expired ORICO 2139U3 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 Transparent Hard Drive Enclosure US $3.53 (~AU $4.91) Shipped @ Dresslily

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Checked prior OzBargain posts and pretty sure this is the cheapest it has been.

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  • +2 votes

    thanks, these are great

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    Any 3.5”?

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      In same boat. Can any Ozbargain pro find a deal on 3.5'' pls?

      I searched around, can't find any.

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        Yeah I would buy one if they were cheap but they insist on supplying a power adaptor which drives up the shipping cost when I have lots of those already.

  • +6 votes

    Perfect for all of those cheap SSDs that have been going around ;) ;)

  • -1 vote

    bought one just now however the price is $4.39 USD…

  • +5 votes

    Got one for AUD$4.91 by using 43 of my points and PayPal Checkout. The coupon only works once per account btw.

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    Usd4.39..

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    thanks op

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    Thanks OP. Purchased for $USD3.53 as advertised.

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      How did you do that?

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        You have to set up an account, and they will provide you with some free points (43 points). So when you use the free points, it drops the price down layered on top of the coupon code above. You will also need to uncheck the "shipping insurance" that they automatically dump on your order. You will then get it for the advertised price above. Hope this is helpful.

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    Didnt even know such things existed.

    • +2 votes

      Errr…. WOT?

      External hard drives?

      Where have you been living for the past 20 years or so?

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        They clearly means external enclosures you can use to turn internal drives into external ones.

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    Is this good for SSD?

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    5% Cashrewards on top of that?

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    need to apply 43 D points again after unchecking insurance to get USD 3.53.

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    Got one. Can I fit in large hsrd drives in these or just SSDs?

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    thanks op, got one for $3.53 USD which worked out to be $4.82 AUD; $4.58 AUD after 5% cashrewards

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    Cheers OP, grabbed one for $US3.53! Great price

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    I'll be painting mine, don't want to show off my cheap old hard drives.

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    How do I apply the D points?

  • +5 votes

    BEWARE: I've had this exact enclosure and it kept dropping out my hard drive while copying items which has led to my drive being marked as "Caution" in CrystalDiskMark. Sure these look nice but it's really not worth it

    • +1 vote

      Notice the OP's model shows:

      ORICO 2139U3
      Control Chip: JMS578

      Whreas the exact same case/brand but costs more shows:

      ORICO 2139C3-CR
      Controller: VIA VL716
      See: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ORICO-2139C3-Hard-Drive-Encl...

      According to this page:
      https://www.everythingusb.com/drive-adapters.html

      "ASMedia and JMicron are the two major players in third generation USB-to-SATA bridge market. Majority of the USB 3.1 Gen.1 adapters (single-drive models) on the market are powered by either ASMedia’s ASM1153E or JMicron’s JMS578."

      "USB 3.1 Gen. 2 adapters, such as ones powered by ASMedia’s ASM1351 and VIA’s VL716, are starting to show up. Even if you don’t have the latest laptop or desktop to match, it’s worthwhile to go with the Gen. 2 adapters as they are optimized for modern SSDs."

      Further search on Amazon reveal people have dropouts on the ASMedia, JMicrons, whereas the VIA VL716 is rock solid.

      Can OP or someone confirm if Orico just make one clear case model or are there many types with different controllers?

      • +2 votes

        The controller in this listed Orico 2139U3 is actually NS1068X from Norelsys (which does not support TRIM).

        Orico makes quite several different models http://www.orico.cc/category.php?id=408 .

      • +1 vote

        overshopper, the one you mentioned: ORICO 2139C3-CR, is a USB-C type enclosure. USB-C enclosures cost more and the main reason that newer chipset is used is because these enclosures are pretty much glue and go type enclosures. By that I mean the chipset companies would provide the circuit diagram for the makers. These enclosure makers just follow the circuit diagram exactly as is. It's unlikely chipset makers would provide USB-C circuit design for older chipsets.

        ASM1351, VL716 are more common on USB-C enclosures. It is kinda good that we see them being use for USB-C because the USB-B/USB-A based USB 3 enclosures tend to use older chipsets.

