Thermaltake Muse eSATA External SATA II Enclosure

Conclusion

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.

Pro's
-Great design
-High build quality
-Much higher performance than USB 2.0 enclosures
-Cost effective storage solution
-Easy installation

Con's
-Does not perform to factory specification
-Analog data transfer gauge barely works

OC3D Recommended Product

We have contacted ThermalTake to ask them if they wish to give us any feedback on this review and perhaps answer any of the questions raised. We will update this review with anything that they come back to us with.

Feel free to discuss this review in the OC3D forums here...
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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2006, 12:26:06

FragTek
Read the review here!

Feel free to discuss the review here...

05-04-2006, 12:31:25

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

05-04-2006, 12:31:56

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

Damn good idea for those who need some space

05-04-2006, 12:45:42

Ham
Good job frag.

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?

05-04-2006, 13:04:12

FragTek
Quote:
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

05-04-2006, 13:29:40

Tec
very nice review Frag , looking for more reviews

05-04-2006, 14:15:00

Raven
didnt look to bad but i missed a "next page" link
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