Connectivity is king for external storage devices. The more ways a user can connect, the more ways the user can access their data in any situation. The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST is a sleek external hard drive enclosure offering four ways of connecting to the drive: USB, eSATA, direct Ethernet, and via a network connection. ThinkComputers has the review.
Features and Specifications
|Plug & Play – No Driver installation required|
|Portable data storage with high-speed USB 2.0|
|ETHERNET NETWORK (VIA LAN OR DIRECT)|
|Direct connect the NetDISK to a single computer’s Ethernet Port or to the Network via Switch or Router. (Connection driver installation required)|
|Storage for every authorized computer in the network|
|Easy installation ? no IP address to configure|
|No TCP/IP improves transfer rate and security|
|Compatible with most wireless access routers IEEE 802.3 a/b/g/n|
|High Speed Leader|
|Plug & Play Access|
|HDD Capacity||available in different capacities (tested up to 2TB)|
|Average Read Seek||< 10ms (depending on HDD used)|
|Power Requirements||100~220 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 12V DC, 2.5A|
|Operating Temperature||5 to 50 °C|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to 70 °C|
|Humidity||5 to 90%, non-condensing|
|Shock||2ms/63g (op.), 2ms/350g (non op.)|
|USB 2.0||Data transfer of up to 480Mbps|
|Ethernet||Data transfer of up to 1000Mbps|
|eSATA||Data transfer of up to 3.0G/s|
|Dimensions||6.4 H x 8.4 L x 1.9 W (inch) 161.3 H x 213.5 L x 48 W (mm)|
|Warranty||1 Year, Limited|
The IOCELL NetDisk SOLO NEWFAST (say that five times fast) comes in an appropriately sized box touting the unit’s USB, eSATA, and Ethernet connectivity options. The rear of the box has a graphic claiming that the device is “hacker proof” because it uses a proprietary LPX protocol for network communication. There’s also a graphic explaining the ability to add more capacity by simply adding more units on the network, and one explaining the direct connectivity options.
Interestingly enough, IOCELL claims Linux support on the box. Big kudos from this Linux user!
Aside from the device itself, in the box there is a power cord, screwdriver, screws, a disc, a USB cable, an eSATA cable, and an Ethernet cable.
To give you a good idea of how the device comes check out our unboxing video below.
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.