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Mediasonic ProBox 8 Bay 3.5in SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure USB3.0 eSATA

Mediasonic ProBox 8 Bay 3.5in SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure USB3.0 eSATA - 1
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   Shipping Weight:   13.6 lbs
   Part #: H82-SU3S2
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Features    [ Edit | History ]

Mediasonic H82-SU3S2 ProBox is a 8 Bay enclosure for 3.5" SATA hard disk drive. It can support 8x hdd of different brand and capacity up to 3TB per drive.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • Pro Box H82-SU3S2 Storage Enclosure
  • eSATA Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Cord (US Type)
  • User Manual
  • 1 x Screw Driver
  • 8 x Hard Disk Drive Handle
Host Interface eSATA USB 3.0
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Weight (Approximate) 11.02 lb
Color Black
Form Factor External
Country of Origin Taiwan
Height 13.9"
Width 6.1"
Depth 10"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS
Number of Total Expansion Bays 8
Number of 3.5" Bays 8
Number of 5.25" Bays No
Number of 2.5" Bays No
Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays No
Cooling Fan Yes
Drive Interface Serial ATA/600
Number of 1.8" Bays No

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: Mediasonic
     Manufacturer: Mediasonic Enterprises
     Manufacturer Part Number: H82-SU3S2
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Pro Box
     Product Model: H82-SU3S2
     Product Name: Pro Box H82-SU3S2 Storage Enclosure
     Product Type: Drive Enclosure
I/O Expansions  
     Number of 1.8" Bays: No
     Number of 2.5" Bays: No
     Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays: No
     Number of 3.5" Bays: 8
     Number of 5.25" Bays: No
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 8
     Drive Interface: Serial ATA/600
     Host Interface: eSATA
USB 3.0
     Certifications & Standards:
  • FCC
  • CE

     Country of Origin: Taiwan
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • Pro Box H82-SU3S2 Storage Enclosure
  • eSATA Cable
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Power Cord (US Type)
  • User Manual
  • 1 x Screw Driver
  • 8 x Hard Disk Drive Handle

     Platform Supported: PC
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Cooling Fan: Yes
     Depth: 10" (253 mm)
     Form Factor: External
     Height: 13.9" (352 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 5 kg
     Width: 6.1" (155 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage: 110 V AC
220 V AC
     Power Source: AC Adapter
     Limited Warranty: 1 Year

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Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Quiet, Great Connectivity, Dirt Easy Setup
Short included AC cable
Had this for a few weeks now working with an Acer EasyStore H340 WHS 2003. The Acer doesn't have port multiplication so I can't use the Esata, and have it plugged into USB2.0 for now. I have a new mediasonic usb3.0 pcie card on the way though. I have moved 2 of my Seagate Barracuda 2tb drives, and two new Hitachi 4tb drives, which were all picked up correctly with no problems.

I haven't had any issues as of yet that are caused by the 8 Bay Enclosure, and from what I've been reading, most peoples problems are caused by thier original pc incompatiblities or software limitations. Even on USB2.0 all my HD/mkv/mp4/etc. movies stream flawlessly. I am very pleased with the puchase.

Experience: 5 Months
Multiple drives in one enclosure.
I purchased this in late December after moving my HTPC setup to a Zotac ZBOX AD10 mini-PC. That mini-PC has eSATA without port-multiplication support but does have 2x USB 3.0 ports meaning this made sense.
I have previously owned the 4-Bay Mediasonic cases (USB 2.0 and eSATA) as well as a pair of Sans Digital 4-Bay eSATA enclosures.


I originally complained that there unit would get too hot. Mediasonic has confirmed that the power supply unit does rest in the bottom of the unit, however, they sent me a replacement fan as one of them had been squealing slightly. Once I replaced the fan, temperatures with the fans on the second setting hover between 30C and 35C under load depending on the drive used (Samsung, Seagate or Western Digital).


The build quality is nicer than the Sans Digital boxes and I've always thought the "look" of the Mediasonic boxes is nicer. Transfer speeds on USB 3.0 have capped around 80-85MB/sec which is in line with the processor speed/chipset being used (an AMD E-350).
If you do have issues with all drives being detected, make sure you update  your firmware for the USB 3.0 chipset on your computer as this fixes the problem. ZOTAC, who makes the Media PC I was using, couldn't tell me this! This review was modfied by poster w 05-20-12 02:04 PM

This review was modfied by poster @ 05-20-12 02:03 PM

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