Neutrino U3+


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Neutrino U3+ SK-2500 800U3 SK-2500 800U3 SK-2500 800U3


USB 3.0 SuperSpeed


 

Overview

Neutrino U3+

The Neutrino laptop hard drive enclosure provides a combination of cutting-edge technology, durability, flexibility and portability. Slim, compact and simple to use, this portable aluminum enclosure is designed for the latest 2.5" SATA hard drives.

Features
  • USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface
  • USB 2.0 backwards compatible
  • FireWire 800 interface
  • FireWire 400 backwards compatible
  • Designed for 2.5" drives up to 12.5mm
  • Large heatsink for passive cooling
  • Durable, compact and portable
  • Stackable
  • Fanless

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed

By incorporating USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology, Akitio’s Neutrino is able to break the USB 2.0 barrier, delivering up to 10 times the speed of the older USB connection. At the same time, it is still backwards compatible with the widely used USB 2.0 technology.

Neutrino U3+ Portable Hard Drive Enclosure

Specifications

Model No. Neutrino U3+
Part No. SK2-BU3OS-AKT
Certifications
  • CE
  • FCC
Case material
  • High quality aluminum for optimized heat dissipation
Application
  • 2.5" SATA-I or SATA-II hard drive (1.5Gb/s or 3.0Gb/s)
  • Capacity 20GB - 1TB
  • Height 9.5mm or 12.5mm
RAID mode N/A
Interface/Ports
  • 1x Mini USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • 2x 9-pin FireWire 800 ports
Data transfer
  • FireWire 800 (1394b) up to 800Mbps (100MB/s)
  • FireWire 400 (1394a) up to 400Mbps (50MB/s)
  • USB 3.0 up to 5Gbps (625MB/s)
  • USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps (60MB/s)
System requirements (PC)
  • FireWire 400/800: Windows XP or above
  • USB 2.0/3.0: Windows XP or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or PCI card)
System requirements (Mac)
  • FireWire 400/800: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • USB 3.0: Mac OS 10.7 or above
  • USB 2.0: Mac OS 10.2 or above
  • Your hardware device must have the correct corresponding port (e.g. USB 3.0, USB 2.0 or PCI card)
System environment
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C ~ 35°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 60°C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
Power supply
  • Bus Power 5V/900mA (host computer has to provide sufficient USB bus power)
  • Power supply (DC +5.2V/2A)
Fan noise level N/A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 4.9 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.9 inches
  • 12.5cm x 7.8cm x 2.4cm
Package contents
  • Neutrino enclosure (HDD not included)
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • FireWire 800 cable
  • Power adapter
  • User manual
Carton/Packing
  • Retail Box Size: 8.9 x 6.2 x 1.6 in. (22.7 x 15.7 x 4 cm)
  • Carton Size (20pcs per carton): 17.7 x 13.1 x 10.2 in. (45 x 33.4 x 26 cm)
Remarks
  • The PLEXTOR PX-512M5Pro 512GB SSD is NOT compatible with this enclosure.

Reviews

tmr-zoo

For those of us who wish to purchase the exact hard drive of our choice without sacrificing quality and performance, Akitio has created the Neutrino U3 external enclosure. Using aluminum instead of plastic is a welcome feature, especially when a lot of new computers are shipping in aluminum or poly-carbonate uni-bodies these days. This level of quality not only looks nice, but it also helps with long term durability. What’s special about this case is the full list of connectivity options it supports, along with all the necessary cables. Read More...

Joe Currao - TMR Zoo (December 19, 2012)
macnn

The Neutrino U3+ is one of the better enclosures that we've had a chance to check out, offering a wide range of connection options to maximize potential throughput on Mac and Windows computers. As we noted earlier, the USB 3.0 connection is best suited to 7200rpm drives to stretch beyond FireWire performance, but the enclosure still works just fine with a slower disk. Read More...

Justin King - MacNN (September 26, 2012)
techware-labs

Also the Neutino U3+ is made from aluminum which again there are countless enclosures on the market which are also made from the same material, but very few if any are designed with heat dissipation veins to assist with pulling the heat away from the enclosure in order to keep the hard drive cooler and extending the life of the drive. Read More...

Matt Homan - Techware Labs (August 23, 2012)
tejbabra

The Akitio Neutrino U3+ enclosure is a great professional enclosure for the needs of Journalists or anyone who is on always on the go. If you are looking for something small and portable this may be the enclosure for you. Read More...

Tej Babra - Tejbabra (August 13, 2012)
geek-news-central

The best part is multiple drives can be daisy chained together using the firewire ports. Priced at $79.00 this is one of the lowest priced USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosures on the market. Read More...

GEEKNEWS - Geek News Central (August 12, 2012)
dmo

The benefit of this enclosure case is its beauty. It just looks great. Although the performance of the drive will vary with the type of bare drive that you choose to put into the case, the option of USB 3.0 and FW800 (9pin) will make moving forward with this enclosure easy. It's well designed and sturdy - providing good seating for your drive, and adequate screws to secure the case once closed. It’s easy enough to turn any 2.5″ drive into a portable USB/Firewire hard drive. All it requires is a bit of light screwdriving. Read More...

Ko Maruyama - Mac Video Pro (August 3, 2012)
chip-chick

The Akitio Neutrino U3+ is a hard drive enclosure for 2.5″ drives. It has a very industrial look that would look nice next to a Mac Pro. It’s built of a real aluminum housing that uses a large heatsink for passive cooling (no fans). It’s easy enough to turn any 2.5″ drive into a portable USB/Firewire hard drive. All it requires is a bit of light screwdriving. Read More...

Scott Schaen - Chip Chick (July 23, 2012)