Product: Sunbeamtech USB3.0 Airbox External Enclosure
Company: Sunbeamtech
Authour: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: April 21st, 2010
SunBeamTech USB3.0 AirBox External Enclosure Review

Recently AMD launched their new 8-series chipset which featured USB 3.0 connectivity, thanks to an on-board bridge chip. Now, courtesy of Sunbeamtech, we can test it out and see where it makes a difference when used with a traditional rotational drive, and a solid state drive.

SunBeamTech USB 3.0 AirBox
SunBeamTech USB 3.0 AirBox

Product Highlights

  • MSRP $55.99USD

  • USB 3.0

  • up to 5Gbps

  • 3.5" SATA external enclosure

  • 80mm 1600RPM Active Fan

  • Switchable Blue LED illumination

  • Aluminum Chassis with access indicator

  • Fan Indicator Light

In this USB 3.0 investigation, we'll compare benchmark results of a Seagate 7200.12 1TB drive and an Intel X25-E 32GB solid state drive against other common external connectors - USB 2.0, and eSATA, in both 2.0 and 3.0 speeds.  Is USB 3.0 really worth considering?  Read on to find out! 

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