Summary: If you get yours and it Windows 7 won't recognize it, try swapping the USB cable before you do anything.
Pros: Great enclosure. Looks nice and runs well too.
Cons: The USB cable that came with mine was a dud. I plugged it into my Win7 machine and Windows said it couldn't recognize it, so my first through was drivers. After updating everything under the sun, it still didn't. Tried an old USB cable (talking about 10 years old) and it worked no problem. Was able to duplicate the issue on two comps, so I know it is a bad USB cable. USB cables cost about 99 cents, so no bid deal.
Cons: The supplied USB cable is garbage. If you're not getting anything on your computer after assembly, then switch out the usb cable with a known good one (most typically from a printer). Guaranteed it will fix your problem. All in all, if you are having problems, change the CABLE, IT'S GARBAGE!
Pros: I needed to buy enclosure for my WD hard drive, because accidentally I burned out the original one with miss-connected USB port on a PC. Vantec NexStar CX came quick and I put the hard drive inside, turned it on, plug it into my PC and it does the job that it is supposed to do! I really like it. Even a lot better than my original one from WD, which was poor plastic rectilinear box :) This is aluminum and it is solid! For the price comparing with other enclosure within...
Cons: I would like to have rubber plate attached below the stand, so doesn't slip.
Pros: Easy installation, fast usb 2.0 performance, sleek appearance. Works perfectly for the various uses I have for an external enclosure. Low cost, convienent way of putting to use older, high capacity hard drives to use. Also makes it convienent to securely destroy data without having to have a drone pc and monitor setup.
Cons: Blue LED stopped working within 2-3 weeks of use, which isn't a big deal since it just indicates that there is power. The LED never indicated hard drive activity. If it wasn't for this defect, I would have provided 5 stars.
Pros: This is a very nice external enclosure; it's sleek, small, and remains nice and cool within it's aluminum structure. Love the fact that the power transformer is compact and built into the AC plug in such a way that it will plug into a powerstrip without blocking access to other outlets around it -- also nice that there is no big power brick to lug around, making this enclosure more mobile. Very easy drive installation -- only six screws, which is nice compared to my M...
Cons: It didn't come with a free 1-TB harddrive already installed.