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TRENDnet Reveals 2.5" and 3.5" USB 3.0 HDD Enclosures

TRENDnet Reveals 2.5" and 3.5" USB 3.0 HDD Enclosures

If you have a bunch of old hard drives laying around, collecting dust, there's a good use for them that you may have not considered. TRENDnet has just introduced a new batch of 5Gbps USB 3.0 hard drive enclosures, which means that your old hard drives have now been given a new lease on life as lightning fast external drives. Both 3.5" and 2.5" enclosures are available. You get it home, pop a hard drive into it, and enjoy USB 3.0 speeds without having to buy an entire drive-filled solution from Western Digital or Seagate.


Of course, both of these units are backwards compatible with USB 2.0, and the aluminum enclosures not only look pretty decent, but act to help keep 'em cool. The 2.5" version is available for $59.99, while the 3.5" enclosure will ship soon for $79.99.

TORRANCE, Calif. -November 2, 2010-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of the 3.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S35, and 2.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S25. Save time by storing and transferring content at blazing fast 5Gbps USB 3.0 speeds-10 times faster than USB 2.0 enclosures.

TRENDnet's 3.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S35, supports one 3.5" SATA I or II hard disk drive with storage capacities in excess of one Terabyte (hard drive sold separately). Install a SATA I or II hard drive and connect the enclosure to a 5Gbps USB 3.0 port on your computer. The included USB 3.0 Type A connector is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. Large cooling vents and the aluminum housing cool the enclosed hard drive, and an included mounting stand saves desk space.

TRENDnet's 2.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S25, supports one 2.5" SATA I or II hard disk drive with storage capacities in excess of one Terabyte (hard drive sold separately). Install a SATA I or II hard drive and connect the enclosure to a 5Gbps USB 3.0 port on your computer. The aluminum housing cools the enclosed hard drive, and there is a convenient power button on the front of the enclosure.

Currently, most computers come with only USB 2.0 ports. Users can add 5Gbps USB 3.0 ports to their computer with TRENDnet's 2-Port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter, model TU3-H2EC, or 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter, model TU3-H2PIE.

"USB 3.0 offers a huge increase in performance over existing USB 2.0 technology," stated Zak Wood, Director of Global Marketing for TRENDnet. "When testing computers with USB 3.0 ports, we recorded an average 200% increase in performance as compared to a USB 2.0 connection. This results in significant time savings when transferring large files."

TRENDnet's 3.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S35, will be available from online and retail partners shortly.

The MSRP for the TU3-S35 is U.S. $79.99

TRENDnet's 2.5" USB 3.0 External Enclosure, model TU3-S25, will be available from online and retail partners shortly.

The MSRP for the TU3-S25 is U.S. $59.99

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TRENDnetis an award winning global brand, dedicated to providing a completeline of high quality yet affordable networking solutions for small tomid-sized business and home users alike. Founded in 1990, TRENDnetis headquartered in Torrance, California, and maintains branch officesin Europe, Central America, South America and Asia. TRENDnet productsare sold in over 125 countries. The TRENDnet brand is consistentlyrecognized for high quality, exceptional performance and unparalleledsupport. For more information visit www.trendnet.com or call +1 (310) 961-5500.

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You can get an ESATA enclosure for less.

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