Vantec NexStar 3i Power Management External Hard Disk Enclosure

By on April 24, 2009
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We take a look at an external SATA hard disk enclosure from Vantec that they claim offers energy efficiency, performance and silence. According to Vantec, “the NexStar 3i Power Management Enclosure can reduce energy consumption and cooling costs, reduce noise, and prolong the life of hard drive. Less electricity consumption with three intelligent power management [...]

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We take a look at an external SATA hard disk enclosure from Vantec that they claim offers energy efficiency, performance and silence. According to Vantec, “the NexStar 3i Power Management Enclosure can reduce energy consumption and cooling costs, reduce noise, and prolong the life of hard drive. Less electricity consumption with three intelligent power management modes: Idle, Suspend, and Power Down.”

 

Features

 

•  Power Management: Saves Power and Extends Hard drive Lifetime

•  Power Management Software Included     

•  Built-In Automatic Power Management Processor

•  Three Intelligent Power Management Modes: Idle/Stand By/Power Down

•  Supports 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Up To 1.5TB

•  Transfer Rates Up To 480Mpbs w/ USB 2.0

•  Attractive LED Indicates Power / HDD Activity

•  Aluminum Casing Cools Down Your Hard Drive

•  Hot Swappable: Plug & Play

 

 

Specifications

  • Model: NST-360S2I-WH
  • Device Support: SATA I/II  Hard Drive 
  • Device Size: 3.5”
  • Internal Interface: Serial ATA
  • External Interface: USB 2.0
  • HD Capacity: Up to 1.5TB
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Dimension: 198 x 125 x 33 mm
  • Power Management Mode (Default): Idle (3 Seconds)/Stand By (3 Minutes)/Power Down (5 Minutes)

 

 

The Package

 

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Vantec packed the NexStar 3i enclosure into a simple box with the usual details such as specifications and contents printed on the reverse.

 

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Inside the package we found the 3.5” NexStar 3i Power Management Enclosure (as Vantec likes to call it), Power Management software, a user manual, USB cable, vertical stand, power adapter and installation screws.

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