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Anker USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure for 2.5in SATA HDD / SSD Drives

Anker USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure for 2.5in SATA HDD / SSD Drives

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Product Description


The Anker hard disk external storage enclosure for 2.5" SATA HDD/SSDs transforms your disk into a convenient and protected external hard drive. The durable yet lightweight aluminum alloy enclosure offers USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces for fast data transfer. Tool-free installation allows fast and easy installation and swapping, and since the drive is powered through USB cable, there is no need to plug into an external power plug.


- Supports HDD: 9.5mm & 12.5mm 2.5" SATA-I, SATA-II, SATA-III/SSD (SATA-III limited by eSATA cable to 3Gbps)
- Output Interfaces: USB 3.0 + eSATA; Soft blue and red LEDs indicate idle and data transfer states
- Specifications: 132 × 90 × 18.5mm, 190g, Aluminum alloy & plastic materials
- Powered via the provided USB power wire, not via the eSATA cable; no external power plug necessary


•  The eSATA cable only serves data transfers and will not power the hard disk.
•  SATA-III drives are supported for data transfer, but the eSATA cable limits transfer speeds to 3Gbps.
•  Your drive cannot be accessed via both eSATA and USB 3.0 ports at the same time. If both are connected, only the eSATA-connected computer will be able to recognize and interact with the drive while the USB connection will only be used to supply power.
•  For large data transfers, please connect the USB 2.0 plug to your computer to ensure sufficient power supply.
•  The Toshiba MK1234GSX hard disk is sized differently and does not fit our product. Please do not buy this product if you own a Toshiba MK1234GSX hard disk.

Customer Reviews

Justin J Hoffmann Justin
  • Finally, an enclosure that works
  • I've previously purchased two different vendors' enclosures for my laptop drive. I was worried that the drive had died since the most recent enclosure lasted less than a month. I was relieved once I opened the new enclosure and the drive spun right up and was recognized by Windows 8.1. This Anker enclosure is top notch, so far. The build quality is very solid and quite awesome, and so far it has held up well. It does have an 18 month warranty, which is pretty much unheard of for this type and cost of consumer product. I will update my review in the future if anything changes, but so far this Anker external enclosure seems like a winner.
  • 2014-04-15

Adam J Witherspoon
  • Its serviceable
  • I like this because you can quickly change the drive. Compared to other available enclosures this one is OK. The mini pro is way better.
  • 2014-04-12

muath ibrahim algohani
  • just love it
  • Works perfectly. Easy to use .one click and good to go. Worth your money.if there were 6 stars I will be happy to give it to him I recommend it
  • 2014-04-10

  • Solid construction
  • Solid construction. A little tough to close but once it is locked, the drive is well positioned. Used it to mirror data from the spinning hard drive of a MacBook Pro to a SSD drive installed in this enclosure (with Carbon Copy Cloner) and the mirroring was flawless.
  • 2014-04-09

Jose Luis Morales
  • Exactly what i was looking
  • With a solid metal enclosure, easy to use, I can't be more satisfied. I have not tried yet with ssd but I'm sure would work great as the current disc
  • 2014-04-06
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  Some hard disks from Seagate are unable to be identified. Why is this?
There's a batch of hard disks produced by Seagate that has compatibility issues with their firmware. You can update your firmware on Seagate’s official website to solve this problem (
The serial numbers of the defective products are listed below for your reference:
    ST3000DM001/9YN166/3TB     ST2500DM001/9YN16L/2.5TB     ST2000DM001/9YN164/2TB     ST1000DM003/9YN162/1TB     ST500DM005
Q2.  Why am I unable to reach SATA-III transfer rates of up to 6Gbps?
While many of our SATA devices can detect and transfer data for SATA III disks, e-SATA cables limit these transfer speeds to 3Gbps. We are currently looking into upgrade options.
Q3.  Why is the transfer rate so much slower than the 5Gbps promoted?
The USB 3.0 transfer rate is 5Gbps and has a theoretical transfer speed of 500MB/s which is about 8 times faster than the USB 2.0 transfer rate of 480Mb/s with theoretical transfer speed of 60MB/s.
There are numerous variables that will affect USB transfer rate including data source and destination and file type. With all reasonable usage environments taken into account USB 3.0 can achieve average transfer speeds about 3 times faster than that of USB 2.0.

