Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacom70 Good product, but occasional problems with USB 3.
I now have 4 of these enclosures and use them connected by eSATA as I had problems with USB3. When I tried using USB3 it would often disconnect in the middle of file transfer for no particular reason. This happened on several different computers with different USB3 leads. USB2 worked without any problem but of course is a lot slower.
24 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stillbrew Fantastic piece of kit
!st class product, from a 1st class supplier (Scan)
10 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DBNemesis Great if you can fill the blanks
While this device works really well for me, the instructions provided couldn't be more confusing. They are really for the RAID version and make no mention of the "sync" button at all. My setup was pulled together after a lot of trial and error trying to find what worked. Now it's all configured, data rates (1gbps network) are almost as fast as on the same machine and it works well.
22 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Barry Does the job well.
-Can sync with PC to turn on and off with it.
-Takes 4 SATA HDDs
-USB3 interface plenty fast enough for Media
-Each drive appears as a individual HDD
-Found fan too noisy so removed it.
-USB cable could have been a bit longer.
10 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob Excellent value & fast. Very compact. Fan inaudible on low speed setting.
A really great product (providing you know what you're doing).
I am intending to buy another one in a couple of months time.
A bit fiddly to put drives in, would have preferred screwless design.
If you want to use eSATA properly your eSATA port must support port multiplier functionality, otherwise you'll only be able to see 1 out of the 4 drives. Thankfully my eSATA PCIe card supported this and I was able to create a logical 8TB disk span through Windows.
If you want to span or RAID the HDD's through the OS then you must use eSATA (this is a limitation of Windows)
Note: This product doesn't support hardware level RAID. Also there's no manual in the box, the manufacturer seems to be German company.
13 November 2012