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Vizo Arius II ARS-250 Dual 2.5-inch SATA Drive Bay

SSDs are for power users, so why just put them in notebooks?

By: | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Aug 10, 2009 6:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Vizo

Vizo Arius II ARS-250 Dual 2.5-inch SATA Drive Bay




We have been doing a lot of RAID 0 testing here in the lab over the last two months and even more promotion of using solid state drives in desktops. By now everyone has heard how great SSDs are and now that prices are starting to enter Earth's stratosphere, it is time to get serious.


One problem with putting a solid state drive in your desktop PC is that no one has made a case with slots that accepts 2.5" form factor drives. Sure, you can do the old stack of drives at the bottom of the case or install the drives with just one screw holding it in place, but these are hardly solutions worthy of a 300-400 Dollar SSD. The server room has already migrated to the 2.5" form factor, but desktop guys will have to take matters in their own hands.


Enter the Vizo Arius II, a dual 2.5" drive bay that installs in a desktop 3.5" slot just like a floppy drive. The Arius has a couple of nice features that we will look at today.


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