October 17th 2018 Verified user
There are very few external enclosures for a full-size internal optical disc drive, so I was very pleased to find this item available at a decent-ish price. It's substantial, well made and very easy to use. The instructions for drive insertion are clear and easy to follow and it works without any irritating buzzing or vibration. The only demerit derives from the fact that the rear SATA connector and power cables are actually a little longer than required, so it became necessary to rather squeeze them into the little space that's available at the back of the enclosure while inserting my LG BD-RW drive. It looked like there was a little stress on the plugs/sockets on the small circuit board within the enclosure, but that hasn't translated into any performance issues. So, all-in-all, this is probably as good an external optical drive enclosure as your hard-earned can buy, and if, like me, you don't want to dispose of your trusty internal BD-RW just because of the current fad for 5.25" slot-less PC cases, you could do worse than pick up one of these.
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