        Need to be realistic here, $3.53 USD / $4.91 AUD is cheaper than what I used to pay for an USB 2.0 enclosure. I see this enclosure as a replacement for one of my older hard drives using USB 2.0 enclosure. Also, most of the Seagate and WD USB 3.0 drives I own also use fairly average chipsets to be honest. This one is using an old/dated NS1068X chipset.

        ASM1351, VL716 on USB-B/USB-A enclosures will be hard to find as the dirt cheap alternatives make it hard to sell those ones. They make more sense for USB-C. P.S. I am not sure if I would trust Orico for USB 3.1 gen2 / USB-C if people are already reporting issue with these.

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          I just bought an ORICO 2569S3, it's not clear, but it uses the ASM1153E controller, which is meant to be very good.
          https://www.zapals.com/orico-2569s3-2-5-usb3-0-sataiii-exter...
          It's about $12AU, which seems like a quite a good price, considering it has a decent controller.

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          @rogerm22: It is a popular chipset, but still USB 3.1 Gen.1 (5Gbps). Refer to overshopper's comment. He did point out it is gen 1 chipset, not gen 2. I know some makers offer firmware update for ones based on ASM1153E. It's been around for a while now.

          Hard to find a USB-B or USB-A enclosure with a USB 3.1 gen 2 chipset.

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        Can confirm I have the VIA chip and it is spectacular. No corruption, drops, or otherwise over a 90% full 1TB SSD in use for 1.5 years.

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      Looking and checking the Orico enclosure I have and compared to other branded portable hard disks, I can see a slight issue with this. The included USB 3.0 cable, while relatively short, is longer than most of the cables provided by branded portable hard disks.

      Unlike USB 2.0, to get USB 3.0 (or if you like USB 3.1 gen1) working properly, you really need a quality cable. Also, if you have an average computer case where it comes with a rather average internal cable for the front USB 3 ports, then those front ports are less reliable than the back ports wired directly to the motherboard. Unless it is an extension cable provided by the portable hard drive maker, cheap USB 3 extension cables completely ruin the reliability of high speed USB 3.

      If you get disconnects / dropouts with USB 3 enclosures, the first thing to check is the USB 3 cable. I found even some of the Seagate ones aren't that good. One of my Asus ones have a pretty thick cable. That tends to work better. Will try to do some tests and report back. Bought one of these a while back but haven't used it much.

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      Disable USB selective sleep in power settings. Not ideal, but effective for these enclosures.

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    Thanks OP, just got it for $4.82AUD :)

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    Cheers OP, only $4.82 for me too 👍🏻

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    Thanks OP - US$3.53 exactly as you described.

  • +2 votes

    I have one of these with a Samsung 840 SSD (250gb) in it and it works fine. Can read/write at 200+ MB/sec, and haven't noticed any slow down over time.

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    Showing as $9.46 US For Me AUD$6.11 after code

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    $4.64 via Paypal using 28degree card

  • +1 vote

    The problem with this one is when transfer large data(over 100g) at usb3 speed, it will interrupted constantly.

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      Did you use the supplied cable or you used a different cable? Avoid using cheap or extra long USB3 cable. If you have branded external hard disk, try using that cable.

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        I've using supplied cable and Intel SSD.

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          Connect directly to a USB 3 port on the motherboard or laptop? No hub/extension cable in between right? I would try a USB 3 cable supplied by one of the branded portable hard drives. If you are using a desktop PC and one of the front USB 3 ports, try one that's at the back. I've had a lot of issues with dodgy USB 3 cables.

        • +1 vote

          Did a test for 45 minutes non stop. No dropout.

          PC: intel NUC i5
          OS: Windows 10 Pro (latest update installed)
          Drive put in the enclosure: Samsung TLC SATA3 SSD
          USB port used: one of the standard USB 3 ports (not the one with extra power supplied - so no extra power fed into the enclosure)
          Cable: the one included by Orico

          Tested copying large files, small files, mixed read / write operations. Compressing files with mixed read write. Source data drive is also an SSD. Before testing, ran Crystal DiskMark to confirm it is operating in USB 3 mode.

