I'll let you know how it is. Was going to get hte cheapest one they had until I read the bad reviews, then got fed up with reading reviews so I just the one with the best overall reviews.
Oh FML, that enclosure was IDE. I didn't even realize they still make IDE enclosures!!!!!! Going to return it and take the restocking fee hit.
I ordered two (one[newegg.com], two[newegg.com]) more today. The crazy thing is that the el cheapo one I just ordered doesn't even specify SATA or IDE!!! Had to go to the product installation manual to make sure it was SATA.
Got both of them and I'm liking the cavalry one better. The case is about as small and thin as can be and it just snaps together, no screwing required. Don't know if the plastic will hold up over time for multiple swaps. So far it works just fine with the SSD. Only downside I can see if that there's a sticker on the back that leaves residue, not cool. And the front plate is plastic, slightly cheapy, and the back half is coated metal. They claim aluminum on the site but it doesn't feel like that and if it is aluminum I'd rather have raw or anodized aluminum on there.
The Vantec one is an anodized aluminum with plastic end caps, also seems to be getting the job done. What I don't like about this one is that the case feels like it's barely holding the drive and connector piece in since there's so much spare room in it. The only thing holding it in there is that the connector is wedged against the drive and held in place with two tiny screws, forget about easy swap outs. Length and thickness, it's much bigger than the Cavalry. In terms of sturdiness I'd say the Vantec would more likely survive a fall, but it also seems more likely to damage the internals due to how it sits in the case.
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