Enermax Jazz 2.5in Hard Drive Enclosure



Key Features

  • Review Price: £11.26

Hard drive enclosures are, when it comes right down to it, a means to an end. Whether they add RFID equipped like the Silverstone Treasure TS01B or offer tool-less assembly as featured by the Coolermaster Xcraft 360 at base all they really need to do is provide a barrier between the world and your drive while not hindering usability. Anything else, such as bundled software or fancy hardware add-ons comes under the heading of superfluous if you don’t want it.

In point of fact, if all you want is a way of turning your non-portable hard drive into a portable one without the garnish (so to speak) then all these so-called added value features simply become an unwanted cost. Thank goodness that someone at Enermax has realised this and created the Jazz. A simple 2.5in SATA to mini-USB caddy without all the (if you’ll forgive the pun) jazzing up that many rival products are subject to.

Inside the box you’ll find the enclosure itself, a USB to mini-USB cable and a USB to 5V power connector converter. This is to ensure the fitted drive will work in systems that don’t provide enough power over a single USB cable. Personally I’d rather see a two-to-one USB to mini-USB cable, but ultimately the result is the same and in fairness to Enermax, this method is more indicative of what the second connector is actually for.

The enclosure itself comes in two pieces, held together by four screws in the corners, which come apart easily and when fitted together are entirely flush. The bottom part is made from aluminium and houses a screwless drive holder, which I’m happy to report is perfectly secure. The top section comprises a solid aluminium frame and a perforated inner sheet of steel. The purpose of this is, twofold; first: it’s pretty cool being able to see into the enclosure if you ask me and second: the drive can be kept cool by a constant flow of air.

While it makes no difference to any other aspect of the product, it is worth noting the Jazz comes in both a black and silver version. I can’t quite decide which I prefer, but having a choice is fine by me.

More from TrustedReviews


Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors


Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer


These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3


Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones


It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites


New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money

Essential Phone

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to UK, likely as a network exclusive

Nokia 8

Is this the Nokia Android flagship we’ve been waiting a decade for?

game of thrones 9

Watch Game of Thrones Online For Free: Season 7, Episode 2 ‘Stormborn’ trailer revealed

Honor 9 5

Honor 9