VIZO Uranus URA-350SA internals shown with WD 250GB 16MB WD2500KS

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VIZO Uranus 3.5" One-Touch Backup Enclosure URA-350SA
(using Western Digital 250GB 3.5" WD2500KS)
Installation Brief
February 18, 2007
Uranus URA-350SA: Introduction Uranus URA-350SA: What's In The Box
Uranus URA-350SA: A Closer Look Uranus URA-350SA: Installation Brief
Uranus URA-350SA: Benchmarks Uranus URA-350SA: Specifications
Uranus URA-350SA: Conclusion


VIZO URA-350SA
HDD Format: 3.5" SATA drive
Weight (enclosure only): ~400g
Weight (with drive): 955g (2 lbs 1.5 oz)
Warranty: 1 year
Official Website: Vizo.com.tw
MSRP: $69.99 | Click For Best Price
Western Digital 250GB 16MB: Click for best price
Installation of the URA-350SA is simple and only requires a handy "Philips" screwdriver you have lying around the house. VIZO provides a small screwdriver for the 4 hexagon screws which are used on the external case. I was initially confused by VIZO's choice of hexagon screws but later I discovered the reason for this particular type of screw is to keep the case closed from curious ones who might want to open it. Below we'll take a look at the major parts of the installation. I decided to include an installation brief page which will give a brief overview of the installation process. VIZO includes a comprehensive installation/user manual which is certainly valued as a consumer of their products and when you purchase a URA-350SA, the manual is a great tool for reference.

Using Existing Hard Drives

You may not be successful when using a drive previously used in another computer. A variety of reasons exist, but one of the issues at the top of the list is the drive being used in a different physical location, which may confuse your Windows operating system. So, make sure you have a drive which can be formatted after being connected via USB or eSATA.

The URA-350SA SATA Interface

Below you can see the URA-350SA SATA interface, which connects directly to a SATA hard drive. In fact, the process went rather smoothly and I attached the Western Digital 250GB 16MB WD2500KS within a few seconds. VIZO designed the connectors to easily slide into place.

URA-350SA - The URA-350SA SATA Interface

The Hard Drive SATA Interface

Just as a matter of information, the following is an image of the Western Digital 250GB 16MB Cache SATA drive which is being used within the URA-350SA enclosure.

URA-350SA - The Hard Drive SATA Interface

We Have Contact

As mentioned above, joining the Western Digital 250GB (WD2500KS) and the URA-350SA took only a few moments. The hard drive snapped into place for a perfect fit.

URA-350SA - We Have Contact

The Underside Screws

After joining the hard drive to the internal frame, it's easy to forget the frame has to be turned over, revealing 4 places to attach the drive firmly. I almost overlooked it myself so I decided to post the following.

URA-350SA - The Underside Screws

When you flip the drive and the internal frame over, be sure to hold onto both as the drive did appear to become loose from the SATA connectors. And when tightening the 4 screws, be sure the drive is connected and snug. The screws are not only meant to keep the drive stable while in the enclosure, but to keep the drive's SATA connectors properly attached to the internal frame's SATA interface as well.


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