Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review

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Modern people are more dependent on technology than ever before and I would guess that I do not know one person who could do anything without technology to support them. I have heard it argued that this fact is a bad thing and that humans may have caused themselves more harm than good because of it. I figure that is just stupid. The reality is we need more tech. We cannot ever possibly have enough. The people who struggle against tech or are even slow adopters are likely the single greatest cause of human suffering. The entirety of the dark ages can be attributed to that kind of thinking.

Vantec NexStar 2.5" SSD Hard Drive Enclosure 

 

Since tech is so prevalent in our lives, and also because most people hardly ever stop “going,” it makes sense that we need our tech to move with us. The old roomful of computers doesn’t help at all when companies are global and their employees are on the move. Even people who do not work for big global companies need to be able to carry at least some data with them. Most people use their phones to store all kinds of things, like pictures, contact information, e-mails, and a lot more; but for people who really have a lot of data that needs to be portable, there is really only one great solution. Portable hard drives and thumb drives are the most common means of transporting data currently, and while thumb drives are more convenient due to size, they are also limited in storage and speed (even though there is a 1 terabyte USB 3.0 out there, it really isn’t cost effective for most people).

Vantec NexStar 2.5" SSD Hard Drive Enclosure

 

The Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5” SSD hard drive enclosure is the perfect middle ground. The NexStar (M/N: NST-266S3) by Vantec allows users to put in whichever size SSD fits their own needs best, and supports USB 3.0 speeds of 6GB/s using the latest UASP protocols for Windows 8. The NexStar is made of aluminum and has a plastic tray which slides out to attach the SSD, and measures 120 x 77 x 15.5mm (LxWxH). There is support for both 7mm and 9.5mm SSD/HDD, but speeds are optimized for SSD. Along with the aluminum shell there is a single, easy to read, blue LED indicator. The NexStar does not require drivers to operate for either Windows OS or OSX.

 

 

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