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Old June 11, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Default [JRV] Hotway HDF-SU3 - 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure with USB3.0 Interface

Vendor: Hotway
Vendor ID: HDF-SU3
Description: 3.5" SATA HDD Enclosure with USB3.0 interface



The packaging box



The HDD enclosure and accessories



The USB3.0 cable. The length of the cable is approximately 100cm.



The power adaptor with rated output of 12VDC and 2.0A. The length of the cable is approximately 110cm.



Top view of the enclosure



Side view of the enclosure



Front view of the enclosure



Rear panel of the enclosure



The chipset is manufactured by VLI. The firmware version is 0.0.1.10.



HDD is attached to the PCB board (top view)



HDD is attached to the PCB board (bottom view).



The HDD and the PCB are inserted into the enclosure through the opening at the front panel.




Performance Evaluation
[1] Intel i7 920 OC@3.4GHz
[2] System memory: G.SKILL ECO OC 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz
[3] Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R (Rev. 1.0, BIOS F6)
[4] Primary internal HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 7200rpm 640GB (WD6402AAEX).
[5] External 3.5" HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green SATA-II IntelliPower Spin Speed 1TB (WD10EADS).
[6] Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit
[7] Software used: CrystalDiskMark v3.0



Performance of the internal HDD 640GB (WD6402AAEX). The internal HDD is attached to the SATA2 port of the Intel IOH chipset.



Performance of the WD10EADS when it's installed in Cooler Master Xcraft External Enclosure with USB2.0 and eSATA interfaces. The enclosure is attached to the USB2.0 port of the Intel IOH chipset.



Performance of the HDF-SU3 when it's attached to the USB2.0 port of the Intel IOH chipset using the USB3.0 cable supplied by the vendor.



Performance of the HDF-SU3 when it's attached to the USB3.0 port using the USB3.0 cable supplied by the vendor.

Last edited by directc; June 11, 2011 at 09:22 AM.
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