Akitio SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure

Akitio SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure


Product Highlights

  • Supports 3.5" SATA Hard Drives
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • eSATA Port
  • Two FireWire 800 Ports
  • eSATA, USB and FireWire Cables Included
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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Akitio AK-SM3-SBU3OS-AKT1U overview

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The SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure from Akitio accepts a single 3.5" SATA hard drive and has three interfaces to connect with Windows and Mac systems. No hard drive is included with this enclosure. The enclosure comes equipped with USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA ports for versatile connectivity options to either Windows or Mac systems. Two FireWire ports allow daisy chaining to multiple Super-S3s, which are designed to stack on top of each other to save space. Passive cooling for the hard drive is accomplished with a large heatsink located on the bottom of the all-aluminum enclosure. A power adapter and eSATA, USB 3.0, and FireWire 800 cables are included with the enclosure.

In the Box
Akitio SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure
  • eSATA Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Akitio AK-SM3-SBU3OS-AKT1U specs

    Number of Bays 1 x 3.5"
    Connections 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    1 x eSATA (SATA II)
    2 x 9-Pin FireWire (FireWire 800)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 1.2 A
    DC Input Power 12 VDC at 2 A
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.7 x 4.5 x 1.5" / 22.2 x 11.4 x 3.9 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 8.3 x 3.5"

    Akitio AK-SM3-SBU3OS-AKT1U reviews

    SK-3501 Super-S3 External Hard Drive Enclosure is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality hardware and good performance so far The case is high quality, with heat fins on the bottom and screens on the ends for air flow. A minor annoyance is that cables are used to connect the drive instead of slots that allow for simply sliding in the drive to dock it (as in some other cases). I bought this specifically for the eSATA connection, since my PC does not have USB 3, only USB 2 and (old) Firewire. Data backup performance with eSATA is good with my 2TB WD black drive, about 3 times as fast as my old Sans Digital TS1UT eSATA case with Hitachi 1TB drive. Backup with USB 2 and Firewire is slower, as expected. With the Akitio I will have the USB 3 and faster Firewire options when needed in the future. I read some other review that said that the Akitio collects fingerprints, but I did not observe that problem - the outer surface of the case is mat gray/silver and I can see no fingerprints at all on it.
    Date published: 2015-09-16
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