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This review is from: VANTEC CB-STU3-2PB USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA HDD Adapter with Case
Pros: Easy little snap on case with snap on adapter.
no power needed
works with up to 9.5mm drives.
Cons: when doing a disk clone, the adapter intermittently loses connection. means it works on short runs only.
Other Thoughts: I'm sure my adapter was janky. I bought 5 and that was the experience with the first one. haven't tested the others yet.
would love to see startech make an adapter like this. you know, one that is reliable and works. hopefully the other 4 will work and make up the loss of this one.
Pros: The build quality and weight is the first thing you notice. You could literally use it as a small weapon. You are going to max out your USB ports in every way.
Other Thoughts: It isnt that big but it is bigger than a normal flash drive. Dont forget that you are only as fast as your weakest link. If you are copying files from a regular HDD to this on USB 3.0, then you will be limited to the HDD speeds and if USB 2.0, then limited to those speeds. Also older USB 3.0 controllers wont max this out, but you will be happy. Even small files copy a lot fasterREAD FULL REVIEW
MBR and UEFI Capable
4 Sata ports
usb3 and usb2 with mostly usb3
Cons: no vga
BIOS options are tricky, especially related to USB devices when working with Windows 7 and swapping back and forth from UEFI which I sometimes have to do.
Other Thoughts: This board is everything you need for a non gamer. I typically pair these with Pentiums and i3s, and a Solid State Drive with 8GB of RAM. I am always amazed at how fast that is.
I can build a super fast non gaming rig for $300 with this board.
I have ordered about 10 and had 1 defective. For the price, I have been very happy with this product.
A VGA port would be the only thing I would like to see, to keep it compatible with some older monitors in order to keep costs down.