Enermax EMK3203 3.5″ Mobile RAID Rack with 2x 2.5″ Drive Bays Review

Final Thoughts


Pricing

The Enermax EMK3203 RAID Mobile Rack can be found at Amazon UK for £45.47 at the time of writing. US readers can find it at Amazon for $49.99 or NewEgg for $48.99. Germans can find it via Geizhals starting at €34.94.

Conclusion

The Enermax EMK3203 solves a problem you might not even know that you had, how to have a mobile and easy hardware based RAID enclosure. It doesn’t just solve that problem in itself as the use of the standard 3.5-inch HDD form factor allows it to be plugged right into any normal hard disk bay.

The hardware mode-selector on the back ensures compatibility across all platforms and eliminates the need for software. Enermax still has a RAID management tool available for you to download and it was just as easy to use as the switch on the back.

We saw some good speeds in the test right on par with what they should be with the use of our WD RED 2.5-inch hard drives. With 200MB/s reading and 100MB/s writing you not only have the added benefit of RAID but also a good performance.

Pros

  • Hardware RAID
  • Standard 3.5-inch form factor
  • Hardware mode-selector
  • Plug and Play

Cons

  • No key or locking system

“The Enermax EMK3203 2x 2.5″ RAID mobile rack solved a problem for me that I didn’t know that I had, an easy mobile raid enclosure that can be hot-swapped into any normal 3.5-inch pay. I love it.”

Enermax EMK3203 3.5″ Mobile RAID Rack with 2x 2.5″ Drive Bays Review

Thanks to Enermax for providing us with this test sample