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Item#: N82E16817392075

VANTEC NST-366S3-BK Black External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 ( Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 & 1.1 )
  • Up to 4TB
  • Aluminum / Plastic

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Phillip P.
  • 8/19/2015 9:13:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNeeded an enclosure for a 4tb drive.

Pros: I needed an external enclosure that would support a 4tb drive. My old enclosure wasn't compatible with "advanced format" drives, which are basically any modern large drive. I used it to house a WD40PURX drive temporarily for upgrading my Tivo, and it worked perfectly for this purpose. My laptop only has USB 2.0 ports but this still worked perfectly.

Cons: The internal tray is plastic, like others have mentioned that is kinda cheapy, but if you are running a low speed drive like WD greens or purples, it is fine. Seriously with SSDs these days, is there any real reason to buy a 7200 rpm drive anymore?

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  • Ryan A.
  • 6/15/2015 11:39:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFailed under 90 days

Pros: Was working fine up until 6/15/2015

Cons: Purchased 3/30/2015 - failed 6/15/2015, following up to see if it will be supported under warranty. Verified the drive and power adapter are not the issue. Perhaps I have an exception. Vantec stuff has been good to me otherwise.

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  • JOSEPH S.
  • 5/22/2015 4:13:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice enclosure

Pros: Good construction and materials
Easy set-up
Seems to run cool even in extended use

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Got this for back-ups with a WD Black 2 TB drive (from a large tower with a WD 3 TB drive).
As soon as I installed the 2 TB drive, I started to back up nearly 2 TB of music files, which took about 4-5 hours each day for two days. Throughout, the enclosure stayed reasonably cool and operated without any problems.

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  • Christopher T.
  • 5/6/2015 9:23:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Enclosure

Pros: 1: Metal
2: SATA 6Gbs
3: Led is optional

Cons: 1: Inner tray is somewhat brittle

Other Thoughts: This is a great drive from a good brand. I choose this because it was minimalistic, metal, and was able to support full SATA 3.0. I use it as a media drive and it has been working well since I've owned it.

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  • peter o.
  • 4/14/2015 1:37:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Metal enclosure, HDD secured with screws, USB 3.0, separate power supply.

Cons: Unit failed to power drive. Tested power supply and it was good. SATA / Power Board is bad. RMA unit.

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  • Bobby J.
  • 2/23/2015 6:25:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsMetal Casing - Good Size - Nice Features

Pros: 1) Metal Casing which helps dissipate heat
2) Vented in the front
3) Nice Blue LED for Hard Drive Activity
4) USB 3.0
5) SATA III
6) On / Off switch
7) Easy Installation
8) Never lost a connection

Cons: 1) Plastic inner tray (Why when everything else is metal?)

Other Thoughts: Newegg was selling this for $25.99 and when I was ready to purchase it was no longer listed and only sold through a 3rd party on Newegg for more. I was able to find it cheaper elsewhere but wanted to write a review as it is a very good product. Its hard to find a metal case with on/off switch and Supports USB 3.0 and SATA III at this price. I transferred 1TB of movies in a 24 hour period and the case stayed quite cool for all the work that it did. It never dropped a connection which a lot of these do.

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  • David P.
  • 12/3/2014 7:07:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSeems fine, would buy again

Pros: Reasonably sturdy. Middle of the road sort of price. Disk enclosures are pretty much a commodity item, and this one is good enough for the job.

Cons: None to speak of.

Other Thoughts: Benchmarked against a similar eSATA disk tray, the USB 3.0 was maybe 10% slower, which is close enough. (No data on whether the slowness was due to my USB 3.0 ports or this disk enclosure)

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  • Richard C.
  • 8/8/2014 12:54:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs6GB/s

Pros: -Aluminum case
-Front vent
-Full sata III
-4TB compatible
-Great design
-Sturdy

Cons: -Inner tray is plastic
-No esata (not really a big deal for me)

Other Thoughts: This was an awesome improvement over an old usb 2.0 enclosure and Vantec has always been a solid brand.
I'm using a 4+ year old 2TB WD Black in it and am getting rates around 70-100 MB/s.
The led in the front for activity isn't super bright so it's not distracting, and if you dont like it, you could just disconnect easily it anyways.
As for the inner try. It's a little "light" feeling in my opinion, I was a kind of scared the first time I put a drive in it, but it seems to be holding up just fine so long as you don't over tighten anything.

Overall, great buy at a decent price. I wanted something that could take full advantage of sata III and this was it.

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  • Garth S.
  • 7/28/2014 8:55:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYay USB 3

Pros: Fast! Works with my Haswell motherboard.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: For a while, I lamented that this enclosure didn't have eSATA. Then I realized that it didn't matter, because it's so fast the way it is.

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  • Kerry B.
  • 5/25/2014 3:42:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good finish on the outside of the case. The internal connection to the SATA drive seems solid and the case is easy to put together. The only tool you'll need is a Phillips screwdriver.

Cons: The USB cable is fairly short, and there is still too much of a price premium for USB 3 speed.

Other Thoughts: The first one that Newegg sent me worked one time, then died. This first failure is why I rated the enclosure as 3 of 5. The second enclosure is working ok so far.

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