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[Amazon.ca] ORICO 2 Bay 3.5 inch Hard Drive Enclosure - $31.99 (Sold Out)

Remember to clip the $8 coupon. Everywhere is selling about $100 (e.g Newegg and Amazon.com). I purchased this product few days ago. There are few negative comments, but I decided to try it out. I bought few products from ORICO in the past and I have no problem so far. It turns out it is not that bad. The fan is not really noisy. The product offers two data cables (USB-C to USB-A 3.0, USB-C to USB-C). However, I couldn't get the USB-C to USB-C to work on my phone and I don't have USB-C port from my desktop computer, so I couldn't test the maximum transfer speed. Anyone is planning to buy this, please let me know the result.

The $8 coupon can be repeatedly used in every order, so you can buy more than one. You just need to split into different orders.

There is a youtube video, not exactly for this product, but in the same category with using the USB 3.0 instead of USB-C.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSJlNXK4zpc


Support all 3.5 inch SATA hard drives, and single disk with 10TB Storage, convenient for data backup and exchange.
Adopt to Tool-Free installation, magnetic absorption ensure the convenience of dismounting hard drives.
Designed ventilation holes on the back side, makes a better heat dissipation environment for hard drives.
SuperSpeed Transfer Rate: Up to 10Gbps, 10 times of USB 2.0. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.0. Support USB 3.0 UASP.
Made of aluminum material provides a better performance, plug and play, hot-swapping, no drives or reboot needed; LED indicator.12 MONTHS FREE REPLACEMENT AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT: If there was any problem with the products from ORICO Direct Store, please contact us, you will get a free-replacement within 12 months.

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lcmt wrote: The product offers two data cables (USB-C to USB-A 3.0, USB-C to USB-C). However, I couldn't get the USB-C to USB-C to work on my phone and I don't have USB-C port from my desktop computer, so I couldn't test the maximum transfer speed.
Hold on, paint me stupid, but WHY would you need USB-C on your DESKTOP??? Isn't it USB-C [from enclosure] to USB-A [Desktop side] cable that's included???
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[On the second hand, why would anyone even waste monies on dual _enclosure_ at all? instead of getting something with RAID in place??]
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Where's the $8 coupon?
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max011 wrote: Hold on, paint me stupid, but WHY would you need USB-C on your DESKTOP??? Isn't it USB-C [from enclosure] to USB-A [Desktop side] cable that's included???
Lots of desktops have usb-c ports. My desktop has one, and I built a desktop not too long ago with one. Lots of motherboard manufacturers are including them. It adds another option for connecting devices.
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xxxjke wrote: Thanks OP, picked one
what? Drive enclosure or post count?Winking Face
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I find it more useful to use 2 hard drive docks they work with 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives makes it easy to move data around when you can just plug in the bare drives.
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I think another member already answers the question. If you look at HP desktop, they start to include the USB-C port and I believe USB-C has better performance than USB-A. Besides, I think the Macbook laptop has the USB-C port too.
max011 wrote: Hold on, paint me stupid, but WHY would you need USB-C on your DESKTOP??? Isn't it USB-C [from enclosure] to USB-A [Desktop side] cable that's included???
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x1sst wrote: Where's the $8 coupon?
Update : there is one available again, not sure if you can catch it on time, good luck
Sorry, it is sold out, but single bay (USB 3.0 instead of USB-C) is still available with price $24.99 (After $5 coupon)
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01MSTCSJT/ref ... UTF8&psc=1

max011 wrote: [On the second hand, why would anyone even waste monies on dual _enclosure_ at all? instead of getting something with RAID in place??]
Of course, if RAID offers this price, then I will choose RAID. I have few internal HD need to use, that's why more bays are better. The other reason is that the dual bay is cheaper than single bay. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01N1MJVJB/
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x1sst wrote: Where's the $8 coupon?
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lcmt wrote: I think another member already answers the question. If you look at HP desktop, they start to include the USB-C port and I believe USB-C has better performance than USB-A. Besides, I think the Macbook laptop has the USB-C port too.
No, they didn't. My question was to you:
lcmt wrote: The product offers two data cables (USB-C to USB-A 3.0, USB-C to USB-C). However, I couldn't get the USB-C to USB-C to work on my phone and I don't have USB-C port from my desktop computer, so I couldn't test the maximum transfer speed. Anyone is planning to buy this, please let me know the result.
IF they included USB-C to USB-A cable, how come you couldn't use it??

You should have USB-C on enclosure and USB-A on computer, right?

What did I get wrong?
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As I mentioned, the product offers two data cables (1) USB-C to USB-A (2) USB-C to USB-C. The first data cable works without any problem on my desktop. For the second data cable, the only device I have USB-C port is my smartphone. Unfortunately, the enclosure probably does not support either the Android system or OTG, so I cannot test the second data cable and its related feature. I try to use my own USB-C to USB-C cable, but still no luck. The enclosure probably only supports the USB-C to USB-C data transfer on the desktop and laptop (with Windows and/or MAC OS). Unfortunately, I currently don't have any devices with this setting.

By the way, this enclosure is made of aluminum, so it should be more robust and better heat transfer. The product is free-replacement within 12 months if you have any problem and ORICO offers similar support as Anker and Aukey.
max011 wrote: No, they didn't. My question was to you:


IF they included USB-C to USB-A cable, how come you couldn't use it??

You should have USB-C on enclosure and USB-A on computer, right?

What did I get wrong?

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