Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosure Review

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 WindForce 2x Overclocking Edition

Article Index

How many times have you heard it…..”did you back up your data?” Seems like a simple thing and obviously a very important thing. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have tried to salvage data from a bad HDD, an OS that has gone totally awry or from a machine that has a virus. Of course, the problem with trying to restore data from a machine with a virus always carries with it the risk of infecting the new machine. No matter the cause, losing all of your data can be a pretty traumatic experience. All of your work, photos and videos that can never be replaced, music you may never find again….I even had a friend come to me with a drive problem who had never made a backup of the novel he was working on and almost completed. All of that work gone in a file that could have easily fit on something as easy as a flash drive.

 

There are really no excuses not to backup your necessary data any longer. Windows, Mac OS and most Linux distros come with very capable, integrated, backup software. As far as media, drives prices have plummeted. You can pick up 1TB drives from top manufacturers at the $60 mark right now, and they will likely only get cheaper. Many people have drives already sitting around doing nothing, a 320Gb that they outgrew and replaced with a larger drive, or even a drive from an older desktop they are no longer using. Why not put these drives to good use? An external HDD enclosure would allow you to use these for needed backups and take a few hundred of your favorites songs and some movies along with you on the go.

 

The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosures are all about flexibility. The Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 offers a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed connection, with complete backwards compatibility to USB 2.0 and 1.1, while the U3e adds eSATA connectivity to the mix. Whether you need blazing USB 3.0 and eSATA transfers, or connectivity to an older machine, the ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e have you covered. Made exclusively for 3.5” HDD, the ZM-HE350 is compatible with both SATA 1.5Gbs and SATA II 3.0Gbs drives. Both versions of the ZM-HE350 have aluminum bodies for increased heat dissipation, with a unique curved styling and blue LED indicator lights to add some style. Two rubberized rails provide vibration damping for noise free operation. Both ZM-HE350 models are completely plug and play, with no software necessary for Windows 98 and up, Mac OS and Linux. Quick and easy installation, requiring only the provided screwdriver, means the ZM-HE350 is up and running in no time.

 

 

Reviews

  • MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review +

    The hardest part of reviewing computer hardware is not the testing, it’s not even the deadlines. Over the years, it Read More
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 950 FTW Edition Video Card Review +

    I can remember the days gone by when I was budget gamer. Not so much for the reason of cash Read More
  • EVGA Z170 FTW Motherboard Review +

    EVGA Z170 FTW Motherboard It all depends if you choose to be clean shaved or you like the gruffness of the 5 o’clock shadow. Read More
  • GIgabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review +

    GIgabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Everyone’s looking for change or are they? Obama promised change and that change seems to have set us back 50 Read More
  • Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Block Review +

    Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Block Thermaltake doesn’t come to the minds of many people when they think of custom loop components. CLCs, sure, Tt has Read More
  • EK Waterblocks Supremacy EVO CPU Block Review +

    EK Waterblocks Supremacy EVO CPU Block Micrometers exist for the sole purpose of measuring very small distances, hence the “micro” being used as a prefix. Many Read More
  • Intel Core i7 6700K "Skylake" Processor Review +

    Intel Core i7 6700K Back to school, yea. Increased traffic during the morning commute, teachers putting on their makeup while crossing all four lanes Read More
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X Review +

    Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X It’s pretty easy to take an existing piece of hardware that has proven itself over the years and slap it Read More
  • Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Review +

    Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler Darwinism has also been referred to as “adapt or perish”. It exists not only within nature, but within consumer products. Read More
  • be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Low Profile CPU Cooler Review +

    be quiet! Shadow Rock LP Low Profile CPU Cooler So the Apple watch has finally hit the streets, along with the Motorola, Samsung and LG. While they are not Read More
  • 1