Vantec NexStar3 Enclosure

by Greg King on January 13, 2006 in Storage

We all know that keeping our components cool is the best way to prolong their life, and our Hard Drives are certainly no different. Vantec is offering us a great looking solution for our external drives that grants us great speed and enough class to satisfy anyone.

Page 3 – Conclusion

After a couple of hours of using this enclosure with the Seagate drive, I have had absolutely no problems with it. I have transferred approximately 132 GB of data over the past couple of hours (not non stop) and even during all that work, the case temperature never got above what I would consider warm. Not hot, but not room temperature either. I think the aluminum casing helps dissipate heat and that’s why the overall temp of the enclosure is not anything near worrisome.

The shiny black finish to the case is attractive and the lighted Vantec logo on the front is a very nice touch, especially at night when it shines the brightest. This is a very nice addition to anyone’s hardware list if you happen to have an extra SATA drive lying around and even if you don’t, the current prices of hard drives are almost daring you to pick up a large one and order this HDD enclosure with it as well.


  • Attractive. Sexy even.
  • Light
  • Keeps your hard drive cool passively and silently
  • Silent
  • eSATA option
  • Nice blue activity light on the front

  • None

So to wrap this up, with a retail price at of $44.99 US, there really isn’t any reason you shouldn’t pick yourself up one of these babies. This comes in so handy in so many ways that I am not sure how I got by without one for so long. The small size and portability are as impressive as the features themselves. I am giving this a coveted 10 out of 10 and am going to smack an Editor’s Choice on for good measure.

Feel free to discuss this review in our forums. You do not need to register to post in our content threads, so what is your excuse?!

Support our efforts! With ad revenue at an all-time low for written websites, we're relying more than ever on reader support to help us continue putting so much effort into this type of content. You can support us by becoming a Patron, or by using our Amazon shopping affiliate links listed through our articles. Thanks for your support!