Easy-to-use, portable mobile storage! How can you lose?!Connect your 2.5-inch SATA hard drive to a USB port with this external aluminum SATA HDD enclosure. With its USB 3.0 interface, youll get SuperSpeed data transfers of up to 4.8 Gbps. The lightweight aluminum casing keeps your hard drive cool for maximum performance and the device requires no additional power supply, drawing power from the connected USB device (you will need two open USB ports to power the device). This case is plug and play compatible and hot swappable, so theres zero hassle when its time to move your external memory to another device. This enclosure is a guaranteed, low-cost solution to your external storage needs.NOTE: To determine if your hard drive is an IDE drive or a SATA drive, please look to the connectors. An IDE connector is longer and has two rows of pins sticking out, while a SATA connector is smaller and has two plastic tabs with flat metal contacts.