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Mediasonic  HF2-SU3S2
7.7 out of 10

Mediasonic HF2-SU3S2

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Overall 2
2.0

Not too happy

Marvin W., Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Pros: Compact...has fan with variable speeds...room for four drives...USB3. I love the concept.
  • Cons: Doesn't work properly under load...as soon as your want to move files the USB drops out and all drives disappear from explorer. Doesn't need any more cons after that. Early retirement unless I can find a solution.
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Overall 10
10

pretty decent

Brandon C., Newegg
7 June 2015
  • Pros: Works very well and allows me to use 4 drives at once. Decent build quality. Liked it so much I bought 2 of them. Very straightforward assembly instructions and came with a screwdriver in the box.
  • Cons: The auto fan control doesn't seem to work. The fan always stays at setting 3 (slowest). (@ambient 30C) I had some drives reporting SMART temperatures as high as 50C and the fan never ramps up to 2 or 1. Found that if you remove the front cover the drives drop 5C within 15 minutes in auto mode (at...
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Overall 8
8.0

A poor mans RAID5 solution.

Anonymous, Newegg
28 May 2015
  • Summary: Considering replacing the rather noisy sleeve-bearing fan with a top-quality (quieter & more efficient) ball-bearing fan. But considering just $100 for a RAID5-like solution... (Others run +$500 for just the enclosure) quite a good buy.
  • Pros: Sturdy case with seemingly good electronics. If you just want to combine several old drives into one USB-eSata connection good. I put 3 disks – each size 3TB and used the new Windows 8.1 “Storage-Space” option to stripe the data (with parity) for a RAID5 type of resilience (fault-tolerance). Usab...
  • Cons: My computer had some trouble recognizing the new disks. (But finally did.) Very..... VERY little documentation Although docs say use unformatted disks to initialize as storage-space, format them or you get an error. The "Storage-Space" option is ONLY available with Windows +8.0 . Otherwise the di...
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Overall 10
10

Nice 4 Drive Box

John S., Newegg
27 March 2015
  • Summary: Fan has been noisy for few months, contacted Mediasonic today with complaint. They mailed me new fan out the same day. Better than expected response from manufacturer.
  • Pros: Works well, 105 Mb/s write speeds with USB 3
  • Cons: Fan can be noisy, tools needed to change drives.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
16 March 2015
  • Pros: good basic unit. good transfer speed simple drive installation win 8.1 read all drives. running Toshiba 2tb drives.
  • Cons: took off one egg for because of the fan is a little noisy
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Overall 4
4.0

Spotty Performance

William C., Newegg
15 March 2015
  • Summary: Windows 7 x64P This unit houses four 3TB drives and is used for multiple daily backups of Premiere Pro scratch drives. It was purchased in 10/2014 and its behavior has been consistent from day 1. . It is connected to computer via USB 3.0. e-SATA has not been used.
  • Pros: 4 Drive bays with small footprint.
  • Cons: Intermittent, frequent dismounts/remounts of HDDs (all drives simultaneously). Less commonly, the unit powers off completely.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Benjamin S., Newegg
9 February 2015
  • Summary: The other reviews make me certain I could make this box work with a replacement board, which support could give me. I'm six business days into no email communication from support. I'm giving up and returning this. I took the gamble that Newegg was stocking the newer, functional units by now.
  • Pros: Nice physical construction
  • Cons: Intermittent USB 3.0 drops Poorly placed power connection on side of unit Poor support
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Overall 10
10

Awesome litttle enclosure

Michael L., Newegg
22 January 2015
  • Summary: One side note, you do not need to fill all the drive bays to use the enclosure. you can just get 2 and then upgrade later.
  • Pros: Its size is amazingly small for being able to hold 4 HDDs. there is also very good drive cooling, and the USB 3.0 threw put is very good. I have all 4 slots filled up and have made transfers from each drive simultaneously, each drive will achieve around 50MBs give or take depending on the size of...
  • Cons: There is one kind of a big problem i found almost right away. If you are planning on using ESATA (I was) you need to make sure that the SATA port you are going to plug the enclosure into supports what is called Port Replication. Hint.... if you plan on using a ESATA port that is controlled by you...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Box

Benjamin P., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Summary: Good box for the price.
  • Pros: I have had NO issues with this box since I have installed it back in Auguet. I am a huge fan of recycling slightly older hardware so I have 4 used 160GB HDDs in this and I have not had any problems. I have this attached to a modified Dell Precision 670 Serverand USB 3.0 is transfers are fast. I h...
  • Cons: No Cons to list at this time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review Update

Reyyan A., Newegg
30 December 2014
  • Summary: This is my update to an earlier review. The first unit I bought 3 years ago had failed. It was a backplane PCB issue and I wanted to replace it. Initially i found their web tech support dismal and they didn't have a support phone number. I then tried to contact them through email.
  • Pros: Better customer support this time around
  • Cons: No new Cons to report
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