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COOLMAX HD-381BK-U3 Aluminum 3.5" Gray SATA I/II USB 3.0 External Enclosure w/OTB Function

  • 3.5"
  • Aluminum
  • USB 3.0
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Coolmax HD-381BK-U3 external enclosure features an aluminum hairline finish and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection. It has latest USB 3.0 technology which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Quickly store and backup your data. Aluminum casing has well protected the hard drive and good heat dissipation. This is a perfect 3.5" enclosure for you.

  • newegg Convert 3.5" HDD to USB Storage The COOLMAX HD-381BK-U3 external enclosure is designed to convert 3.5" SATA I/II HDD to external USB storage drive for more convenient data transfers.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Interface Experience ultra-fast data transfers at up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0 - the latest connectivity standard. Built to connect easily with next-generation components and peripherals, USB 3.0 transfers data 10X faster and is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 components.
  • newegg Aluminum Body The aluminum casing provides solid protection for your drive and helps speed up heat dissipation for stable running.
  • newegg One-touch Backup The COOLMAX HD-381BK-U3 external enclosure provides one-touch backup function.

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


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  • estphanous r.
  • 11/24/2013 5:14:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsgood SATA enclosure

Pros: As computer gear goes, this device's job is relatively simple, and it does its job, so I'm happy with it. The case is designed such that the hard drive is making contact with the external case, which allows the case to act as a heat sink. I purchased a very similar Coolmax enclosure a year ago, the only difference is the color, and that unit is still working fine.

Cons: None thus far!

Other Thoughts: I've sampled several external USB enclosures over the years and one problem I kept running into is poor cooling. In order to reduce the creation of heat I've been buying Western Digital Green series drives to put in the enclosures. This particular unit doesn't have a fan, but with the case acting as a heat sink and the reduced heat given off by the Green series drives, I should be fine. The durability of the WD Green drives is a matter for another review.

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  • David S.
  • 8/1/2011 3:11:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsisn't bad but runs hot

Pros: gets warm quickly

Cons: opening in windows 7 takes some time

Other Thoughts: can't say anything nice so I won't say anything at all

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  • Henry F.
  • 3/4/2011 5:07:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsslower than USB2 eSATA

Pros: none

Cons: USB3 speed for 20 seconds, then slows to slower than USB2 eSATA in Vantec enclosure, almost as slow as USB2 external EIDE in Eagle enclosure.
No assembly instructions. Must access manufacturer site for instructions and OTB software.

Other Thoughts: I have used previous Coolmax cases for years with complete satisfaction. This USB3 enclosure is a complete disappointment. RMA'd.

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