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Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure - USB 3.0 & eSATA Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps HDD transfer speed
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- Support all brand of 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 8TB per drive, and up to 4 x 8TB
- Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate
- Transfer rate up to 5.0Gbps via USB 3.0, Transfer rate up to 6.0Gbps via eSATA
- Comptaible with Mac USB 3, Smart Fan Function
- Thermal Sensor built-in, Auto and Manual Mode and One Button Interface selection to switch USB 3.0 or eSATA Interface
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* Easy hardware setup -- attach the brackets to the front of the drives, plug them into their slots, close the case
* Attractive, sleek case with blue indicator lights (one each per drive, fan speed, interface, etc.)
* Power cable has 90° bend for security (it's on the side, which may seem like a con, but really, it keeps it from being tugged out unexpectedly)
* Offers (but see cons)... offers two interface types (eSATA 6GB and USB 3.0)
* Supports read speeds as fast as my hard drives attain when inside the computer (134.99 MB/sec). 2014 Nov update: a WD 4.0TB Purple-series drive installed in this device has attained 150MB/sec sustained write with an SSD as its source.
* Ships with all necessary cables and power adapters
* No setup disk required; just plug in and go (this works best for my system with the orange sync mode enabled)
* Very easy to remove from the system in case of an emergency -- let insurance replace the rest, and keep your data drives safe
* Hardware assembly instructions are quite useful and accurate, and will quickly and easily get you to a ready state (but see cons)
* The device offers a sync mode that has a nice 15-second delay then powers off, when the computer is turned off or put into S3 sleep. This avoids unnecessary drive power-cycling cold reboots or brief, mistaken sleep cycles
* The power supply provides adequate power for four drives, even with all in an active state (e.g.Read more ›
I'm using the Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 on a PC running Vista, which is connected to a Rosewill RC-219 PCI Express eSata SATA II Controller Card ([...]
Only cons I have, though nothing major is:
1. Power connection is on the side, not the back
2. Takes a few seconds for each drive to power up and be recognized.
I'm planning to buy another enclosure for another PC.
Note: According to the documentation, USB 3.0 connections is backware compatible with USB 1.1 & USB 2.0.
Pros: Put 4 x 2TB harddrives in case and they were instantly accessible on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu 10.10, and Snow Leopard.
Cons: None so far. (This is the second one I am buying)
This is one of the few enclosures I could find that does not come with some kind of crappy (as in low-end) built-in RAID controller. When using in WHS, it is preferable to *not* use RAID and to let WHS do its folder duplication, so this is perfect and cheap for that purpose. Make sure your eSATA ports can handle a port multiplier or you will only see one drive or none.
None so far. Documentation was a little weak, but not hard to figure out.
I did think it was broken at one point because its default setting is to power down if it does not detect a connection to your PC. When I switched from USB3 to eSATA, I had to tell it to change interfaces (button on front) or it thinks its not connected and powers down. You can also turn off this auto-sync power setting as well. Once I got that figured out, its been perfect!
In shopping around with all these considerations in mind, I am now looking for the versatility of potentially plugging the device into perhaps the USB connector of an Ethernet hub. Wireless might suffice for some implementations; but I want, if performance isn't really satisfactory when operating as an NAS device, to be able to connect directly to the machine. Thus this enclosure fits all these requisites, even at a phenomenally better price as compared to Promise or Data Robotic alternatives.
Just to be sure, I confirmed the following with Mediasonic online support forums:
1. Yes, because the unit *is not* a RAID enclosure, *you can* operate the unit with just one drive (or however many drives). This is a substantial advantage for my use, which largely depends on manual backup and mirroring (in just a few clicks), and otherwise may or may not depend on other, proprietary backup or mirroring technologies, which depend on no more than JBOD.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Using this to hold a RAID1 mirror (created and driven by softRAID) for TimeMachine backups. Write speeds seem to cap at about 2GB per minute with HGST NAS drives; this is... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rob
Purchased 3 of these for use on my network as Server 2012 R2 drive pools. Each box has been loaded with 4 2-TB SATA 6 HDD's . So far 2 of them have worked flawlessly. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Steve from ACS
Followed advice of other reviews. Working flawlessly via USB 3.0.
The fan noise is from the design of the box not the fan itself. It is Loud!!! Read more
Purchased quite some time ago, preparing for when I got a new PC and network setup. First time using it and everything looks good for about 3 minutes and then the drives all... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Neo, the renaissance man
Incredible fast case. The downside is it actually never goes to sleep and the fan is a little loud. If you plan on putting this anywhere that you sleep or watch tv be aware, the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by G. Kenar
Very very very worst product !!! My WD Green drive never die before I use this ProBox 4 Bay !!! It always disconnect whenever !!! Read morePublished 6 days ago by UltraLeader
I have just ordered my second drive enclosure. The first one has so far lasted about 8 months and running great. Got a second one to store some more drives. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Anthony
Great box...I use it with my I-Mac with 4 hard drives using USB 3.0 and it works great. It has a built in fan and the box shuts off when I shut down my Mac. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bob Pearse
I would recommend it highly recommended an excellent productPublished 9 days ago by Mohammed ALBaqshi