Top positive review
Great enclosure, crap cable
January 12, 2018
This is a pretty neat enclosure - the transparent plastic shell is certainly unique compared to most other enclosures and is great for geeks who like to see what's inside. The installation process is tool-less, as advertised - simply slide back the top cover and pop in a 2.5" disk. It remains to be seen how well the cover stays on in the long term.
The included cable is junk - not only is it short, it didn't seem to deliver enough power to keep my old Seagate Momentus 7200.4 drive powered on reliably. The same drive-enclosure combination works flawlessly with my AmazonBasics USB 3.0 cable, however.
Chipset / Performance: This particular enclosure uses a Norelsys NS1068X, a modern USB 3.0-SATA bridge chip that supports UASP. I was able to max out the performance of the aforementioned Seagate Momentus 7200.4 drive, although that's not saying much since it's a old (circa-2009), slow disk to begin with. Everything works well for me on Windows 10, although from what I've read the NS1068X can potentially be problematic on Linux platforms when using UASP.
Overall, this is a decent product - the enclosure itself is excellent in terms of both looks and performance, let down only by the subpar USB 3.0 cable included with it.