TransImp TIP-330U3-BK USB 3.0 drive enclosure is easy to use and simplifies the task of turning any 3.5" SATA drive into a portable device. As with other USB 3.0 devices, it is fully backwards compatible to USB 2.0; so even if you have this enclosure before you have USB 3.0 in your computer, it will still function just fine with your current USB 2.0 connections. You'll have yourself a enclosure that will be ready for SuperSpeed performance whenever you are.
The aluminum case will provide protection for the hard drive installed in the TransImp TIP-330U3-BK, while still keeping the weight down. The included stand allows the enclosure to be place in multiple positions when in use.
While the MUKii TransImp TIP-330U3-BK is a nice enclosure, it didn't perform as well as other USB 3.0 devices on hand. This was evident in all of the tests performed, and it really shows in the 512K write test of CrystalDiskMark. With that in mind, it still performs around 3x faster than USB 2.0.
The Bigbruin.com shopping engine finds the MUKii TIP-330U3-BK at Amazon.com for about $40 (US)
, while it is also available at Newegg.com
for closer to $50. There are plenty of USB 3.0 enclosures on the market
» USB 3.0 connectivity
» Aluminum casing
» Hard disk initialization and backup software included
» Decent transfer rates
» Write speeds can be slow during certain settings
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