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Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jim_P, NCIX.com
28 May 2013
  • Summary: I've had this unit for about two weeks now, and love it. Only problem was when installing the drives, I have 3 500GB Seagates, and 1 1TB Samsung drive. When I first installed them I put the 1 TB drive in the 4th position and it did not show up. After I swapped it with the 500GB drive in position 3 it has worked fine. Not sure of the reason why this occurred.
  • Pros: Easy to install drives. USB 3.0 Connection. Reasonable price for the unit, compared to other high-end units.
  • Cons: Installing the plate that holds the drives in place is a little tight and finicky to get locked into place. A little fiddling with it gets it set. Stays very cool, even on slow speed with 4 drives running hard.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Claude_P, NCIX.com
23 December 2012
  • Summary: Got some problem at the start. I did lose connexion from the unit very often, but solved it when i updated my ASUS P67 motherboard drivers
  • Pros: low/medium/high and auto fan speed selector, Fairly fast transfer speed : USB 3.0 & eSATA, Cheap
  • Cons: No raid, but for the price i cannot complain
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Overall 10
10

User Review

GalaxyRoamer, NCIX.com
20 April 2012
  • Summary: Bought it to hook up to my media player. Easy set up, taking no more than 5 minutes and it works like a charm. Great design and its operation is almost fool proof. Unit turns itself off as expected when I power off the media player, very convenient. At this price point, you can't go wrong with this although the fan is a little too noisy to my liking.
  • Pros: Easy set up, Great design, Cheap
  • Cons: Fan a little noisy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Logain23, NCIX.com
28 May 2011
  • Summary: Very good enclosure for the money I paid for it.
  • Pros: Very easy to use, Never had it go offline or have any issues
  • Cons: The mounting is somewhat clunky., It looks like it has individual drive indicators but doesn't
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Kimberly_B, NCIX.com
21 May 2011
  • Summary: It's been a year or 2. I have not been able to fix the random disconnect problem when transferring TO or FROM the box. I bought a Sans Digital box and it works beautifully. I recommend that one over Media Sonic.
  • Pros: USB3 is faster than anything else I can get, usually get just over 100mb/s. Reads 2&3Tb drives fine. Nice lookin box. Easy installation. Runs quiet.
  • Cons: Can randomly disconnect while xferring and has to be reset., Door mechanism broke almost immediately had to remove it permanently.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

D_L, NCIX.com
5 May 2011
  • Summary: Overall happy with the item and true plug & play with USB 3.0. Faster than 2.0 however often times I would get 5 MB/s with up to 50MB/s Ordered online through NCIX and they price matched with NewEgg special for $134 and picked up at the wharehouse in Markham. Overall def recommend for archiving.
  • Pros: USB 3.0, True Plug & Play., Small & Compact with great air flow, strong fan with auo & manual speeds., LED Access display, accepts sata drives
  • Cons: Even though it says it's USb 3.0 and I have the fastest laptop curenty out here, the MSI GT680 with 2 USB 3.0 ports, the fastest speeds I aquired with this using WD 2TB Green drives is 50M/MB/s which really isnt that great IMHO. The box says faster but very misleading
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

MatthewG, NCIX.com
2 October 2010
  • Summary: I tried to get this to work with WHS and a WD 2TB EARS drive. No dice. Everytime I would add the drive to the pool, everything seems great, but when I restarted the server, the drive would show up as "unadded". Tried eSATA and USB. Same issue. replaced the enclosure with a Thermaltake BlacX and everything worked great. Took the enclosure back as I had not further use for it.
  • Pros: Great speed with USB3
  • Cons: Does not play well with WHS
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Overall 10
10

User Review

WiN6MaN, NCIX.com
1 September 2010
  • Summary: Got this for $139 (with pricematch) which is a great bargain for a 4-bays enclosure. It is USB 3.0, of course there's almost no boards that support it yet, but in a near future it will be a nice advantage. For now you can still use it as a USB 2.0 without any problem. Or you can plug it with an esata cable.
  • Pros: 4-Bays, Look nice, USB 3.0, eSata
  • Cons: Not Network connected (NAS), No RAID, Instructions are very limited, eSATA and USB cables that come with it are too short (about 3Ft)
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Overall 10
10

Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Black 4 Bay External Enclosure

Amma, pricebat.ca
16 June 2013
  • Excerpt: On USB 2. I got average transfer price of 16MB/s (reading from a 640gig WD Caviar black 7200rpm)Same procedure with a USB 3. card and got 41 MB/s.That doesn't sound like &#3410x quicker than usb two.". They usually overrate points anyway. You Can\'t generate spanned disks with USB 3.. You have to use an eSATA card.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2 Black 4 Bay External Enclosure

Vivek, pricebat.ca
27 April 2013
  • Excerpt: See Other thoughts See Other thoughts Appear the future: Help all brand of three.five" SATA I / II hard disk drivesTransfer price up to 5.0Gbps through USB three.Transfer rate up to three.0Gbps through eSATA We All Know (The average men and women) the Sata II transfer rate is three.0Gbps, How this unit will speed up the HD to five.0Gbps by means of USB three., if not assistance SataIII? Thanks at advance.
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