Vantec's NexStar 3 (NST-360SU-BK) is a very stylish case for 3.5" Serial ATA HD drives. In most cases, the operating system should recognize the device automatically, after which you can use it to easily and quickly store and transfer or backup large amounts of data from your computer. The NexStar 3 features eSATA (external Serial ATA) and USB 2.0 interfaces. This flexibility allows you to use the HDD at its full performance where eSATA is available but still have the option of using USB where it's not.
We were satisfied with the overall performance of the NexStar 3 and we recommend this product if for nothing else than for its eSATA transfer speeds. Of course, your system must have a SATA connection in order reap the benefits of these high transfer speeds.
According to Vantec, the price for the NexStar 3 (NST-360SU-BK) is US$47.99, which is quite reasonable.