Refurbished - Hard Drives
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Mon Sep 15 00:00:00 MDT 2014thomaslt Rating:5.0
Great value. I use it at work. I back up my work computer with this external drive. The connecting cable works on 3.0 and 2.0 connections.
Sat Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2013pugmom4 Rating:5.0
I needed a simple, easy, inexpensive external HD and this one is perfect. Easy to use, tons of space for pictures, portable, perfect for backing up my computer.
Tue Aug 20 00:00:00 MDT 2013bobfromanytownusa Rating:5.0
We've been struggling getting Time Machine to work with our external hard drive and we were advised to replace the external hard drive. This is spacious at 1 TB and comes with both the traditional USB 3.0 cable as well as with the Thunderbolt cable. It's small, good looking, doesn't require an external power source, and works like a dream.
Fri Apr 04 00:00:00 MDT 2014dbellew Rating:5.0
excellent product, ease of use is the best i have seen so far
Thu Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2011datadoc Rating:5.0
Good product, great price. Nice and small, can be used as a half height card in small desktop machines. Great for my older motherboard that only had 2 SATA ports. Gets a little complicated if you are trying to boot your OS from this card. You will have to read instructions carefully to load drivers before installing OS on the drive. But works great and great value.
Sat Dec 20 00:00:00 MST 2014kenneth t. Rating:5.0
easy to use it was shiped fast
Wed Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2010giantcarebear Rating:4.0
This enclosure doesn't have the feature set of some (no external power port, usb only no esata or FireWire. But it does work very well over USB2 for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6) It is easy to put together, no external screws and seems fairly tough after 30 days of use. If you have an old sata 2.5 drive lying around and want to use it, I do recommend this enclosure. If you are like me and frequently upgrade your laptop's HD, the ease of use of this enclosure is great. If you need more features, or want to use your external drive for booting you may want to invest in the more expensive FW or eSata enclosures availiable.
Thu Oct 21 00:00:00 MDT 2010marchantbrian Rating:5.0
This was the best price I could find on this hard drive enclosure. I had it up and running in less than 10 minutes and was able to scan my netbook's hard drive for viruses using my desktop computer. As a result I was able to remove those nasty viruses, spyware, and malware. I could not have done this without the hard drive enclosure from Overstock.com!
Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 MST 2014dicky109 Rating:3.0
Only just received this so first impressions only. PROS: 5 interfaces-pretty much anything except Thunderbolt Includes all cables and Power brick needed Appears to be a solid build Flat side on narrow edge so can be standing up Aluminum case should dissipate heat CONS: MAJOR I have previously never seen any firewire device with only 1 connection, however, this is it. In addition to the USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and eSATA connections, there is only 1 Firewire 400 and 1 Firewire 800 port each, so this cannot be daisy chained and could only be used as a terminal device while maintaining the Firewire 800 speed. Therefore, even if I love this device in use, I can only ever use one of them, since it would have to be the last drive hooked up in a chain. Incredibly stupid design for what seems a solid product and not mentioned anywhere. Minor: Box it comes in is printed for 2 different devices without telling you which is inside other than the model number. Since I bought it online, not a problem for me, but could be misleading in a store. Poor documentation. Seems as if it were written prior to Windows 7 release, so this may be an old product.
Tue Aug 13 00:00:00 MDT 2013rockymthi Rating:5.0
Small, quiet (many are not!), sleek device with a large capacity. Let's face it, all these things fail eventually. Irreplaceable files need to be stored on more than one device. This one is no bigger than my first, which only held 500MB. Lies flat on non-skid rubber feet - ready for stacking another one. Best price I've seen for 3T of storage. I have an older, 1T (same brand) that cost almost as much. Quick transfer speed, but that probably has more to do with the new computer than the external hard drive itself. "Plug and play" - easy and straight forward to use. Comes well packaged (double boxed) with all necessary plugs/cables. Recommended.
