|Eagle Tech Computers D-Series External Storage System
I was recently introduced to a computer equipment manufacturer named Eagle Tech Computers when they sent a couple external hard drive enclosures to Bigbruin.com for review. The first pair of enclosures I checked out represented their M and T series of enclosures, and although each had minor issues they both ended up doing well over all.
This review will take a look at a third enclosure from Eagle Tech Computers. Their D-Series External Storage System, model ET-CSDU2F-BK, supports two SATA hard drive in either a RAID 0 or JBOD configuration, and connects via USB 2.0 or Firewire. Before taking a look at the enclosure provided for review, let's look at some published data taken from the Eagle Tech Computers website...
» Works with 2 hard drives up to 750GB each
» Massive 1.5TB storage space in JBOD mode
» Combines hard drives of different sizes
» Increased transfer rate in RAID 0 mode
» Best in class Oxford chipset
» Large 6cm smart fan cools your hard drives
» Dimension: 8.75inch(L) x 5inch(H) x 3.15inch(W)
» Up to 480 Mbps via USB 2.0
» Up to 400 Mbps via Firewire 1394a
» Support 2 x SATA 3.5” hard drives
» User configurable JBOD or RAID 0
» Series - Consus D-Series
» Interface - USB x 1 Firewire x 2
» Supported Hard Drive Type - 3.5" SATA Hard Disk
» Material - Aluminum
» Dimensions - 8.75inch(L) x 5inch(H) x 3.15inch(W)
» Power Source - External Universal Switching Power Adapter (5V/12V 1.5-2A)
» Certification - FCC, CE Certified
» O.S. Support - Microsoft Win98SE/Vista/ME/2000/XP Mac OS 9.0 or higher Linux
Eagle Tech Computers packages this enclosure in a standard retail oriented cardboard box. It has a nice vibrant orange and black color scheme, just like the other two enclosures that were reviewed. The front of the box provides a very brief overview of what the enclosure is capable of, while the sides provide more detailed information. The back of the box also provides basic details on the enclosure, along with an icon based list of specifications.