3.5” SATA to USB 2.0 and eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure
Vantec introduces the NexStar® CX 3.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure, ideal for anyone in need of storing and transferring large amounts of data. NexStar® CX conveniently upgrades your storage array into an external hard drive system by utilizing 3.5" SATA Hard Drives and creating a USB capable external hard drive that can be used with virtually any system. In addition, the sleek aluminum casing not only protects the drive from overheating but also provides sound dampening qualities to minimize vibrations. The NexStar® CX features an eSATA (external Serial ATA) and USB 2.0 interfaces offering speeds up to 3Gbps or 480Mbps respectively. The Vantec NexStar® CX 3.5" SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure is great for anyone who requires a high performance, lightweight, and durable external storage solution.
Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive
Transfer Rates Up to 3Gbps w/eSATA
Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0
Easily Add Storage to Any System with USB or eSATA
Hot-Swappable: Plug & Play Without Rebooting
Attractive Blue LED Indicates Power & HDD Activity
- by David_W @May 03, 2012
SATA I/II Hard Drive
3.5” Hard Drive
USB 2.0 & eSATA
Up to 2.0 TB
Intel Pentium II 350 MHz Compatible or Mac G3 Processor & Greater
Microsoft Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 8.6 & Greater
USB or SATA-Equipped System
For USB 2.0 Speeds, the System Must Support USB 2.0 Specifications
3.5" NexStar CX Enclosure, USB Cable, eSATA Cable, Power Adapter, User Manual, Vertical Stand
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I have this attached to the Arris Gateway from Shaw and it works very slick. I installed a Western Digital WD AV-GP 2TB drive in it and it has been ticking away nicely with no hiccups for a couple of weeks now.
If you're looking for an expander for your Gateway, I would highly recommend this unit!
I'm thinking it would be less prickly just to open my side pannel, plug the sata power & restart, rather than taking out & plugging the usb/bulky power cord & then unplugging & storing them after im done backing up
i got the case to salvage data from a old computer worked great as of now im using it with my smart tv. the blue led it has is really bright can get annoying if pointed straight at you but makes a nice glow behind the tv.
Recently purchased 2 more of these as I was so happy with the first. Two years ago this product also came with the internal SATA connection cable and a mounting plate which apparently is no longer included.
Bright drive activity LED can easily be covered with electrical tape. As the LED is recessed, reflection provides indication without the blinding flash of the blue indicator LED.
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