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ULTRA Stackables Review

Former staff writer    -   December 20, 2007
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Conclusion:

 

The Ultra Stackables would be of great use with laptops where internal capacity is somewhat limited, and using external peripherals would be cost effective. On the desktop side of things, the Stackables are nice to have for portability of data, and if you go the E-SATA route, it's comparable to an internal drive's speeds. My favorite peripheral is the All-In-One Card Reader & USB 2.0 Hub. I use the card reader and USB hub almost daily, transferring digital photos and swapping USB devices without having to reach under my desk to do it.

The power supply runs extremely quiet, as does the whole setup. The blue LEDs are a bit on the bright side, and frosting the clear plastic lens would diffuse some of the intensity of the LEDs. I will probably end up just sanding them to take the "edge" off. There was an issue with the first power supply that was recieved where the data connections, primarily the USB, were leaking current. Ultra assured me that this was not normal and a sealed replacement unit was sent and tested out positive.

 

Pros: 

  • Portable
  • Inexpensive
  • E-SATA TransferRrates on Par With Internal Rates
  • Connectivity Options
  • Quiet

 

Cons:

  • Bright Blue LEDs

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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (External Hard Drives)
  3. Closer Look (All-in-One Card Reader & Power Supply)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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