Thu Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2010deadflepper Rating:5.0
I bought this to test out the hard disk from my in-law's laptop. It sure came in handy. The drive fit nicely without using any screws, and the device was recognized and usable right away after plugging it in via USB.
Wed Jan 14 00:00:00 MST 2015joewheels Rating:5.0
Considering the deal I acquired through Overstock this product is surprisingly excellent! I have downloaded Grateful Dead concerts using the Optical Drive and the clarity and the space saving mechanisms are terrific! When you are in the market for an external disk drive this is the ticket!
Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 MST 2015letsbfrank2 Rating:4.0
I use this product with my lap top works fine, plug and play.
Sun Feb 12 00:00:00 MST 2012nat023 Rating:4.0
I needed an external hard drive to start keeping all of my pictures on from over the years to start clearing up space on my laptop. It is easy to use and it serves the purpose it was intended for. It is also very slim and does not take much space up at all. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and it has met my expectations, especially for the price.
Wed Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2010southtampa Rating:5.0
I took my hard drive out of my broken laptop and put it in this SATA Hard Drive Enclosure and it works beautiful. Not only can I access all my files from my old laptop, I can also backup new ones. I just plug it into my pc or my new laptop and use it for an external backup system. For the price it is amazing.
Wed Jul 23 00:00:00 MDT 2014grimoxford Rating:3.0
The device shown in the picture is an older model (the one I was looking for) but what is shipped is the newer model. The only problem I have with that is the newer model would not allow me to use my existing thunderbolt adapter because it is strictly USB 3.0. The product is not bad but the picture is very misleading.
Thu Dec 26 00:00:00 MST 2013cindyb1231 Rating:5.0
Great to back up all your home computers. Will store a lot of data.
Sat Mar 29 00:00:00 MDT 2014curtj Rating:5.0
I needed a way to use the 150 gb hard drive from an old laptop as a backup drive for my wife's laptop. I already had an old hard drive enclosed in a similar manner, so I ordered the enclosure. When it arrived, it almost took more time opening all the packaging than it did to insert the drive into the enclosure, and it functioned perfectly the first time she used it. In other words, I got a great piece of equipment at a fantastic price. (I've seen similar enclosures in computer stores for as much as 5 times the price)
Wed Feb 04 00:00:00 MST 2015George B. K. Rating:5.0
works great, easy to use, great price, i'll be getting a couple more
Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 MST 2015JK Rating:5.0
Great value and easy to use.
Tue Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2015Richard S. Rating:4.0
easy to use. bought it to save pictures from several computers now i have those pictures in one place!
There are distinct advantages to using multiple hard drives on a single computer. More hard drives allow you to store more programs, photos, music and other data. A second external hard drive or a backup internal hard drive can save your data from being lost if your other hard disk fails. Here are some steps for installing multiple hard drives on the same machine.
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When you're looking to add a new hard drive to your computer, you have the choice of adding an internal hard drive or an external hard drive. Internal hard drives are installed inside your computer, and external hard drives are connected to your computer via USB or Firewire or some similar connection. External hard drives typically have their own case, called an enclosure; this enclosure is what allows the hard drive to connect to your computer's USB or Firewire ports. If you were to open the enclosure, you would probably find a hard drive identical to a typical internal hard drive.
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If you're interested in building your own computer, you'll need a new computer case to house all of those shiny new computer components, like your hard drive, motherboard, video card and optical drives. But a computer case isn't just a box to put your components in. Computer cases protect, cool and provide stability for those expensive components. It's important to know a few things about computer cases and how they affect how you build your computer. Here are a few tips to help you choose a computer case that will work for you.
Information is constantly changing, and so is the way you store and manage that information. Your home and work computers allow you to organize and store large picture or sound files, but you may be searching for better ways to make your files portable. A USB flash drive is a fast and quick way to transport your important files, photos and music. These portable memory sticks come in many different sizes, so you can choose a flash drive with enough memory for the files you need to move. Follow these simple steps to learn how to use your USB drive to upload and download files to and from any computer.
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