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VANTEC NexStar-HX2R NST-620S3R-BK Aluminum / Plastic 3.5" Black SATA USB3.0 & eSATA Dual 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0/eSATA HDD Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 8TB
  • Aluminum / Plastic

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  • Warranty & Returns
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Dual 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive RAID Enclosure w/ Fan

Introducing the NexStar HX2R - a dual 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive Raid Enclosure designed to keep all your hard drive safe and cool. This enclosure features a hard aluminum shell that effectively draws away the heat while an active controlled 80mm fan on top exhausts the hot air from the enclosure ensuring your hard drive is protected and cooled. Integrated with USB 3.0 & eSATA technology and supports Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, 1 Modes. transfer files to and from your computer at blazing fast speeds. Backup, transfer, copy your data quick and easily with the Vantec NexStar HX2R enclosure.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Vantec NST-620S3R-BK

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  • Rick S.
  • 12/14/2015 7:46:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDead after 1 1/2 Years

Pros: It was fairly easy to config and my VMWare infra recognized it well. Fairly Cheap. Provided my Raid 1 as advertised. I have quite a bit of Cons at the end but I did just repurchase this device, mostly because of the price and I was wanting to keep my already built raid 1 in tact.

Cons: Died within 1 1/2 years, seems to be power related. The fan in the device is quite loud, luckily it is in a data closet. Light indicators failed to tell me of a dead drive at one time.

Other Thoughts: It did do its job for 1 1/2 years, even though I would hope this next one I bought lasts a little longer But fingers crossed. Maybe i'll sacrifice a chicken this time to improve the life span.

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  • JAY H.
  • 6/30/2015 9:37:19 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsStarts Failing After 2 Years

Pros: cheap

Cons: begins failing at the 2 year mark. As the system fails, your PC will indicate that the drives need to be reformatted...but don't do it. Check the drives out individually as they are most likely okay.

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  • Paul W.
  • 3/13/2014 5:15:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVANTEC NexStar-HX2R NST-620S3R-BK

Pros: - Variable speed fan
- Easy to install

Cons: - Cheap plastic HDD "caddies"

Other Thoughts: Well, I've only owned this unit for a week. I have a low-power netbook running windows home server and needed external RAID support. The netbook has USB 3.0 so this seemed a perfect match. I really appreciate the large VARIABLE SPEED with manual speed adjustment. I can only speak so far for single drive performance, as I've only installed a Western Digital Red (NAS) 2 TB drive, but it's been running flawlessly since install and the install of the drive into the unit and the unit onto the server took about 5 minutes....SUPER EASY. I can't speak to longevity yet, but for only owning it a week, A+

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2013 6:50:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNice product with poor quality control from Vantec

Pros: Fast speeds, performs as expected
Easy to use
Great cooling
Stylish looks

Cons: Plastic parts are a bit flimsy (the aluminum is great though)
Poor Quality control (see below)

Other Thoughts: I like this product. This being said quality control issues have ruined it for me. The HDD2 activity LED doesn't light up. I tried everything that would not void the warranty to solve it. All other LEDs work fine and it performs fine so maybe some would say it's being petty, however I am willing to bet most of you would also find it unforgivable. The dud LED sits there dark staring at me, almost mocking me saying "I dare you to pay $13 to ship me back for a replacement."
Extremely frustrating. I am sending it back. Unless Vantec picks up the shipping for an RMA, I am done with it and their products and sending it back Newegg RMA. Sent Vantec an E-Mail and I will update when finished.

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  • Gerald R.
  • 9/23/2013 3:00:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVantec NexStar-HX2R external enclosure.

Pros: I needed an external drive enclosure that would handle a 2TB external drive that I bought.
I never knew why I had problems with my older "good enough" antiquated hard dive enclosure..
I learned that the enclosure itself could be the problem.

I looked at all reviews, advertising, etc, and decided upon this unit.
It is a beautiful addition that has the look of solid elegance.

Installing the drive was as simple as opening a drive tray in the rear, inserting the drive, making sure it was anchored in place, and then closing & locking the tray.

It has performed flawlessly, and...being somewhat of a kid, still...find it fun to look at the couple of blue and green color LED's that show up in the to show it is "on", and the other showing that there is a drive in that particular tray.
The tray LED also flickers when the unit is processing.

The nice thing about this unit is that it has a 3" fan inside, blowing upward.
That was an important consideration for me, as many inferior drives have just a small 1"+ fan inside, which I consider inadequate to do a good job, over time.
Open horizontal vents at the bottom allow cooler air to enter while the fan blows the warmer air upward.

The fan is "silent" as can be, and...a plus...has a variable control in the rear that adjusts the fan speed.
Yes...when it's moving faster you can hear the fan a bit.
It is not a "loud" or objectionable noise though.
When the fan is backed off a bit, I have to strain to hear it..

I still have 1 more empty tray in the rear that can hold 1 more drive at a future date.

I would consider this beautiful, professional looking unit a 10 out of 10.
NO problems, no buyer's remorse, no shortcomings other than my comment under "con"

I am sure you will love this unit.
Money well spent !
Jerry R

Cons: This is not a con per-se, just a function of how good the unit is.
BECAUSE the fan blows upwards, the grill opening for the fan...over time, could allow dust to settle in more easily than if the drive was totally enclosed.

Just to ensure it stays dust-free longer, I use a CD envelope laying on top, to cover the grill.

Other Thoughts: This is an item that I feel I will never have to upgrade at a future date.

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