4 Stars By Stevewf1 on 2014-08-30
They work, but that hinge...
Just bought a couple of these to store my internal Seagate 1TB hard drives that I use as external backups thanks to the hot-swap drive bay on my PC. I keep the hard drives in the original anti-static bags and everything fits in these cases well.
1) Stackable, which is nice.
2) Hard case with no internal padding to speak of, so I wouldn't want to drop them.
3) The Seagate HDDs are a bit thinner than the Western Digitals I have (all less than 1 year old) so I think the WD drives might be a tight fit.
4) I can already see that the thin plastic hinge isn't going to last very long...
5 Stars By Paul Romano on 2017-06-16
Very happy with these cases. They're a little hard to open, but that's because they close firmly. I suppose that with lots of opening and closing, the plastic would eventually wear out, but it seems sturdy enough for my purposes, which are mainly storage. The drive fits reassuringly snugly within the case, but with enough clearance that I was able to keep the drive wrapped in the anti-static foil baggie. If I had desiccant packs there'd be room to add one of those.
3 Stars By D. J. Organ on 2014-02-24
Pricey and a very tight fit
I bought a hard drive docking station and wanted to protect bare drives when not in the dock. These looked quite nice, but were a bit expensive for molded plastic. They were shipped from Hong Kong, so it took a long time for them to arrive (I was aware of this when I placed the order, so no real issue here). They are VERY tight for 2GB drives. So much so that I'm a bit worried they will damage the drive. I'll still take the risk, but they are not a good fit. I guess hard drives are not all the same form factor, so they had to split the difference between thinner models and the larger 2GB+ models. Not sure I'll buy more.
4 Stars By Jay Z. Cross on 2015-12-23
Nice, low-cost 3.5" drive protective case
This 3.5 inch HD case is just as expected. There's a bit of interior padding, the shell seems durable. The closure, or "catch" is the devil to open, but that is perhaps by design. Use a small screwdriver to pop the case open, or expect broken fingernails! The hinge is molded plastic; the entire case shell, top, bottom hinge, and catch, is of a piece. The hinge is so thin as to be nearly transparent, leaving one to wonder about longevity. I used these cases (I bought a pair) to store backups of my work off-site, and since I swap out those backups only once per month, the hinge won't get a lot of use. I hope it holds up well.
I wish the label applied to the case had not been applied. On both of my cases it is peeling away, but is NOT a removable adhesive. Attempting to remove it would leave a mess. I don't need the label, but others might. I'd have preferred it was included, but not applied to the case.
5 Stars By Ed Anson on 2016-11-13
Great for carrying bare HDDs
This is a simple, robust container for 3.5" HDDs. It is the best solution I have found for storing bare drives -- especially the ones I need to carry around in my bag. There are other solutions that are more appropriate for disks that will stay in one place. For example, I use a set of drawers designed for that purpose. But for carrying my disks around this is my solution of choice.
2 Stars By Eric M. Stone on 2016-08-31
Not worth it - get the Orico PHI-35 Instead
Hard drive slides around the inside, not a good fit. The latch is very difficult to open - be careful not to bend your fingernails back - very painful.
Would not purchase again.
Instead I got the "Orico® PHI-35 Professional Premium Anti-Static 3.5" Inch Hard Drive Protective Case Enclosure HDD Storage", which works very well: https://amzn.com/B014H7I5PI
5 Stars By kandlg on 2013-03-07
Hard, sturdy case provides good protection for desktop hard drives. The latch is tight so it won't come open accidentally. The internal dimensions match a standard 3.5" drive very well and it is a good, snug fit. I use the case to shuttle backups to my office for offsite storage. There isn't a lot of cushioning inside, so I doubt it would protect the internals of the drive from the shock of hard fall, but it will protect it from external damage while bouncing around in your backpack and probably moderate impacts. I like it and have purchased more.
5 Stars By Aaron on 2017-01-30
Nice sturdy enclosure for HD storage.
Nice sturdy enclosure for standard storage. I keep them in a fire/water proof safe. These cases don't provide any protection aside from shock and vibe.
5 Stars By o1d_dude on 2017-05-06
Excellent protection for bare hard drives
Very nice product. I use it to safely store a back up hard drive. Pretty confident this will survive the zombie apocalypse.
5 Stars By J. Smith on 2016-12-05
Very nice quality on this case. The snap is secure and the plastic and foam both feel quality. When you put a drive in it, the weight makes it a satisfying object.
5 Stars By liTool on 2017-06-22
Love the color, love the protection , great protector
5 Stars By Ken on 2013-05-03
A simple, neat container
Pros: Nice compact box to keep and protect your hard drives. There are no sharp corners. I bought 2 and have noticed that they stack securely on top of each other, which is a nice feature. The inside has a soft coating surface to protect your drive.
Con: It's kind of difficult to grasp the latch to open at first, but it's just as well, because after all, it's only for storage and not meant to opened and closed every day.
5 Stars By Jake on 2017-09-02
Well worth the price.
You know when you look at the price on this thing it looks a little steep. But let me tell you this is sturdy and well constructed! Well worth the price.
5 Stars By Cece on 2016-01-06
I purchased a removable hard drive bay for my computer so I needed these cases to protect the bare hard drives when they were not in the computer. I like the interior padding.
5 Stars By Carol Katz-Mouser on 2017-09-01
5 Stars By L. Byrd on 2017-01-19
It is as advertised.
It is as advertised.
5 Stars By Michael Babineaux on 2016-03-15
Exceptional quality and price !
Exceptional quality and I'm currently using several. You'll love it !
5 Stars By Custom Computer Builders on 2016-09-29
Very sturdy hdd box. Very good.
4 Stars By McGee on 2015-02-24
The drives fit snugly and the case is of sturdy construction. I like that they have grooves for ...
Bought several of these to store and transport bare hard drives used in my offsite computer backup strategy. The drives fit snugly and the case is of sturdy construction. I like that they have grooves for stacking on my desk. The locking tab snaps shut securely. I dropped a star because the molded hinge doesn't look very substantial; not sure it will last. But they only get opened every couple weeks, so maybe it will be OK. Pleased with purchase.
5 Stars By AVJohnnie on 2016-03-07
These are excellent 3.5" HDD transport & storage cases!