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MiniPro 2.5 FireWire 800 USB 3.0 External Aluminum Hard Drive HDD - Solid State SSD Enclosure Silver (up to... by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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MiniPro 2.5" FireWire 800, USB 3.0 External Aluminum Hard Drive HDD / Solid State SSD Enclosure, Silver (up to...
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 104 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Case5.0   above average
Speed4.6   average
Port3.2   average


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Case

Case:
"Elegant case that seems well built and of high quality."
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"great case, good design"
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"Solid construction, easy installation, and flexible with firewire or USB, this external HD case is great."
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"Great case!"
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"Both units have been reliable and it's good to have connectivity options just in case."
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Port

Port:
"Also, I know USB 3 slows down over USB 2 ports."
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"Internal drive (WD Caviar) failed on 2010 iMac, and for a while I had this hooked to the firewire port on the back."
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"Unfortunately after one use of the USB, the port snapped off and fell into the enclosure!"
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"I just ordered 2 of these but unfortunately one of them has a firewire port that is not completely working."
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"Much faster than USB 2 and just great for your Mac if you don't have USB3 or Thunderbolt ports."
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"At least I am not using up USB ports and as I only have 2.0 it would have been super slow as well."
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"Multiple types of ports make them easy to use depending on your needs and setup."
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"It's small, classy, very well made, and fast due to the FireWire 800 port."
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"I recommend that you save money and a Thunderbolt port and leverage the USB 3 ports on your Mac for external drives."
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Speed

Speed:
"I was very disappointed in the speed via USB3 though."
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"When I first tested this enclosure with a 1TB WD Scorpio Blue drive, I was disappointed that I was only getting around 52MB s read and write speeds over USB 3.0."
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"Works perfectly - reliable, fast and easy to set up."
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"At least I am not using up USB ports and as I only have 2.0 it would have been super slow as well."
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"Though firewire (no usb3 on my macbook pro) to the enclosure (crucial 500G SSD), copying a 1GB file takes only 10 secs liked 100MBps, its much faster than the documented speed as 53MBps."
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"It's small, classy, very well made, and fast due to the FireWire 800 port."
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"This enclosure is a bit more expensive than USB 3 only enclosures, but if you are looking for the best overall performance then this is a really good choice."
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