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  • Good enclosure, but doesn't work properly at USB 3.0

    posted by avelinocr on 03/18/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    It's a well made enclosure: the sides are made with resistant and durable steel, the inner controller board have high quality. The cooling fan really helps preventing overheat on your hard drive. It's easy to open and connect the device, comes with extra screws for fixing the HD inside of the enclosure.

    Cons:

    It works on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, but when transferring huge amounts of data using USB 3.0 it disconnects from the PC after certain time of continuous work, when this happen you have to turn it off and on again. This never happens when using USB 2.0. Maybe the controller board gets overheated when using 3.0, since it's way more faster than 2.0.

    OtherThoughts:

    Maybe they don't tested this product for transferring too much data at once on USB 3.0 connection.

    Bottomline:

    It's a great product but unless mine was defective, it can not be considered USB 3.0 since it will only work for reading, writing files at small amounts at time (what usb 2.0 is already good for). The primordial vantage from USB 3.0 is the great speed to move lots of data fast and that's not possible here.

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