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3 years Still working
Darren from Calgary writes:
- Cheap solution for external redundant backup. RAID support. Nice look solid build.
- Not a 100% stable rig, but for the price it's good enough. you will have to baby-sit it during backups but once the data is in there. bingo-bango
- Put 2 Seagate 1Tb 7200 Rpm archive drives in. Set up raid to clone the drives. Set up on OS X 10. something . mountain lion i think. still using drive with OS X Sierra with no issues besides the occasional disconnect. Never happened during transfer, just luck
Avoid at all costs
Vince from edmonton writes:
- it self-corrupted a raid-zero multiple times, switched to "individual drive mode" and the unit lasted for about 2 more months before it absolutely refused to mount ever again. The drives I added to it were brand new. I swapped power supplies to troubleshoot, it's not the power supply. This enclosure is garbage.
DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!
Thomas from Vancouver writes:
- Looks great Runs great some of the time
- Painfull sucks randomly disconnects
- DO NOT BUY, Randomly disconnects during important transfers, Write speed randomly bogs down to 200KB/s I should have read reviews elsewhere before buying this
Excellent product, does the job
Michael from Alberta writes:
- Solid Construction Easy to assemble / disassemble Works well with no issues
- None that I can think of.
- This enclosure does the job. It's well built, is easy to take apart and install / remove drives and works the way it is supposed to. My only gripe is I wish it had more than 2 bays. I realized I'm a hard drive hoarder and I'm swapping drives quite often. But if you only need a space for 2 drives, this is a great machine.
Toor from Edmonton writes:
- These are well-built and I wish they built single enclosures like this. The eSATA and USB plugs are solid and not flimsy and recessed so the plugs go in tightly and securely. The harddrive trays slide into the enclosure smoothly and the drives slide on rails on the sides of the tray and plug into the PCB tightly and precisely. It also don't have any of the silly power wires for the enclosure LEDs that you have to plug/unplug into the PCB every time you slide the trays in/out.
- The USB2/eSATA verions use a pass-through eSATA connection which was better. I think all Vantec USB3/eSATA drives use a different chipset where the eSATA is not pass through anymore so some of the S.M.A.R.T. drive status parameters may not be read properly be the computer
Vantec Nexstar MX
Roger from Leduc, AB writes:
- Sturdy, nice case and finish. easy to install HDD.
- Fan can be noticeable in a quiet environment. Instructions on setup are not very good. If you use this with the Shaw Gateway, be prepared to reboot the Nexstar every Thursday due to Gateway reboot in the am.
- Overall, a very nice unit. Currently use it with 2x 3TB HDD, connected to an Arris Gateway from Shaw.
Vantec NexStar MX
WFR from Richmond writes:
- - Dual HDD - Single/JBOD/RAID0/1 capability - USB 2.0/3.0 or eSATA - Sturdy Aluminum case - quiet fan - ease of installation
- USB 3.0 won't work with an Etron USB 3.0 chipset but will work with an NEC (Renesas) USB 3.0 chipset.
- I bought this because I needed a dual HDD external case with JBOD capability and this one was pretty affordable. It's easy to install the hard drives and configure the type of HDD volume. With the exception of it not working with my AMD system's Etron USB 3.0 chipset (it will work with my Intel NEC USB 3.0 chipset though), so far it's running pretty good.