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Tsunami ULTIMATE II 3500 3.5" External 2xHDD JBOD Enclosure £28.14 Delivered @ ebuyer
Tsunami ULTIMATE II 3500 3.5" External 2xHDD JBOD Enclosure £28.14 Delivered @ ebuyer

Tsunami ULTIMATE II 3500 3.5" External 2xHDD JBOD Enclosure £28.14 Delivered @ ebuyer

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Just ordered one of these to stick a couple of cheap 2TB drives in, and it seems to review quite well.

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Product Description

Turn any two 3.5" SATA hard drive into one large external storage device upto 4TB. A one-touch backup USB2.0 anti shock design and is plug & play ready aluminum housing with stylish LED & 3 stylish changeable color bezels.
2-bays 3.5 HDD enclosure
Interface: SATA I, II to USB 2.0 (480mb/s)
Support 2 X 3.5 SATA I, II Hard drives
Support JBOD (2 Separated Disk) or BIG (1 Bunched Disk) mode
External JBOD/BIG jumper switch
40 x 40 x 10mm Cooling Fan with great cooling efficiency
Panel with air vent for better colling effect
OTB (one touch backup) function and software bundled
Anti-skid rubber foot stand
Dual color LED display (Power and HDD access)
Comes with 3 stylish changeable color bezels
Anti-shock design
Hot swappable and truly Plug-n-Play
Insulating designed PCB
Soft-start for slow turn-on feature prevents high inrush currents
Backward compatible with USB 1.1
One year manufacturer's limited warranty.
Free unlimited online support

Specifications:
OS support: Windows Vista/XP/2000/Me/Windows98/SE, MAC OS (Drivers bundled)
Power supply: AC100~240V,50~60Hz;DC5V/3A+DC12V/3A
Case material: Aluminum (great heat dissipation)
Size: L212 x W116.3 x H64(mm)
Weight: 1.3 KG (GW)

30 Comments

Original Poster

This is the cheapest I can post properly.

It is cheaper from Scan before delivery, and can be had from CCL Computers cheaper delivered but they are banned on here.

Looks like a great price for a good brand dual slot enclosure, voted hot

Banned

Why are Scan banned?

Villa;8407015

Why are Scan banned?



CCL not Scan from how it reads to me.:thumbsup:

Great deal!

Buy two enclosures and four decent 2TB drives all for under £470. Use one 4TB drive as your main storage and the other 4TB drive to back it up. I am so tempted by this. If I hadn't bought 4 x 1.5TB external drives last December I would definitely go for this.

Burning hot! :thumbsup:

Good price OP for a 3.5" case inc PSU

I noticed a single drive eSATA and USB connector baed 2.5" model. For the avoidance of doubt this model like the one in the post supports eSATA and USB but only supports one drive but is £21 add plus P&P


ebuyer.com/pro…065

Specs here for this single drive model morecomputers.com/ext…+uk

How does it compare to this model amazon.co.uk/TSU…64U that claims to do both 2.5" and 3.5" and has a lan port and lan cable included?!

Will this enclosure work fine streaming 1080p MKV's from 2 x 2tb 5400rpm harddrives using USB2.0 will the speeds be affected running the 2 drives as 1 do you reckon?

frownbreaker;8407459

Good price OP for a 3.5" case inc PSUI noticed a single drive eSATA and … Good price OP for a 3.5" case inc PSUI noticed a single drive eSATA and USB connector baed 2.5" model. For the avoidance of doubt this model like the one in the post supports eSATA and USB but only supports one drive but is £21 add plus P&Phttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/182065Specs here for this single drive model http://www.morecomputers.com/extra.asp?pn=mx-25+ukHow does it compare to this model http://www.amazon.co.uk/TSUNAMI-ULTIMATE-II-JBOD-Aluminium/dp/B001BS564U that claims to do both 2.5" and 3.5" and has a lan port and lan cable included?!



