No, thanks. I've moved it to the for sale section.Is this really the forum you intended to post this in? :scratch:
Which consumer SSD are they most closely equivalent to? An 850 Pro?
I tried the SATA to USB adapter which came with my Samsung 840. It seems to work fine other than the STRs being limited to ~250MB/sec.Some SSDs don't play well as USB external drives. I hope those do.
I tried to see if I could update the firmware but was unclear how. The Samsung Magician software didn't recognize the drive and I didn't see firmware files available for download.I bet they were sold to a storage vendor who had incompatibilities with the provided firmware. Drives with better firmware are cross shipped to the storage vendor and the incompatible drives are sold at a loss rather than trying to work them back into the supply chain. Check to see if a firmware update is available.
Does the enclosure have a coax power jack you could try?The drive enclosure stinks. I'm getting inconsistent speeds between maybe 15 and 125 MB/sec which vary each time I plug it in. I've heard some reviewers say the included cable is lousy but I don't have another USB 3 cable on hand to try. I'm going to the local to the local MicroCenter to see if they have any for a buck or two.
I don't really have any regular 2.5" HDDs to test it with. Technically speaking, the enclosure works in that my computer sees the drive. It's just slow as molasses. The SATA to USB adapter which came with my Samsung 840 seems to work just fine other than the STRs being limited to 250MB/sec. Maybe I'll just make myself some kind of enclosure to put that in seeing that it seems it'll be a crapshoot if I buy another brand of enclosure.Does the enclosure work with normal hard drives, say 2TB? I've had a lot of problems with SSDs on USB.
Amazon has a few USB 3 cables around $5 but I don't know if they would be any better. Bummer the case didn't work out with respect to performance.The drive enclosure stinks. I'm getting inconsistent speeds between maybe 15 and 125 MB/sec which vary each time I plug it in. I've heard some reviewers say the included cable is lousy but I don't have another USB 3 cable on hand to try. I'm going to the local MicroCenter to see if they have any for a buck or two.
No luck. The cable cost more than the enclosure. I guess I'll try to get my money back.
I just tried it with my 500GB 840 Evo on the theory maybe it doesn't work well with Enterprise drives. Same issues. If it works for you but not for me then I may have just gotten a bad unit or a bad cable. It's a pity I don't have a spare USB 3 cable to try it with. My former next door neighbor gave me a bunch of cables and other computer stuff they didn't need when they moved but sadly not a single USB 3 cable in the lot.I have one of those enclosures with an 500GB 850 Evo in it. It performance advertised. Did with an 128 and 256 850 Pro also.
Is this some kind of memory card reader that also has a USB port on it, and plugs into a SATA header? Are you getting expected speeds out of this device otherwise?I had been trying it on a USB3 port in a USB3 card reader connected to one of the USB 3 internal headers on my M/B.