"It seems like Vantec always comes out with products that make our lives easier and the NexStar MX is one of those. I can’t tell you how many extra 2.5-inch solid state drives that I have laying around collecting dust. It is great to have a small enclosure to put them in that also looks pretty slick on my desk... Overall ThinkComputers gives the Vantec NexStar MX Dual 2.5-inch Hard Drive Enclosure (NST-225MX-S3) a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!"
"While the NexStar 3.1 is a very simple device it is also made to last as well. Most of the device is made of brushed aluminum which will withstand you dropping it and the typical wear and tear. If you are looking to make use of an older 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD the NexStar 3.1 is the perfect device for it!"
"The Vantec USB 3.1 Gen II Type-A host card sure delivers well. I might not have a device that can test the whopping 10Gbps transfer rate this card is capable of, but for average use today wherein most devices are still far from reaching such transfer speeds this card is a great addition for those who are looking for extra SuperSpeed USB ports."
"The Vantec NexStar HDD Duplicator features dual bay HDD and SSD docks along with a drive duplication feature that makes cloning HDDs and SSDs as simple as pushing a button. A USB 3.0 interface is utilized as well which means the end user gets the fastest transfer speeds possible with current technology."
"The Vantec 7 USB Port Smart Charger opens up the opportunity to connect multiple Portable Devices like Tablets or Smart Phones all together for charging. The Smart Controller in the Charger can simultaneously detect the connected Portable Devices and provide the best dedicated fast charging to the attached devices. This will save you time and consolidate your devices at one convenient place. This Charger is made with industrial grade aluminum casing and attached mounting bracket for easy installation. A Certified Power Adapter is included to ensure ample and stable power for all your 7 devices simultaneously."
"Overall the Vantec 7.1 Channel PCIe Sound Card is a breeze to install and use. Windows 7 picked up the card and installed the necessary drivers without any interaction or separate software installation. Sound quality was great from each channel when used for gaming, movies and music, however a lot of that has to do with your speaker system as well... If you need an inexpensive surround sound card for your home theater or media PC this is it."
"USB hubs taken to the next level... The Vantec USB 3.0 Aluminum Hubs come in 4, 7, 9 & 10 port options and some have dedicated charging ports. With a high grade aluminum casing they are solid and very well constructed. The dedicated charging ports gives you the ability to quickly charge any device, which is a necessity these days."
"Vantec has brought to the market a product that I am sure many people need, even if they do not know it yet. After a week of use, I can not imagine going back to the chaos of chargers and cables that that my life was before. I found no flaws in it's performance. The black aluminum housing has a nice subdued look also. Using it is not any different then using any other USB charger either. I honesty just was unable to find anything I did not like about it. "
“At the end of the day the Vantec USB 3.0 Hub w/ Gigabit Ethernet is something that we recommend to those that need a wired Gigabit connection without losing any USB 3.0 ports on their system. If that sounds like something you are looking for, you have finally run across the solution to your problem.”
Overall, the Vantec NexStar NST-D300WS3 WiFi is a convenient little device that simplifies workflow and goes beyond the capabilities of a typical hard drive dock. Both the NexStar WiFi hardware and app were intuitive and easy to use which made file transfers and media streams across all platforms run without any hassles. Users looking for a low-cost storage solution which can contribute greatly to small-office productivity and streamlined data sharing will find the NexStar NST-D300WS3 an essential office tool.
EN:For the PC connection, it is a good option to connect our HTPC or share files on a simply and easy way between users; it is a good gadget or accessory that you might have at home or in a small office due to it is a very practical.
ES:En cuanto a conexión PC se refiere, es una buena opción para conectar nuestro HTPC o sencillamente compartir archivos de un modo muy fácil entre usuarios; es un buen gadget o periférico que puedes tener en tu casa o una pequeña oficina pues en verdad es muy práctico su uso.
"the Vantec NexStar Wi-Fi dock is one that should not be passed up if you're in the market for a media streaming device that can push your data wherever you need it. Even better, at a price of $89.99 USD, the Vantec Nexstar is affordable where most media streaming devices will run you over a $100 USD. Plus, we all have spare hard drives lying around making the NexStar Wi-Fi hard drive dock the best bang for your buck media streaming device."
