Originally Posted by PVPK
I know it's hard to come by, that's why I'm trying to see if there's any one here who has encountered one that perform well so he/she can link me to the product page, instead me trying to buy all the enclosures and test them out one by one myself, I know the enclosure is not a popular item, so people don't care as much for it's performance, cuz their ssds are attached to their sata ports on their desktop or laptop, but I'm sure there's still people out there interested to find out the answer, especially the people who bought the enclosures that gave them poor performance and their computer nor their SSD is the bottleneck cause.
The info would be very helpful to me and others who are looking for good performance enclosures.
The problem here is you're looking for folks with a very specific set of circumstances.
- UAS support in the USB driver stack.
- Device hardware supporting UAS.
- Device firmware supporting UAS.
- UAS-compatible system controller.
If you're still using Windows 7, that means you need an Asus motherboard (Z77-, X79-, Z68-, 990FX/990X/970-, and A75-based platforms with ASMedia's ASM1042 USB 3.0 controller) or add-on card with ASM1042 controller.
Right now, the only USB 3.0 device controller we know for sure that supports UAS is the ASMedia ASM1051. Next comes firmware support. Right now, the only device we know of with confirmed firmware support for UAS is the Thermaltake BlacX 5G.
Frankly, the jump from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 is big enough even on a bottlenecked system that I wouldn't bother waiting for reviews on high performance enclosures. Going from sub-40MB/s to 200MB/s is definitely nothing to sneeze at. You can buy USB 3.0 enclosures and adapters for $10-30. Just buy a cheap one and then buy a better enclosure when UAS support becomes more prevalent.
That said, I do believe the Silverstone RVS02 2.5" enclosure uses an ASM1051E controller. No idea if it'll work in UAS mode as I don't have a motherboard I can try it on.