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Old Dec 27, 2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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best usb 3.0 external enclosure for ssd?

hi guys, can anyone help me out with this. i am looking around trying to find a good enclosure (usb 3.0 affordable) to put my 840 pro ssd inside, as a external boot drive on the new imac...any thoughts? much appreciated
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Bit older,but good article

Portable Performance: Four USB 3.0 Enclosures For Your 2.5” Drive

lots at NCIX with user reviews

2.5" Drive Enclosures

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Old Dec 28, 2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=55...e&promoid=1033

Has SATA III and USB3.0 SuperSpeed. According this user, he got read and write speeds of 300/400 with that product which is extremely fast for an external solution:

http://fortysomethinggeek.blogspot.s...st-usb-30.html
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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Maybe this is what you are looking for:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1483374

On the German version of tom`s Hardware is a another review:
http://www.tomshardware.de/USB-3-25-...te-241085.html
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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thanks guys! for your input. i was also looking at a owc enclosure that looked pretty good: the OWC express, usb 3 enclosure, for my ssd. does anyone have any insight on these or have heard about them?

link:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ing/ES2.5BU3B/
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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thanks guys! for your input. i was also looking at a owc enclosure that looked pretty good: the OWC express, usb 3 enclosure, for my ssd. does anyone have any insight on these or have heard about them?

link:
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ing/ES2.5BU3B/
It appears to have the USB3 SuperSpeed as well as the Asmedia chipset. Have no idea though if it will actually have the same speeds.
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