Data Watch Technologies DataTale RAID family of data management solutions has added the Crystal USB 3.0 3.5-Inch hard drive enclosure with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.
Created with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 application, the new Crystal USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure is backward-compatible with all present USB 2.0 hosts — which is good for Mac users as Apple isn’t yet officially supporting USB 3.0. The new Crystal USB 3.0 enclosure comes with a “hidden” LED that shines downward onto the surface for instant monitoring. Curved rubber feet on its bottom panel stabilize the unit.
The Crystal enclosure provides an ozone-friendly housing environment for any 3.5-inch SATA hard drive. It has a white, heat-resistant casing and a vertical design that allows hot air to naturally flow through the top panel ventilation holes for better heat dissipation.
A hard drive spin up/down feature stops the drive when the host is idle. There’s no power switch; when the host is off, the enclosure is powered off and vice versa.
Once connected via USB cable, the host computer will automatically detect and turn on, or put the hard drive to sleep/standby. To further increase the hard drive’s life, the Crystal USB 3.0 enclosure is engineered to shut down by simply unplugging the USB cable, even if the A/C adapter is still plugged-in. Contact Data Watch Technologies for pricing options.