″ SATA hard drive into an external hard drive in seconds, support both SATA-I and SATA-II Note: IDE (P-ATA) type hard drives are not supported. One of the easily-spot difference is the IDE drives with 44 sharp pins and SATA drives only 2 blocks of flat pins
- Innovative front control panel: control buttons & connection ports all in front for easy access
- Inovative design and tool-free assembling: two aluminium plates sandwiching the main chasis, maintain the weight low yet still heat transfer friendly, quick and easy to install hard drives
- Dual external connections: high speed USB 2.0 and e-SATA ports, full plug & play, hot-swappable
- OS support: Windows 2000/XP/2003 / VISTA and Win 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Mac OS9 or higher, Linux Kernel 2.4.x or above
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Dimensions: 20 x 11 x 3.4 cm (L x W x H), Weight: 300g
This 3.5″ SATA hard drive enclosure comes with accessories included :
- USB 2.0 AB cable
- AC adapter
- Enclosure stand
- Quick-start Guide.
FAQ: What is SATA hard drive, what is the difference between SATA hard drive and IDE hard drive?
Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive is designed to be a replacement for the old ATA ( also called Parallel ATA – PATA or IDE). They have different type of interface (see image below). The main advantage over SATA of IDE/PATA is faster data speed, compact cables, and hot-swapping. Most 3.5″ SATA hard drives still retain the old 4pin power socket in addition to the new 15 pin SATA power socket (see image below), but you only need to connect one power source (not both).
Image of 3.5-inch IDE/ATA (PATA) hard drive interface
Image of 3.5-inch SATA hard drive interface