The amazon one is the one in this post, the images are wrong. Scroll down to the manufacturer's description.

edit: and for that reason, cold, because it's a fiver cheaper from Amazon.

[QUOTE=WG47;8407858]The amazon one is the one in this post, the images are wrong. Scroll down to the manufacturer's description.

edit: and for that reason, cold, because it's a fiver cheaper from Amazon.[/QUOTE
Cheers

does anyone have one of these? does it actually have eSATA to connect to the pc, or is it USB only? it's really cheap if it's got eSATA. i wanted something like this a while back, but now i've got spare caddys as i've upgraded my systems and can fit everything internally. having something like this with 4TB for about £200 is pretty good though

Original Poster

uni;8407978

does anyone have one of these? does it actually have eSATA to connect to … does anyone have one of these? does it actually have eSATA to connect to the pc, or is it USB only? it's really cheap if it's got eSATA. i wanted something like this a while back, but now i've got spare caddys as i've upgraded my systems and can fit everything internally. having something like this with 4TB for about £200 is pretty good though



Its only USB.

I didnt see the Amazon one which would be cheaper (and yes does appear to be the same thing with an incorrect picture), although if you are grabbing a HDD at the same time this is now reduced to £23.35 on Ebuyer so if you dont have to pay for delivery is cheaper again lol

Edit - Ebuyer have just had to cancel the HDD I also ordered with this as it was an error (the Samsung 2TB one), but it means I still get free delivery on this

The enclosure at Amazon looks an even better deal as it has LAN too but, this is not such good news - 'Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.'

Original Poster

JunkMail;8410213

The enclosure at Amazon looks an even better deal as it has LAN too but, … The enclosure at Amazon looks an even better deal as it has LAN too but, this is not such good news - 'Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months.'



The enclosure on Amazon that is around this price is the same as this (wrong picture), the one with LAN is twice the price:-

amazon.co.uk/TSU…e_1

Pepp77;8410256

The enclosure on Amazon that is around this price is the same as this … The enclosure on Amazon that is around this price is the same as this (wrong picture), the one with LAN is twice the price:-http://www.amazon.co.uk/TSUNAMI-DATA-3500NAS-Connecting-Printers-External/dp/B00154JBAA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_ce_1



This is quite confusing. I know that genuine mistakes can be made but the trade description act might apply here.

Original Poster

JunkMail;8410584

This is quite confusing. I know that genuine mistakes can be made but the … This is quite confusing. I know that genuine mistakes can be made but the trade description act might apply here.



I doubt the trade descriptions act would apply as the info is all correct for the product name on the item, the only thing wrong is the picture, which when you have 1000's of products would be easy to get slightly wrong.

Pepp77;8410641

I doubt the trade descriptions act would apply as the info is all correct … I doubt the trade descriptions act would apply as the info is all correct for the product name on the item, the only thing wrong is the picture, which when you have 1000's of products would be easy to get slightly wrong.



Yes, I understand what you say. I shall try to tell them about the mistake. Then if they fail to correct the error the trade descriptions act would apply.

Original Poster

JunkMail;8410722

Yes, I understand what you say. I shall try to tell them about the … Yes, I understand what you say. I shall try to tell them about the mistake. Then if they fail to correct the error the trade descriptions act would apply.



I have used their comment on picture option to let them know the pictures are wrong.

Pepp77;8413259

I have used their comment on picture option to let them know the pictures … I have used their comment on picture option to let them know the pictures are wrong.


That's exactly what I did. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Amazon have now replied saying thanks and the image should be corrected within 1 business day.

Although it looks like they may have only removed the main pic at the moment.

Anybody know where I can go to get support for this item? I've tried fitting 2 x 2TB WD Caviar Green drives into this but the total size only shows as 1.8TB. The drives work fine individually so it seems to be an incompatibility with the controller.

RealaT;8447414

Anybody know where I can go to get support for this item? I've tried … Anybody know where I can go to get support for this item? I've tried fitting 2 x 2TB WD Caviar Green drives into this but the total size only shows as 1.8TB. The drives work fine individually so it seems to be an incompatibility with the controller.


