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SilverStone Sugo Series SG05W-LITE White SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (White)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Small form factor, well built metal case, well ventilated, holds 2.5" + 3.5" hard drive + slim optical drive, quiet, price, mini ITX

Cons: The blue light on the front of the case is very bright, but it's not a very big deal

Other Thoughts: For $39.99 this is a great case. I've got a mini ITX mobo, Celeron 1610, 2GB RAM, SFX power supply, 3.5" and 2.5" hard drive all installed. It runs really cool. Using as a server so it's on 24/7 and temps are around 34C. It just barely fits in my entertainment center and the top has 1/8" clearance so it's running cool even with the top vent mostly covered. Make sure to use a SFX power supply (they're a little smaller). A standard won't fit.

Rosewill RDDO-12002 – 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Build quality, reliability, eSATA & USB 2.0

Cons: No USB 3.0

Other Thoughts: I have tested this drive with both Ubuntu linux and OS X. Via eSATA I got ~75MB/s write speed to an old 7200rpm drive. Going drive to drive with two old 7200rpm drives I got ~50MB/s. Not bad considering it's sharing an esata line and the drives were pretty old.

When you turn the dock on with two drives it spins up and addresses one and then the next. At first I thought it wasn't recognizing the 2nd one. Just give it a second and it will pick it up.

The construction is very nice. The silver part is solid metal like a MacPro case.

I wasn't sure if my motherboard's onboard esata connector supported a port mulitiplier. I was pleased to find out my 785GM-E51 with SB710 southbridge supports exactly one extra drive across the 4 internal, 1 external connectors.

Very happy with this dock.


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Display Name: Matt M.

Date Joined: 10/01/08

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 03/09/13
  • Last Review: 06/25/13
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