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StarTech.com Dual 3.5in USB 3.0 Hot Swap Trayless SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan

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Connect Two Removable SATA Hard Drives through a Single USB 3.0 Connection. The SAT3520U3R USB 3.0 to Dual 3.5-inch SATA Trayless Hard Drive Enclosure makes adding fast external storage easy, by turning any two 3.5-inch internal SATA hard drives into an external hard drive. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB per bay) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

The hard drive enclosure features a trayless system that eliminates having to mount and fasten the hard drive into the enclosure or tray, for quick and easy installation or removal.

Using the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which is up to 10 times faster than the previous USB 2.0, makes backing up and transferring large files faster than ever, while still being usable on older USB 2.0 systems. With built-in RAID capabilities (0, 1, BIG, JBOD), the two drives can be combined for speed, redundancy or capacity or even left as separate drives, based on situation needs.

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
StarTech.com Dual 3.5in USB 3.0 Hot Swap Trayless SATA Hard Drive Enclosure w/ Fan - storage enclosure - SATA 3Gb/s - USB 3.0
Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Bus Type
USB 3.0
Colour
Black
Expansion Bays
2 x internal - 3.5"
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
3.5"
Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
3 GBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive
Product Material
Plastic, aluminium
Power Source
Included AC adapter
System Requirements
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
8.3 cm x 21.4 cm x 13.4 cm
Weight
0.89 kg
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty

Detail

General

Device Type
Storage enclosure - external
Hard Drive Form Factor Compatibility
3.5"
Host Bus
USB 3.0
Product Material
Plastic, aluminium
Colour
Black

Storage Controller

Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
3 GBps
Supported Devices
Hard drive

Expansion / Connectivity

Bays
2 x internal - 3.5"
Interfaces
2 x SATA 3Gb/s
Connections
1 x USB 3.0 , 2 storage - Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin external Serial ATA

Miscellaneous

Features
Tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives
Compliant Standards
Plug and Play, FCC, RoHS

Power

Power Source
Included AC adapter
Type
Power adapter

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8 (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Width
8.3 cm
Depth
21.4 cm
Height
13.4 cm
Weight
0.89 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
80 °C
Humidity Range Operating
8 - 90%

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Customer reviews

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2* Let down by chipset
Reviewed by Simon on 28/02/2012
I was initially quite impressed with the unit. It seemed small and well built. It was easy to plug in and set the desired RAID mode. The first problem I encountered was that it was not particularly easy to get the drives into the enclosure. I had 2 different 3TB drives from different manufacturers, one went in just fine, the second took a surprising amount of force. The main problem though occured when I plugged the drive in. I was plugging it into a USB3 adapter with the NEC/Renases chipset which is supposed to be a pretty good one. The drive was detected, and I quick formatted it. From then on, it would disconnect and reconnect to the computer every 10 to 20 seconds or so. Searching the net showed that this enclosure uses a Jmicron chipset which many many people have similar problems with. Plugging the drive into a USB2 port resulted in a frozen drive and many controller errors popping up in the event log. I have replaced with an Icybox product and have no issues.
Our response
We can confirm that since this review a firmware update has been created to rectify the issues experienced
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