Thermaltake Muse eSATA External SATA II Enclosure
Published: 4th April 2006 | Source: Thermaltake | Price: |Conclusion
Overall Thermaltake has designed a decent enclosure here. It looks great and it gets the job done, those are two very important points. Performance of the unit is definately not up to par as what Thermaltake boasts but it does outperform any USB 2.0 enclosure by a long shot. I'd never buy another USB enclosure after using this Thermaltake product. The phsyical build quality of the enclosure is second to none, it's very sturdy and solid. No corners have been cut in the manufacturing process of this unit (not including the circuitry or poor choice of SATA150 cables that the enclosure utilizes).
The Thermaltake Muse eSATA enclosure is definately a cost effective way of adding hard drive space without comprimising a lot of performance loss albeit it still can't hold a flame to most internal hard drive setups.
If I were on the market to purchase a new external enclosure this would definately be one of the contenders for my money.
-High build quality
-Much higher performance than USB 2.0 enclosures
-Cost effective storage solution
-Does not perform to factory specification
-Analog data transfer gauge barely works
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