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The Pocket ExDrive is one of the most flexible hard disk drive enclosure kits in the market. Practically any 2.5" IDE hard drive can be installed into this drive kit and turn into an external hard drive in seconds. There is no special tool required. Once the drive is installed, you can than connect the Pocket ExDrive to any computer via USB, Firewire or Serial ATA interface using the Addonics interchangeable USIB interface cables. Or you can even use it as a removable IDE hard drive in any desktop computer or equipment. The Pocket ExDrive is also designed with option to take power directly from the computer so you can have true portability*. Whether you are looking for an external hard drive solution to do backup, store you video, digital images or MP3 song or to transfer data between desktop and Notebooks, the Pocket ExDrive is a perfect solution.

To provide shock protection against the hard drive and ruggedness as well as support for 2.5" SATA hard drive, a new Jupiter series has been introduced that features tough anodized aluminum housing, shock mount and choice of hardware encryption. Please visit the Jupiter drive kit section for more detail.

Product Features

  • Turn any 2.5 hard drive into external hard drive or removable hard drive in three easy steps.
  • Choice of 4 different colors - Black, Ivory, or White ( similar to Apple™ white)
  • Connect to your Desktop or Notebook computer via either USB, USB 2.0, Firewire port , Serial ATA or any new IO interface standard
  • Powered from your Notebook PC (through the USB port, PSII Port or Firewire port*),
  • Use as a removable Hard Drive on Desktops PC with an optional IDE drive cradle.
  • OS support:
    • USB - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000,XP, 2003 server, Linux (Kernel 2.4 and above), Solaris 8 and above.
    • SATA - DOS, Windows NT, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Linux, Mac OS 9 and above, Solaris 9 and above
    • Firewire - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9 and above
  • Compact: 5.4 x 3.3 x 0.9 in.
  • Portable: Fits any Briefcase or Notebook PC Case
  • Compatible with the latest Ghost 2003 backup software

Use it as external hard drive by attaching
different Addonics USIB interface cable

Or use it as a removable IDE hard drive on your desktop computer
using the optional Pocket ExDrive Drive Cradle


Enclosure Kit

  • 2.5" hard drive enclosure
  • One of the following USIB interface cables - USB 2.0, Firewire or Serial ATA
  • USB power cable
  • Software driver diskette
  • Installation guide
  • Option: 2.5" Drive Cradle (install onto 3.5" drive bay in desktop computer for use as an internal hard drive with full DMA support)



Model and Price

Model
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Description and Package Content
USB 2.0 / 1.1 interface

AEED25BU
(black) 
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AEED25AWU
(white)

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AEED25WU (ivory)
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Pocket ExDrive with USB 2.0 interface
Package content
: USB 2.0 USIB interface cable (AAUSBC-309), Pocket ExDrive enclosure (AAEXDCASE25), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)
 
Equivalent Jupiter model
AJEDIU
 $54.9 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" IDE hard drive with USB 2.0 interface
Package content: USB 2.0 USIB interface cable (AAUSBC-309), Jupiter IDE drive enclosure (AAJIDECSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

AJEDSAU
$62.95 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" SATA hard drive with USB 2.0 interface
Package content: USB 2.0 USIB interface cable (AAUSBC-309), Jupiter SATA drive enclosure (AAJSACSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

 
eSATA interface

AEED25BSA
(black)
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AEED25AWSA
(white)
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AEED25WSA
(ivory)
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Pocket ExDrive with External Serial ATA interface
Package content:
eSATA USIB Interface cable (AASAC-605E), Pocket ExDrive enclosure (AAEXDCASE25), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)
 
Equivalent Jupiter model
AJEDIS
 $62.95 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" IDE hard drive with eSATA interface
Package content: eSATA USIB Interface cable (AASAC-605E), Jupiter IDE drive enclosure (AAJIDECSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

AJEDSAS
$69.95 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" SATA hard drive with eSATA interface
Package content: eSATA USIB Interface cable (AASAC-605E), Jupiter SATA drive enclosure (AAJSACSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

 
Firewire interface

AEED25BFW
(black)
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AEED25AWFW
(white)
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AEED25WFW
(ivory)
$79.95 click to check price and shop online
Pocket ExDrive with Firewire-USIB interface cable
Package content:
Firewire-USIB interface cable (AAFWC406), Pocket ExDrive enclosure (AAEXDCASE25), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)
 
Equivalent Jupiter model
AJEDIF
 $75.95 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" IDE hard drive with Firewire interface
Package content: Firewire-USIB interface cable (AAFWC406), Jupiter IDE drive enclosure (AAJIDECSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

