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Seagate

Backup Plus
USB 3.0 Slim Portable 2.5" SATA HDD Enclosure

Open Box | Original Drive Removed

Mac / PC / Linux / USB 3.0
Back Up Your Stuff
Anytime, Anywhere
Perfect to take on the go, the sleek case design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available. It goes anywhere — without getting in your way.
OWC Note:Due to how this unit is originally assembled, it is normal for some of the clips to be damaged/broken during the drive removal process. Even so, these enclosures still do go back together/re-close/re-assemble with little difficulty and without impact to actual technical functionality. OWC Warranty for this item covers the functionality of cable and the bridge component within the enclosure - not the physical condition of enclosure clips.

Product Specifications:

Part Number

  • SEXTDSLIM2.5

Bus Interface

  • USB 3.0 & 2.0 Backwards compatible port.

Supported Mechanisms

  • Any 2.5" SATA Hard Drive

Port Configuration

  • USB 3.0 - (1) B Standard-B port

Color

  • Dark Grey

Max Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 3.0 - 500MB/s
  • USB 2.0 - 60MB/s

External Case Dimensions

  • 4.47" x 2.99" x 0.48"
    (113.5 x 76 x 12.1 mm)

Weight

  • 0.35 lbs. (1.09 kg)

Warranty

Gallery

Includes

  • Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Enclosure
  • 18-inch USB 3.0 cable
  • Assembly instructions

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.4 / 5 16 out of 17 (94%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: AwesomeCustomer Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Fast and convenient January 5, 2017 The enclosure is straight forward to install your drive into. I had removed my SSD from my old iMac and I put it in this enclosure and turned it into nice external drive.

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Reviewer: EeeVee Location: Cuyahoga Falls OH Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great enclosure. Easy set-up. December 18, 2016 Needed and extra portable expansion drive to house a 2.5-inch hard drive taken from an older laptop. The drive fit well into this enclosure. Am pleased with this product.

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Reviewer: DrDuck Location: Sioux Falls, SD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 works, but plastic and not heavy duty November 3, 2016 These work just fine and I would never say that they do not but they are plastic and they do not seem heavy duty by any standard.

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Reviewer: TheWhiteDog Location: Northern California Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Adequate for the purpose October 15, 2016 I needed an inexpensive hard drive case. This was a sale item from which the original drive had been removed. There was minimal damage to the case from the disassembly process (as with many inexpensive drives these days this one was not designed to be opened; OWC managed it anyway). The parts of the case were packaged nicely and were easy to reassemble with my drive. As usual, OWC is a reliable source for recycled items like this.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: northern CO Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 good 2.5 inch SATA external enclosure August 1, 2016 Bought 3 of these for storing various types of data. Small size makes these easy to move around.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Seagate product works June 13, 2016 I knew that this drive case had an original drive removed. I purchased it because I was removing a drive from an old macbook to install a new larger capacity drive. As expected, it worked flawlessly as an external boot drive to format and install operating system on the new drive to bring added life to a mac that we were no longer using. Sold it without having any doubt that any data would be left on the replacement drive I installed. The Segate case has allowed me to keep the original drive (8 years old) safe and its data secure as it is still in my possession. Great deal.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Plano, TX Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Best enclosure June 13, 2016 This is the cheapest and best enclosure you could buy. I don't know how they did to open the enclosure without damaging the top cover but they did it. Slim, metallic and the most important part, it is USB 3.0 and supports SATA III hard drives.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Glenview, IL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great 2.5-inch drive enclosure May 20, 2016 I had some older 2.5-inch drives laying around and this got them in a safe enclosure that I could access quickly. Now I juse those old drives for backup access.

A real bargain!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Canada Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 5-6 months
Rating: 4/5 Works great, cheap, has one failing May 16, 2016 I can't add anything to the praise others have heaped on this enclosure deal. Quick to assemble (a slim-jim opening tool helps), quick to transfer files, easy on the wallet. But mine won't boot any of my Macs, even when the drive inside it holds a clone of the internal system drive. It goes through the boot process up to just before the login screen, then shows a circle with a line through it.

