Friday, February 19th 2010

RaidSonic Unveils Three USB 3.0 Drive Enclosures

RaidSonic is ready with three new external storage solutions that make use of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, in its Icy Box series. To begin with, the Icy Box IB-230StU3 is a compact enclosure that makes for a portable, pocketable solution that can house a single 2.5 inch SATA HDD or SSD. It gets a healthy dose of brushed metal and aluminum overalls that keep it light and sturdy. It uses USB 3.0, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It will ship next month for 27 EUR a piece.

Next up, is the Icy Box IB-330StU3 enclosure, which although portable, is fit for the desktop. It can house a single 3.5" HDD or SSD. It has silicone inserts for noise dampening. Again, it uses USB 3.0 for connectivity. This one is slated for an April 2010 release, and will be priced at 39 EUR.

Lastly, there's the Icy Box IB-RD4320StU3-B desktop enclosure. It can house two 3.5" SATA drives with RAID 0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD support, and USB 3.0 interface to let you make use of the transfer speeds. Its release date and price are not known at the moment.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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8 Comments on RaidSonic Unveils Three USB 3.0 Drive Enclosures

#1
WhiteLotus
Looks swish.

That brushed metal one anyway.
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simlariver
I wonder if USB3 provides enough power for a 3.5in hdd enclosure. That would be nice.
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Mussels
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by: simlariver
I wonder if USB3 provides enough power for a 3.5in hdd enclosure. That would be nice.
nope, doesnt. it roughly doubles it, 2.5W to just under 5W
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WhiteLotus
What do the super low power "green" drives require?
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Mussels
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by: WhiteLotus
What do the super low power "green" drives require?
not that much lower in my testing. somewhere in the 5-10W range still.
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WhiteLotus
by: Mussels
not that much lower in my testing. somewhere in the 5-10W range still.
so it may be possible if they continue releasing "greener" and "low energy" drives. Thanks Mussels
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Mussels
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by: WhiteLotus
so it may be possible if they continue releasing "greener" and "low energy" drives. Thanks Mussels
nah, its the spin up power that makes it too high - if the drive cant spin up in the first place, it cant settle into that sweet spot.

2.5" drives will still get enough power off it, maybe SSD's
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WhiteLotus
by: Mussels
nah, its the spin up power that makes it too high - if the drive cant spin up in the first place, it cant settle into that sweet spot.

2.5" drives will still get enough power off it, maybe SSD's
ahhh right. Damn that's a shame.

Still SSD power in the portable range... :cool:
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