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3 reviews | 3.7 out of 5
works with my 6tb western digital my book live duo. only negative is that the drive never goes into sleep mode. maybe there is a setting for that, (drive Does go into sleep mode when connected to the router) but it makes the drive faster and since it doesn't sleep (solid blue light) (just goes into standby mode - solid green light) there is faster access, so I guess it is a trade off. I plug into the router normally then switch to the usb adapter if I going to make large transfers or a lot of access over a short period of time. I connected the adepter to a 6 foot usb 3.0 cable so it is right next to the drive and i can easily make the switch, works perfect.
Once I downloaded and installed drivers for SIIG website. It worked great and left my thunderbolt port open.
Installation was pretty straightforward on a Windows 8.1 system using the installation CD. Although it shows up in the device manager as a USB version 3 and it is depicted by the router or switch it is attached to as a USB version 3, in reality it performs only marginally better than a USB version 2 in real life circumstances. I performed a controlled test by processing a complete image backup of the computer to an external NAS drive to verify my results. When processing the backup using the computers native 100 Mb per second ethernet port the process took one hour five minutes and 20 seconds. When processing the identical task utilizing this device plugged into a USB version 3 port the same process took only one minute and five seconds less time. I returned my purchase for a refund.