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ORICO 2577U3 2.5" USB 3.0 to SATA Enclosure US$5.09 (~A$7.27) Delivered @ Orico Official Store AliExpress

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A low price on this 2.5" HDD/SDD USB 3.0 enclosure from Orico. With all the recent cheap SSD deals it's perfect for sticking your old HDD in or even one of the cheap SSDs for more portable storage.

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    Plenty of other ones on Ali for <$6

    • +3 votes

      Yes if you don't value your data. I've tried a lot of the generics (transparent ones in particular) and they were missing crucial components like capacitors and my data disappeared once it was safely removed. ORICO is a trusted brand and it's worth the price to pay more for quality in my opinion.

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        Yep there's an Orico one for $5.42

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    I'm getting 'cannot deliver to australia'.

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      Make sure you select the China warehouse and not the Russia warehouse.

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        Doesn't matter. Still says cannot deliver. Maybe it's because I've returned a couple of items to aliexpress in the past.

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          That would be it. They limit accounts that have had a high amount of returns/claims.

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    • +4 votes

      Yes and there's a reason for that. The one you've linked uses the older Norelsys NS1068X bridge controller that does not support TRIM over USB for SSDs and has apparent Linux compatibility issues, while the one I've shared uses the JMicron JMS578 bridge controller with TRIM support.

      TRIM is important if you're going to use these for SSDs. Otherwise it'll be okay for traditional HDDs.

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        I picked up an Orico 2599US3 ages back, and several websites say it uses the Norelsys NS1066 (non-X) controller. Mine does not - it uses the JMicron JMS578, and to put it lightly, it's garbage. The enclosure regularly craps out and completely stops responding after about 10-15 minutes of use, making it functionally useless. Half-way through a transfer, the speed reported by Windows will drop to anywhere from 0 bytes to a few hundred kilobytes, and the drive can't be accessed or ejected from within Windows. The only 'solution' is to disconnect the drive.

        Unless I'm missing something, I struggle to believe it could be anything other than the controller; the PCB consists of a smattering of caps, the controller, a SATA interface and a USB 3.0 Micro-B connector. That all being said, similar issues were reported by a couple of others with the 2599US3, so it could be an isolated issue. It's also entirely possibly I just got one of a dud batch.

        I guess these cheap enclosures are a case of "you get what you pay for" sometimes.

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          So… posting this comment sent me down the rabbit hole of seeing if this was something I could fix. After dicking around for a while trying to get an arm JMS578 firmware updater binary to run on x86 Manjaro using QEMU (in which I was successful, only to come across an ioctl error that I have no idea how to resolve - or if I even can resolve it, with the whole arm on x86 through qemu thing), I found a link to a Windows updater exe… so that turned out to be far simpler.

          Open the updater, plug in the board with a drive attached, and Bob's your dad.

          My enclosure reported a firmware version of v00.02.00.04, which I have now updated to v173.01.00.02 (after backing up the original firmware first). If I find that the issues have been resolved, I'll report back and add some links on where to find the files I used, though admittedly it was basically the first two or three results from searching for "jms578 firmware".

          EDIT: After about 40 minutes of testing (copying a 12 GB zip file to the drive, then duplicating that file several times), the same issue is present after the firmware update. At first, it appeared like it was going to happen after about 15 minutes, but the drive seemed to recover after about 10-15 seconds of not responding. This happened again another 10-15 minutes later, and then it stopped completely at around the 40 minute mark. The JMicron standard firmware v00.04.01.04 had the same issue for me, so no dice :(

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            @tmr3: That's really interesting stuff. Out of curiosity are you using a HDD or SSD in the enclosure? I've never experienced the slow down you've mentioned but I'm not using the model you've linked. Instead a much newer model with the same chipset.

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              @Clear: I've tried a couple of different HDDs out of laptops, a 500 GB Hitachi drive and a 1TB Toshiba drive. I know for sure the Toshiba drive is rated at 5V 1A, so I wouldn't expect it to be a power draw issue. I could pull a 120GB Samsung 840 out of another system and test with that, but at this point I'm reasonably convinced I've either got a dud, or this model was more prone to failures than some more recent ones.

              Which model of enclosure do you use?

              Also, out of curiosity, I went and checked what controller is being used on the SATA to USB board I pulled out of a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB drive, and it uses an ASMedia ASM1153. Checking around on AliExpress for that controller reveals there's a variety of mSATA to USB and M.2 to USB boards that use the ASM1153, but no SATA to USB enclosures, so that's interesting I suppose.

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                @tmr3: I've been using the ORICO 2139U3 which apparently doesn't have TRIM support, though my computer is reporting that it does. The board does say it's Revision 2 so I need to check it closer to see what controller it has.

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          I have this case as well… exactly… I just opened it. I dont see these issues with ssd or hdd. I've had to one on a ps4 and xbox and a pc and its been fine.

          What I dont think is fine is that the rubbberised coating is flaking off and its been behind a tv cabinet all its life.

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    Any deals on m.2 enclosures? Not really too sure what to look for haha!

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    Hey Clear, any deals on a (functional) 3.5 inch enclosure(s)? Not really too sure what to look for haha! (thanks Jasonissm for the text)

    Looked at Aliexpress - there were many but no idea if any are an Oz-bargain or of the quality

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    This would be a good option to go with the WD Blue SSD 500GB I bought, right?

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      Yes

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        Thanks Clear, bought.

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    AU$3.80 if you dont use the coupon and are a new user :-)

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    @clear, Does it support linux ?

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      I would assume so. I'm not a day to day Linux user and don't know how they handle enclosures.

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    Probably sold out now as I am unable select China warehouse and Russian warehouse does not allow shipping to Australia.

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      Yep seems to be the case.