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Rosewill Transclosure RX200R-APU3-25B External Hard Drive Enclosure - Dual Slots for 2 x 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: least expensive raid enclosure I could find atm.

I like rosewill.

Option for Mirror RAID

Cons: buggy setup.
costs more than I would like

Other Thoughts: Now that I got it working, I am very happy with this device. I have installed 2x Samsung 1TB 2.5 HDDs inside as RAID1 Mirror. I wanted to have a reliable backup drive and this is the best, lest expensive way to accomplish that. Not to mention it helped me make use of some drives I had acquired over the years that I had replaced with ssds.

like another reviewer said, before you power on and connect usb,, hold the reset button, then power it on while holding,, look at the front lights, will quicly turn from purple to blue while holding,, means 5 seconds is up, you can release,, and will become purple again. I suggest wait about 10 seconds and then plug the usb in to the computer. Your computer should ask you to initialize the disk, go to disk management if it doesn't. Even though on Windows 10, I chose MBR, not GPT partition style,, A) because I don't plan to have more than 4 partitions, B) I may need to use this on older computers as well.

I did notice after repeated attempts doing this,, it never reinitialized but everything stayed the same. I redid it a few tines because it stopped transferring after about 15 seconds several times,, but now it doesn't.

Maybe it was the reboot? Its working perfect now, that's all that matters.

DEEPCOOL N9 BLACK Laptop Cooling Pad 17
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very Quiet

Metal Frame gets Cold.

addtl USB 2.0

adjustable Heights.

Cons: not USB 3.0

goes from 0 degrees to 12 to 24. Really needs an 18.

Other Thoughts: This is an awesome setup especially if you intend to use a keyboard. a lot of height. the metal frame gets cold from the silent on max power fan. significant drop in temps on already cool and well thermally put together Sager 9778. like 10-20 degrees c. from 50-70c to 40-60c with this.

This seemed to be the best option at the time and I would recommend.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: got 2 at 90 each
in RAID 0 reaching read write speeds of 230MB/s+ on larger files,, so half of that for 1.
I consider these fast for a slower than 7200rpm drive.

Because they can reach up to 230MB/s they are faster than most things you will be getting data from. In my case that was several external hdds which it took 3 of, sending data to these 2 in RAID 0, to make it hit 100% utilization.

Cons: not 4tb each.

Other Thoughts: Running 2 of these in a Sager 9778 in RAID 0 as a 4TB Striped drive to complement my SSD's.

I immediately starting transferring 3TB worth of data to them and basically kept it at 100% usage for a few hours and both drives worked fine. That's my burn in test and they passed.

90 each feels like the right price and it was the price I waited on.

I heard about a year ago they could make 4TB 2.5" drives but ive yet to see any on the market. Honestly, I would prefer 2 of these in RAID 1 for mirror but I need the 4TB more and will have to use an external backup which is annoying and takes times.


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Display Name: Waters H.

Date Joined: 03/13/05


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  • First Review: 01/04/10
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