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A-DATA Nobility N002 128GB USB 3.0 + SATA-II Portable HDD (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Apr 9, 2010 at 01:19 am CDT - 1 min, 16 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: A-DATA

The A-DATA Nobility N002 128GB USB 3.0

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Here we get our second look at the front of the A-DATA Nobility N002. On the surface it looks like any other 2.5 inch form factor solid state drive.

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On the bottom of the drive we see that things start to change a little. There is a cover over the SATA II power and data connectors and four rubber feet cover the bottom holes that are normally used for mounting. All of the rubber pieces can be removed and the N002 used as a standard SATA II drive.

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Here we see the standard data and power SATA connectors are where they should be for normal operation in regular SATA.

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This is where things get interesting; on the side we found a USB 3.0 miniport.

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Our undercover investigation found that A-DATA is already using the latest variant of the Indilinx Barefoot called ECO.

The additional hardware to enable USB 3.0 also adds to the cost and here we see it in the upper right hand corner.

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On the back we see the rest of the Intel flash. There are sixteen chips total, eight on each side.

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Here we get a closer look at the USB 3.0 hardware and it is not from NEC. It looks like we have a new player in the USB 3.0 game.

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The A-DATA Nobility N002 comes with a USB 3.0 cable that is around 2 feet long. Here we see the cable next to the drive.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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