StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable – Great until faulty

Ssd trim working after firmware update. . This is an excellent enclosure if plan to use ssd as a internal drive and you can get full benefit of the usb 3. However you need to install latest enclosure firmware from startech to enable the ssd trim command. Without os level trim support, ssd drivers eventually slowdown. This is the only enclosure i found to have ssd trim support. I initially bought different model and startech support told me to return and buy this enclosure if i need trim support. I have to say their support is excellent and all my questions answered within 24hr. My only issue is startech’s failure to clearly inform buyers about trim support in product description page.

Good little drive case, but not so good for ssd. . One misleading piece of information is that although the case may support the trim command for ssd, my intel ssd were not supported externally attached via the usb ports. As a result the pc would only identify the ssd drive as scsi hhd. Hopefully in future this will be resolved as ssd become cheaper and because they are more reliable than hhd.

Good but it needs to be used carefully especially when you install your ssd. Here are the specifications for the StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable:

  • Enter your model number
    to make sure this fits.
  • Connect your HDMI or DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort laptop to an HDMI display or projector
  • 2m Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter / DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter / 6 ft Mini DP or DP to HDMI Converter / 6′ HDMI or DP or Mini DP to HDMI Converter Cable
  • Replace multiple boardroom adapters with a single adapter that can support three video inputs
  • Be prepared for all your presentation and different user needs
  • Avoid the hassle of using multiple adapters in a single boardroom / Lifetime Warranty

Fantastic with seagate firecuda for battlefield 1 on xbox one. Bought this purely for use with this seagate firecuda 2 tb 2. 5 inch internal sshd hard drive for pc and ps4 (7 mm form factor, 64 mb cache sata 6 gb/s up to 140 mb/s) as an external drive for my xbox one and the performance is fantastic. I know it’s a bit of an indulgence and that external drives can be had for less but if the price is secondary to performance, this will not disappoint. Battlefield 1 games load super fast and i am usually the first in the server. The vehicles are now available for me to choose as i please.

Works with my macbook pro very well bit of a. Works with my macbook pro very well bit of a fiddle with the screws but once set up all systems go.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good case, questionable standards support.
  • SSD TRIM Working after firmware update.
  • So far, so good.

Good little drive case, but not so good for ssd. . One misleading piece of information is that although the case may support the trim command for ssd, my intel ssd were not supported externally attached via the usb ports. As a result the pc would only identify the ssd drive as scsi hhd. Hopefully in future this will be resolved as ssd become cheaper and because they are more reliable than hhd.

As described, prompt delivery.

I get excellent read/write performance and have also partitioned and configured mbrs. Quality fit and finish which made this worth the extra money over some cheaper models. I chose this one for uasp/trim pass-thru and full usb3. 0 speeds for use with an ssd. I get excellent read/write performance and have also partitioned and configured mbrs to use this as a bootable environment.

Good but it needs to be used carefully especially when you install your ssd.

Arrived quickly & well packaged. Used with an ssd to extend life of a 2012 imac – the original hd is realistically useless for el cap/sierra, and taking the machine to pieces for a disk change is much more trouble than it is worth given that usb3/uasp is, at least in theory, within a whisper of an internal sata upgrade. Initial response is that this enclosure feels a little more responsive than the previous one used (a much cheaper inatech model that i have no complaints about at all). More importantly, after the firmware update from the startech website trim was enabled (via the terminal sudo trimforce command) which over the long term should help both the speed and longevity of the ssd. Interested to see what happens when the the new apple file system gets to macos – perhaps late 2017/early 2018?. – to find whether the technical potential of uasp over usb3 will be more fully exploited. Tl;dr: perhaps worth the price premium if using as boot drive; for storage/raid cheaper options are probably just as good.

Good case, made from aluminium.

Ssd trim working after firmware update. . This is an excellent enclosure if plan to use ssd as a internal drive and you can get full benefit of the usb 3. However you need to install latest enclosure firmware from startech to enable the ssd trim command. Without os level trim support, ssd drivers eventually slowdown. This is the only enclosure i found to have ssd trim support. I initially bought different model and startech support told me to return and buy this enclosure if i need trim support. I have to say their support is excellent and all my questions answered within 24hr. My only issue is startech’s failure to clearly inform buyers about trim support in product description page.

Good case, made from aluminium.

