ORICO 2189U3 2.5" USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure for HDD SSD $5.98 US (~$8.86 AU) Delivered @ DressLily

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Main Features:
● Supports all 2.5 inch SATA hard disk driver.
● Standard USB 3.0 design, supports high speed data transmission.
● Plug and play, no software drivers are needed.

Brand: ORICO
System support: Linux,Mac OS,Windows 10,Windows 2000,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows XP
Size: 2.5 inch
Control Chip: No

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Comments

  • -1 vote

    Similar price or even cheaper on eBay so no deal here.

  • +4 votes

    It depends on which chipset this enclosure uses. There are many versions of 2189U3.
    The most recent one I bought came with JMS578 chipset, which supports TRIM (important if you intend to use it with an SSD). However, I also bought quite a number of these in the past and they used a different chipset (Norelsys MS1066X/NS1068X) which doesn't support TRIM over USB.

    If this is indeed JMS578 version (or ASM1153E version), then it is definitely worth it (for using is with SSD). A lot of the cheap ones still use dated chipset - okay for traditional hard drives.

    • +2 votes

      Would be safer to get a USB-C version. More likely to have the new chipset.

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        USB-C version - you cannot get it at this price, but yes most chipsets supporting USB-C would be newer. The last one I got from DressLily was JMS578. Price was cheaper than this and the CashReward rebate has been processed.

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          Would be crazy talk to get it this cheap. Sometimes you gotta pay more for quality.

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          @Clear: That's the thing: we are generally being charged a premium for USB-C. For USB-C, it might be better to wait for Samsung external SSDs to drop in price and get one of those. The cables you get from branded ones are way better and don't have occasional disconnects issue.

          3rd party USB-C enclosures. They are still basically glue and go (use the circuit diagram provided by chipset maker) and the USB-C cable could be iffy. Even Anker products - some have failed Nathan / Benson's tests miserably.

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    I’ve got several different types of Orico enclosures but none of them works in any VMware VM. They work perfectly in the Windows host but not recognised by VMware.

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      That's not Orico's fault. A quick Google will show that VMware has a lot of issues with USB enclosures. Typical.

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