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Patriot PCXL25SR Convoy XL RAID Enclosure

Patriot PCXL25SR Convoy XL RAID Enclosure
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9 reviews

Jul, 2014

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This unit rocks

 

Ignore the comment from Mike (above), who said that this unit was the same as much cheaper NewEgg item http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993014. He's wrong. That unit is a simple backplane enclosure that allows you to bundle...

Talk about versatility, this unit does it all! It works with one drive or two. It can configure two drives as Mirror, Stripe, Span, JBOD, or even in a variety of hybrid RAID/non-RAID modes. It can be installed internally *or* externally. It can be...

For external use, the included USB cable works fine if you have only one drive inserted. However, if you're using two drives, you may need to buy a separate USB Y cable, depending upon their AC current usage. (No real fault of the enclosure, though;...

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Patriot PCXL25SR Convoy XL RAID Enclosure

 

Very Nice. Two drives with usb, and and use Raid

Have to use 2 USB ports with big drives. One for power

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eSata doesn't work

 

None that I can think of

This unit is advertised as having eSata capability. I thought it would be a nice compact RAID that I could stripe together in a fast configuration. Turns out the eSata connection doesn't work. The folks at Patriot are asleep at the wheel. After several...

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Awesome but overpriced

 

Great product just buy the snt I linked above its alot cheaper.

Used this to fit two ssd's for raid 0 and it works perfectly

This is a rebrand of this ; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993014 ; All they did was paint some parts yellow and add on $40 to the price tag

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Nice unit, great support

 

Sent an email to Patriot to see what could be done with the broken connector, I received prompt response, got an RMA and 10 days later, I received a whole new unit! WOW. The product is nice and the service is great. I highly recommend it and their...

Small for factor and easy setup. Nice features on the array capability. The software is minimalistic, I like it. Serves the purpose and function without fluff

Not a big CON - but not really an external that's why I gave it 4 eggs. It does work as an external (that's how I use it), but the connectors need extra care. USB connector on the board popped off and had to send it in to Patriot

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Not So Much

 

Get something else...

Cost

Doesn't work well. Very disappointed with Patriot. I have like their stuff for a long time. First time I've had problems with their devices. Not sure if it incompatability or a diffective device or what.. But I should not have to figure this out. Not...

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Patriot PCXL25SR Convoy XL RAID Enclosure - Retail

 

It took me some time to figure out how to set it up, in the end I found Patriot forums on this product to be a lot more helpful then the manual that it came with. Since I just got it I can't comment on its life span or durability. I'm giving it 5 stars...

I use hard drive as external to store all my work on it because I travel a lot between my home, work and school. This is the only case/hd that i found that has a 2.5" raid so it can provide redundant back up while staying quite compact and portable....

Hard drives rattle inside a little bit when it is moved around, would be nice to have a tighter fit. When I was setting it up and formatting it got super hot, there are no fan because of it's size and it dose run 2 drives. There are vent holes on one...

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Good product

 

Patriots support forum is useful but a little slow to respond. Give them time and they can resolve almost any issue you are having.

Fit and finish of the product is nice. Packaging from Patriot is great. Product just works. Instructions are easy to understand. Just popped it in, set the toggles to raid 0 and off to the races. Real fast with two ssd's in em

Cannot be used as a bootable drive. This is not readily available in the info ; I think the external options are useless. How often are you going to be travelling with this? I mean, is it giong to be so often that you can't just pop your side panel and...

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Well-conceived and executed

 

Packaging takes this product over the top. Yes - it does exactly what it says. It also manages to do so WITHOUT the need for a wall-wart, and in a package that can be either mounted internally (in ANY 3.5" drive bay - including "hot-swap" bays") and...

I have 2x500gb 7200 RPM drives mounted in this unit and mirrored as a single 500GB volume. It works exactly as advertised. Runs off USB-provided power on my HDX18t (Windows 7 Ult x64 RC1) with no problem. Works great when plugged into my eSata ports on...

The hybrid (SAFE 50 and SAFE 30) and JBOD modes present two drives to the computer. This works great if you are using the USB connection from the drive to the PC for data. If you are using the eSATA connection, however, you need to have a...

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