From big to small, we review all of them with the same pleasure.
Today, an important accessory we might consider, an external enclosure for 2.5″ HDD/SSDs from TeckNet.


TeckNet began creating and retailing consumer electronics, gadgets and accessories with an innovative flair in 2005. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the leading providers of accessories for personal computing and digital media. They re driven by a passion to create innovative, high performance products that will make your life easier and a more enjoyable experience.
They are all too aware of the problems that can come with buying gadgets – namely high costs and disappointing customer experience.

That’s why their product development and delivery processes are carried out with you, the consumer, in mind (after all, they re consumers too!).

They promise:
• To provide a broad range of high-quality, on-trend products for the fast-moving digital marketplace.
• To preserve a customer focused approach to product development and service.
• To continually strive for an efficient company culture and maintain low product prices.
• To ensure TeckNet products are compatible with the latest digital devices.


Price when reviewed: £ 10.00 – via

TeckNet® 2.5 inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk HDD External Enclosure / Case for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5″ SATA HDD and SSD, Tool-free HDD Installation





– Tool free, no reboot and additional driver is needed, easy to install and disassemble; LED activity indicator
– Supports 7 & 9.5mm 2.5″ SATA-I, SATA-II, SATA-III HDD and SSD interfaces.
– Last USB3.0 standard; theoretical transfer rate up to 5 Gb / s
– Compatible operating systems with Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows 98/ XP /Vista/ 7/ 8 Backward compatible with USB 2.0 /1.1 connections
– Support hot-swap, Plug &play, provides a data usb 3.0 cable
– Product Material: Plastic + Galvanized steel
– Interface: USB 3.0 / USB2.0
– Product Weight: 82g
– Dimension: 130mm * 83mm * 13mm


Packaging and content


Our sample came in a plain protection bag.
Here it is versus a 9.5 mm 2.5″ HDD (HGST 7k1000).
The included cable is 60 mm long.


Sliding the lid, we see that you get pads to firmly secure both sizes 9.5 or 7 mm.


On the side we have the USB 3.0 plug.
A very firmly fit.
And the notification dual color LED.


Inside, the SATA connectors.


And the test subject installed.



Testing methodology



Processor: Intel i7 2700k
Motherboard: MSI B75IA-E33 mITX
RAM: 2 x 4 GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracers 1600 MHz CL8
Case: NCase M1 mITX – w/ USB 3.0 front ports
PSU: SilverStone SFX 600 W
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB
HDD: HGST 7K1000 1 TB

Test subjects:

2.5″ HGST 7K1000 1 TB 7200 RPM 32 MB Buffer
2.5″ WD Passport Essentials SE 1 TB 5400 RPM 8 MB Buffer
3.5″ WD 640 GB AAKS 7200 RPM 16 MB Buffer
2.5″ Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB



Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
Crystal Disk Mark v3.0.2

Plus a large (+400 GB) transfer test.





Very good results, even better that the SATA installed identical drive on the system, although the test subject is empty.


And the big files transfers test – to simulate real life copying times like when doing back-up.
Recorded in 3 key points: beginning, 30 % there and almost done – we noticed an AVG write speed of ~ 60 MB/s.
Very good numbers, considering that with the WD Passport for example, we never got over 25 MB/s in the same conditions – of course it was an older, low speed HDD.




The good:

– Good quality product
– Long enough cable and sturdy
– Excellent and elegant solution to use your own drives as external storage
– Very good value for money
– Screw-less installation
– Activity LED

The bad:

– Get’s easily scratched
– Nothing really to complain about, though.

Glob3trotters “Superb Value Award” – 4.5 out of 5


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