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Pros: contrary to other reviews here, both the SATA interface connector & USB are reasonably solid but will still break when handled like a banana by excitable gorilla. transfer speeds are decently within USB3.0 specs, & works just fine with USB2.0.
bulky AC adapter ensures adequate juice for 3.5" larger drives.
Cons: does not show the kind of drive connected in USB2.0 environment - instead displays the useless syba chipset model.
over-priced for what it delivers.
Other Thoughts: base of SATA connector housing is not flat - inclined at around 15 degrees.
USB cable is not detachable
Pros: Still the fastest SSD for me, to date. Easy migration using clonix ( included software). Installed "magician" software, set 10% (default) over-provisioning. Run OS and performance optimization followed by rapid mode enabled. OS performance set to maximum performance, before running benchmark. History to date shows 10 entries.
Cons: And from the readings kept in history, steady speed decline pattern displayed in both sequential and random read/write. this hardware degradation is alarming.
Other Thoughts: I am keeping my options open whether to RMA this or keep it. But if this downward trend continues, you would do the same thing as i would, RMA before it croaks!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ORICO 6648SUSJ3-BK 4 Bays eSATA USB3.0 SATA HDD Docking Station
Pros: Convenience of simultaneous 4 bay high speed USB3.0 SATA HD access.
eSATA added convenience when needed.
has been problem free with over a year use and relatively fast USB access & data transfer.
Cons: no individual switch for each bay, so when 4 SATA HD are docked, all 4 comes on together when powered up, that can emit unnecessary heat and spinning sound.
Lacks documentation and support (typical of chinese made peripherals) does not provide information whether firmware can be flashed to support drives larger than 3TB.
No hot-swap feature; no cloning capability; no NAS capability
Crystaldiskinfo with WD1003FZEX only support SATA/150 with a SATA3 drive - and this is on an asus x79 sabertooth board.
Other Thoughts: may have to buy another dock when moving up to use 4TB and larger drives. possibly another orico, only if i can still deal with the frustrations of no support.
actual crystalmark 3.0.3 benchmarked at 36.38MB/s for sequential read and 35.99MB/s write. decent but nothing to tell your mama about, really.
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