Kool Tools: miniSwap/US USB 3.0 enclosure
FirmTek's miniSwap/U3 offers beefy performance-- up to 440MB/second -- for new computers with USB 3.0 and legacy computers with USB 2.0 ports. An industry first and designed for 2.5-inch solid state (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD), the enclosure provides trayless, hot-swap, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external enclosure support for Mac and PC systems.
Easy access drive connections make the miniSwap/U3 a solid tool for pros who need the best in performance. The miniSwap/U3 offers more than double the speed of traditional USB 3.0 enclosures. Customers can utilize different drives for different purposes, providing virtually unlimited data capacity. Installing bare drives with no tools required is as simple as opening the bay door and sliding the drive in.
The small miniSwap/U3 can be integrated as a portable on-the-go 2.5-inch enclosure, or as a space-saving high performance, 2.5-inch desktop drive mounting station. Multiple miniSwap/U3 enclosures can be connected to provide advanced RAID performance, expanded capacity, and simple or complex storage configurations. The miniSwap/U3 trayless design supports standard 2.5-inch Serial ATA SSD or HDD 9.5mm height devices along with 7mm, 12.5mm and even larger disks up to 14.9mm.
Trying to open the latest iMac or Mac mini to upgrade to an SSD boot drive is time consuming, expensive and may void the Apple warranty. So why not connect the miniSwap/U3 to enjoy boot speed of SSD?
The FirmTek miniSwap/U3 is now available from FirmTek authorized resellers (Part# MS-U3). Specially priced build-to-order miniSwap/U3 bundles with custom pre-installed SATA hard disks or SSD configurations are also available. For more information about the miniSwap/U3 please visit FirmTek's website (www.firmtek.com/seritek/miniswap-u3/).