Thermaltake MAX 5G External HDD Enclosure Review

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I’m not a big fan of “The Cloud”. Even the name makes my senses tell me it’s a bad idea. “Cloudy”…. marked with indistinct masses or streaks. Really not the type of environment I want my information living in. Yet, I am still constantly barraged by online storage offers. Why, exactly, are all of these companies pushing so hard to be the one who stores my information? There are now complete operating systems living in the cloud. That’s right, just log in and you have your complete OS and all of your files right there from any computer. Nice idea, but the prospect of spending cash on a quick computer in order for it to run an OS over the internet…..yeah, not so much.

 

What is a viable alternative enabling you to take your files, or even your entire OS and desktop, with you wherever you go? Well, how about an external HDD? Once seen as mainly a backup/storage device, these enclosures can now speed along on USB 3.0 with transfer rates similar to having the drive installed directly. Since almost all current systems are able to boot by USB, you can take your OS with you pretty much anywhere with no side effects of slow transfer rates.

 

The Thermaltake Max 5G 3.5” HDD Enclosure offers a solution to data and OS portability. Offering 5Gbs USB 3.0 transfer speeds along with SATA III capability, the Thermaltake Max 5G offers portability along with all of the speed one would expect from an internal HDD. The Max 5G is also the first external HDD enclosure offering the superior cooling capabilities of twin 80mm fans. These fans also offer a little eye candy with glowing blue LEDs which are selectable on or off accenting a sleek black enclosure design. The Thermaltake Max 5G is, of course, backwards compatible to USB 2.0/1.1, as well as SATA II/I. The Thermaltake Max 5G also offers quick and easy installation to go along with rock solid build quality.

 

 

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