Which Hard Drive format should I choose to format?

It depends on the computer system you will use. See the below suggestions:

1. Use NTFS format for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 system;

2. Use HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) format for a Mac OS X system;

3. Choose exFAT format if you’ll use the Stardom product in both Windows and Mac environments, and you also could choose FAT32 format (the maximum size of one single file may not exceed 4 GB).

HDD/SSD Compatibility List Of Stardom ST4-TL3+

The following HDD/SSD compatibility list is for your reference. All of them have passed the compatibility test of our new product ST4-TL3+.

The 2.5” SSD Compatibility List of ST4-TL3+

BrandHD TypeModel NumberCapacity
Intel2.5″ SSDSSD530120GB
ADATA2.5″ SSDASX900S3-64GM64GB
ADATA2.5″ SSDSU800256GB
Kingston2.5″ SSDSH103S3120GB
Kingston2.5″ SSDSHSS37A240GB
Samsung2.5″ SSD850 Pro128GB
silicon-power2.5″ SSDS60120GB
silicon-power2.5″ SSDS70120GB
silicon-power2.5″ SSDS70240GB
silicon-power2.5″ SSDV60120GB
silicon-power2.5″ SSDV60240GB

The 2.5”/3.5” HDD Compatibility List of ST4-TL3+

BrandHD TypeModel NumberCapacity
Toshiba2.5″ HDDMQ01ABD1001TB
Toshiba3.5″ HDDMG04ACA200E2TB
Toshiba3.5″ HDDMG04ACA50DE5TB
HGST3.5″ HDDHUS724040ALA6404TB
HGST3.5″ HDDHMS5C4040ALE6404TB
HGST3.5″ HDDHUS724040ALE6404TB
WD3.5″ HDDWD5000AAKX500GB
WD3.5″ HDDWD3000FYYZ3TB
WD3.5″ HDDWD4000F9YZ4TB
WD3.5″ HDDWD60EFRX6TB
WD3.5″ HDDWD100EFAX10TB
Seagate3.5″ HDDST8000NE0018TB
Seagate3.5″ HDDST8000VN0048TB
Seagate3.5″ HDDST14000NE000814TB

If you use our product, but the installation of the hard drive is not listed among the Drive Compatibility list, please feel free to let us know or contact our Technical Customer Service, so that we can improve the HDD/SSD compatibility list.

The Difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt 3

Posted on September 27th, 2016

By Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel Corporation

Technology is no longer a one-size-fits-all solution. Never before have there been so many types of devices, systems and features to customize your technology needs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most common questions we hear from customers is regarding the difference between USB-C and ThunderboltTM 3.

What is the difference between USB-C and Thunderbolt 3?

USB Type-C, or USB-C, is a specification for connectors and cables. Some of the key features include:

  • Symmetrical and flip-able, or reversible. Both sides (top and bottom) can be inserted in the port in either direction, meaning that you no longer have to make sure a cable is inserted “right-side” up.
  • Delivery of up to 100W of power.
  • Supports alternate modes, such as DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, etc.

Thunderbolt 3 defines a superset of capabilities that runs on USB-C connectors and cables. In brief, Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C. Here are the superset of features that Thunderbolt 3 provides:

  • At 40 Gbps, Thunderbolt 3 is the fastest connection available. By comparison, native USB 3.1 operates at 10 Gbps.
  • Thunderbolt 3 is bi-directional with four lanes of PCI Express Gen 3 and eight lanes of DisplayPort 1.2.
  • Now with a Thunderbolt 3 port, you can connect to any dock, device or display, including billions of USB devices.

Tags: 4K video, external graphics, Intel Thunderbolt, single-cable docking, Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt networking, USB, USB Type-C, USB-C

This article comes from below website at https://thunderbolttechnology.net/blog/difference-between-usb-c-and-thunderbolt-3

Intel Takes Steps to Enable Thunderbolt 3 Everywhere, Releases Protocol

What’s New: Intel is well on its way to making the innovation delivered with Thunderbolt™ 3 available to everyone. Today, Intel announced that it contributed the Intel Thunderbolt protocol specification to the USB Promoter Group, enabling other chip makers to build Thunderbolt compatible silicon, royalty-free. In addition, the USB Promoter Group announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, based on the Thunderbolt protocol. The convergence of the underlying Thunderbolt and USB protocols will increase compatibility among USB Type-C connector-based products, simplifying how people connect their devices.

For more information, please check the following link: https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-takes-steps-enable-thunderbolt-3-everywhere-releases-protocol/#gs.11zba4

Can the Stardom 8-Bay products with RAID function support multiple RAID modes?

The Stardom 8-Bay products with RAID function support multiple RAID modes. Please set the RAID modes according to your actual requirement.

Note: Up to 4 sets of RAID modes can be set at the same time.

If you need more information, please visit our website of products.

SR8-TB3 https://www.stardom.com.tw/STARDOM2016/product.php?id=386&product_name=SOHORAID+8+Bay+3.5″-2.5″+RAID+SR8-TB3-B

ST8-TB3 https://www.stardom.com.tw/STARDOM2016/product.php?id=390&product_name=SOHORAID+8+Bay+3.5″-2.5″+RAID+ST8-TB3-B

DR8-TB3 https://www.stardom.com.tw/STARDOM2016/product.php?id=343&product_name=DECK+8+Bay+3.5″-2.5″+RAID+DR8-TB3-B