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Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 ProBox 4 Bay 3.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure - USB 2.0 & eSATA

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  • Support all 3.5" SATA I/II/III hard disk drives up to 4TB per drive
  • Transfer rate up to 480Mbps via USB 2.0, 3.0Gbps via eSATA
  • Power off in synchronization with PC
  • Switch USB 2.0 or eSATA interface by pressing one button
  • Smart Fan function with built-in Thermal-Sensor, auto & manual modes, and 3 speed levels
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: IVIEW
  • Model: HF2-SU2S2
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Hard Disk Description: External
  • Form Factor: 3.5-Inch
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 x 5 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002UUPWP6
  • Item model number: HF2-SU2S2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2010
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Product Description

Mediasonic HF2-SU2S2 Pro Box is a 4 Bay Enclosure for 3.5\" SATA I / II hard disk drive. It supports 4 hdd of different brand and capacity up to 4TB per drive. Note: Motherboard's SATA port MUST support Port Multiplier in order for your computer to recognize multiple hard drive if the unit is connected via eSATA.

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Customer Reviews

Setup was easy as could be.
David Bry
Works great on USB 2.0 don't have a esata card for laptop so I can't speak on how that works.
Randall D. Lind
Has a fan to keep it cool and operating at a good temp.
James W. Ward

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Paul on February 20, 2011
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This is a fantastic value. For under $100 (as of 2/2011) you get a solidly built, compact, 4-bay SATA enclosure that supports both eSata and USB 2.0. There are a couple of downsides to the Mediasonic 3.5-Inch USB 2.0 and eSATA Pro Box 4-Bay Enclosure HF2-SU2S2 (Black):

* Although there is a sync mode that will turn the unit off or put it to sleep it only works when the device is connected to also goes to sleep or gets turned off. That's fine if you're using it with a PC but with a NAS it means that it stays on all of the time with the disks spinning. That's a waste of disk and energy if it's being used once in a while.
* There's a *really* bright blue activity light that will easily light up a room at night and is even visible from the street!
* The power connector is on the side. Makes for messy wiring and is kinda annoying.

You should also know that your host sata interface needs to support multiplexing or you'll be able to access the first drive via sata (not a problem with USB). That's just a limitation of this product and it's clear from the documentation. Just an FYI.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By W. Kiley on December 7, 2010
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Function: Given that my computer can handle port multiplying for USB and eSATA, this has met all expectations and performed excellently. The drives stay cool, I've no complaints about function.

Construction: Solid construction. The drives never jostle (and I port this thing around multiple times per week). The power input, as mentioned by others, is shaped at a right angle and I frequently see the cable bend to undue stress because of it. The lifespan of the power supply will surely be less than the device because of this and the way I use it. The only other complaint I have is the fan. On the lowest speed, mine makes an unsteady, rather loud hum. On high, it's steady and loud as expected.

Performance: Copying data from a 5400rpm 2.5" drive on my computer to 5400rpm 3.5" drive in the enclosure, I see speeds around 60-100 MB/s on eSATA and around 25-30MB/s on USB, depending on file size and whatnot. From drive to drive within the enclosure it's usually 90+ MB/s. Please note that these speeds are highly dependent upon my drives, my SATA controller, and various other external factors.

I'm glad I bought it.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By rbhatta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 7, 2011
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This thing is amazingly small for an enclosure that holds 4 SATA Hard disk drives, I am truly impressed by the build quality of materials and workmanship, Installing Hard disks is easy just attach the handle with screws that they provide (Hey they even give you a screw driver!) and presto! You are ready to use your hard drives via USB or ESATA interface.

Accessing all the 4 drive bays using USB 2.0 interface is no big issues, Most of the operating systems will directly support this without any need for additional drivers. However, if you plan on using the ESATA interface you will need to plan and attach this to an ESATA port that supports Port Multiplier w/ FIS-based switching in order to access 4 HDDs simultaneously.

Some newer motherboards easily does this, Please do some research with your motherboard documentation and or update the drivers for your onboard SATA/ESATA interfaces to support this feature.

If you motherboard does not support Port Multiplier w/ FIS-based switching in order to access multiple HDDs simultaneously, You can buy a PCIe or PCIMCIA based add-on controller card that must explicitly say that it can support Port Multiplier w/ FIS-based switching in order to access the 4 HDDs simultaneously.

Amazon sells a lot of these cards for various applications (Desktop PC or Laptops)

Desktop solution : one of them is Syba SD-SA2PEX-2E PCIe 2x e-SATA Ports with SIL3132 Chipset, if you want just RAID 0 or 1 or if you want more features you need to shell out little bit more and buy other such add-on cards.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Aguilar on December 25, 2010
I have a Mac OS X 10.5.6 pro tower and I got this as a Christmas gift (you know it's love when your wife buys you storage enclosures) and I was a little skeptical about this device at first. But I plugged in the drives, hooked it to my currently installed Esata card and it worked right away. Really easy set, so far it is reliable. I do video editing so the ability to have high capacity storage on an Esata interface is critical. So far so good. Note, it does not come with a controller card!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Farvision Networks on November 2, 2011
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This device works - mostly. It's not appropriate for a server environment. When the server reboots, the auto-power off shuts down the entire box. This happens on a warm reboot as well as a hard reset. This is a horrible action for a sata enclosure to exhibit. Additionally, when powering up, it resets hard drives in a very scary fashion. It hard powers down and resets four or five times before the drives 'stay on'. These are brand new, known good drives. Again, the enclosure is the issue. Combined with the strange power placement, and very odd mounting system, I have to recommend against this enclosure. It may be useful as a test bench item, where you need to do raid recovery or mount multiple drives into a file-system at once for data recovery - but I've used these types of enclosures for years, and this one is not so hot. I would use Rosewill enclosures before I would rely on this one.
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