The Bottom Line
Storage enclosures, while being rather simple devices, serve a large purpose for many users and with so many different solutions on the market, you certainly need a bit of help finding the solution fit for your needs. EasyAcc may not be too familiar of a brand for many of you, but they aren't a "fly by night" company, in fact, they have been around since 2008.
The EasyAcc USB 3.0 enclosure is a 2.5" solution catering to those wanting to use an existing drive for external storage. This solution is compatible with both the 9.5mm and 7mm sized form factors and offers an easy plug and play connection to your data. While appearing to be a simple enclosure, the EasyAcc incorporates several features to ensure data integrity including shock protection, overcurrent and overvoltage protection.
Operating system compatibility includes Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.2+ and Linux kernel 3+. MSRP of the EasyAcc USB 3.0 Enclosure is listed at $29.99 with a one-year warranty.
Scope of delivery includes the enclosure, USB cable, and reading materials.
The front edge of this solution houses the USB connection and the activity LED, as seen above.
Internally, one side of the enclosure carries shock proof foam padding, while the other allows direct contact with the aluminium exterior for additional cooling.
For testing the EasyAcc enclosure, I loaded the Intel 730 SSD into the enclosure.
Performance testing starts off with Windows 8.1 where we found the enclosure capable of 429 MB/s read and 364 MB/s write.
Switching over to OS X 10.10, performance slowed a bit. As you can see above, results came in at 389 MB/s read and 272 MB/s write.
The EasyAcc enclosure, even being such a simple device, is one of the better solutions I have seen come through testing. The build quality is fairly good, with plastic being the main material used. The aluminium cover offers both added aesthetic appeal, along with a direct contact surface for dissipating heat. In addition, the foam lined bottom tray does snug up to the installed drive so it's not moving freely inside the chassis.
Performance of this solution was rather good as well. In our testing, it came out on top in both Windows and OS X, providing 429 MB/s read with our Intel 730 SSD. Performance did suffer within OS X, but as we touched on above, it did reach 389 MB/s read. Write performance for both operating systems tested showed similar results where Windows was able to outperform OS X by 90 MB/s.
With so many of these solutions on the market, the EasyAcc is one of the best values for your hard earned dollars, with an MSRP of just $29.99.
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The Bottom Line: The EasyAcc USB 3.0 storage enclosure carries a solid amount of features, along with excellent USB 3.0 performance, all at a great price.
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