I am always a bit wary of buying gadgets. I just wondered why so many people have trouble getting data from one machine to another when it is supposedly as easy as this.
For the sake of £20 I may send off for it, otherwise I was wondering if I could take the drive to a store and have it transferred to DVD. I don't need the OS or applications, just a few recent photos from it.
Not sure if you need the external power supply, usually referred to as "optional" with most external enclosures. Power supply comes through USB connetor.
I use external enclosure for a 2.5" laptop HDD without the need for external power. Laptop HDD (and internal drives) operate on 5V DC. My laptop drive appears to be 5V 1A rated, and runs fine off 1 x USB port (which I have to say does strike me as a little odd as I thougth that USB ports were rated at 500mA).
2 spare 3.5" HDD I have in my desk drawer are differently rated at 5V 500mA and 5V 1.5A.
If the second is half the price, it might be worth the chance as variable voltage power supplies can be had from a number of outlets e.g Maplins for around £10 to £15