Pros: Standard SATA III drive; base allows other SATA drives to plug into it
Cons: Uses Memeo backup software; custom USB3 cable; spare cables do not seem available.
I saw this kit bundled together on Newegg with a PCIE 2.0 USB3 port. This is what I need, I thought.
I had been using a WD MyBook World Ethernet drive. As a drive it was nice, but the Memeo software that ran the backups was a kludge. Worse: it couldn't find the previous backup, so each time a user started the computer, we had to cancel what it was doing and start a new backup. Given that our relationship was with WD, not Memeo, you may imagine that we eventually gave up trying to get help. So I vowed my next NAS would not be WD. Hence, a Seagate this time.
In the interim I had installed internal backups, but that's no good if someone steals your rig (that happened to us once). We needed an external drive. Finally, I saw a 2TB kit I could go for.
Nice looker. And the HD is actually a SATA drive that sits on the adapter, like this:
Would it fit a bare SATA drive? Let's see:
Yup. I does. I could access this drive from my computer. Nice.
My sole complaint about the hardware part of the kit is that the USB3 cable is custom, and I have not yet found a way to buy more.
Overall: Meh. HD itself seems good. But the backup software seems useless.