1/16/2013 8:10:37 PM
Blake from Edmonton, AB writes:
Works with Xk3y
- Cord Length (If You Really Care About That)
- Works with my harddrive and my xk3y
I would give these as gifts, seriously.
12/20/2011 3:11:42 PM
Jeannine from Calgary writes:
- Makes all of those smaller, older hard drives useful again! Light-weight and far more durable that I'd expected. I got the first one as a gift, and it was good enough to buy a second one/considering buying a third.
- Can be a bit slow, would not recommend running a high-end game off of it, but works just fine for playing music/videos or archiving/backups.
Recommend dusting it off every now and then to keep gunk out of the hatch.
- I've had two of these docks for a year now. I've dropped them, packed them up and taken them to LANs for data swapping, lent them out, and left them on. Still up and running.
9/18/2011 10:51:50 PM
James Parenteau from Edmonton writes:
- It works fine with ESATA and USB just fine after a couple months of use.
Just need drill, four screws, knife and soldering iron / has enough space to accommodate an interior fan. Cheap enough I can buy another one if I mess up on the modifications.
- Door hinge is too close to drive thus can bend the wrong way and break when inserting drive - Don't need the door to function. Insufficient cooling (I added a fan for an additional $10.00). Circuit board has strange voltage regulation but strangely works enough for the drives to function. Maybe false over rated power supply?
- After adding a 40mm fan, drives run cool. Haven't had any timeout issues. Did not test with a 3TB drive or a 4kb sector drive yet.
All external caddies neglect to include fans.
Very happy so far with this cheap device. Bought two so far, and likely would buy another one!
Works for awhile
6/25/2011 7:46:59 PM
Greg from Calgary writes:
- Cheap, fast with sata connection
- poor quality, dangerous
- I bought two of these and after awhile (a year?) the power supply on one failed and took a drive with it. Now a few months after the power supply on the other one went and likely took a drive with it as well. The power supply had a burning smell, was too hot to touch and the plastic was actually melted. If I hadn't noticed it could have very easily started a fire.
1/27/2010 12:40:49 AM
Chris from Edmonton writes:
- eSATA and USB 2.0.
- Drives seem loose.
Extremely cheap plastic / feel.
I have consistently had issues with Nexstar products. They work for a time (about a year) then they become inconsistent performers.
Currently I have three WD GreenPower and three WD Caviar Black. In the past, all six terabyte drives performed without issue. Now I cannot get any three of the GreenPower drives to power up with the Nexstar. However, all Green drives still work with a Velocity enclosure.
11/11/2009 2:13:57 PM
Morgan Rodwell from Calgary writes:
- Easy to use - plug and play
eSATA makes it as fast as an internal drive
- Plastic seems "cheap", but it does just sit there and doesn't need to be rugged.
Lets you eject the drive when it is still spinning... very bad and unnerving to hold such a gyroscope...
Could be better
11/3/2009 12:46:56 PM
Annoyamouse from Calgary writes:
- - great for using a drive without securing into an external caddy.
- works with both 2.5" and 3.5" drives without the need of drive brackets
- small portable design
- - the spring loaded cover on the top leaves a generous gap where it should be covering the actual circuit connectors. The opening is perfect for all 3.5" drives but for 2.5" drives, once inserted, you can wiggle it very easily (as if not secured enough).
- what's with the plastic? Can be easily damaged if you push the drive and/or cables in too hard.
- If you don't mind some of the HDD circuits sticking out and the seemingly fragile plastic design, it's very convenient to use.
10/25/2009 3:25:43 PM
Greg from Edmonton writes:
- I love this thing. I can hotswap drives. I use it for extra storage, backing up, pictures and my podcasts. Just swap a Hard drive and they are getting so cheap. When on vacation I backup all my important files to a HD and take out of the house. With hard drives so cheap you can do a lot of easy storage. Went and bought one for my wife's computer too. No set up, works out of the box. I use eSata and it is very fast. Came with all necessary wires for 2.0 USB or eSata and its transformer.
- Kinda cheap feeling but does the job. Would have liked black, don't know if they make black or was not in stock. Got 2 white ones. What would be really great is if they made them with some sort of cover you could pop on that make it look better with the drive in it and keep out dust.
- Get one. I am recommending to all my friends. Went into ME to get a USB box for an extra HD I had and saw these things. Very impressed. Would have given 5 if it had a cover.
Rx for back up blues
9/3/2009 11:17:00 AM
Alfonso del Toro, M.D. from Calgary writes:
- -easy to use
- -none yet
- Under Linux: plug in, mount drive. Done.
HD docks are generally good for quick n' easy backups. Oh, but I forgot, real men don't do backups, do they?
eSATA does not work
6/27/2009 2:07:48 PM
SC from Calgary writes:
- eSATA does not work.
I bought this an a 1TB drive. Formated the drive, worked first few days. I powered it off, and few days later when I powered it on, the drive became "dynamic" and "offline". After numerous attempts to revive the drive according to some forums, the last resort was to reformat the drive, but the operation would fail after running for some time. Then, a dos-scan on the drive showed the drive was corrupted and unrecoverable when there was 16+ minutes left in the formatting.
- Continue from above..
I exchanged to a new drive and a new dock. The new drive also worked for few times, and now it's back to the Dynamic and Offline state and Windows can't recover the drive... I'm not sure if the drive is again corrupted or not as I have not run a dos-check yet.
I'd recommend NO to this drive.