www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2
8.0 out of 10

Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Mediasonic H8R2-SU3S2

Showing 1-10 of 24
Overall 6
6.0

Does not support RAID 5 over 8 drives

Remigius J. Onyshczak, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: This unit does not support RAID 5 over all 8 drive bays, but rather it supports RAID 50 - RAID 5 over 2 groups of 4 disks and RAID 0 over the 2 groups of 4 disks. This results in capacity of 6 hard disks, not 7.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Very Flexable and Works as Advertised

Bill Berry, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Very easy to setup. I would recommend to anyone that understands RAID environments. The manual requires the Hubble Telescope to read the small print. A disk that comes with it has a Quick Start Guide but it is for a NON-RAID device.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Excellent RAID unit for the price if you can deal with the setup

Vincent Myles, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: I read the documentation thoroughly and still felt a bit uncertain about setting this up but decided to dig right in. In fairness, I would not want to have to write the doc for setting this beast up.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

One Star

Ken Marefat, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: took it to the manufacturer twice. No fix and no replacement offer either
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Potentially fatally flawed unless Mediasonic can come up with some good firmware

James Zachary, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: The cabinet is nicely made and the controls are fairly intuitive and easy to understand. Installing hard drives is soooo easy. The fan noise is minimal and even adjustable. Unfortunately the USB 3 connection is finicky.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Nothing better for entry level. Spend your money here.

Blake, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: I've owned this product for 3 years now. I've had 2 disk failures over its course and each time the raid preformed flawlessly in its rebuild. I run the enclosure in a RAID50 with 8x 2tb WD Red Drives. Initially upon buying this product I experienced subpar RAID50 performance.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Great Raid Hardware Box

Bill G, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: I wish I had read ALL the reviews. I wanted to use this with Raid software, however it does not support individual addressable disks. The Mediasonic ProBox version does. I returned this and purchased the ProBox. If you want Raid Hardware support, this is the box you want to buy.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Rafael Gonzalez, Amazon
7 February 2014
Overall 10
10

Great price, great product!

Nicholas B, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: For the price, this is probably one of the best products of its kind on the market!
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great enclosure

Kevin Cossaboon, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: I have both the non-Raid and Raid versions of this. The USB 3.0 with a Mac has a few minor issues when drives sleep. They tech support is great though, and I use it with my Mac Pro 1,1 (First Gen Intel one) with a Sonnos USB 3.0 card.
  • Read full review
Next page >>