Date: June 15th, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Eagle Tech
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Removable hard drive tray for easy assembly
Solid metal construction
Stable base stand with LED
Quiet fan less design
Plug-n-Play USB 2.0
Virtualization software by VMWare (30 day trial)
Usage: Quick storage subsystems for workstations and DVRs
Type: External drive enclosure
Form Factor: 3.5”
Hard Drive Compatibility: 1.5TB
Internal Interface: SATA I/II
External Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0 and eSATA
Data Transfer Rate: 480Mbps and 3.0Gbps
Power Source: Universal Switching Power Adapter (5V/12V 2.0A)
Power Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Certification: FCC, CE Certified and RoHS compliant
O.S. Required: Microsoft Win98SE/Vista/ME/2000/XP Mac OS 9.0 or higher Linux
Dimension: 8.8 x 4.9 x 1.2 inch
Weight: 3.0 lbs
This enclosure has many of the same features and specs found on other enclosures in its class, but in addition, it rests on a blue LED base that illuminates whenever it's powered on. Other notable features are a passive cooling system (for silent operation) and steel construction. This enclosure is also compatible with the latest 1.5TB drives.
Only SATA I/II drives are supported on this model but in the event you want to use an IDE drive, Eagle Tech makes an IDE version as well as an IDE/SATA hybrid version of this enclosure.
The ET-CSTESU2-BK is available from many online retailers for around $30 US. The front of the box is splashed with a picture of the unit along with some of the main features. A full listing of the specs is found on the back.
With all the packaging removed, we have the enclosure and some accessories. You get a USB cable, eSATA cable, quick start guide, and CD with a PDF manual and some trial software.