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Windows 7: Removable SSD drive...

01 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
Removable SSD drive...

The OCZ Vertex 3 SSD is a leftover from an upgrade and I was curious to test this StarTech internal/external enclosure: - Removable 2.5" SATA Hard Drive Enclosure and Backup System for 3.5/5.25" Bay

The enclosure reminds me of the removable hard drive, with the exception of once this drive ejected, it can also connect via USB 3.0 and/or 2.0 to any PC. The enclosure supports SATA revision I/II/III, perfect for the Vertex 3.

Let's start with the enclosure performance, when the drive is plugged in to the bay that is connected to the host via SATA III:

Removable SSD drive...-startech-enclosure-ocz-vertex3.jpg

That's about 5-10% less that the Vertex III can do, when connected directly to the host. Not too bad and could be a good backup media...

The USB 3.0 performance on the other hand was sort of disappointing:

Removable SSD drive...-usb-3.0-ocz-vertex-3.jpg

While it is certainly faster than an HDD in an external enclosure, but not by much. It seems that the USB interface still have ways to go to catch up with the SSD.

It's an interesting solution from StarTech and probably not their fault that the USB interface is slow...

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02 Mar 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Now that looks slick as snot on a broom handle. If I had another 5.25" or a 3.5" bay in my case, I would be all over this like fleas on a stray dog. For any one interested, you can also get just the enclosure without the dock here. That way, you can have multiple enclosed HDDs for one dock.

Edit: Now I'm going to be up all night trying to figure out how to put that in my present case.
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02 Mar 2014   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

I will never look at brooms in the same way ... ever !
Come to think of it, all our brooms have lumpy handles ... it wasn't me !
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