I'm sorry to hear that. Try the support section here - Try the support section here - tsunami.co.th/tsu…php or, ask eBuyer.

Original Poster

RealaT;8447414

Anybody know where I can go to get support for this item? I've tried … Anybody know where I can go to get support for this item? I've tried fitting 2 x 2TB WD Caviar Green drives into this but the total size only shows as 1.8TB. The drives work fine individually so it seems to be an incompatibility with the controller.



Well I was finally able to get my hands on my enclosure and my second 2TB drive today - so will let you know how I get on when I get them installed later.

Original Poster

i know its a double post but I want it to register as a new post.

Just installed one of the WD 2TB drives and one of the Samsung 2TB drives into this, both were instantly recognised within Computer management, a quick initialisation and quick format later and I have two drives showing as 1.81TB in size.

So no problems here with this.

Also must admit its smaller than I thought it would be and does look rather nice, Im contemplating grabbing another for future use just in case.

Have you tried configuring it as one big drive yet? I'd be interested to know if that works.
I am always annoyed at how much capacity is lost after formatting. I wouldn't mind if it were just a couple of gigabytes but almost 200 gigs! That's a heck of a lot! :x

Original Poster

JunkMail;8464770

Have you tried configuring it as one big drive yet? I'd be interested to … Have you tried configuring it as one big drive yet? I'd be interested to know if that works.I am always annoyed at how much capacity is lost after formatting. I wouldn't mind if it were just a couple of gigabytes but almost 200 gigs! That's a heck of a lot! :x



I havent tried BIG no, and as I have already moved about 500Gig to each drive Im not going to try it now, it wasnt an option I actually wanted to use anyway.

Pepp77;8470716

I havent tried BIG no, and as I have already moved about 500Gig to each … I havent tried BIG no, and as I have already moved about 500Gig to each drive Im not going to try it now, it wasnt an option I actually wanted to use anyway.


No problem. Thanks for letting me know anyway.

JunkMail;8464770

Have you tried configuring it as one big drive yet? I'd be interested to … Have you tried configuring it as one big drive yet? I'd be interested to know if that works.I am always annoyed at how much capacity is lost after formatting. I wouldn't mind if it were just a couple of gigabytes but almost 200 gigs! That's a heck of a lot! :x



JunkMail, I think that the drives are 2 "SI" TB (check en.wikipedia.org/wik…yte) which means that just ... 100GB are used for the FS :p.

Sorry I just realized that it's an very large space just for the FS....

Original Poster

eldaras;8480148

JunkMail, I think that the drives are 2 "SI" TB (check … JunkMail, I think that the drives are 2 "SI" TB (check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terabyte) which means that just ... 100GB are used for the FS :p.Sorry I just realized that it's an very large space just for the FS....



The SI usage is standard in Hard drive classification. HDD size is advertised in decimal and a PC uses Binary to show the actual size - hence the difference.

Small mathematical explanation.

1TB (1000x1000x1000x1000) = 1,000,000,000,000B - Decimal

931.32*1024*1024*1024 = 1,000,000,000,000B - Binary

Pepp77;8481018

The SI usage is standard in Hard drive classification. HDD size is … The SI usage is standard in Hard drive classification. HDD size is advertised in decimal and a PC uses Binary to show the actual size - hence the difference.Small mathematical explanation.1TB (1000x1000x1000x1000) = 1,000,000,000,000B - Decimal931.32*1024*1024*1024 = 1,000,000,000,000B - Binary



Yes, I know but it still pi**es me off. HDs should be sold at their formatted capacity. I think that it is misleading to use different measurements to describe the same thing. Could you imagine the outcry there'd be if they did this with food? You buy 2Kg but when you get it home it's only 1.8Kg because they measure Kg differently. It would never be allowed so why do HD manufacturers get away with it? :x

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