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Eagle Tech Consus 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure Review Welcome to PCWizKid’s Tech talk. Today I'm going to show you the Eagle Tech 3.5-inch hard drive enclosure. This one here is specifically is a SATA to USB and eSATA. This is the model that I'm using today and I recommend always using external hard drive enclosures to back up your stuff so you can move around. You connect them easily on the fly or hot swappable. They support the latest hard drives I'm using. I'm using a Western Digital 640 gigabyte but you can go larger than that as long as it’s a SATA connector and then you can use this specific model. So they do have other models for IDE, but this one here is a SATA1 and one nice thing about it is it has a blue LED bays, so that lights up so you know when it’s on and working. It’s all metal, fanless, so there’s no noise and there's lots of ventilation on the site as well. On the back here you can see it has an e-SATA connector, the USB 2.0 connector. The power plug because it comes with an adopter and the on/off switch. So you're going to have everything that you need in the bundle that it comes with for all of that. To take this out and install your drive of choice, just take out the screws that are here at the bottom on the bays and then this bays covers comes off and then on the inside there's one more screw that you need to take out and it’s right there. You can see it and then once you take that out then you can slide out the entire round of case, the cage that you're going to put the drive in. You can see the airflow is happening because of the grills there so you don’t have to worry about it heating up. It’s very quiet, very silent. It comes with the four screws you can attach the drive to this inside that grill. Okay, just make sure like I said that you install that SATA drive because that’s what this hard drive enclosure is. It’s not an IDE. I'm going to attached it appropriately using the screws into the slot there and that’s it. I'm going to put in the 640 gigabyte that I have, the Western Digital. It’s very easy to do if you haven’t done this already just place it in there and just push it into the adopter, just slide it into the connector and press firmly just to make sure that it’s doing a good connection. You could see here that’s it all the way in and then that’s it. You're done. There is nothing else to do with respect to installing a hard drive here and then you can have a portable little hard drive to use on any machine. So attached the four screws to that cage and then once you're done with that then you can slide this into the case. Now, I'm using this on Mac. I've used this on Windows. It works on basically every operating system even on Linux, so don’t worry about it. It’s very flexible. The capabilities of course are there for you to use as a regular hard drive. You don’t have to use it just for backups. I use it for backups but you can use it for any purpose. In the bundle it comes of course with the driver CD, the information that you need there as well as the user manual and the cables. So the first one here is USB cable so you can crank that to your USB 2.0 and also the e-SATA connector, some cases, some motherboards, of course you have the e-SATA so there you go. Faster and better support and the adopter there for the power that it comes with and you're all set. That’s the entire bundle right there. So I used these drives and I highly recommend you guys use this to back up your stuff. You don’t need to use any fancy software. I’ll show you some other ways to backing things up later but this is what I used. I definitely recommend this and I would like to thank Eagle Tech for providing this and I hope you enjoyed this video and thank you for watching.