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Garrett S.

Garrett S.

Joined on 01/14/10

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Most Favorable Review

3TB and Linux Compatible!!

Mediasonic HUR1-SU3S2 2-Bay RAID 0/1/Single USB 3.0/eSATA 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure
Mediasonic HUR1-SU3S2 2-Bay RAID 0/1/Single USB 3.0/eSATA 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure

Pros: *On Linuxmint, using eSata as primary, enclosure will Shut down when powering down the PC *3TB x2 works amazingly

Cons: *On Linuxmint, using USB as primary, shutting down the PC will not turn off the enclosure even with synchronization properly selected on the back of the Unit. *After you install your hardrives and your about ready to plug in your power cord and power it up, make sure to plug in the power cord to the back of the unit first before you plug it into a power outlet. I say this because the first time I plugged it in not doing it this way I got a spark. It didn't cause any known problems though if you don't want to feel the apprehension of possibly frying something then make sure you put the plug to the enclosure in first.

Overall Review: ADDITIONAL DIRECTIONS TO SELECT RAID PROPERLY: 1. Before you turn the Power On. Make sure to select your raid type using the 3 dip switches and the guide provided with the enclosure. 2. NOW THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! In order to properly select the raid function you have chosen. PRESS AND HOLD DOWN THE RAID MODE CONFIRMATION BUTTON. While this is continually pressed, power the unit on using the power button on the back of the enclosure. The Raid mode will properly select and you will see the green indicator light inside the enclosure turn on. NOTES: Let me note that I am running Linuxmint (ubuntu based) OS on a ZOTAC IONITX-F-E board with 4GB of memory in a Coolmaster HTPC case. I originally setup everything in Windows 7 64bit using the provided manual on cd and then plugged it in to my Linuxmint HTPC. No problems! Unit works as advertised even on a Linux Platform! GO MEDIASONIC for being the first to be compatible with 3TB hardrives!!

Most Critical Review
WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Storage  WDBACW0030HBK-NESN
WD My Book 3TB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Storage WDBACW0030HBK-NESN

Pros: Large Capacity

Cons: I bought to of these. Wont unmount under Linux Ubuntu based distro "LInuxMint". If you go to safely remove hardware and select it, the hardrive auto re-mounts itself within seconds. Also, another egg for when you turn off the computer the External does not spin down disks and turn itself off making you hold down the power button for 7 seconds to manually turn it off with hard disks still spinning. Really bad enclosure design! Also no WD support for Linux.