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Mediasonic ProBox K32-SU3 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Decent pricing, easy disassembly/assembly, simple design

Cons: Ventilation inadequate, as the enclosure keeps drive powered on and spinning nonstop (no power-saving spin-down).
Enclosure seems to be prone to occasional device recognition issues, requiring to power on for 15-30sec before connecting (as if the enclosure's controller needs time to read from the drive before it is usable) otherwise device connection errors are seen. This is problematic after reboots.

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XIGMATEK Secure III Extreme Speed Docking Station CPH-SPHET-U08 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works reliably. Priced well

Cons: Inserting drives doesn't feel "natural" - you have to make a slight effort to align the drive properly with the connector, as it's easy to tilt the drive in the wrong direction. I would expect a "full size" 3.5" drive to fit "snug".

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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Original purchase - disk failed within 9 months of purchase. Replaced by RMA.
RMA refurb - enclosure failed to function less than a year after replacement, requiring that the drive be removed and placed in another enclosure purchased separately.

Other Thoughts: Warranty on external drives is lousy - only 1 year. This might just be the industry standard, but it's still lousy.

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Jimmy N.'s Profile

Display Name: Jimmy N.

Date Joined: 05/22/07

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 10/24/07
  • Last Review: 04/29/15
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