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Tsunami D-35 USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure Review



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Some of you might want some extra storage and others may want to be safe and perform regular backups. The ideal solution for both is an external hard drive of some form which allows you to put in the hard drive with the size and speed you require and upgrade easily over time. This is especially true with the now quite common USB 3.0 interface which offers great speeds making backup’s much quicker and more appealing to those of us who have lots of files.

Docks and enclosures have been around for quite a while as they allow you to take a hard drive that is usually internal to a computer and use it externally, this is especially useful when a hard drive or a computer fails and this allows you access to the hard drive by another means – perfect for saving all those crucial documents.

Tsunami are not one of the more well known makers of these devices unlike Akasa for instance, but they have started to become more widely known and more readily available as they expand their product range.

Today we are taking a look at the Tsunami D-35 a USB 3.0 external hdd enclosure designed for 3.5 “ drives.

Specifications[HR][/HR]

  • SATA I/II to USB3.0
  • Backward – compatible with USB2.0 / USB 1.1
  • Maximum transfer rate up to 5Gbps with USB 3.0
  • Maximum transfer rate up to 480 Mbps with USB 2.0
  • Hi-Quality shielded USB 3.0 Cable ensure data integrity & speed
  • Hot swappable and truly Plug – n Play
  • Attractive LED indicate Power status & HDD activity
  • Aluminium housing cools down the HDD faster
  • Holding stand bundled

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  • davidcrofter

    Well I bought a couple of these and nice to see that you are pretty much getting the same result as me – the speeds roughly seem to be just above what I was getting for usb 2 transfers … add to that the power adapter that was built into the plug of one of the two devices didn't work out the box and had me scratching my head and reloading the hard drive several times to try and get it to power up … wouldn't recommend either guys.:(

  • aruffell

    I know that the first one Simon receieved actually started sparking so this is the second one and it's sad to see the results :(Andy

  • SJTelford

    Edited due to new firmware being available. Please see 'Final Thoughts'.

    EDIT (28/06/2011): It has now become apparent that any faults with this device and the apparent speeds that were measured at the time of reviewing were due to a firmware issue. This has since been rectified and the new firmware is available for download. eTeknix however have not tested this latest firmware and as such we take no responsibility for any consequences that may occur from you downloading or installing this firmware.This is a link to the firmware

    Simon