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UNU Enerpak Vault Black 11000 mAh Dual Port Battery Pack PB-01-11000BS
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs A reliable charging system, finally! 07/23/2013

This review is from: UNU Enerpak Vault Black 11000 mAh Dual Port Battery Pack PB-01-11000BS

Pros: With all of the power supplies that flat-out don't work, it's nice to find one that holds a charge and powers everything. I've had it for about 6 months now. I use it with my eSATA portable drives to back up video shoots. It allows me the speed of eSATA without having to find an outlet. I can back up for hours on this thing. I can also charge my phone, iPod and iPad as well. The 1 amp port is fine for the ipod, but that wonderful 2 amp is what you buy this for. It gives wicked fast charges, as fast as a wall charger. And my hard drives won't spin up with 1 amp. I've bought those gigantic Energizer chargers that are supposed to run a laptop (but don't) and they just don't hold a charge. I can rely on this thing. Love it.

Cons: none, really

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Vantec NexStar 3 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a very slim enclosure with a lot of features in a footprint not much larger than the drive.

Cons: 7200 rpm drives may get a bit hot

Other Thoughts: Have been using this on a regular basis. I have always found Vantec to make well-thought-out and high quality products and this is no exception. The e-SATA speeds allow me to offload XDCAM video files quickly, and I can edit directly on the drive, or offload just as quickly. USB 2 makes a nice option if you need to connect to a computer that doesn't sport e-SATA. 7200 rpm drives get a bit hot since there is no fan, but that's what you get for the tiny size. If you want a fan, you need a significantly larger enclosure. Since it only takes 3 minutes to offload a 32 gig card, I opt for the smaller size without the fan. Again, it is all metal, very rugged, and Vantec makes reliable products.

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ICY DOCK EZConvert MB882SP-1S-1B 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Ingenious design, solid construction. I love the way that the drive slides into the connectors when the lid is closed. If you have a backplane and a new SSD, then this is the perfect solution.

Cons: Solid as heck, but made of plastic, not aluminum. I would not suggest placing a Savvio 15k SAS drive in this unless you have front-to-back airflow as it only has slots in those locations and not on the sides.

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Display Name: John K.

Date Joined: 12/29/05

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 02/18/09
  • Last Review: 07/23/13
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