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Item#: N82E16817716007

Galaxy METAL GEAR Metal Gear Box II 3506UC-Silver 3.5" Silver USB 2.0 External Enclosure

  • 3.5"
  • USB 2.0
  • Up to 750GB
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Learn more about the Galaxy Metal Gear 3506UC-Silver

Model

Brand
Galaxy METAL GEAR
Series
Metal Gear Box II
Model
3506UC-Silver

Spec

Color
Silver
Size
3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Internal Interface
IDE
External Interface
USB 2.0
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 750GB
Features
Suitable for 3.5" IDE Hard Drive up to 750GB.(any brand)
40X times faster than USB 1.1
Supports USB 2.0 Transfer rate of 12 Mbps and 480 Mbps
High Speed (480 Mbit) and Full Speed (12 Mbit) supports
Date Transfer rate up to 480Mbit/sec
Enhanced IDE/ATAPI protocol
USB1.1 downward compatible
Support ATA PIO modes 0-4, Ultra DMA 0 - 5
Support hot swappable
Plug and Play
PC & Mac compatible

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA
Mac OS X or above
One available USB Port

Packaging

Package Contents
External Enclosure
Power Adapter
USB Cable
Driver Disk

Quick Info


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  • Samantha D.
  • 2/22/2009 4:08:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install the drive. Mounted without any problems.

Cons: Blue light is bright. Short USB cable.

Other Thoughts: Good, dependable drive so far. Was very pleased with the easy install.

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  • Michael K.
  • 2/17/2009 7:41:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Enclosure

Pros: Enclosure has worked flawlessly for almost 2 years. I use it as a data backup so it's always on. The blue LED light is too bright and annoying, but it unplugs easily.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The blue LED light is too bright and annoying, but it unplugs easily.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/10/2009 8:59:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Just Nicely!

Pros: Works great! Have a WD 160GB HD installed with no problems. :)

Cons: None to mention

Other Thoughts: I did notice that the initial time I started using the drive on Windows Vista, it did take a while to search through directories. The HD light was active for like 5mins at least, but then it completed whatever it was doing and worked from then on out without any issues.

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  • David G.
  • 11/8/2008 2:13:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Worked right out of box and was extremely easy to hook up.

Cons: None

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  • Benton H.
  • 5/12/2008 8:55:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: Easy installation, inexpensive, nice looking, runs cool. It is a great alternative to the prepackaged external drives.

Cons: Short USB cable. Sketchy instructions (although mostly not needed). Should have a warning that the drive must be formatted before it can be seen by the computer.

Other Thoughts: For the money, and with the dropping cost of large drives, it can't be beat for bulk storage and backup.

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  • MARTIN G.
  • 4/8/2008 11:28:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWeird writing.

Pros: Quiet. Strong.

Cons: Why on earth do the designers feel that they need to write "Metal Gear Box" on the side? It makes the product looks cheap.
Blue light looks silly.
You will not see this product in MoMA.

Other Thoughts: It's a HDD case. Hide it away, and it will do its job.

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  • penny d.
  • 3/13/2008 9:58:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNutten to it

Pros: Plug the drive in, screw it to the box, put on the covers. The second time you do it, you could do it in your sleep - It's a lot easier than putting together some toys!

I've never had a problem with overheating - the box feels hot because it's dissipating the heat, hence the metal sides- I have several that have been on for months, 24/7!

Cons: I prefer the model that has both USB and Firewire ports. I have both but Firewire seems better for backing up, (there are article on the Net about USB's shortcoming for backups).

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  • Raymon C.
  • 2/8/2008 7:48:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat performance.

Pros: Fairly inexpensive, compact and simple. This external box and controller/converter works great. Just plug and play. Works equally well with XPpro and Vista32 home premium.

Cons: IDE only. It might be worth a couple extra bucks to get the IDE and SATA version for more versatility.

Other Thoughts: The blue LED's are on the bottom and illuminate the clear plastic base/stand so they don't blind me like other components with similar lights do. They can also be unplugged internally if you don't want them at all. If you have an extra unused IDE HDD, this enclosure is an easy way to utilize it. Sustained data transfer rates of 30.5 MB/sec with my old Maxtor 120GB 5400rpm HDD.

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  • Lane
  • 1/25/2008 8:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDont worry, It's a breeze.

Pros: Its an External enclosure. Works great for backing up my 6GB of files i downloaded, and then got a virus on my computer (Not from the files). Its truely a no-brain activity to do. I saw earlier reviews of people putting it together while watching a movie, It's quite simple to do to be honest. The plates come shipped off the main frame, so dont worry.

Cons: Well, i guess i only have 1 thing bad to say? Ventilation? It gets a bit warm after being on for awhile. I would only recommend it being on for backing up and transfering files. but then again, i wouldnt know the consiquences of it being on while really hot (and i dont feel like risking it either O.o)

Other Thoughts: The cable it comes with is short, but luckily i had a 7ft USB cable, so now im using that to connect it over my desk and to my computer. =]

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2008 6:27:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: The metal enclosure is great for cooling and the 300 gig hard drive I put in it runs fast and cool.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I hooked this hard drive up to my PC and my new aluminum iMac...it works great!

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