StarTech's New ThunderBolt Enclosure Can Carry 2 Drives

StarTech.com has announced a new Thunderbolt-based drive enclosure, and this one can hold two hard drives.

The unit, known as the un-pronounceable S252SMTB3, will allow users to install up to two hard drives or SSDs, each with a capacity of up to 2 TB. The unit is based on the Thunderbolt 1.0 specification, meaning that it has a maximum transfer rate of up to 10 Gb/s.

"Our Thunderbolt Enclosure offers the best possible user experience, with lightning-fast transfer speeds, a sleek design and dependable performance," said Juliet Wei, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com's External Drive Enclosure product line. "This enclosure can help create the ideal solution for any high-capacity, external storage application, and includes a 1-meter Thunderbolt cable which provides hassle-free setup right out of the box, without the expense of a necessary cable."

StarTech.com has given the unit an MSRP price of $327, and it will be available through mainstream retailers and e-tailers soon.

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  • user 18
    Hope it comes with drives for that price....
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    Thunderbolt is USELESS for hard drives since they can't exceed 125 MB/s at best. USB 3.0 is good enough for these. And actually, even for most [affordable] SSDs.Thunderbolt started off as a beacon of hope to FINALLY have external graphics cards. It was bastardized to yet another interface to connect external drives (for which it's unsuitable because it's too expensive and rare) and screens (I DO believe that HDMI and DisplayPort are quite enough for that!). It's very sad to see that people are BSd into buying that useless stuff.
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  • bigpinkdragon286
    Thunderbolt started as a nice idea, but at this point it's shaping up to be a solution in search of a problem since Intel seems to have restricted direct Thunderbolt to PCI Express adapters, making external graphics cards unfortunately very do-it-yourself.
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