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IVIEW Iview HF2-SU3 4 3.5" Drive Bays USB 3.0 / eSATA 4-Bay Storage Box

  • SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
  • 4 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the iVIEW Iview HF2-SU3

Model

Brand
IVIEW
Model
Iview HF2-SU3

General Spec

Drive
SATA 1.5 & 3Gb/s
External I/O
USB 3.0 / eSATA

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
4

System Management

OS Supported
Windows Vista / 7

Mechanical Spec

Power Supply
AC 100~240V, DC 12V /4A

General Spec

Features
Main Chipset: RAID JMB391, USB 3.0 JMS539

USB connectivity: Operates at Super(5Gbps) or High (480Mbps) or Full (12Mbps) speeds

SATA I/II specification max 3Gbps (by USB connection)

SATA I/II specification max 3Gbps(by eSATA connection)

SATA to USB 3.0, backward compatible to USB2.0 and USB 1.1

Supports Port Multiplier function

Port multiplier to enhance one e-SATA connector, chain 4 SATA hard drives

Cooling feature: Aluminum case and cooling fan

Fan speed tunable with a rotational switch

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Cigy C.
  • 11/29/2013 1:54:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Sturdy, quiet, easy to use. Multiple drives show up separately in the host OS.

Cons: It has what looks like a proprietary USB cable (at least I haven't seen it before).

Other Thoughts: Makes a nifty little NAS for home use when combined with a Pogoplug board! You can power the Pogoplug from an internal pad that provides 5V (some careful soldering required), and plug the USB cable into the Pogoplug USB connector. The board even fits into one of the bays, although you will have to drill a couple of holes to screw it in.

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  • charles i.
  • 10/28/2013 4:18:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCould not be happier

Pros: Easy to access each bay.
Good temps
Good throughput
Good price at the time (purchased for less $$ then that movie "gone on XX seconds" )

Cons: none for me

Other Thoughts: The purpose of this was for rollover storage for my media center sort of like a archive. I had another 2 bay storage device(usb 2.0) and i really needed more space. This device saved the day. I simply moved the drives to the ivew and it saw my arrays. the speed of usb 3.0 was just a bonus. I have since moved from 6tb in the old device two 12tb on the ivew. It was seamless for me.

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  • jinliang s.
  • 10/28/2013 6:26:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Inexpensive, high capacity, easy to install and use.
I have installed the device and have been using it on my windows Home server for a few weeks, with out any problem at all. It works both in UBS-2 mode and in USB3 mode, while the data transfer speed in USB3 mode is more than twice as fast as in USB2 mode

Cons: It actually dose not seems to recognize all the 4 HDs I put in when I connect it with eSATA cable. fortunately, I got both USB2 and USB3 mode working and and can safely avoid this eSATA mode.

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  • Matthew K.
  • 10/25/2013 8:21:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with 2.5in drives

Pros: - Relatively compact and attractive
- Very quiet
- Pleasant blue lights
- SATA drive connections
- Heavy metal sides makes it sturdy and stable

Cons: - Built to work with 3.5inch drives only
- Many lights
- Quite a bit of wasted space with 2.5inch drives
- External power transformer

Other Thoughts: I purchased this to permit me to move four 2.5inch external drives into the bay, clearing the desk and freeing up some USB hub ports. I don't fault the product - obviously it is sold for 3.5inch drives. But the manufacturer could have taken steps to make it more friendly for 2.5inch drives, such as providing plastic mounting adapters.

Other than that, I would have liked to see the transformer built into the unit. Perhaps the manufacturer can make a product with the transformer built in to a smaller unit optimized for 2.5inch drives.

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  • Michael R.
  • 10/23/2013 2:25:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks and easy to install

Pros: Working great as back-up storage array with 4 older 750gb WD green hard drives.

-USB 3.0 performance
-ESATA is nice if USB ever makes me nervous
-Easy to install mount drives.
-Cables provided

Cons: -Not the quietest fan
-Probably not robust enough for an I/O intensive application
-Construction consistent with price

Other Thoughts: I got it on sale, so it was the best value at the time.

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  • Brent L.
  • 7/20/2013 10:24:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well - great price!

Pros: Bought this when they were on sale at $69. It works like a champ. I've had it for several months and have yet to see a problem.

Cons: Not really a con, but I would like to see them go on sale again. Even at the current price you just can't beat this for a JBOD system.

Other Thoughts: I may pick up another one in the future. Good stuff.

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  • William H.
  • 7/19/2013 7:23:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsPower ?

Pros: Style
USB 3
Nice fan

Cons: None yet

Other Thoughts: Someone questioned the power supply. Looks totally adequate to me. 12 Volts * 4 Amp = 48 Watts. Most modern hard drives need about 5w max during read/write and less than 1 W at idle. So the power supply easily doubles the needs of 4 hard drives.

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  • Men C.
  • 7/16/2013 8:08:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFan too weak for 7200 drives

Pros: Cheap, USB+ESATA, OK ventilation

Cons: Fan is inadequate to cool 4x hot drives stacked
You will need to use green 5400rpm drives

Other Thoughts: Havent had it long enough to test reliability. But it does not seem to have enough power to run or cool 7200rpm drives.

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  • Golando G.
  • 7/14/2013 3:51:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsMay be underpowered for 4 sata drives

Pros: easy access to drives, forced-air cooling

Cons: power adapter looks to be insufficient for populating all 4 bays, design could be made to be more modular and stackable

Other Thoughts: At first glance, this looks like a good idea - external esata drive enclosure instead of building a NAS box and placing drives internally. Later I looked at the power adapter - 12V at 4A , only 48W of power for 4 drives. If i used the 4 of the HGST 7K3000 drives NE "recommends" each drive based on the data I download from HGST's website requires 5v@1.2A and 12V@2A max to start each drive - for a total of 6+24 = 30W/drive when starting. That's 120 watts worst cast to start the drives up. One can assume that the adapter is over-designed for that overload during startup. The real question is does one want to take a chance of new drives being possibly damaged because one wants to take a chance guessing on the amount of extra power capacity the power adapter has and hoping the voltage going to the enclosure does not dip too low to damage the controller and the drives inside. I don't think so. Let say the internal controller in the enclosure "step starts "(delays starting time for each drive ). Each HGST
needs 11W max for its write op. Put 4 drives like this in this box and you are very close to the red line - 44W - too close for me. Sorry NE, you are going to have to come up with more power before I can feel comfortable buying this unit :(

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  • Chi T.
  • 7/13/2013 7:29:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your money

Pros: cheap

Cons: last only for 2 weeks...less than 10 hour usage.

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