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Rosewill RX100-PU3-25B - Armer External 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice looking case, easy to install the drives. Very visible indicator light.

Cons: I bought three, only 1 works.

Other Thoughts: I am finding that USB3 cheap items tend to fail in that they are not recognized by the computers. I am experienced and can't tell if it is cabling or the circuit boards. I have 9 computers here all running Windows 10. All recognize my WD Passport external 2.5 drive. None recognize or work with the two that failed. from the two notebooks to three. I bought four of their earlier model enclosures and none of them worked past the first tryout. Even at $7 -$10 they were combined. These were still in warranty. The other four were not and the deal was my fault for thinking it was just one until I needed them. I had them stored in plastic boxes in my office with drives in them and only now needed to use them. I got the one that I needed critically.

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Pros: You can make a Windows recovery drive, then copy the recovery partition and remove the partition using a free partition tool freeing up 5 GB of storage. Keep the recovery drive and decide if you want to use the space created by copying the recovery partition to a USB thumbdrive

Cons: I don't own so can't rate this particular piece.

Other Thoughts: I like to play with devices like this minimalist tablet. I bought a Voyo mini PC that the company warned would not be updateable to Windows 10 from the 8.1 it came with. It also had Android 4.4 as a dual boot from the factory, a 64GB SSD, and two GB of RAM. It updated just fine. And continues to update, although it takes forever each time updates come down the pike. I won't buy anything Atom with less than 64GB of SSD.

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SYBA USB 3.0 UASP Dual Bay Hard Drive Docking Station with Duplicator Support SY-ENC50071
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nicely set up. I decided to order two. I like the rocker on off switch over the buttons that so often are just hot glued and comes loose. They look good, and read the drives fine.

Cons: It kept losing the connection while trying to do a System image in Windows 10. After the second hour's delay and two stalls, I swapped out the dock using the same USB3 cable and plugged in my two year old Thermaltake single dock, also USB 3.0. The image was done in less than a half hour and no hiccups.
I ordered two of these Syba docks on sale waiting for my new house to get done. So they stayed in the old house unopened for two months before I had my new office set up. Otherwise I would have RMA'd them. I will stick to Thermaltake from now on and eat these two.

Other Thoughts: Maybe they will clone drives, but I did not buy them for cloning as I do that rarely. I sure wish these had worked for the first task I tried to do with them. I will try their website and see how their support is on in warranty items. I will update this after that.

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Derek G.'s Profile

Display Name: Derek G.

Date Joined: 01/27/08

  • Reviews: 28
  • Helpfulness: 13
  • First Review: 02/22/09
  • Last Review: 09/29/16
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