Monday, February 10th 2014

StarTech.com Releases Dual-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure

StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the availability of their new 2-Bay Thunderbolt Hard Drive Enclosure (SKU: S252SMTB3), which lets users add reliable, high-speed external storage to a Mac or PC computer through a Thunderbolt port. The Thunderbolt enclosure is the first external drive enclosure from StarTech.com to feature a Thunderbolt host connection, and features two drive bays which allows users to maximize external storage capacity while ensuring the best possible data transfer rates with the host system.

The Thunderbolt enclosure offers features to help prevent heat build-up within the case, for a cooler operating environment, including a built-in fan and a solid aluminum chassis for maximum airflow and heat dissipation. The enclosure also includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable that provides an out-of-the-box storage solution and saves users the added expense of a cable to connect their external drives to the host computer.

"Our Thunderbolt Enclosure offers the best possible user experience, with lightning-fast transfer speeds, a sleek design and dependable performance" said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com's External Drive Enclosure product line. "This enclosure can help create the ideal solution for any high-capacity, external storage application, and includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable which provides hassle-free setup right out of the box, without the expense of a necessary cable."

Features of the S252SMTB3 Dual-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure include:
  • Supports Thunderbolt data rates of up to 10 Gbps
  • Includes 1m Thunderbolt cable
  • Built-in cooling fan
  • Solid aluminum housing
  • Built-in Thunderbolt daisy chain port
  • Support for large volume hard drives or SSDs, up to 2 TB capacity per drive
MSRP for StarTech.com's S252SMTB3 Dual-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure is $326.99 (USD) in the United States, $336.99 (CAN) in Canada, £246.30 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK. The enclosure will be available CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.
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4 Comments on StarTech.com Releases Dual-Drive Thunderbolt Enclosure

#1
TheThirdRace
up to 2 TB capacity per drive
I like how this product sounds "actual". It's not like drives bigger than 2TB have been on the market for at least 3 years now...

The only thing I can think of when I see something like that is: Open trash can -> Dump the product -> Close trash can -> Resume search for a modern solution
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awesomesauce
by: TheThirdRace
I like how this product sounds "actual". It's not like drives bigger than 2TB have been on the market for at least 3 years now...

The only thing I can think of when I see something like that is: Open trash can -> Dump the product -> Close trash can -> Resume search for a modern solution
what are u talking about?

thunderbold is useless with hdd mecanic..
it bottleneck hardcore

thunderbold is for ssd actually or hybridre drive i think
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TheThirdRace
@[USER=110254]flemeister[/USER]
That is a very important info they left out...

@[USER=104584]awesomesauce[/USER]
Considering they left out the fact it can only use 2.5" drives, my comment was appropriate. Thunderbolt or not, internal or external, all stations in the last 3 years seem to come out for 2TB max per drive or with a price tag that would make Bill Gates cry. That's ridiculous... I can easily buy a 3 bay Hot Plug internal station for less than 100$ for 2TB drives, but I need more capacity per drive. It's been 3 years we have 3TB drives, it should have come out by now. The problem is they have to get off their lazy rear end and actually modify their firmware because they wanna do RAID. I don't care about RAID, just freaking give me my 3TB+ specs already! That's why I'm always pissed when I see a product like this, to me it's just good to fill trash.
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