Anyone tried this Inateck USB3.0 enclosure?

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  1. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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  3. Marty62 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup - I have that one too ... this is an Aluminium enclosure .. new one :)

    Just wondered if anyone had it, perhaps it's too new on the market and I
    couldn't find it outside of Amazon.de

    M.
     
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    Sorry, didn't read this close enough ! I wonder what the reason is for the new version.
    The link still goes to a version that looks like the old one. Nope, error in the link - it is a new Al housing.
     
  5. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    Despite the new looks, probably the same as the other Inateck's discussed in other threads.

    Note well, they are using A type connector on the device rather than the recommended B type connector.

    This means that one would use an A-to-A cable to connect to your Mac or PC.

    Normally, storage devices would use an A-to-B, or A-to-microB cable

    If/when you get this, be aware that you'll probably need to invest in a few of these non-standard cables, in case you misplace the original.
     
  6. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    To me, A to A is a feature. Mini connectors and cables fail. Recommended? By who?
     
  7. Marty62 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^^^ This - A connector is much more stable and secure !

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  8. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    No doubt A connector is more durable. Even the large USB 3.0 B is quite strong; just huge.

    USB-IF is source of recommendations for use cases.
     

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