Vantec NexStar 3 SuperSpeed 3.5-inch USB 3.0 Enclosure
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 05-17-2010
Provided by: Vantec

The hype is finally over regarding USB 3.0 and we are now beginning to see compatible devices trickle into the marketplace. Most new motherboards like the recently reviewed ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe and MSI 890GXM-G65 come with native USB 3.0 support but even those with older boards can take advantage of faster speeds using a USB 3.0 PCI-e card. USB 3.0 flash drives are few and far between at this point, but hard drive enclosures like the Vantec NexStar 3 SuperSpeed 3.5" we have for review today are readily available from multiple manufacturers.

The Vantec SuperSpeed drive arrived in the black retail package seen above. There is a large photo of the enclosure on the front along with white and blue colored text pointing out some of the unit's features. Around back is a complete product description as well as a features and specifications list along with system requirements and package contents. I borrowed the features and specifications from Vantec's website and have reproduced them below for your convenience.

This enclosure supports 3.5" drives which at this point in time, the majority of 3.5" drives are traditional spinning hard drives. That isn't to say, however, that you can't physically install a 2.5" solid state drive in the enclosure, which we will be doing here today.

Continue on as we take a closer look at the NexStar 3 SuperSpeed enclosure.

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