If you’re looking for a slim compact SATA drive enclosure, the Vantec NexStar MX is one to consider! Vantec has hit a homerun with this simple, easy to use 2 drive enclosure. The enclosure is barely thicker than 2 drives stacked on top of each other, and only slightly longer. The enclosure is designed to operate as 2 separate drives, or as one larger JBOD drive.
The NexStar MX unit comes with the following useful features:
|Modes Support||Individual/JBOD/RAID 0/1|
|Device Support||3.5″ SATA I/II Hard Drive (two)|
|Internal Interface||Serial ATA|
|External Interface||USB 2.0/eSATA|
|HD Capacity||Up to 2TB|
|Power Supply||AC Adapter|
|Dimensions||197 x 123 x 72 mm|
With the prices of storage media coming down, it’s easy to come up with a couple of extra hard drives that you can put to good use. The NexStar MX will easily allow you to expand storage onto your computer via USB. If you’re using a product like Windows Home Server, you can use this drive to easily expand your Server Storage.
A Walk Around the Unit
The front panel provides you three simple LEDs, two for hard drive activity and one for power. On the back of the unit, you’ll find: power switch, fan, USB connector and the power connector. The total size of the unit is not much larger than the size of the 2 actual hard drives. The nice black aluminum finish makes this an easy addition to a workspace.