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Vantec NexStar TX Enclosure and Dual-Bay Dock Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2017 12:46 am
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TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Vantec

The Enclosure

 

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The enclosure shares it fluorescent blue packaging with marketing information tucked away in the bottom right corner.

 

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The back has features listed in several languages along with a specification list to the left.

 

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With the enclosure, we received a power adapter and USB 3.0 cable along with a small screwdriver and drive screws.

 

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The exterior of the TX has a single-piece aluminum shell with the internals comprised of plastic.

 

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The backside houses a rather simple I/O with just power input and USB 3.0 connectivity.

 

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The tray area is large enough to accommodate any 3.5" drive, but it does not have mounting for 2.5" drives.

 

 

The Performance

 

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Flash Bench is where we started, again with the same Seagate SSD. Read and write started off around 390 MB/s but moved up to 400 MB/s from 8M through 512K.

 

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Above, we have the results from CDM. We reached 389 MB/s read and 387 MB/s write giving this solution plenty of throughput for any mechanical drive you wish to install.

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