by Rob Williams on October 26, 2005 in External Storage
Do you want a hard drive enclosure that not only lives up to your expectations, but looks classy at the same time? We are taking a look at the Thermaltake Max 4, which does just that… and well!
Let’s face it.. we are always on the go, and this means we need portable equipment. Sure, thumb drives are extremely portable, but they cannot match the 200GB capabilities like a real hard drive. Thermaltake’s Max 4 is a solution that allows you to take your 3.5" HDD with you anywhere you want to go. Many enclosures on the market usually have a fan inside to help keep your disk cool, but not the Max 4. Instead, it uses an aluminum heat spreader to dissipate the heat. Without further ado though, let’s get through Thermaltake’s bio!
Max 4 Features
The product comes in a clean looking box, that’s tightly packed with all the contents. Because of the good packaging job, the product arrived in perfect condition.
- Aluminum spreader fan less design
- Silver body with graceful black adorn
- Metal homocentric polished diagram
- Blue LED indicate data transfer signal
- Cypress AT2+ chip – speed & protect your digital data
- IDE to USB2.0 interface – the most compatibility
- Compact mount easily to stand
- Transfer speed up to 480Mbps
Besides the cables and the enclosure, the box includes a CD-Rom and manual. Unlike most manuals, this one is actually very clear and concise, which is a huge bonus if you are a tech newbie. After picking up the enclosure, the first thing I realized was that this thing is sturdy. Squeezing all around and looking over the build quality, it’s a very well built product. Since the Max 4 is not that inexpensive, at least it should prove money well spent.
This enclosure is one of the more stylish ones you will find on the market, and could add class to even a messy room.. such as mine. The entire enclosure is made of metal, and has a silver body which adds to the look. Because there is no fan included with the Max 4, it should prove much quieter than those that do.
Connectivity is on par with the rest of the market, using the standard USB 2.0, which should prove fast enough for most things you need to do.