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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [05.21.06]
Manufactured by: Vantec



Since all SATA drives feature the same standardized form factor, installation is as easy as plugging a single connector, and attaching the drive to the bracket. IDE enclosures usually require a bit of fiddling around with power and data cables, which can sometimes be a hassle.

Once the drive is attached to the bracket and connected, it slides into the case.

Before doing so, however, you must connect the LED indicator to the panel on the main part of the device. Naturally, the LED is blue.

The finished result is a nice looking external drive, however it collects fingerprints very easily. Also, there is no padding for the drive itself, so it tends to bounce around a bit inside the case. I would stick a bit of foam to keep it cushioned.

Unfortunately, only one eSATA bracket is included, so you're on your own if you want to use eSATA on more than one system. Also, it would have been nice to have FireWire as well as USB, for a wider range of support (and FireWire is a bit faster than USB 2.0).

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