Mantiz Venus is a very popular EGPU case with built-in USB hub and SATA port, but it ships with only 2.5inch SSD holder inside the box.
After installing a Curical MX500, I found that the actual transfer speed is limited at 300+-MB/s, and even with that speed the disk and graphics card turned unstable because SATA data and graphics card's PCIE data are racing through the TB3 lane.
So it is better to use low speed HDD as a Time-machine backup disk. And here it is, a 3.5inch HDD adapter for Mantiz Venus.
Installing is quite straight forward:
- screw the left and right holder onto the original 2.5inch SSD plate
- screw that plate back to the box
- align the 3.5inch HDD screw hole with the small arrow on the holder and clip in
- connect the wire and you are done!