Date: February 13th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Sans Digital
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The TR4UT has a very straightforward, uncluttered design. Most of the front panel and a portion of the side panels are meshed for better airflow. At the bottom are indicator lights for the drives, a PC link light, and a power button.
Opening the front panel gives a view of the inside, which is nice and open to promote better airflow. And as we'll see in just a bit, installing drives is a tool free process which is a huge plus.
The back of the unit features an exhaust fan, on/off switch, AC select switch, USB port, and eSATA port. You will also notice some jumpers directly beneath the exhaust fan – let's take a closer look at those.
A sticker shows what the correct jumper settings are for every possible configuration. It's recommended to set the jumpers to the desired mode before turning on the unit for the first time. You can always change the mode afterward if you like, but doing so will destroy any existing data on the drives.
The included card, made by Highpoint, is SATA 6 GB/s compliant and has two eSATA ports for attaching external devices. It installs into an available PCI-Express slot on the motherboard and a driver CD is included, although my Windows XP machine detected and installed it without needing any extra drivers.