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DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Connecting an external hard drive to your computer is a quick and simple way to expand storage capacity.
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Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: DataTec May 07 2007   Max Page  
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Closer Examination of Features

The face of the DataTec DS350 is plane and simple, but the bright blue LED at center is kind of annoying after a while. During our tests we chose to leave this unconnected.

At the rear of the DataTec DS350 are the power jack, eSATA socket and power switch. There is no cooling fan as you can obviously see, and in our tests with the unit the aluminum case did get a little warm. We're not going to benchmark a SATA hard drive in the DataTec DS350 because serial ATA devices like this do not have any significant impact on data transfer speeds.

Final Thoughts on the DataTec DS350

Anyone who has ever had to move a large amount of data around a few different computer systems can definitely appreciate the usefulness of removable hard drive racks. If your computer can't handle another hard drive, or upgrading an existing drive is too much of a bother, an external hard drive is a great solution to the problem.

The DataTec DS350 is a dead simple eSATA enclosure that offers a basic way to connect an extra SATA drive to your computer in a matter of minutes. You install the hard drive of your choice, and that's about it. Connecting the external hard drive up to a desktop computer is as easy as plugging in the DataTec DS350's power cord and connecting the eSATA cable.

As with any external hard drive, theft becomes an issue. There is no accommodating Kensignton locks, or really any other means of keeping the entire enclosure from walking off. If you use a computer in a high traffic area where this could be a concern, this type of storage solution is not for you.

With a retail price of $40 USD ($50CDN / £20GBP), the DataTec DS350 is a simple device which allows anyone to add a substantial amount of external storage to their desktop PC with ease. Data transfer speeds on the eSATA cable are just as fast as internal SATA drives, and that's about all that really needs to be said.

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Contents of Article: DataTec DS350
 Pg 1.  DataTec DS350 eSATA External Hard Drive Enclosure Review
 Pg 2.  Installation Steps Are Straightforward
 Pg 3.  — Closer Examination of Features

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