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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 4
Easy to use case – Stylish USB 3.0 2.5" SATA I/II HDD Enclosure with Leather Pouch - Black (Super-Speed 5Gbps) Reviews

posted by GiTsu on 02/11/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
-Handy never-to-loose cable -Good M/B compatibility -Only one usb port needed -Carrying pounch included
Cons:
-Glossy plastic, easy to scratch -Bent usb plug (sometimes hard to connect in a bunch of wires) -Poor parts fixation -Bad (in my situation) USB 3.0 perfomance
Other:
It has a handy cable that is impossible to forget or loose, very easy to store in minimum space. But screws holding parts together are too small and unreliable (After two month I had to glue the case). Unfortunately I couldn't make it work in USB 3.0 mode on my Asus M4A88T-I Deluxe motherboard W7 x64 under any driver configuration. While it is equipped with JMS539 chip which really declares USB 3.0 support, datarate did never exceeded 30mbps (USB 2.0 maximum).
Bottomline:
Nice really portable device (one usb port power is always enough, good cable), but speed isn't fascinating.

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