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    Thanks :-)
    "You have successfully pay USD3.53 (Flat Rate Shipping)"

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    thanks, got that price using instructions listed as well :)

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    For the price they good case as already use one with no issue at all.

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    Just paid $4.82 AUD thanks

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    Don't pay in AUD. It is 10c cheaper if you pay in USD via PayPal

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    Thanks OP. I like these cases and great for spare 2.5" HDDs. Now to see how Dresslily are at shipping. First purchase from me so the deal has served their purpose……..a new customer. Now if only there was an eSata version!
    Are Dresslily any better/worse than GB or BG? Cheers

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    Bought one because it has hundreds of upvotes. I do not have any spare 2.5" HD.

    • +3 votes

      Stick a small live coachroach in there and you can watch it crawl around until death by starvation. Hours of fun no doubt.Wonderful observational platforms.
      I haven't tried myself due to excess number of hdd's hence no room for insects :-)

  • +1 vote

    Can anyone help me out here. Can we use this to transfer files from a laptop hard-drive into a computer? My laptop stopped functioning and I would like to transfer my files over to my computer.

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      Yes……as long as the Laptop hard drive is not locked or encrypted. Usually it should be fine and the reason its good to own one i.e. for occasions like yours.

      • +1 vote

        Even if the drive is encrypted it will come up in windows and when you double click it will prompt you for your bitlocker recovery key (which I hope you backed up) once you enter the key the bitlocker drive will be mounted and become fully usable as per normal.

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    Thanks OP. Been using one that could probably go in a museum! Welcome to the 21st Century.

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    Thanks OP. Been meaning to get something like this for the past few months so hopefully this works perfectly!

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    How long is delivery to Australia?

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    Cheers OP bought.
    Appreciate a link for a good SSD to use for this

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    $3.53 USD awessss

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    Got one, thanks. But I forgot to login first to cashrewards.

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    Wanted to buy an enclosure for my old SSD since I've moved to an M.2. Thanks OP!

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    I'm getting "Error,this promotion code has frequency of use restrictions, for 205070601" when trying to apply the code…

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    Had to mark a few things as received and write some reviews to get my D points balance back over 50 (minimum balance to use).

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    Thanks. Purchased one even though I have no spare drives to go into it.

  • +1 vote

    thanks got 1 $4.84 delivered

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    Thanks, now to just wait for another SSD deal to fill it :)

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    Just noticed this deal, and it’s still valid. Bought - thanks, OP!

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      So it is. Just ordered another (allows two total per account) but paid US$4.39 as used my points with last order in this deal. Still good value and decent enclosures.

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    Mine arrived today and strangely it was soaked in water. It doesn't seem like water got in from the shipping satchel because there is no sign of that. Water has got in even to the inside of hdd case and in to the circuit. Really strange

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      Mine came today too. Sucks about yours, mine is fine.

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      Same as mine. Outer package had no signs of wear but there was water inside the enclosure. I left it open to dry under heating and the next day i put in my Netac SSD and it works like a charm.

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    Still waiting for mine. Arrived ages ago in Aus. Lost by Aust Post I wonder as am in Syd, close to CBD

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    Got mine today in Perth. If a few people are suffering from wetness, maybe we can assume the batch is water affected stock, hence the cheap price.

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    Got mine today in Melbourne. Came in proper shrinkwrap sealed Orico branded packaging, not like the 'whitebox special' I got the last time I ordered one of these. No sign of water exposure in/on mine at all.

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    Still waiting to receive my last order of this shipped on the 7 June so ill give it another week then paypal dispute .

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    Got mine today in regional WA.

    Shucked my failed 4tb seagate fast portable HDD (2x 2tb raid 0 config) . Put the healthy 2tb Samsung Spinpoint hdd into the new enclosure. Works great!

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    I got mine 2 weeks ago and it's been really great! The best external HDD enclosure I've ever used. I want more!

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    Gargh, just bought one for double the price. Good deal!

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    Got mine yesterday. Great buy!

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