This pocket size enclosure kit can convert 2.5" IDE notebook hard drive to FireWire & USB2.0/1.1 port external hard drive.
Lightweight and Pocket Size
Accommodate 2.5" notebook Hard Drive (for 9.5mm height)
Support IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 or USB1.1 in one device
IEEE-1394 (FireWire) compliant allows for daisy chain up to 63 devices
Easy to install, just plug into FireWire or USB port and follow on-screen instructions to complete installation, no jumper or ID setting required. True plug and play.
Auto configuration fo hard disk types. No need to modify CMOS disk types.
Can be connected to computer dynamically. No need to reboot.
Add hard disk without the huzzle of upgrading BIOS or using additional disk manager software.
- SIZE - 3"w x 0.8"h x 5.6"d
Weight : - 7 to 10 oz. With drive
- Portable: Fits any Briefcase or Notebook PC case , lightweight
- Fast Hard Disk Speed. Faster than other removable storage device (Zip", JAZ", Syquest")
USB: Compatible with Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Later and Mac OS 8.6 or later
IEEE-1394 (FireWire): Compatible with Windows 98SE (Second Edition), Windows ME, Windows XP, Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS 8.5.1 or Later
Primary Uses of external hard drives:
Adds disk capacity to your desktop or laptop computer without removing your original drive. Affter connect to the computer with load software driver (you only need to load software driver first time connect to computers), your computer will assign a drive letter to this USB port external hard drive, as such "E" drive, you can load data or install programs to this drive, run program from this drive
For those laptops and desktop computers that cannot be upgraded internally, an external drive provides an excellent source of additional storage space.
Backup Source. Backup your computers internal hard drive to the external hard drive. Besides being portable, you can restore much faster from an external hard drive than a tape.
Alternative to carrying laptops. If you know your destination will have a computer available with USB ports, instead of carrying a complete laptop, just carry the drive with all your applications. Connect it to a computer at your destination and start working. Less weight to carry.
The complete package including:
FireWire/USB enclosure for 2.5" IDE hard drive
One FireWire Cable (6-pin to 6-Pin) and one USB cable for connecting the hard drive to computer
Software driver on CD disk for Windows & Mac OS
If you already have 2.5" IDE notebook hard drive, this product can put your spare hard drive to good use. Install it in this external case and use it with your laptop or desktop computers. If you don't have 2.5" IDE notebook hard drives, you can either buy external USB hard drives which already assembled in the enclosures or buy this enclosure together with internal 2.5" IDE hard drive and do installation by yourself.
* Note: This enclosure will fit any 2.5" IDE notebook hard drive with height up to 9.5 mm
||Max. Devices per IRQ
||Plug 'N' Play
Note: if you want to connect this unit to a 4-pin firewire port (most notebook's firewire ports are 4-pin ports), you need order an addtional 4-pin to 6-pin firewire cable for this unit.
This device powers the hard drive directly from USB port or Firewire Port. Some computers (espically laptop computers
) USB port or firewire port may not supply enough power to run hard drive (espically high speed big capacity hard drive), in that case, you can use our optional 5V AC/DC power adapter listed on this page.
Overall Rating for USB 2.0 & Firewire Combo Enclosure Kit for 2.5" Notebook Hard Disk
Comparisons for some popular external ports:
||Raw bandwidth (Mbit/s)
||Transfer speed (MB/s)
||Devices per Channel
||5 V, 2.5 W
||1 per line|
||1 (15 with port multiplier)|
||1 per line|
||12–25 V, 15 W
||12–25 V, 15 W
|How it works:
Following photos show you how to install a hard drive into the enclosure:
After install a hard drive inside the enclosure, connect it to a computer USB port, your computer will assign a drive letter to this USB port external hard drive, such as "E" drive, you can load data or install programs to this drive, run program from this drive, copy the files from it or paste files to it.
This kit is
for 2.5" 44-Pin IDE Notebook Hard Drive with 44-Pin connector like this:
If you are using a hard drive pulled from a laptop computer, the hard drive may have a special connector adapter added to the hard drive and it may look different from above connector. In this case, you need to remove
the connector adapter, then you will see the 44-pin connector like above picture, then you can use this enclosure for it. Here are two examples:
If your hard drive is a SATA hard drive, please view our Enclosure for 2.5" SATA Hard Drive.