Inateck FE2007 USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure with 3-Port Hub Review

Final Thoughts


Pricing

The Inateck FE2007 USB 3.0 Enclosure and Hub has an MSRP of $39.99, but at the time of writing this review you can pick one up for just $27.99, £25.99, or €25.99 through Amazon.

Overview

Inateck didn’t just create an extra useful gadget by combining two normal devices into one, they also created a unit with an impressive performance.

Thanks to the ASmedia ASMT1153 we get top speeds with barely any impact on both the USB 3.0 and SATA ports. The differences are so small that they could be misread for normal statistic anomalies and as such the perfect choice for such a device.

Design wise the unit is very simple. A slightly longer, but still very portable, 2.5-inch hard disk or solid state drive enclosure with an extra USB hub at the end. The addition of the extra power source option ensures that all connected devices have enough power and Inateck even added a power button to shut down the SATA drive when you just need it as hub. This will both save power, increase your hub performance, and increase the lifespan of the inserted drive.

Pros:

  • Two-in-one convenience
  • UASP and ASmedia chip for top USB 3.0 speeds
  • Drive power button
  • Extra power connection
  • Tool-less and driverless

Cons:

  • No feet on the bottom side.

“Inateck created another great Enclosure with the FE2007. Not only can you take your HDD or SSD on the road, it also adds a 3-port USB hub.”

Inateck FE2007 USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure with 3-Port Hub Review

Thank you Inateck for providing us with this review sample