AJEDSAF
$85 click to check price and shop online

Jupiter ExDrive for 2.5" SATA hard drive with Firewire interface
Package content: Firewire-USIB interface cable (AAFWC406), Jupiter SATA drive enclosure (AAJSACSB), USB power cable (AAUSBPCP24), 110/220 AC/DC adapter (AAPAC5V)

 

Optional Accessories
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2.5" Pocket ExDrive Case only
Pocket ExDrive Case only
(dark brown)

AAEXDCASE25
$29.95 click to check price and shop online

Pocket ExDrive Case only
(black)

AAEXDCASE25B
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Pocket ExDrive Case only
(white)

AAEXDCASE25AW
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Pocket ExDrive Case only (ivory)

AAEXDCASE25W
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Desktop PC drive cradle for Pocket ExDrive

Pocket ExDrive Drive Cradle (ivory)
USIB Model


AAUSIB25BYW
$22
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Pocket ExDrive Drive Cradle (black)
USIB Model



AAUSIB25BYBK
$22
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Pocket ExDrive Drive Cradle (ivory)
IDE Model
AAMD25BY
$19
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Pocket ExDrive Drive Cradle (dark brown)
IDE Model

AAMD25BYBK
$19Cart


O ther Optional Accessories

Model #
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AAPAC5V
110/220 AC/DC 5.0V power adapter
Optional 110/220 AC/DC 5.0V power adapter to be used if the USB power cable is unable to adequately power the hard drive

$15 click to check pice and orde online

NASU2

NAS Adapter (Converts USB 2.0 / 1.1 device into Network Attached Storage)
Package Contents
: NAS Adapter, 1 foot CAT5 Ethernet cable, 110/220 5V power adapter (AAPAC5V), User manual, Driver CD

$39.95 Cart

 


Specifications

Color
black, white, or ivory
Supported Drive Type:
2.5" IDE Hard Drive (up to 12.7 mm height)
Max Data Transfer Rate:
1500 Mbits/sec (150 Mbytes/sec) for Serial ATA
480 Mbits/sec (60 Mbytes/sec) for USB 2.0
400 Mbits/sec (50 Mbytes/sec) for Firewire
12 Mbits/sec (1.5 Mbytes/sec) for USB 1.1
Average Access Time:
< 13 ms
Power Source:
Firewire, USB * or AC/DC power adapter
PC Power Supply when using optional drive cradle
Power Consumption (average):
< 3.0 Watts
Operating System:
USB1.1/USB 2.0
IDE (using optional drive cradle)
Serial ATA
Firewire
DOS
YES
YES
N/A
Windows 3.1
NA
YES
YES
N/A
Windows 95
NA
YES
YES
N/A
Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP
YES
YES
YES
YES
Windows NT
N/A
YES
YES
N/A
iPAQ Pocket PC
No
No
No
No
Mac OS 9.0 and higher
YES
YES
YES
YES
Sun Solaris 8 10/00 or later release
YES
NA
NA
NA
Linux 2.4 kernel and above
YES
YES
YES
N/A
Dimensions:
5.4 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches (137x84x22 mm)
Supported File Systems:
FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS
Warranty:
One Year

Note:
1. Some Notebook may not provide adequate power through the PCMCIA slot or USB port to power the external hard drive. The 4-pin Firewire port, also commonly known as DV port or iLink port, does not provide power to external device.

* Addonics has successfully tested the Pocket ExDrive using Direct power or BUS Power from USB, PCMCIA or Firewire or PSII port on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. It is recommended that you choose a hard drive that is rated with 500 mA or less to ensure reliable operation using BUS power. In any case, Addonics does not guarantee the Pocket ExDrive to work with just the BUS power as the amount of power from these different ports do vary from different system manufacturers. iLink is the Sony Firewire standard and does not provide power to the peripheral device. Check with your system manufacturer for detail specification of your Firewire port.

Information subject to change without notice.


System Requirements

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • PCMCIA Type I or Type II Slot, USB, Firewire or Serial ATA port
  • One free IDE port if drive cradle is installed (for Desktop use)
  • 486, Pentium or greater
  • Minimum memory 32 MB RAM
  • Minimum free hard disk space 10 MB
  • One of the following operating systems:
  • USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP, Sun Solaris 8 10/00 or later release Mac OS 9.0 and higher and Linux kernel 2.4 and above
  • Firewire - Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP, Mac OS 9.0
  • Serial ATA - DOS, Windows 95, NT4 (SP6), 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP, Linux








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