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Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 & eSATA 4 Bay External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 8TB

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The Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Pro Box is a 4-Bay Enclosure for 3.5" SATA I/II hard disk drive. It supports four HDDs of different brands and capacities up to 8TB per drive. Dual eSATA and USB 3.0 external interface enable a blistering fast data transfer speed of up to 6Gbps and 5Gbps respectively, and switching between USB and eSATA is as simple as pressing a button. (Motherboard's SATA port MUST support Port Multiplier in order for your computer to recognize a multiple hard drive if the unit is connected via eSATA)

  • newegg HDD X 4 Supported The Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Pro Box supports up to four HDDs in a single unit, with a capacity of up to 8TB per drive, providing an amazing solution for transporting data or backing up your system.
  • newegg Dual Interface Support The Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Pro Box supports the eSATA interface for an ultra-fast data transfer speed of up to 6Gbps and USB 3.0 interface to achieve speed of up to 5Gbps. The one-button interface selection allows you to choose your desired interface by pressing just one button.
  • newegg Forced Convection Process The Forced Convection Process helps speed up the air circulation and heat ventilation to effectively cool the drive and whole system for stable operation and an extended lifespan.
  • newegg SMART FAN With a thermal-sensor built in, the Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Pro Box also comes with auto/manual modes and three levels of speed for best system cooling, as well as the perfect balance between thermal performance and noise levels.
  • newegg Power Sync The Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Pro Box will power off when the computer is shut down, reducing device wear and power consumption.

Learn more about the Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 5/31/2016 9:08:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price, Usb3,Esata,Raid,simple to setup.

Cons: Wasn't Free?!

Other Thoughts: Item came shipped with everything needed. usb3 and esata (which is quicker than usb 3) it has be working flawlessly in my Win7 pro. make sure you long press to change usb to esata. Unit has been working 24/7 to back up photos and such. a back up drive is used to insure reliability and safe guard to memories that can't be replaced. Highly recommended

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2016 9:28:02 PM

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work with Macbook Pro (2009) using eSata port

Pros: - it's solidly built
- has cooking fan options that keep it cool but are a bit noisy
- good price

Cons: - I have a Macbook Pro (2009) and am using a Tempo Sata Pro Expresscard/34 plugged into my computer with eSata cable plugged into eSata port on the enclosure. Data transfers have been freezing midway through transfers after random amounts of data have been transferred. Sometimes it freezes after 8GB of data and other time before 1GB has been transferred. The freezes force me to hard shutdown my computer to exit the process. I got a replacement and the same exact thing happened again. So, I have to assume that the enclosure/computer configuration isn't compatible.

- also the user documentation really sucks and you can only communicate via email with the mfg. cust service. No chat and no calls. Very frustrating.

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 5/22/2016 4:39:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMixed results

Pros: Unit was very simple to install (drives, hardware, etc.) - used the USB 3.0 interface and had a fairly good data transfer rate. Immediately recognizable under Windows storage system (used with Windows 10).

Cons: Unit powers off unexpectedly at random times - often in the middle of a use / write state. This causes significant risk to the stability of a distributed file system (e.g. storage spaces or similar). Had some significant data loss ... will be returning for replacement / repair.

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  • Mark R.
  • 2/21/2016 9:31:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsthe fan is a awful

Pros: works well on esata, sleep feature works well on Mac Pro.

Cons: The fan is noisy, The way its installed it rattles against the case. Tried a fix by isolating the fan with "O" rings. Still makes a clicking sound. Loud even on low speed.
Non standard fan. Can not replaced with any other fan. Medionsonic, in there infinite wisdom uses a 2 pin connecter. The only 2 pin fan I could find was the same one. 3 pin is standard. I can't replace it with a better fan. If they did the fan correctly I'd give it 5 eggs

Other Thoughts: it would be nice to be able to turn the fan off
either RMAing this or throwing it out the window
The fan sound is giving me a headache

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  • Lorne I.
  • 12/6/2015 6:34:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLoud

Pros: Cheap, easy to swap out drives, power adapter has a normal sized plug.

Cons: LOUD ...the fan sucks. Seriously. Hide this thing in the basement. Epileptic LEDs. After you hide it in the basement, wrap it in tape.

It doesnt let drives sleep. It will however go to sleep IF your computer does...not much help if it isnt plugged into a computer, or is plugged into a computer that is on 24/7.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to save power, and plug it into my router.
Not sure if that will work our or not ...

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  • 88Media
  • 11/19/2015 4:26:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPROBOX !

Pros: It Works! I have four 500GB hard drives in a windows storage pool. I use this to store all of my media and it performs very well.

Cons: Wish it was around the $60 mark, but I regret nothing.

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  • James G.
  • 11/17/2015 12:10:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPlease Read

Pros: Price

Cons: I had no trouble setting up the device. It seemed cheaply made, but for the price that is understandable. But after a year of use, it just stopped working. It will power on and then just power down. Now the replacement I had to pay for is DOA. Just be aware that it is not a long term or reliable solution.

Other Thoughts: Spend a little more

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  • Marvin W.
  • 9/11/2015 2:37:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLet's revise our initial review

Pros: After conversing with product support at Mediasonic, all of my issues have been cleared up and the enclosure is functioning as designed. Directions were clear, they responded quickly with a solution that worked. I only had to flash the firmware for the solution. They provided the files, and excellent directions. I only give it four eggs because it didn't work for me out-of-the-box...otherwise.....

Cons: None

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  • Cari M.
  • 8/30/2015 12:03:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMediasonic 4 Bay eSATA External Enclosure

Pros: As long as the power source works, these work great. Mediasonic do sell replacement ones if needed.

Cons: Windows still won't let you span a disk when connected by USB but it has no trouble when you connect by eSATA.

Other Thoughts: PCI-E cards only have two ports. USB cards have more, but you can't span external drives when you connect with USB. Multiple boxes need multiple cards? I have five external boxes, I'm running out of PCI-E ports.

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  • Barreth D.
  • 8/26/2015 2:37:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks well

Pros: worked right out of the box took all my drives 2 1.5tb 2 2tb
the esata worked like a boss never had it work in the past

Cons: the front cover killed air flow and made the drives get hot.

Other Thoughts: a full mesh front cover is needed for better drive cooling

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