By Andrew Liszewski
The Snap-In ExDrive25 is kind of like those hot-swappable SATA hard drive readers that have become popular as of late. But instead of being a large, clunky reader that sits on your desk, the ExDrive25 comes in the form of a portable external drive case. Installing a drive is as easy as opening the access door on the front and sliding almost any 2.5 inch SATA drive inside. If you find yourself even occasionally having to swap 2.5 inch drives in and out of a case, you’ll appreciate the ExDrive25’s screw-free approach.
The case is made from aluminum for maximum head dissipation and includes a patented shock mount mechanism allowing you to travel with the case without the risk of damaging the drive inside. It also includes both USB 2.0 and eSATA connections on the back for connecting to a laptop or even a desktop with an easily accessible eSATA port.
And at just $29 from Addonics, I’m tempted to replace the external cases I’m using right now.