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OKGEAR OK250AU2S-K


$24.00 Released February, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Solid aluminum construction. Elegant design. No internal fan(s).

The Cons:Can't operate PATA drives with eSATA connector.

The  OKGEAR OK250AU2S-K is a unique external 2.5" hard drive enclosure as it features two types of internal interfaces: PATA and SATA 3.0Gbit/s. It can therefore be used very flexibly with older and newer hard drives alike (IT departments would love it).

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Product Shot 2 It also comes with two external interfaces: USB 2.0 and eSATA, therefore satisfying needs for ubiquitous connectivity (USB) and extreme high-speed (eSATA). It is, however, not possible to operate a PATA drive in eSATA mode; the interface electronics have not been designed to handle such a protocol translation. The enclosure is a solid aluminum structure in elegant black and silver colors with a blue activity LED showing the OKGEAR logo. Heat dissipates effectively out of the enclosure, therefore not needing a noisy internal fan. 

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    solid aluminum construction

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    elegant design

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    no internal fan(s)

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    eSATA & USB 2.0 external interfaces (eSATA 3.0GBit/s is much faster than FireWire 800)

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    SATA and PATA internal interfaces for maximum flexibility

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    no need to use second USB port for power (just for eSATA use I suppose)

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    low price!

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    can't operate PATA drives with eSATA connector

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