The 2-bay RAID cage, model S352BU33HR, allows you to create an external RAID array using two 3.5 “SATA hard drives, as well as connection to the computer via USB 3.0.
For optimal performance of SATA III drives, the external RAID cage supports UASP-enabled USB 3.0 host connection, offering 70% faster performance than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-compliant host controller. (For more details, see UASP test results below.)
This RAID box also allows the connection of additional USB 3.0 devices to a computer, through an integrated 2-port USB 3.0 hub, installed on the front of the box, for easy access. This easy-access hub enables fast charging of an iPad, smartphone or other mobile devices, just as fast as if they were plugged directly into an electrical outlet.
To maintain a safe operating temperature for hard drives, the 2-drive cage includes a built-in cooling fan that maximizes air circulation and prevents SATA drives from overheating.
The box includes an integrated hardware RAID controller, offering the necessary options, including JBOD, Spanning, RAID 0, and RAID 1, to best configure the array for the storage application.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the S352BU33HR box supports all major operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7 / Vista / XP / Server 2008 / Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7 / 10.6), Linux and Google Chrome OS ™.
Improved performance with UASP
UASP support on Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or higher) and Linux. In tests, UASP performed with 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed, in contrast to the peak performance of conventional USB 3.0.
At the same full performance capabilities, UASP tests also show an 80% reduction in required processor resources.
Test results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a StarTech.com box with available UASP, as well as a SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD).
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