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Hi,

I have been searching for cool looking enclosure with some fans and LEDs, and i found this new cool one from Thermaltake

ST0020U.jpg

Found it at Amazon for $44.80 (without shipping costs)
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Cooling-Enclosure-5-0Gbps-ST0020U/dp/B004G8QETI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1295756025&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Thermaltake Max 5G Active Cooling Hard Drive Enclosure with Two 80mm Blue LED Fans USB 3.0 5.0Gbps ST0020U: Electronics[/ame]

I really like the design! but i wonder if it support Western Digital 3TB WD30EZRSDTL?
because i see in Thermaltake web page "Supports for all 3.5” SATA I, II, and 6G Hard Drives up to 2TB."

I read in other forum some guy said "Yep, the marketing guys write ads like "supports up to 2TB" because they thought it was cool to mention the maximum capacity available at the time, they keep forgetting that such mentions are obsolete within 6 months, sometimes even before the box is on sale. It works for all SATA disks, not for specific capacities."

Is that true? im confused right now..help me please!
if Thermaltake Max 5G USB 3.0 supports this 3TB drive then im going to buy it right now.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by H.GamersZone - 1/22/11 at 8:29pm
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I'm positive it will support it. External enclosures just connect a HDD to the computer, without any processing involved, so rest assured.
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Thanks man, still waiting for more answers, i don't want to order this one and wait for about 10 days for delivery because it maybe wont work.
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God..still no other answers?
well, anyway i can wait much longer! im going to buy them right now and just hope it will work.
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I see no reason why not.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H.GamersZone;12129213 
God..still no other answers?
well, anyway i can wait much longer! im going to buy them right now and just hope it will work.
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Did it work?
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eugenester;12107131 
I'm positive it will support it. External enclosures just connect a HDD to the computer, without any processing involved, so rest assured.
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle;12129257 
I see no reason why not.

Agreed, it should work, and wish I had, an open credit line to order 10 of these... with 10x 3tb drives... And 2x usb3.0 hubs... epic..... biggrin.gif (screw server build, rats nest ftw!)

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Sorry to drag a (slightly) old thread up, but did this work? I have a 3TB HDD and trying to find an enclosure has turned out to be a bit of a pig
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post #9 of 11
Theoretically, it should work, but the highest rated Newegg review said it doesn't. :/

"2TB drive limit. Puzzling as to why a "state of the art" (USB3) enclosure would not support CURRENT maximum sized drives (3TB)."
post #10 of 11
Well,

I can guarantee that the enclosure does NOT work with WD 3TB Black drive.

Jeez....SURELY there must be a firmware update for this thing!


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