Addonics Snap-In ExDrive25

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Attractive unit that features a very easy way to change out drives – Joe

SUMMARY: Attractive unit that features a very easy way to change out drives.

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Size: 5.4″ x 3.2″ x 0.75″ / 136mm x 81mm x 19mm; Weight: 5 oz / 140 grams

The good guys at Addonics were nice enough to send a sample of their Snap-In ExDrive25. This features an aluminum case with plastic top – the hard drive snaps into place, no screws used.

Key Features:

  • eSATA and USB 2.0/1.1 interface
  • Compatible with 2.5″ SATA drives 9mm – 9.5mm height
  • Easy installation and removal of hard drive
  • Includes USB and eSATA cables, USB power cable
  • LEDs on both sides for power (blue) and hard drive access (red)
  • Aluminum construction, plastic top

There is a slide switch on the side which allows the top to slide off horizontally:

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Adding a drive is nothing more than snapping it in place – you have to look into it to make sure the SATA connector lines up to the drive’s pins:

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The back shows the USB, eSATA and the power port:

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The side features the LED lights on both sides for power and access indications:

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Parts that ship with the drive include USB and eSATA cables and a USB power cable:

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Performance Test

I tested Addonics Snap-In ExDrive with a Toshiba 2.5″ SATA drive (MK6034GSX, 60 GB, 5400 rpm) with the following results:

eSATA

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USB

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I was surprised not to see more of a difference between the USB and eSATA numbers, but this particular drive is not very snappy – I benched about the same numbers with another enclosure.

CONCLUSIONS

The Addonics Snap-In ExDrive25 is an attractive unit that features a very easy way to change out drives.

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