Ultra Stackables

3.5" SATA Enclosure - Testing

HD Tach
HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. It is used to measure the Burst Speed, Average Read Speed, and Random Access Time of the hard drive. In this case, it has been used on the same hard drive both internally and in the external enclosure.


As you can see, the inclusion of the eSATA interface for the external enclosure was surely a good idea, and it offered almost equivalent average read speed as if it were internal. The burst speed did not reach  the same level as the drive reached internally, but that's respectable from an external drive. Let's move on to our next test.

Sisoft Sandra is a synthetic benchmark utility capable of reporting and benchmarking a wide range of system components. For our Seagate SATA II hard drive we ran the read speed utility both internally and in the external enclosure, three times each to ensure accurate results.

Once again we see the external eSATA connection being just a bit slower than an internal hook-up, and the access time shows the same. We can conclude that all though the external enclosure with use of eSATA is not quite on par with the internal drive, there is a negligible difference in most cases.
General Usage
The enclosure fairs well with general performance. I must note that after using the enclosure for an extended period of time, I noticed some stuttering here and there, and every so often the drive would show up 'Not Responding' for no more than 30 seconds, then would come back online for normal usage. I wouldn't consider this a huge problem, and it could possibly be isolated, but it's good to note. Other than that, I found the drive to be a great addition to my set up, and great for taking files on the road.
«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next»

Most Recent Comments

15-01-2008, 17:44:40

We take a look at the Ultra Stackables, a few accessories with portable storage in mind.

Ultra Stackables ReviewQuote

16-01-2008, 06:58:45

Mr. Smith
Woo! Loads of replies!

I think these products are a waste of money!Quote

16-01-2008, 07:09:23

Looks nice but surely those with existing external hdds etc. already have what these try to innovate?

If i had the money and i needed them i may think about it - but its merely stackable accessoriesQuote

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.