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Retail Plus 2.5in 500GB USB3.0 External Hard Drive

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Part #: RP-NBEX-500GU3

SKU: 76012
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping estimate: $5.99*
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Experience: 2 Months


Cheap, good quality, nice finish
I was impressed for the price I actually paid! Can put some music on it or make quick backup without having to plug two wire since the power goes through the usb... mine came with a toshiba harddrive in it so it is good quality!

Experience: 2 Months


usb 3.0
see summary
I got this hard drive because it was on weekend deal for $45. Terrific price for 500GB. Once I plug it to my computer, it didn't work. The problem? the drive itself was not attached to the controller inside! I believe it is not that hard to connect the hard drive to the controller when you put it in the enclosure. Any way, it works like a charm after fixing that problem.

Experience: 1 Days


Cheap price for a 500 Gb
- Cable defective
- Not a standard USB 3.0 Cable
- No leather sleeve
- No mini screwdriver and spare screws
Stay away of this product.

First off, it came within a box titled "Retail Plus EU30 - 2.5" SATA to USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure". Retail plus sells HDD enclosures. This means someone bought this enclosure, put an HDD into the enclosure and repack it in the same box!

I liked the fact of have a leather sleeve (always useful to avoid scratches and small impact) but... there's none. Also no mini-philips screwdriver and spare screws (but I don't really care).

But most of all, the cable was defective. Something is wrong with the Type A contact. You have to pull the cable a little bit off to the right to have proper power running to HDD. This is unacceptable. Cable also is not a standard USB Mini 3.0. It is a USB Mini 2.0. I cannot say if it performs really to USB 3.0 as my computer is a 2.0 USB only (I did not care about USB 3.0). But still, having a defective cable, I tried to replace it. Good luck in finding a USB 3.0 Type A Male to a USB 2.0 Mini.

This product is really not worth the trouble. Go with a better product and WD Passport, Seagate FreeAgent or even ADATA.

Experience: 2 Days


Toshiba HD inside (not made in China!)
Case not as pictured
There is something fishy about this HD. I won't complain at the price I paid, but I'll clarify. This all might be irrelevant too since at the time of this writing you can no longer purchase this item.

As stated the HD looks nothing like the one pictured. The package states that this is an external enclosure *only* and that HD is not included and then there is an affixed sticker that says 500GB. I am not going to speculate who put the drive in.

The drive in this one is also a Toshiba, but model is MK5059GSXP (5400rpm). Made in Phillipines, indeed (not China - yeii!), however dated 28 Aug *2011*!

Toshiba website shows it out of warranty, and I am a bit skeptical about warranty from RetailPlus. But it is a moot point for me since I already took out the "warranty void" sticker.

The enclosure does the work, but is nothing fancy to write home about. It is the el cheapo "10$" type - black, aluminium, the tube style with plastic caps on both ends, where the HD slides in. HD is not held by any screws or padding though.

Is it worth it? You be the judge...
At the price I paid - I am OK, but not extatic.

Experience: 0 Days


Price, the drive itself is probably worth 50 when on sale. Basically free enclosure.
Don't understand the point of USB 3 on this. It is a consumer grade hard drive, not a solid state. Seems like a marketing gimmick by slapping USB 3.0 on this. It won't make it any faster if you think USB 3.0 is AMAZING.

Experience: 1 Days


-USB 3.0 makes transfers faster
There are no downsides as far as I know.
This is my first time getting an external and I must say, it was worth the money. It's very small and compact making it very portable. The USB 3.0 on this thing is just amazing! I recommend this any first-time external buyers!

Experience: 2 Days


can easily take the internal drive out.
speed go to 110MB/s.
can use the enclosure for other 2.5 drive easily
enclosure is Aluminum and very good quality
non so far
Looking at the drive inside. it is a Toshiba MQ01ABD050. It is excellent value. consider, it is very hard to get Toshiba 2.5 drive and it is very fast.
I've got two. both of them are Toshiba drive manufactured on Jul2012 from Philippine. NOT from China. You know nearly all Seagate hard drive or any hard drive from China have questionable quality.

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The RetailPlus 500GB External Hard Drive provides compact portable storage, delivering 500GB of storage on a single drive. It's engineered to support USB 3.0 data transfer and is reverse compatible to support USB 2.0 ports, ensuring you will always have reliable storage wherever you are.



·      Aluminum case

·      USB 3.0 data transfer; supports up to 5MB/s

·      Reverse compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports

·      500GB Hard Drive

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

·      Included In Box - Mini Phillips, head screwdriver, USB 3.0 Cable, Spare Screws, Leather Sleeve, Software CD

·      Interface - USB 3.0

·      PC/Mac - PC and Mac

·      Product Dimensions - 8.2 (W) x 1.8 (H) x 13.3 (D) cm

·      Product Weight - 0.237 kg

·      Software Included - Installation Software

·      Storage Capacity - 500 GB

·      System Requirements - Windows; Mac OS

·      Warranty - 1 year

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