VisionTek Wallet Drive 2.5" USB 3.0 Enclosure Review

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Posted by Heath Coop on Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 7:52am

VisionTek Wallet Drive

 

Introduction

It is a question that is almost as old as the computer hard drive itself. What do I do with this old hard drive? As soon as people started upgrading the storage on their computers, that question has been asked. For quite some time, the options were limited. You could reuse it, sell it, or recycle it. Recently though, a new option has emerged, you can now re-purpose it.

This brings us to the VisionTek Wallet Drive. The VisionTek Wallet Drive allows a person to use any new or not so new 2.5 SATA I/II/III to create a portable drive. The enclosure can be connected by USB 3.0. This alone would seem to be a great option, but they chose to take it a step further. VisionTek created a leather wrapped enclosure that looks more like a fashion accessory than the typical metal and/or plastic box.

VisionTek's take on the Wallet Drive

Blazing fast data rates: With ability to use SATA 6Gb/s drives via the USB 3.0 interface, you can enjoy data transfers up to 600MB/s. That’s up to 10x faster than USB 2.0!

Compatible with wide variety of drives: Accepts 2.5” 7mm and 9.5mm SATA I/II/III hard drives and solid state drives.

Tool-less and screw-less design: Nothing to assemble... just slide in drive for instant data access, transfer, and/or backup.

Plug and Play portability: No drivers to install... after inserting a drive, just connect the ultra-light 4.0 ounce enclosure with the built-in 7" long USB cable to your computer.

Bus-powered: No bulky AC adapter to carry around... the enclosure powers from the USB port.

Hot-Swap ready: No need to disconnect drive from computer... remove and replace drives in the enclosure as you desire.

Super quiet: Fanless ventilation for noise-free cooling.

 

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