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AMS DS-311SUESBK Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 & eSATA External Enclosure

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  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 1TB
  • Aluminum

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Floyd S.
  • 8/7/2009 9:53:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid eSATA enclosure

Pros: Simple drive mounting - no internal cables
Power connector is DIN type - doesn't fall out
Case sits horizontally or vertically
Includes eSATA and USB cables

Cons: Internal rubber insertion guides fall out on first use (poor adhesive)
The brightest LEDs you've ever seen - likely visible from a mile away
No rubber feet

Other Thoughts: While listed as AMS, the box and housing both say VENUS. The manual says drivers are required for USB use and a small CD is included. As with most hardware today, the CD includes file folders for many different products and you have to guess which one you have. The manual says XE-311 EX/SU on the front and there is indeed a folder for XE311-SU, but there are subfolders under that for multiple models. I tried to run the setup for one of those and got a cryptic error message. So, if you intend to use this on a USB port, expect to spend considerable time experimenting. There are no rubber feet on the cabinet - not necessarily a shortcoming as the flat black paint prevents the unit from slipping around on the table. Installing the hard drive takes maybe two minutes and the drive connectors just mate with those on the board so no internal cables to mess with. Coupled with the Samsung 500GB 5400rpm drive, this unit is absolutely quiet.

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  • Scott R.
  • 11/15/2008 11:21:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: Compact
USB & eSATA connections
Super easy setup/assembly
Fanless cooling (quiet)

Cons: Power switch is almost fully recessed making it harder than necessary to access

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a portable hard drive enclosure with eSATA and USB, this is the one. It is very compact - not much thicker than the drive itself, but about 1 1/2 X as long. The HDD tray is easily accessed with the push of a button. There is no hardware that needs to be removed to access/install the drive except the 4 screws holding the drive to the chassis. The tray snaps firmly in place and does not feel flimsy when installed. Best of all the read/write is super fast with the eSATA cable. I have cloned several 1TB drives already with these enclosures with no problems. It took about an hour each. 10-15GB transfers in about 5 minutes or less. After using USB and Firewire enclosures for backups this is a real improvement. The product is even nicer than their Venus series enclosures which I have used for several years. Highly recommended!

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4 out of 5 eggsGood Unit

Pros: nicely build, USB 2.0 and eSATA in one unit, all cables and power supply included.

Cons: Power switch hard to reach on the back - it is below the back plate and you have to have some nails to push it.

Other Thoughts: I have it for a month and did not try it with eSATA yet.

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