Usb 3.0 enclosure

I have a 1 tb drive that i want to put into a usb 3.0 enclosure to use for backups. I don't need anything fancy. When I look on newegg, there are alot, but as I go through one after another has lousy reviews. It is hard to tell, since people are more likely to complain than they are to post a good review if they like the product.

I don't want to spend enough money. Just something good enough for backups and to use for a recovery if anything goes wrong. I use Acronis 2011 for my backups.
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  1. If it is a desktop you can mount your drive internally and use it as backup only drive.
  2. i know. i want an external drive.
  3. I've had good luck with Vantec. I have these below. I know they are USB2.0/eSATA, but I don't have USB3.0 and I use the eSATA ports. Anyhow, have a look at Vantec.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817392030

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145167
  4. Here is the general rule - External enclosure must be metal, where is steel or aluminum. It just for the heat withdraw from the HDD, so you can have a reliable storage.

    USB2.0 is too slow... If you can look at this enclosure.
    http://www.datoptic.com/esata-usb3-usb2-fw400-fw800-sata-enclosure.html

    It is not cheap but I'm very happy with it.
  5. I'm doing the same search. This one looks pretty nice (it's a bit cheaper on Amazon) ... but there are no reviews, good or bad:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817198052
  6. For $15.00 more, the eSU3F8 is more cost, versatile effective...

    Dual interface: USB3.0/eSATA versus Penta: USB2.0/USB3.0/FireWire400/800 and eSATA

    Non Scratch SATA connector is the key for eSU3F8
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