First look at the ET-CS2LSU2
With easy to use enclosures the 2.5 harddrives have made it to the market, they are easy to carry along and they have also gotten faster. This makes them a good choice for a travel drive and for that you need a nice looking and also protective enclosure so you won’t damage your device while traveling or moving it around. Today we are going to look at a enclosure from eagle tech with a built-in USB cable and has no need for any external power. Let’s have a closer look at this and also see how it performs.
• Type: External drive enclosure
• Form Factor: 2.5”
• Hard Drive Compatibility: 320GB
• Internal Interface: SATA I/IIv
• External Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0
• Data Transfer Rate: 480Mbps
• Power Source: USB powered
• Power Input: 5V DC
• Certification: FCC, CE Certified and RoHS compliant
• O.S. Required: Microsoft Win98SE/Vista/ME/2000/XP Mac OS 9.0 or higher Linux
• Dimension: 5.1 x 3.2 x 0.6 inch
• Weight: 0.9 lbs
• Patented built-in USB cable
• Eliminates power adapter and data cable
• Supple fine grain leather
• Nickel plated solid steel
• Plug-n-Play USB 2.0
• Virtualization software by VMWare (30 day trial)
• Usage: Easy add-on storage for mobile users
This enclosure comes packed in a nice orange box where you can see the device and also read about its main features and specifications.
Inside the box I found several small compartments which kept all the accessories separated from each other. You will for example find a user manual, USB cable, and a cd with some software. If you are using Vista it will find the device itself and you will find it as a normal harddrive in your explorer.
The enclosure is made out of aluminum but is padded with leather to prevent scratches and dents appearing on the aluminum. The top leather piece actually also protects the little USB cable that is built into the device.
On the front there are two leds that shows when the power is on and when the harddrive is working. Otherwise the enclosure looks very clean as there are no logos or extra bling. The USB cable can be pushed into the enclosure so it locks down, it’s quite short but you also get a extension cable that you use to power device with.
When you open the back up you will notice that there is no electronics that can get damaged, all you see is the SATA plugin and the power plugin for the drive. I know in some cases where manufacturers have left the components around the connectors which is quite annoying or you might end up getting a small electric shock. The drive fits perfect and it was very easy to install, this far I don’t see anything wrong with the enclosure. I really hope that it will also perform well later on in the review.
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