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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Looking for USB 3.0 3.5 & 2.5 drive enclosures that are confirmed 3.0 transfer speeds

Any suggestions?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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I used this 2.5" one and it worked good.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-HDK...rive+enclosure
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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I assume you are putting an SSD into this enclosure?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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I assume you are putting an SSD into this enclosure?
No, I have a couple of 3.5 HDDs and a 2.5 HDD that are USB 2.0 and I want to swap them into 3.0 enclosures to get the transfer speed boost.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:33 PM   #5
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No, I have a couple of 3.5 HDDs and a 2.5 HDD that are USB 2.0 and I want to swap them into 3.0 enclosures to get the transfer speed boost.
The reason I ask, is the only way to truly saturate USB 3.0 would be with SATA drives. For any mechanical drives, wouldn't just about any USB 3.0 enclosure (even one that isn't fully up to snuff) be faster than the drive you put in the enclosure? Just in case that wasn't clear, what I am saying is let's say you have a 3.0 enclosure that can't do full USB 3.0 speeds, the hard drive inside the enclosure can't even do HALF USB 3.0 speeds (they top out at 150MBs or 1200mbs) so whether they can do full USB 3.0 or not really doesn't matter unless you fill up the enclosure with an SATA drive....

Just my .02 worth.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:52 PM   #6
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I see, well I guess for my needs it doesn't make sense to bother. I'll just pick up 3.0 drives when I need more storage.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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I have a usb 3 seagate go flex base here and a usb 3 to sata adaptor from an intel 320 ssd.


Neither get much more than 150/180 with a kingston v300 (rated 450 ish r/w) grabbed cheap at staples the other day.

That would more than handle a platter drive, but clearly is bottlenecking the ssd.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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This enclosure is a USB 3 speed one: Thermaltake Silver River 5G case
Speeds with a SSD you can see here:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1483374
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