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Excellent Unit but poor PSU,
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This review is from: ICY BOX IB-3640SU3 4x 3.5 inch External 4-Bay JBOD Enclosure for SATA l/ll/lll HDD (Accessory)
My experience has been similar to that of reviewer "Mr. Bd Mccorry".
The actual enclosure is extremely well made and performs as expected. The major downside is that ICY-BOX are obviously supplying these with a sub-standard PSU.
The enclosures are made by a far-eastern (I think Taiwanese) manufacturer, and supplied to various companies under their own branding (Icy-box, Startech, Mediasonic, etc.) It seems that the Vendors/Distributors may specify different PSUs as I have been running several Startech enclosures for years without problems. They are the earlier USB 2.0 / ESATA version, but that should have no effect on the power usage.
My PSU failed after a couple of weeks, and like Mr. Mccorry, it was easier to buy a replacement PSU rather than have to strip out the enclosure and return it.
The replacement PSU, purchased from Amazon has ASIN:B004QRWFEC (Sold by Hunterfield Ltd and Fulfilled by Amazon.) Hunterfield have some other listings for this PSU, but they are not fulfilled by Amazon, cost slightly more (and I have Prime)
Overall it is still a good deal, as even with the additional cost of the replacement PSU, the price cannot be beaten. I you are going to buy one of these, just purchase a spare PSU at the same time!
Amazon - If you read this please kick some butt with your supplier.
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Initial post: 16 Jun 2014 06:16:18 BDT
Charles Sena says:
Thanks a lot N. G. Edwards, ""you saved my life!" ICY BOX vendor accepted replacing the whole unit, including another Shanpoo AC useless adapter, but had to pay for the shipment.... Your review and comments helped me deciding and it works great. Just hope the AC adapter is a lot better than the original, because nowadays it is all made in China...
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