Thermaltake Muse eSATA External SATA II Enclosure


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 04/04/2006
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Thermaltake


One of the hottest areas of expansion in the computer industry right now is hard drive space.  With this, it seems to be a growing fad to have a smaller and smaller case.  So the question is, "How do I achieve more disk space if I don't have room inside of my computer, and if I go to an external solution wont I take a serious performance hit?"  If this is the situation you're currently in, you may be happy to know that there are options!

In todays review of the new Thermaltake Muse eSATA external hard drive enclosure we will learn both the pro's and cons of going external via SATA interface.  We'll also have a clear unbiased head to head comparison with a few other common hard drive setups to see if an external enclosure can keep up with todays hard drive speed demands.  Read on to find out more about this enclosures capabilities...

Thermaltake Muse Thermaltake Muse

Thermaltake's packaging is quite straightforward and not overly flashy.  On the front of the box you'll find a good picture of the enclosure along with a detailed list of specifications and included accessories inside the box.  Upon turning the box over you'll find small pictures of the enclosure from all angles which is quite nice if you're shopping around and trying to find an enclosure that's aesthetically pleasing.  This allows you to see what it looks like without cracking open the box and taking a peek.

Thermaltake Muse Thermaltake Muse

Inside of the neatly packed box you'll find all of the gear which includes the enclosure, a stand to mount it vertically, a pci backplate, eSATA cable, and users manual.  My enclosures vertical stand had a few scratches on one side from its bumpy trip straight from Taiwan via FedEx but I suspect that pallet stacked retail shipments endure much less stress during transit and that this won't  be a problem with retail units.  All of the cables were bundled together nicely with twist-ties and everything seemed to be in order inside of the box.
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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2006, 12:26:06

Read the review here!

Feel free to discuss the review here...Quote

05-04-2006, 12:31:25

nice one, i think i might make my own external drive Quote

05-04-2006, 12:31:56

Nice review Frag. I'll look forward to seeing what TT have to say

Damn good idea for those who need some spaceQuote

05-04-2006, 12:45:42

Good job frag.Quote

05-04-2006, 13:02:01

WC Annihilus
Only was able to skim it but looks nice so far Frag.

BTW, was this one of those that you were able to keep or do you have to return it? Quote

05-04-2006, 13:04:12

Originally Posted by name='WC Annihilus'
BTW, was this one of those that you were able to keep or do you have to return it?
We don't know yet Hopefully it's a keeper Quote

05-04-2006, 13:29:40

very nice review Frag , looking for more reviews Quote

05-04-2006, 14:15:00

didnt look to bad but i missed a "next page" linkQuote

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