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SATA drive enclosures - anybody own one?
Mar 23rd, 2007 at 8:57am
 
Dear esteemed Radified colleagues:
I've had a good amount of experience with IDE enclosures.  My conclusion: Only buy Macally.  Well, there may be other terrific brands, but the Macally enclosures are the least problematic by far (IMO).  I see no compatibility issues like I do with the cheap enclosures (although the Macally's are not much more expensive).

Here's my question:  Has anyone bought a SATA enclosure?  What brand?  Did you put it through its paces?  Would you recommend it? 

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Re: SATA drive enclosures - anybody own one?
Reply #1 - Mar 23rd, 2007 at 2:02pm
 
cardinal23,

I have a Vantec NexStar 3 which works fine with my Dell 9150 but it experienced Delayed Write Failures with a Dell 8400 and was unusable for transferring any file over 2 GB. Vantec support was non-existent. None of my emails were answered.

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SATA speed (for large files) with this enclosure is 40 MB/sec and USB speed is 25 MB/sec. I tend to use it in USB mode more often than not as to use SATA mode with my Dell I have to shutdown, enable the SATA port in the BIOS, restart. When finished with the enclosure I have to shutdown, disable the SATA port in the BIOS, restart. If I leave the empty SATA port enabled there is an error message at each restart.
 
 
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Reply #2 - Mar 23rd, 2007 at 2:30pm
 
I'm an eight of an inch from saying "I'm getting a Macally - even if I eat hot dogs for a few days."  I like Macallys.
 
 
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Reply #3 - Mar 23rd, 2007 at 2:34pm
 
Let us know how it performs.
 
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 23rd, 2007 at 4:34pm
 
[quote author=cardinal23  link=1174658224/0#2 date=1174678259]"... 'I'm getting a Macally - even if I eat hot dogs for a few days.'  I like Macallys..." [/quote]
MSRP=$79.99 versus $44.99 with Free Shipping from Newegg.com does not sound like hot dogs even for a day to me ... LOL !!!

http://www.macally.com/spec/usb/storage_device/phr_100su.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817347003

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Reply #6 - Mar 27th, 2007 at 4:27pm
 
Mr. Pescador,

Why do your posts above take me to http.com?  Is this some sort of devious redirect by a nefarious character (not you)?
 

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Re: SATA drive enclosures - anybody own one?
Reply #7 - Mar 27th, 2007 at 6:08pm
 
thorin wrote on Mar 27th, 2007 at 4:27pm:
"... Why do your posts above take me to http.com?  Is this some sort of devious redirect by a nefarious character (not you)?..."

I stripped away all the "dressing" from the old forum and now the links work for me.  Before they were double-dipping the 'http' portion of the URL.

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