Inateck FE2005 Review – 2.5-inch USB 3.0 External Drive Enclosure with UASP

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Test System & Comparison Drives

We are currently using a Z97 based motherboard with the ASUS Z97-A motherboard for us to use for our testing. All tests were performed on a fresh and up-to-date install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with no other applications running with UASP enabled. Synthetic Benchmarks were run with the OS loaded on a Seagate 600 240GB SSD. In between every test, the test drive was secure erased using an instance of Parted Magic. As such, all results should be indicative of optimal performance. Power saving modes, sleep and hibernation are all disabled and all components were set to their default/optimized speeds in the BIOS (1304) and are listed below.

Z97 Test Bench

Legit Reviews Z97 Bench

Intel LGA 1150 Test Platform
Component Brand/Model Live Pricing


Intel Pentium G3258


ASUS Z97-A (BIOS v.1204)


Kingston HyperX KHX16C9B1RK28 8GB

OS Drive

Seagate 600 240GB SSD

Power Supply

Antec Basiq BP550W Plus-EC

Operating System

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit

Inateck FE2005 LED

As mentioned, when operational the white/blue LED located near the lock switch will illuminate and pulse with I/O activity. It blinks three times prior to entering a sleep state when there’s data access inactivity for 10 minutes, at which point the enclosure will to go to sleep automatically.

Inateck FE2005 - USB 3.1 Boost

In order to get peak performance, you must ensure UASP is supported to allow for the boosted performance. We validated using the ASUS tool in AI Suite 3 where the drive appeared as Inateck FE2005 SCSI Disk Device so from here, you can’t really ascertain which disk is inside the enclosure.

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