So if you're planning to use one of these enclosures to hold a bootable clone, I suggest you consider an OWC Express USB enclosure. Just as light and handy, a bit more expensive, and the one I have boots a clone just fine.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 4/5 This product is real light and portable May 13, 2016 I really enjoy the portability, the slimness and ease of use of this hard drive casing. My old 2.5 SATA hard drives fit snugly and the fact that it is USB 3.0 too makes it even more attractive. It's really worth the price. The only reason I'm not giving it the full 5 star rating is, if you plan on removing the old hard drive from the case, forget about it. Once it's in and sealed, it's almost locked .It's tough to open it up again without scratching the case or at worse break it. Otherwise, it's a solid 4 stars for me.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Philippines Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Slim. Right. Great product May 1, 2016 What else can I ask for? Great Product yet very affordable. Good brand. In terms of shock resistance the Seagate Expansion has rubber bumps that protects the HDD, this one doesn't because of its slim design. Overall its good. Happy customer.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Philadelphia, PA Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works as advertised April 23, 2016 Picked this one up on blowout as the drive was harvested for another project. Happy to have a spare enclosure for testing drives. Bought it to help me prepare my old MacBook for resale, and as luck would have it my main TimeMachine drive failed a week later. This housing let me test the failing drive in a different enclosure and then make an emergency backup on a spare drive.

I had some trouble with the cable that came with it; it was bent sharply in the box and will sometimes cause errors. Firstly, for the price paid I was happy to get one at all so I can't complain, and I was able to get it to work well enough by massaging it straight, so good enough for a backup now should I need a 2nd USB 3.0 cable.

Worked for me. I'd buy one again.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Asia Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Inexpensive, works; Snap it closed once! February 16, 2016 I got this for a song at OWC. It came as advertised without much instructions, but connecting an old HD from my MacBook Pro was pretty straightforward. There did not seem to be any significant damage to the case although it was secondhand. I only observe that, if you accidentally snapped it shut before putting your hard drive in, it might be hard to open up again without damaging it. I am able to run my MacBook Pro off of its old, original 2.5" HD using this enclosure and USB startup mode.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Oak Park, MI Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 These cases work well. January 25, 2016 I bought these this time because the one I wanted was not on sale at the time. This is the one I really wanted,"OWC Express 2.5" Portable USB 2.0 Enclosure for SATA NoteBook HDs - Sleek Silver Color *Open Box".

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Winnipeg, MB Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 4/5 Mostly awesome, super simple drive January 4, 2016 This is an solid, east to use optical drive. I bought it to replace a broken internal optical drive (common problem) and gain Blu-ray functionality I didn't have in my computer. The best part of this drive is that it has all of that, with easy actual plug-n-play functionality. It registers as a drive when plugged in and a disc is inside. So far it has all worked great.

My only complaint is that the entire thing is light and slides around (though I accepted this as the case when I read other reviews stating this), and that 2 out of 3 times when I push the tray shut it doesn't fully click shut and ejects itself with the disc until I try again. It seems like maybe the front panel on the tray is a bit misaligned and so doesn't push squarely into the opening in the case. This was a problem from the second I used it.

Works well in reading and burning CDs and DVDs; I have not yet tried Blu-Ray, honestly.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Portland, Maine Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Nifty for the price January 20, 2015 Grab one or more of these while they are on the OWC Clearance page. These Seagate enclosures have been opened and stripped of the hard drive they came with, leaving you with a new, quality enclosure for pennies on the dollar. You'll need to spend a few minutes sliding your hard drive into the circuit board and snapping the two halves together. Not difficult at all.

These are tiny and sleek -- no wasted space. The fit and finish is good and solid, but not deluxe or high end. The inclusion of a new USB 3 cable is a nice touch.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Indianapolis, IN Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Gamer Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 great deal December 6, 2014 It's kind of vague in the description as to what you get. I was happy to find that it came with everything but the hhd. Enclosure ,3.0 bridge, cable, everything including the original box. Not only that but instructions on how to assemble it with your drive. It literally took me 5 min to turn an extra drive that was laying around into a fully functional external hdd. Very happy with the product and will check here for all my needs first.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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