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StarTech S252SMTB3 Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA III Thunderbolt™ Hard Drive Enclosure with Thunderbolt Cable - Dual Bay 2.5" HDD Enclosure with fan StarTech S354SMTB2R 3.5" SATA III Thunderbolt 2™ Quad Bay Hard Drive RAID Enclosure with Thunderbolt Cable
StarTech S252SMTB3 Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA III Thunderbolt™ Hard Drive Enclosure with Thunderbolt Cable - Dual Bay 2.5" HDD Enclosure with fan
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This review is from: StarTech S252SMTB3 Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA III Thunderbolt™ Hard Drive Enclosure with Thunderbolt Cable - Dual Bay 2.5" HDD Enclosure with fan
Pros: Works. Easy to install.
Cons: I just purchased this enclosure and connected it to a late 2013 MacPro. Mounted two SSDs in it and tested with BlackMagic. Kingston SV300S37A/120g (141.3.4 MB/s write) and an OWC EX6G120 (132.4 MB/s write). Read times (329.5/246.0) beat the pants off an external HDD (USB3), but write times weren't a whole lot faster.
No comparison to internal PCIe SSD which pinned both gauges at 797.8 write and 931.9 read.
I hooked the OWC drive up with a USB 3 connector and the test results were 124.0 write and 218.2 read. Slower than the 132.4/248.0 using the StarTech Thunderbolt enclosure, but the difference seems hardly worth the price. I'm really kicking myself for not spending the extra $300 for the 512GB PCIE drive.
Other Thoughts: Internal fan seems like overkill as unit and most SSDs generate very little heat. The noise isn't bad, but sitting next to a silent MacPro you can hear it.
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8 Bay External Enclosure Optimal Performance with SATA
III (6Gbps) & UASP USB 3.0 or eSATA host connection Built in cooling fan Supports 2.5in and 3.5in drives Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0 /1.1