Vantec NexStar 3i Hard Drive Enclsoure

Top ImageVantec has added another member to the NexStar 360 lineup. The 3i boasts some things that we have not seen from Vantec in their many ages in the industry. In the past year or so we have seen motherboards feature energy efficiency, now we have it in hard drive enclosures. The 3i has an integrated controller that can regulate power to the drive resulting in less power consumption, less noise and longer drive life. Adding the real reason why  we buy hard drive enclosures, which is for data storage, the new Vantec housing may be worth taking a look at.

 

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The Vantec NST-360S2i-WH aka 3i continues the silky steamline looks of their 3.5” hard drive enclosures. It is hard to believe that a device like a hard drive enclosure could enhance a desktop. But this Vantec unit can. This is definitely not one of those cheap knock-offs we see on store shelves.

What makes the new Vantec stand out even more is power management features. Why do motherboards get to have all the fun when it comes time to save us a few dollars on the old electric bill? And with the included software, the user has the ability to set the parameters on when the enclosure goes into a particular mode.

You should see the 360S2i on store shelves in the coming weeks.

Vantec has once again showed why they are leaders in the hard drive enclosure market. And we would like to thank them for sending us the unit.

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