Zalman ZM-HE350 U3 and U3e External HDD Enclosure Review

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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.

 

 

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