Hard drive docking stations are a dime-a-dozen these days, and it seems like every manufacturer of custom PC hardware has their own variant on the single bay and dual bay drives. In this review I am going to get to the bottom of what makes Enermax's Ultrabox EB311SC unique, and put it through some rigorous testing.
The VisionTek Wallet Drive allows a person to use any new or not so new 2.5 SATA I/II/III to create a portable drive. The enclosure can be connected by USB 3.0. This alone would seem to be a great option, but they chose to take it a step further. VisionTek created a leather wrapped enclosure that looks more like a fashion accessory than the typical metal and/or plastic box.
Usually when looking for a HDD Converter there is very little to differentiate them from the other brands and or models. However this is not the case with the Enermax EMK3104, Enermax went above and beyond when they designed and developed this product. Enermax continues on a long tradition of product excellence going back to 1990, Winning multiple awards for product excellence and exceeding the needs and wants of Geek's everywhere.
If you have a spare mSATA drive lying around from an old laptop, or one you’ve recently updated – what should you do with the spare drive? Luckily for us all there is an answer these days! Using the mSATA case from Kingwin you can turn that old drive into a pocket-sized external drive.
Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Fremont, CA, Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. They have worked to expand their worldwide presence and provide a complete line of products to cover many computing needs. The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the EZ Swap M2500 Series' 4-bay MRK-M2504T and the 8-bay MRK-M2508T mobile racks. The first one is a single height 5.25” bay device that allows you to install four 2.5" drives. The second is a dual height 5.25” bay device that allows you to install eight 2.5" drives. Both are HDD hotswap-enabled and are SAS and SATA I/II/III-compatible. They also feature tray designs, with the trays being interchangeable between the entire EZ Swap M2500 line.
The two products from them that will we will be taking a look at are the BPN-2535DE and the BPU-124DE-SS. Both are backplanes that will fit in either a 3.5” or 5.25” bay depending on the model that best fits your needs. Also, they each share the ability to house multiple 2.5” drives. For most average computer users today, these products are ideal for if you have problems with having lack of support for internal drives in your chassis. Getting either the BPN-2535DE or the BPU-124DE-SS will be a wiser solution than buying a larger chassis which would likely cost you more. Now, read on to check the differences of the two to determine the best for your need.
This leads us to our latest review sample. We will be taking a look at SilverStone's newest USB 3.0 RAID enclosure called the SilverStone DS322. This is a step above the typical USB enclosure as it supports two drives and not only that; the drives can be configured using the two simplest forms of RAID which would be 0 and 1.