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SilverStone Releases DS321 Dual-3.5'' USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure

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SilverStone launched the DS321 dual-3.5" drive enclosure. It was first spotted at this year's Computex event, in June. The DS321 can holt two 3.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs as standalone or RAID volumes, with RAID modes including 0 (performance) and 1 (data redundancy). A limitation here is that the enclosure supports drives only up to 2 TB in size. The enclosure connects to the host over USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, almost eliminating the interface bottleneck, with 5 Gb/s of bandwidth to conduct its business with the host. Measuring 182 x 123 x 81 mm, the enclosure uses an external power brick, and keeps the drives cool using its 40 mm exhaust fan that can spin at speeds of up to 2800 RPM. Set to reach stores in Europe by the 16th of this month, the SilverStone DS321 is priced at €59.70 (without VAT).

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Couple of things come to mind...

I want one. :laugh:
 
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Very nice application of USB 3.0.

I wonder if the 2TB limit could be raised via firmware update.

Not a terrible price either, for a dual bay setup.
 
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LOL, it looks like a large toaster!
 
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LOL, it looks like a large toaster!
Hahaa, there's a big dial on the back for the light - darker selection.

Really though, I wonder how loud the fan is... what I'm really looking for one of these that'll take 2 x 2.5" drives.
 
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