How does a below US$10 budget 2.5″ HDD enclosure perform? Great or cheap stuff does not bring any good at all? Yup, ORICO 2569S3 is the budget enclosure that I am talking right now. It is loaded with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with UASP support. Good or bad? Let’s find out…
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- Perfect for 2.5 inch HDD / SSD connectivity
- SuperSpeed USB3.0, never fall behind
- Tool free installation, compact designed
Package Content & Design
ORICO 2569S3 comes with a simple package. There are several accessories that come along like USB 3.0 cable, 2 foam pads, user manual, quick start guide and service card. These should get you get started to install HDD / SSD in the enclosure. Then connect it to Windows PC (or Mac) and setup all the partition and format to use.
Build quality is decent with plastic housing. 2 colours to choose – black and silver. Silver is glossy a bit and due to that it is scratchable. Not sure about the black one. Anyway, I don’t care about outlook as long as it works as advertised. The design is quite simple with USB 3.0 port and LED light indicator on one side. And the cable is short which is perfect for laptop and TV box usage.
Yup, it is totally tool free to use ORICO 2569S3. Just open the cover and put hard drive in. Put the foam pad to close the gap between cover and HDD (thicker one for 7mm and thinner one for 9.5mm). Close it will do. As simple as ABC, right?
- Compatible HDD Type: 2.5 inch HDD / SSD (7mm & 9.5mm)
- Output Interface: SuperSpeed USB3.0
- HDD Interface: SATA I,II,III
- Data Cable: 2Ft / 0.6M USB3.0 Cord
- Driver: Driver Not Required
- Supported System: Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP or Mac OS X 10.2 and above
- Dimension: 129 x 80 x 14mm
- Support: UASP
There are lot of HDD enclosures by ORICO. Plenty of casing design and material to choose from. That’s for outlook. As for inside, ORICO 2569S3 is using ASM1153E chip by ASMedia Technology which support USB Attached SCSI Protocol. No doubt it will have maximum transfer rate on 5400RPM HDD. How about on SDD? Let’s below benchmark results tell you…
ORICO 2569S3 performs very well for sure. It manages to push 480GB Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD to 417 MB/s read and 412 MB/s write in CrystalDiskMark sequential Q32T1 test. Much better result in ATTO Disk Benchmark with 460 MB/s read and 439 MB/s write. AS SSD Benchmark result is almost the same. As usual, getting much lower reading speed in Anvil’s Storage Utilities here. Need to get another SSD to find out reason of the slowness here.
- Fast performance with UASP support
- Decent build quality
- Tool-free design
- Casing surface is scratchable
For less than US$10, it is no-brainer to get ORICO 2569S3 as your 2.5″ HDD / SSD enclosure. Excellent performance is what you will get in return. Perfect companion for laptop and TV box, right? More information can be found at ORICO Website. And get yours at GearBest like I did.