My external drive enclosure (External Black hi-Speed USB 2.0 3.5″ Hard Disk Drive Enclosure Kit ) arrived this morning. It was the most beautifully wrapped parcel I have ever received, I was reluctant to unwrap it it was so neat.
It came with EVERYTHING I could need to set it up (except a hard drive!):
- Drive enclosure
- Vertical stand
- Power supply
- USB cable
- 4 x screws to secure the IDE drive
- A cross-head screwdriver!
It came with a screwdriver! Not a tiny, unusable one, but a real, decent-looking cross-head screwdriver with a plastic handle. Now that is pretty cool.
It took me about 5 minutes to unpack, secure an unused Western Digital 40 GB IDE drive I’ve had in my Big Boy’s Box of Interesting Things™ for about a year, and plug it into my PC.
It worked straight away, was recognised as another drive (not Removable Media, but a proper hard drive), and now it’s reformatted and ready for this afternoon’s backup.