5 Decent, no frills hard drive enclosure.YominCarr | 11/03/2010 | See all YominCarr's reviews (1)I recently purchased this hard drive enclosure to house my old 400GB hard drive, as I replaced it with a 1TB drive. I'd been looking for enclosures for a while, and I wasn't too bothered about looks or extra features.That said, it isn't an ugly case. The black design is simplistic and small, basically the dimensions of the hard drive itself. It has a combined power/processing light, and even an on/off switch (to save power, I assume). The choice of power lead is slightly odd, however all leads are included, so it doesn't make too much difference.Installation was a dream. It's just a case of plugging in the two wires, then two simple screws to hold it together. After that, it took a few seconds to start spinning and a few seconds to install (it's plug in and play, and I've used it so far on Vista and Windows 7 and had no problems at all) and I was away. I copied the old files off the drive, then formatted it, and now I've got 400 extra gigabytes to play with.As I haven't had it too long (it was only released on 1st March 2010) I don't know how hard wearing it will be, however I don't intend to throw it around, and it claims to have shock protection.There are however, a few down sides. It does get rather hot, as it doesn't have a fan, which could be a problem it you intend to use it large amounts. Also, the back of box has a spelling mistake, and some suspect grammar, so I don't know what that says about the attention to detail.In summary however, this is pretty much the cheapest 3.5" enclosure you'll find, especially with free shipping. Installing a drive could be done by an amateur, making it accessible to anyone with a spare drive lying around. If you can look past the heat (and you should be able to, considering you can find enclosures for twice this price without a fan) and the Engrish on the box, you can't go far wrong with this case.