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This review is from: MASSCOOL UHB-3232 Aluminum 3.5" Silver USB 3.0 External Enclosure
Pros: I now have 3 of these drives performing backup duties. Fundamentally, they work at USB 3.0 speeds and are very cheap.
Cons: You do get what you pay for. The mechanical aspects of this case are poor.
There are a lot of sharp edges.
Not everything lines up. Dropping a hard drive into the chassis won't work as the internal SATA connector won't line up. All the screws need to be loosened to get things to line up. In a word "fiddly".
One case was received with the front mesh grill bent slightly (resolved easily).
One case had the screws holding the PC Board down VERY tight.
This review is from: Silverstone PCI-E to USB 3.0 Add-On Card Model SST-EC04-P
Pros: Once updated I get USB 3.0 speeds. Easy install.
Cons: Initial install produced only 30MB/s transfers (nearly USB 2.0 speeds). Required firmware and driver update to get to USB 3.0 speeds. Found updates on Silverstone's website here: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=364&area=en#tab5READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VANTEC UGT-IH203 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel
Pros: It just plain works. Connectors require a firm insertion. Connectors are well connected to the chassis so they don't move. Cable is long enough to reach to the back of the case and have a jog in it to go around components.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW