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Old November 3, 2010, 04:25 PM
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Default TRENDnet Launches New 5Gbps USB 3.0 Storage Enclosures

Trendnet's new small form-factor enclosures are hitting the market. Trendnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 3.5? USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S35, and 2.5? USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S25. Save time by storing and transferring content at blazing fast 5Gbps U... [ Read full article ]
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This seems to be a developing trend among enclosure makers - promising USB 3.0 transfer speeds out of devices that use mechanical HDD's that couldn't manage that under burst conditions, let alone sustained.
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I'm pretty sure advertising theoretical specifications of anything has been common practice for years. Not just with hardware.

The article should be corrected to reflect that though.

Edit: It only supports SATA II. So it's the enclosure limiting you to 3Gbps, not even the HDD you put in there.
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This is a waste of money, oh look my HDD still go at the same speed but I pay more for the enclosure...so nice
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Well, in all fairness, USB2.0's actual rates ARE a bottleneck compared to what a mechanical HDD can often manage. But you just know there's going to be people complaining about how their drives aren't getting 500MB/s transfer rate.
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Personally, I think this is a good product. You can put a mechanical drive in there and get much better performance than anything like a MyBook... or you could put an SSD in the 2.5" enclosure and have a blazing fast portable drive. Better bang for your buck than a big flash drive... Price could be lower I suppose.
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This is a waste of money, oh look my HDD still go at the same speed but I pay more for the enclosure...so nice

Remember that your drive will be much faster as instead of USB2 being the bottle neck your drive will be. Now of course you could always get a esata enclosure and have the same effect.
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Remember that your drive will be much faster as instead of USB2 being the bottle neck your drive will be. Now of course you could always get a esata enclosure and have the same effect.
E-sata, FireWire 800 will do the trick and are hm...less expensive? Also, a external HDD rarely get over 50mb transfer so the extra USB3 is pretty useless. They have to do it since if no one do it evolution will slow down but this enclosure wont for sure make any difference over complete enclosure we already have.
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Yes, e-sata
Some enclosures comes with it. Vantex Nexstar 3 is what I have.
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Not to contradict you their MM but my new Seagate 2.5" 1.tb USB 3.0 GoFlex external drive does about 90mb/s...from a 2.5" HARD DRIVE. USB 3.0 enclosures are wonderful little beasts. No need to mess around with hot swapping hard drives. Plug them into a usb 3.0 port and get all the speed you would as if they were pluged in via SATA. :)

PLUS esata is a pain in the butt. When usb 3 goes main stream it will push esata to the side lines. Nothing beats plug and play simple.
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