Date: December 30th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: In Win
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
If there's any piece of computer equipment worthy of being called a work of art, it would be the Na. The body consists of two parts – the plastic lower portion, and a porcelain lid that rests on top. The design would probably leave people scratching their heads unless they were already aware it's a HDD enclosure.
Flipping the lid over, we have a pleasant surprise – it is hand made. That's definitely something you don't see much of in the computer industry and it's a nice attention to detail by In Win.
There is only one button to be found, and it's for powering up the unit. Too many buttons would take away from the minimalist look of this device, so a single button is all that is needed.
On the bottom, four rubber feet keep the unit slightly raised to promote airflow underneath. We also have a view of the 60mm cooling fan. It automatically adjusts speed based on the temperature inside the enclosure. Even when it was running, I could barely hear it. Normally the smaller the fan the more noise it makes, but this one is nice and quiet.
Additionally on the bottom is where all cables are attached. Power, eSATA, and USB ports are clearly labeled and cords are threaded through the notch to maintain a nice clean look even at the back.
Taking off the lid reveals a diagram showing how to remove the cage that houses the hard drive. Three screws are removed and a tug on the strap lifts the cage out. Let's get a drive installed and see how the Na performs.