Eagle Tech 2.5″ M-Series
Getting down to what the Eagle Tech M-Series offers:
"Speed matters! No other enclosure offers the performance and convenience of this tool less enclosure. Truly hot swappable: just snap in your hard drive and it is ready for use. Works like a HDD reader without the bare drive risks. Solid aluminum construction improves heat dissipation to prolong the lifespan of your hard drives."
- Cool running SATA drive
- Stackable design saves desktop space
- Thumb screws for easy assembly
- Quiet fan less design
- Plug-n-Play USB 2.0 and eSATA
Here are the specifications:
- Type: External hard drive
- Form Factor: 2.5”
- Model: ET-CS2XMESU2-BK
- Internal Interface: SATA II
- External Interface: USB 2.0, eSATA
- Power Source: Universal Switching Power Adapter (5V/12V 2.0A)
- Power Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
- Certification: FCC, CE Certified and RoHS compliant
- O.S. Required: Win98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista Mac OS 9.0 or higher Linux
Once you open the brown cardboard box which has been delivered by your favourite choice of mail delivery, you are greeted with an orange and white box. The box shows how easy it is to install an hard drive to the enclosure, and explains the F.I.T Technology.
Once you have opened the box, you are greeted with another box, which has the enclosure, storage bag, legs, cables, and the driver CD (generally not required for use). The bag in my case, is pretty useless since the enclosure will be sitting in one place all the time, so it became a very handy USB cable bag, which now goes everywhere with me and my laptop. You can either power this drive with 2 USB ports, or with 110/240v AC power and 1 USB port for transfer. I recommend using the USB ports if you can.
Here we see the Eagle Tech Consus M-Series up close and personal:
The drive housing is a sleek aluminium with perforations and a slim design. It looks very stylish, not very flashy at all, and would look great on just about any desk at the home or office. It’s highly portable and easy to connect/disconnect and move. Portability is key here, and if you’re on the go then this will likely work very well for you.
Here we see that there is also a sleek little holder to keep the drive sturdy, and can fit nicely into a small spot on just about any desk space.
Installing an hard drive to this enclosure was the easiest install I’ve ever had to do with an enclosure. All you do, is unlock it with the key provided, slide the hard disk in, and close the door. Even Windows XP/Vista has auto driver install, and was detected and accessible within seconds. Now the hard disk drive is installed, lets get on with performance, can this drive match up with other enclosures?
Let’s move on to the testing.