Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox is a 8 Bay enclosure for 3.5" SATA hard disk drive. It can support 8x hdd of different brand and capacity up to 3TB per drive.
Note: Motherboard's SATA Port Must support Port Multiplier in order for your computer to recognize multiple hard drive if this unit is connected via eSATA. We recommand user to connect this device via USB 3.0 to get maximum performance.
Support all brand of 3.5" SATA I / II / III hard disk drive up to 3TB per drive
Transfer rate up to 5.0Gbps via USB 3.0
Transfer rate up to 3.0Gbps via eSATA
Power Sync: Power off in synchronization with PC
Forced Convection Process
Smart Fan function
Auto & Manual mode
3 level of speed
One button interface selection: Switch USB 3.0 or eSATA interface by pressing one button
- by David_W @Aug 11, 2011
Important Note: When connecting via eSATA interface, customer's computer hardware needs to have Port Multiplier w/ FIS-based switching in order to access multiple HDDs simultaneously.
Windows 2000 / XP / VISTA / Windows 7 (with MBR enabled, supports total capacity up to 2TB)
Windows Vista / 7 32/64 bit (with GPT enabled, supports total capacity more than 2TB
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Had this for a few weeks now working with an Acer EasyStore H340 WHS 2003. The Acer doesn't have port multiplication so I can't use the Esata, and have it plugged into USB2.0 for now. I have a new mediasonic usb3.0 pcie card on the way though. I have moved 2 of my Seagate Barracuda 2tb drives, and two new Hitachi 4tb drives, which were all picked up correctly with no problems.
I purchased this in late December after moving my HTPC setup to a Zotac ZBOX AD10 mini-PC. That mini-PC has eSATA without port-multiplication support but does have 2x USB 3.0 ports meaning this made sense.
I have previously owned the 4-Bay Mediasonic cases (USB 2.0 and eSATA) as well as a pair of Sans Digital 4-Bay eSATA enclosures.
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