HDD enclosure for 1 TG drives, compatible with Venus?


M

Mad Scientist Jr

I need an external SATA USB2 enclosure for a 1 TB hard drive that uses
the same power supply as Venus.

In the past few years I have been happy with Venus enclosures and
already own several for my 6 existing drives (200-500 GB).

Now I am shopping for a 1 TB drive and would prefer to put it in
another Venus enclosure because since I already own several, it would
make it more convenient for me to move hard drives between locations
without having to plug & unplug power supplies (which I do a lot).

However, the description for the current Venus enclosure:

AMS VENUS DS-2316B2BK 3.5" USB 2.0 Black External Enclosure - Retail
* Model #: DS-2316B2BK

says it only supports upto 750 GB, and I am not seeing any SATA/USB2
3.5" Venus enclosure that supports 1 TB (except for big RAID ones
which are too big).

Can anyone recommend an equivalent enclosure for 1 TB drives that uses
a power supply that is compatible with the the power supply for the
Venus enclosure (12V, 2A, + tip, same sized plug) ?

Much appreciated...
 
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A

Arno Wagner

Previously Mad Scientist Jr said:
I need an external SATA USB2 enclosure for a 1 TB hard drive that uses
the same power supply as Venus.
In the past few years I have been happy with Venus enclosures and
already own several for my 6 existing drives (200-500 GB).
Now I am shopping for a 1 TB drive and would prefer to put it in
another Venus enclosure because since I already own several, it would
make it more convenient for me to move hard drives between locations
without having to plug & unplug power supplies (which I do a lot).
However, the description for the current Venus enclosure:
AMS VENUS DS-2316B2BK 3.5" USB 2.0 Black External Enclosure - Retail
* Model #: DS-2316B2BK
says it only supports upto 750 GB, and I am not seeing any SATA/USB2
3.5" Venus enclosure that supports 1 TB (except for big RAID ones
which are too big).
Can anyone recommend an equivalent enclosure for 1 TB drives that uses
a power supply that is compatible with the the power supply for the
Venus enclosure (12V, 2A, + tip, same sized plug) ?
Much appreciated...

If you do not mind the look, I have two Jou Jye "Venus DS3" (the
name seems popular) JJ-23VSUES, one with an 1TB WD drive and one
with a Samsung 1TB drive. This case has no firewire, but eSATA.

No problems with the Samsung HDD, but I had to jumper the WD down
to 1.5Gbit/s speed, otherwise it kept blocking its interface in
eSATA mode (no issues in USB). These enclosures are plastic, but
have a fan with two settings (quiet on the lower one) that provodes
adequate cooling for a mdoern HDD.

The power plug for these is 12V 2A as yours, the plug polarity
is + in core, - in mantle, I assume that is the same as yours.
Plug diameter is 5.5mm on the outside and 2.5mm on the inside
(although that is less critical and can be a bit larger than
the pin in the enclosure, which is about 1.5mm in diameter).

Arno
 

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