USB 3 technology has been very slow to catch on. The products have existed but many end-users have not seen any reason to spend out on this new tech. Many have said that the performance games cannot surely be that much better, and that any gain surely doesn't warrant spending money on a new USB device especially when the industry is bringing out new innovations all the time. Regardless of this trend there are plenty of new products on the market which boast impressive specifications and seem to be starting a USB 3 revolution. We have a product here today that not only looks good but also threatens to relegate older USB hard drive enclosures to the bin. The ICY BOX IB-288StU3-Wh.

Specifications and Features

•  Elegant design

•  Premium hard synthetic material

•  HDD height up to 12.5 mm, HDD capacity up to 1 TB

•   External data interface: 1x USB 3.0 + FireWire 800

•   USB 3.0 downwardly compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1

•   Transfer rate: USB 3.0 up to 5 Gbit/s,

     FireWire 800 up to 800 Mbit/s

•   LED for power and HDD access

•   Supported operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux

•  Plug & Play and Hot Swappable