Vantec NexStar HX4R Enclosure (NST-640S3R-BK)
“Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the HX4R, it would definitely be a great choice for anyone that doesn’t want the cost involved in a NAS but instead wants the speed and/or data security they can offer. While there are many other companies pushing USB 3.0/ eSATA enclosures to the market as of late, I think it is safe to say Vantec offers one of the best.”
“Overall the Vantec Power Gem 3500 is a great accessory for any cell phone user who uses their cell phone a lot. It will, depending on the cell phone, extend the battery life to almost two times that of the phone battery alone. The Power Gem is an attractive portable battery bank that I can see having numerous uses. My phone is always dying in the middle of the day and having a mobile solution to keep it charged without having to find a wall socket is a must have. The Power Gem’s scratch resistant surface is great in keeping the device clean. The two 5V 2 Amp USB ports can keep any USB powered device fully charged. The Power Gem both charges and recharges quickly making it a great mobile solution.”
"Overall, the Vantec Power Gem 3500 is a fabulous accessory to have in your mobile arsenal. It could come in handy in many situations, ranging from being a heavy user, working in an area with limited power access, or possibly even for folks who were affected by a natural disaster. Staying connected in the digital world is important to most people and without power to run your devices, it is impossible. The Vantec Power Gem 3500 earns the HiTechLegion Editor's Choice award thanks to its reasonable price, quality construction, included accessories, and functionality."
NexStar HX4 (NST-640SU3-BK) It is near impossible to find fault with Vantec's latest update to is popular external hard drive enclosure: the NexStar HX4. It offers an expandable storage solution (up to four hard drives) that performs as well as it looks. From the stylish brushed aluminum exterior shell and unique design elements of the HX4 to the USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces, the H4X is at the top of the external enclosure seating chart. The HX4 performs extremely well and the only thing holding it back was the limitations of my hard drive. The best thing about the NexStar HX4 is that it is a plug in and store multiple-bay storage solution requiring only a quick format to get going.
NexStar MX (NST-400MX-S3R) Just like the earlier model, I am pleased with what Vantec has bought to market with the MX400 dual drive enclosure. The option to set the drives into different configurations is one of the biggest pluses of the unit. Each will have to decide what is best for them but we would highly suggest Raid 1 for its drive redundancy. It's nice to know if one of the drives fail you still have your data on the second.The speed of the enclosure is not too bad but if you want it to be faster you may want to select Raid 0 for your drive configuration and that way you will receive a better data transfer across the board.
NexStar MX (NST-400MX-S3R) The MX comes in at reasonable price for what it can do. The MX retails for $82.99 USD at online retailers. For what this external enclosure can do and for the ability to expand your storage solution in the future, the price is very good. Especially when you consider the performance and aesthetic build quality of the Vantec product compared with those of other companies that often retail for a similar price. What makes the MX so unique is the multi bay nature of the enclosure. This is a very thin area of the market with only a few niche products to pick from. I believe Vantec has a leg up on all the competition, especially with the addition of a full USB 3.0 line-up, and really could come to dominate this market if they continue to release products like the NexStar MX.
"EZ Swap F4 Quad Bay (MRK-425ST-BK) The MRK-425ST-BK Rack system from Vantec is a nice addition to any build where you want quick access to your installed drives and that includes your O/S drive. It is extremely easy to install and doesn't take away from the good looks that may of our cases have. And in our testing we found the device does not interfere with the data transfer of our drives which is really important. "
"Overall the Vantec NexStar HX offers a high quality hard drive enclosure that provides USB 3.0 performance at the expected level when using a mechanical drive. The drive enclosure is compatible with just about any system, but is specifically targeted at those with a need for Firewire 800. Installation of drives was extremely easy and is tool-less other than the two screws on the side panel. Being actively cooled by a quite 80mm fan provides longevity to the installed drive, protecting the precious data that people often store on their computers."
“Vantec’s NexStar Hard Drive Dock is a solid performer and also looks great. Having the power button on the front of the unit makes swapping out drives a breeze. The included eSATA bracket is a nice bonus as the eSATA performance of this drive is excellent. Installed drives stay cool and no noise from vibrations was detected any time during testing.”