Summary: When I first got this device it was driving me crazy connected to a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system on an Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard. Kept constantly dropping out when transferring lots of data.
Pros: Reasonable price, Looks OK and Vantec has very good support.
Summary: I purchased this almost a year and a half ago for the purpose of backing up my image files (I'm a professional photographer), and learned about the product from a fellow photographer at an Adobe Lightroom workflow seminar.
Pros: Nice idea in theory...
Cons: Generally unreliable likely due to cheap components, etc.
Summary: EVERY file that I though I tranfered was corrupt or just not there. All of my files are 4gb or bigger, so this may work on smaller transfers but not large ones. I am no newbie at this. I have been using USB 2.0 docks for my work and thought I would improve my speed by switching to USB 3.0.
Cons: I bought the first one, it worked for one or two files then lost connection with the computer. This happened repeatedly. I contacted their customer service (with no response), looked for updates and patches, checked my USB 3.0 drivers and still no luck. Returned it to Newegg for a new one, same t...
Summary: Pretty much a complete waste of time and money. Even after the latest firmware update, it still does the same thing. Start accessing data, connection drops. Tried multiple cables, multiple computers, with Asmedia, NEC, and Renesis USB 3 controllers. Same result.
Pros: Nice in concept
Cons: Doesn't work when using more than 1 drive at a time, which kind of defeats the purpose of a dual drive dock. Always ends up dropping the connection when I actually start to access or write data.
Summary: White isn't a good color for a computer peripheral. I am returning this item.
Pros: Nice looking - Uses only one USB 3.0 cable.
Cons: 1. Would not transfer at USB 3.0 speeds on my up-to-date Lenovo W510, even after installing the firmware update to the dock. 2. Firmware update was terrible to get installed on the dock under WIN7 Pro. 3.
Summary: It doesn't seem to be dropping as much when I transfer from an internal drive, in between two 1 tb drives within the dock, and from esata dock to this dock. Vantec support was pretty good at responding quickly (less than a days wait) and some what useful as well since the cable seems to fix my...
Pros: It's been working much better with the new usb 3.0 cable vantec eventually sent me (probably 10 emails and after trying several things). Faster than my esata dock.
Cons: It was intermittently disconnecting during large transfers (larger than 100 gb). Yes, it might be annoying to need a spare cable to test, but your alternative is rma for new unit or return with 10% loss and shipping expense.
Summary: Make sure you update the firmware first if you plan to use USB 3.0 If you plan to use USB 2.0 then a firmware update should not be necessary.
Pros: Good design Pretty blue LED Can hold up to 2 drives USB 3.0 compatible
Cons: Had troubles with it at first. I use USB 3.0 and the dock continued to drop the drives during heavy data transfer. Found out it is a bug with the USB 3.0 protocol and a firmware update should resolve the issue