You may also like

1 Comment

  1. The best 2. 5″ usb3. 1 enclosure. With seagate st2000lm015 2tb hard disk, asus z97-e usb3. 1 motherboard i get following result in crystaldiskmark 5. 9mb/snote: use oryginal usb cable, with other the speed drop to 45mb/scomes with: usb a to micro b cable, 7mm to 9. 5mm spacer(washer), protective case, screwdriver, instruction manual.
  2. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    The best 2. 5″ usb3. 1 enclosure. With seagate st2000lm015 2tb hard disk, asus z97-e usb3. 1 motherboard i get following result in crystaldiskmark 5. 9mb/snote: use oryginal usb cable, with other the speed drop to 45mb/scomes with: usb a to micro b cable, 7mm to 9. 5mm spacer(washer), protective case, screwdriver, instruction manual.
    1. Works well, but seems like the cable connector isn’t very resilient. . This worked pretty well initially, but has since stopped working at all. I think that the usb cable connector isn’t as strong as it should be. That said, i did kinda smoosh the cable around while it was plugged in – trying to get it into a bag, so it’s not entirely startech’s fault. Still, it’d be nice if it was more resilient.
  3. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    Works well, but seems like the cable connector isn’t very resilient. . This worked pretty well initially, but has since stopped working at all. I think that the usb cable connector isn’t as strong as it should be. That said, i did kinda smoosh the cable around while it was plugged in – trying to get it into a bag, so it’s not entirely startech’s fault. Still, it’d be nice if it was more resilient.
  4. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    Within 2 minutes of connection it was evident there was a fault. I kept on losing connection. As i have a spare cabel i was fortunate enough to have been able to swap cables over. It seems to be working properly now. So it may just be a useless cable but i cnnot say for sure until i have had made use of the item for a couple of weeks. Not really impressed to be honest. I will be asking for a replacement cable, let’s see how good customer services is. Three stars for now for the product assuming that it is the cable as fault.
  5. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    Within 2 minutes of connection it was evident there was a fault. I kept on losing connection. As i have a spare cabel i was fortunate enough to have been able to swap cables over. It seems to be working properly now. So it may just be a useless cable but i cnnot say for sure until i have had made use of the item for a couple of weeks. Not really impressed to be honest. I will be asking for a replacement cable, let’s see how good customer services is. Three stars for now for the product assuming that it is the cable as fault.
  6. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    Transfer rates are exceptional especially from an ssd. Close to the same speed as internal. However the enclosure has developed a fault at the port after only occasional use. Unless forced into a certain position the hdd does not power. As covered by a 2 yr warranty i’ve contacted startech, hopefully getting a replacement will be hassle free.
    1. Transfer rates are exceptional especially from an ssd. Close to the same speed as internal. However the enclosure has developed a fault at the port after only occasional use. Unless forced into a certain position the hdd does not power. As covered by a 2 yr warranty i’ve contacted startech, hopefully getting a replacement will be hassle free.
  7. This review is from : StarTech.com 2m 6 ft HDMI, DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable – HDMI, DP or Mini DP to HDMI Adapter Cable

    Good case, questionable standards support. . The case is really good and has been paired with an ssd to be hooked up to an xbox one. The white light across the front matches the style of the xbox one and is not too bright, compared to others i have seen, but would distract if you had it facing you and you were watching tv and the xbox was using the drive. Installation of the drive was simple. Cable is short but adequate. Thermally the unit can get warm at the end with the connections but that’s not too bad. The bad: when my xbox is set to sleep the drive; the drive does not sleep. Other drives do, but not this caddy. The result is that the drive re-awakens instantly and is redetected; and then then attempted to sleep again in a loop. This caused me to have several thousand notifications when i booted the xbox all telling me the drive was ready. This would be hell if it wasn’t an ssd. I’ve changed the setting so the xbox no longer tries to sleep any drives; which is annoying, so i don’t get this. That means this drive is now permanently powered 24/7 unless i unplug the usb.
    1. Good case, questionable standards support. . The case is really good and has been paired with an ssd to be hooked up to an xbox one. The white light across the front matches the style of the xbox one and is not too bright, compared to others i have seen, but would distract if you had it facing you and you were watching tv and the xbox was using the drive. Installation of the drive was simple. Cable is short but adequate. Thermally the unit can get warm at the end with the connections but that’s not too bad. The bad: when my xbox is set to sleep the drive; the drive does not sleep. Other drives do, but not this caddy. The result is that the drive re-awakens instantly and is redetected; and then then attempted to sleep again in a loop. This caused me to have several thousand notifications when i booted the xbox all telling me the drive was ready. This would be hell if it wasn’t an ssd. I’ve changed the setting so the xbox no longer tries to sleep any drives; which is annoying, so i don’t get this. That means this drive is now permanently powered 24/7 unless i unplug the usb.