Thermaltake Muse eSATA External SATA II Enclosure
Author: Matt Krei (FragTek)
Hardware Acquired: Thermaltake
Cables & Accessories
Included in the package you will find everything needed to get setup and running in a matter of 10-15 minutes. The first piece that you may notice is the PCI backplate with a pair of inputs on the front then leading to 3 cables on the back side. The left most input on the backplate is the SATA connector, and right next door is the power connector which also has a very small cable with a spot to plug in to your motherboards HDD LED connector and then pass-thru for your case HDD LED connector. This enclosures power is fed straight from your power supply with no support to be powered via external power adapter. This can be good and bad. On the plus side, there is no need for a clunky wall adapter which you can never find a spot for and streamlines the cabling a considerable amount. On the other side of things if you are running an HTPC or other small computer you may have used all of your 4-pin molex connectors, thus needing to hunt down a Y-splitter. Some super small mATX mini cases are coming with 200-250w psu's as well, depending on the hardware inside of that little box you may be a bit shy of the power required to operate this enclosure but this would be a very rare circumstance it seems.