Hornettek Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure Review

Today we’re looking at Hornettek’s “SHARK” 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure. You take your existing 2.5” drive and put in the enclosure and voila! Portable drive!  The SHARK utilizes USB 3.0 technology, giving it an edge over comparable products still using USB 2.0.  Crafted from Aluminum, the enclosure is definitely one designed with the aesthetic-oriented tech crowd in mind. Keeping this in mind, does it keep up in terms of performance too?  Read on to find out more..

Special thanks to Hornettek for providing us with the Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure to review.

From the Manufacturer
Hornettek SHARK USB3.0, the most compact, light weight, and super speed portable enclosure you could ever find!

Just 4.6 inch (11.7CM) long, the Hornettek Shark is a perfect portable storage solution to carry in your pocket, backpack, or laptop bag. The rigid aluminum case and special air-circulation design ensure safe, quiet and cool operating environment for your HDD.

With USB3.0 Super Speed interface, Hornettek Shark provides maximum transfer speed of 5,000Mbit/s, up to 10x times faster than USB 2.0 (theoretical maximum transfer speeds).

Ideal for storage and speed hungry files such as large uncompressed audio & video files.

Hornettek Shark is designed to attract you at first glance by integrating most fashion idea in a rigid aluminum enclosure, slim trimming, and hairline finishing. It is the perfect compact storage device next to your notebook or netbook.


  • Excellent heat dissipation
  • Stylish design
  • BLUE LED indicators for Power & HDD activity
  • USB 3.0 Connection provides excellent transfer speed
  • Simple HDD installation
  • Internal Interface: SATA I/II/III HDD
  • External Interface: USB 3.0
  • Complies with SATA I/II/III, speed up to 5GBPS

The front of the box has the product front & center, along with a brief outline of what the product is. Conformed standards are displayed, along with company and product logos. This information is repeated on the sides and top of the box, and as such no images of these have been supplied. The rear of the box lists the features and specifications of the enclosure in multiple languages, as well as federal regulations and the manufacturer website URL.

Hornettek Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure Hornettek Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure

Inside the box is the enclosure itself, a USB 3.0 cable, a user manual, and all screws required for installation.

Hornettek Shark USB 3.0 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure

To give you a great idea of how the shark comes and for a brief overview check out our unboxing video below.