Date: October 21st, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Supports USB3.0 RAID
The rapid USB 3.0 interface supports DUAL, JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1 modes.
Dual: Each slot is recognized as an independent HDD.
JBOD: Two HDD's are combined and recognized as a single HDD drive.
RAID 0: Data is striped into 2 HDDs for increased performance, but damage in 1 drive can cause total loss of data.
RAID 1: By mirroring the same data in 2 HDDs, damage in 1 drive does not affect data in the other HDD.
Installs up to 2 SATA HDDs
Supports ‘Port Multiplier' function enabling two SATA HDDs to exchange data through a single USB connection and supports 2.5” and 3.5” SATA I/II HDDs up to 6TB(3TB for each slot).
Supports Hot-Swap and Plug & Play
Supports Plug & Play and HDD Hot-Swap enabling devices to be removed without turning the computer's power off.
Transfer rate up to 5Gbps
Supports the new USB 3.0 interface with a data transfer rate data up to 5Gbps when connected to a PC supporting USB 3.0.
Hi Quality USB3.0 cable for rapid data access and exchange
High quality, premium USB 3.0 cable and chipset have been utilized for a stable and error-free data transfer.
Blue LED HDD access indicator
ZM-MH200's top panel features a blue LED power & HDD access indicator.
GPM (Green Power Management)
In order to reduce the energy consumption and extend the HDD's lifespan, the HDD's are also switched to stand-by mode with the PC.
Besides the fact that this dock is capable of RAID, it also supports up to a 3TB hard drive in each slot. Most docks only support 2TB drives and don't support any form of RAID, so it's pretty safe to say that the ZM-MH200 U3 won't be obsolete anytime soon.
Zalman bundled this package together very nicely; everything arrived in pristine condition. Expect to pay around $80 US for this product from online retailers.
Inside the box you will find the HDD dock, power adapter, power cord, and USB 3.0 cable. No paper instruction manual is included, but a PDF version is available for download on Zalman's website.