The case works in the key areas.
Beware, 3 issues:
1) Password with repeating numbers seems unreliable, does not register properly. I recommend to have each consecutive password number be different from the previous number. You can use a number more than once, but avoid to repeat it.
2) No instructions on normal operation, how to unlock (there are instructions on how to create password and change password). The method: 1) plug in HD to USB 2) enter password 3) press unlock key.
3) Disk automatically ejects itself (turns on password) after 13 minutes). This is probably a good security feature. However if you are doing a long copy unattended, the Mac OS complains that the drive was not properly removed/ejected and this could cause an issue?
Macbook Pro 15, mid 2014, i7 2.5Ghz, 16GB ram, USB3
Mac mini, 2009, USB2
Hard drive installed in ICY BOX:
Samsung 850 EVO Basic 1 TB SSD
Formatted in ExFAT to share between Mac and Windows (formatted Mac Journaled, seems same results)
Black Magic Pro test results Macbook Pro USB3:
ICY BOX:Samsung 850 1TB SSD:
Write: 132 MB/s
Read: 143 MB/s
Copy 51.3 GB file (Parallels image):
Macbook Pro to ICY Box: 5min 55s
ICY Box to Macbook Pro: 5min 35s
For comparison, Black Magic Pro test results, Mac Mini 2009, USB2:
ICY BOX: Samsung 850:
Read/Write: 25-30 MB/s
Same Samsung hard drive 850 1TB, but in a different external HD case, no encryption:
Read/write: 33-38 MB/s
For comparison, Black Magic Pro test results, Macbook Pro, mid 2014:
internal Mac SSD, no ICY BOX:
Write: 650 MB/s
Read: 720 MB/s
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