Zalman ZM-VE300 2.5” USB3.0 External HDD Enclosure Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2012-02-14

The ZM-VE300 from Zalman may look a lot like the previous VE200 version, but it brings a lot of new features like the USB 3.0 interface, a more intuitive and rich menu, a pre-applied tape for avoiding short-circuits inside its chassis and a backup software for added value.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features

USB3.0 Super Speed w/ Max 5Gbps Transfer Rate

The USB 3.0 interface supports quick and reliable data transfer to and from a PC.

Convenient Virtual ODD

VE300 supports Virtual ODD which can be used as CD-ROM, DVD, and Blu-ray Drive for convenient booting.

One Touch Backup & Safe Removal

Pressing the Convenient One Touch Backup button once will automatically copy files to the selected folder. Pressing the button for more than 3 seconds will automatically turn power off, allowing the external hard drive to be removed safely without damaging the data.

Convenient & Intuitive Menus

With convenient and intuitive menus, even first time users can easily use VE300.

2.5' SATA I/II HDD Compatible

ZM-VE300 is an external HDD case which is compatible with 2.5” SATA I/II HDD.

Aluminum Body for Enhanced Cooling & Elegance

The whole aluminum-body design is elegant and effective against external shock and radiant heat of HDD.


If an external HDD case with built-in hard disk is connected to a USB port of a desktop PC, notebook or netbook, the hardware will automatically be recognized and can be used instantly without installation.

Subcompact Design

External HDD case has a subcompact design for portability and takes up minimal desk space.

Convenient Travel Pouch Provided

A convenient travel pouch is provided for safe storage and scratch prevention.

Screw Driver Provided for Case Disassembly & HDD Installation

A screw driver is provided for convenient case disassembly and HDD installation.


Product Specifications


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Comment from jmke @ 2012/02/15
excellent this device this (and the 200 version too); replaced any need of an external DVD drive for managing our systems; ordered a couple and everybody is highly praising its usefulness !