Wednesday, July 14th 2010

Lian Li Launches USB 3.0 Compatible 2.5'' Drive Enclosures

Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. today launches a USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Enclosure. The conveniently thin, all-aluminum EX-10Q connects its users' external HDD to computers with a super-fast USB 3.0 cable that reaches speeds up to 5GMbps. For computers without USB 3.0 compatibility, the operating speed is 480Mbps.

The bridge chip used in the EX-10Q is a VL700. No AC adapter is needed and the EX-10Q's flexible design makes it compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s & 3 Gb/s HDDs and SSDs. Coming in blue, red, silver, and black, the EX-10Q's dimensions stand at 75x12x130 millimeters (W.H.D). Lian Li once again proves its time-to-market ability in more than just computer cases but complete PC-related products. The MSRP for the Lian Li EX-10Q 2.5" External HDD Enclosure is US$30 for all colors.
Highlights for EX-10Q
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed up to 5 Gb/s
  • Bridge Chip: VL700
  • No power adapter needed
  • All aluminum material
  • Internal interface: SATA 3 Gb/s
  • Blue LED for power/write
  • Four colors available: blue, red, silver, and black
  • Availability: Arriving at local distributors early August
  • MSRP : US $30 for all colors
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10 Comments on Lian Li Launches USB 3.0 Compatible 2.5'' Drive Enclosures

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
nice and cheap
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#3
happita
Yes! A step in the right direction. It's been a bit difficult to find a desirable case with USB 3.0 front port connectivity that isn't expensive.
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Very good looking! I have been looking for a nice 2.5" enclosure, as well as a nice 3.5"!
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#6
DonInKansas
happita
Yes! A step in the right direction. It's been a bit difficult to find a desirable case with USB 3.0 front port connectivity that isn't expensive.
Cheaper cases with 3.0 connectivity won't be the norm until the tech becomes more widespread.
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#7
HillBeast
I like and want very much. Too bad I don't have a drive that would be fast enough to push the USB3.0 to it's limits, but I suppose anything is better than USB2.0s speeds.
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#8
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
if i could get this in plain brushed aluminum id be in for 2 or 3 :toast:
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#9
DonInKansas
HillBeast
I like and want very much. Too bad I don't have a drive that would be fast enough to push the USB3.0 to it's limits, but I suppose anything is better than USB2.0s speeds.
All external drives benefit from USB 3.0 vs 2.0. It's the 2.0 that limits the drive, not the other way around.
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
DonInKansas
All external drives benefit from USB 3.0 vs 2.0. It's the 2.0 that limits the drive, not the other way around.
he said push 3.0 to its limits, not 'be faster than 2.0'

i guess he just likes big numbers :P
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