I picked up one of these at Frys Electronics the other week. It’s USB 2.0 32GB Flash drive for just $25. What a bargain! It’s not quite as fast as USB 3.0 drive, but it’s fast enough for what I’ll be doing, just copying media files from one computer to another. It’s small and compact. I’ve attached mine to my key ring holder. I forget it’s even there sometimes.
I recently bought a 1 TB SATA hard drive. My old 160GB IDE hard drive is retired. It still works. So I decided to buy an external hard drive so I can use my old drive for backups. I settled with Acomdata 3.5 Samba USB 2.0 Enclosure kit mainly for one reason, it supports both IDE PATA and SATA drives.
The enclosure kit comes in an aluminum case with a satin finish. It’s whisper-quiet fanless with a hot-plug-ability, and it has an on-off switch. Transfers speeds is USB 2.0 at 480 Mbps. I’ve yet to test the transfer speed. I doubt it comes close to the specs, but transfer speed is not a priority for me.
In the future, if I ever retire my new 1 TB drive, I can use the same enclosure without buying another one, unless I want a USB 3.0 enclosure.