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Latest Post

Broken latch clip

I have the Anker USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure for 2.5in SATA HDD / SSD Drives and I really like it. However it dropped out of my laptop bag, landed on the corner of the drive and so the little latch strike clip on the inside that helps keep it closed has broken. It's removable with just a screwdriver so I was wondering if perhaps I could get a replacement latch-strike-thingy (or two). Let me know. Thanks!

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Apr 14, 2014 at 8:18 AM
Fire and Ice

You should contact Anker, but since you dropped it and it wasn't a defect, they might or might not replace it

Reply Report as spam Apr 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Pop them a message at . See what they'll do.

Reply Report as spam Apr 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Love the Anker Page on Amazon (US)
By the way, I love the Anker page on Amazon - all of Anker's great products in one place! (
Replies(6) Collapse Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Not like they need any help selling out of most everything they have on Amazon...

Reply Report as spam Apr 14, 2014 at 5:25 PM
David Hocutt
I was surprised when I found the page myself. Anker, hey Anker! Publicize your Amazon page, please! It's a great place!
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Wow! Didn't even know there was one! Thanks for showing me. I usually just go to the seller profile and see their available items. This is much cooler!
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM
Actually I've never seen that page before either. Since this forum is primarily to communicate back and forth with Anker I hope they take note of this and perhaps provide splash links to the Anker page.
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 6:20 PM
I haven't seen that either. That is actually really cool because it has ALL of their products. It really shows how much products Anker has made!
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 9:45 PM
Thanks guys for the shout-out. Yes, we know our Amazon Anker page can be a great tool but we haven't publicized it more from our website because of heavy limitations on the content that we can display. Still, glad to know that you found it!
Reply Report as spam Jan 27, 2014 at 12:52 AM
Great design and very useful!
I needed to access laptop hard drives, both old and new, outside the computer itself. I already had a product to do this, but it was unwieldy and not very reliable. I looked on the Anker site and found the USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk External Enclosure. The price was great so I slapped down my dough and received it yesterday. It works like a charm; the hard drive slips right in and into the connectors. Plugged the USB 3 cable into my computer and Poof! I have access. I was even able to repair a hard drive with the Win7 utilities and reinsert it into a laptop, something which had eluded me for several days. For those of us who know enough about computers to be dangerous, the Anker USB 3.0 External Enclosure makes dealing with removed hard drives a snap.
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM
I found Anker's USB docking station to be easier to use if you have multiple hard drives you need to read and are constantly changing out hard drives for backup, restore, etc.

I use several of these at work in IT
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 2:27 PM
David Hocutt
Yes, I saw that one and it looked really cool. I just needed one for the smaller hard drives, especially my SSD drives. Thanks for the link!
Reply Report as spam Jan 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM
Purpose of 1 pc CD drive
What is the purpose of 1 pc CD drive being with the contents if the drive is plug and play? Is this a driver disk or does it contain the manual etc?
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 6:48 AM
I think that is an error. The manual is on paper. You shouldn't need any special drivers and I don't think a CD drive is included. This has an external drive enclosure, two cables, and instructions. These enclosures are so easy to use. The only trick is making sure that you get the right case for your hard drive, size and interface.
Reply Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 4:57 PM
The enclosure is plug-and-play, there is no driver needed. Did you mean you received a CD in the package? Please send an email to our after-sales support at We'll try our best to get to the bottom of this.
Reply Report as spam Oct 18, 2013 at 12:18 AM


I damaged my cable for the usb 3.0 SATA enclosure. How can I order a new one? Chuck Dunlap
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Aug 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Thanks for contacting Anker. Is the USB 3.0 cable or the eSata cable the issue? For after sale service, please contact our customer service team at
Reply Report as spam Aug 8, 2013 at 5:16 AM
This is a standard cable and any vendor replacement cable can be purchased.
Reply Report as spam Oct 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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