Coolermaster X Craft External Hard Drive Enclosure Review

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Storage to go? Coolermaster to the rescue. This 3.5" eSATA/USB external hard drive enclosure has the style and features to protect and transport valuable data. Tool free and simple installation, the Coolermaster HDD XCraft  portable  enclosure supports USB 2.0 connections and accepts SATA 1.0, SATA II and eSata compliant hard drives. With a sexy blue light and built in backup switch, this is probably the finest plug and play and hot swappable hard drive enclosures money can buy.
Price: £30 - enclosure only
Supplier: Coolermaster
Manufacturer: Coolermaster

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Think Coolermaster and probably the first image to pop into your head will be a finely crafted aluminum case. Attention to detail, quality and stylish hardware have made Coolermaster the favourite choice of enthusiasts around the world. With product lines ranging from cases, power supplies, liquid cooling and fans, the XCraft represents the latest component addition to their pedigree stable.

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Coolermaster's external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" hard drives boasts unique design, advanced cooling, mirror finish aluminum case and a wide variety of connections and interface options to match any storage requirement. There are three models to choose from:

  • IDE to USB 2.0
  • IDE to USB 2.0 & IEEE1394a
  • SATA to eSATA & USB 2.0.

Each model supports 3.5" IDE hard drives up to 500GB or eSATA drives up to 500GB and 10,000 rpm. The built-in USB 2.0 hub with MultiTRAK™ technology provides maximum performance to limit wastage of the 480Mbps transfer rate. Other features include Press and Go backup to allow easy protection of valuable data, tool free assembly and a clever cooling design to maximise air flow around the hard drive.

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Key Features and Specifications

  • Tool-free & Easy Installation
  • Unique Fan-less Silent Heat Dissipation Design
  • Two USB 2.0 Hi-speed Ports
  • HDD Shock-proof Mechanism
  • Supports All 3.5" PATA or sATA Hard Disk Drives up to 500G
  • MultiTRAK™ Technology provides transaction translator per USB port to ensure that hard disk and the other USB devices have best performance
  • Attractive Blue LED for power and red LED for HDD Activity
  • Stylish Anodized Aluminum Cover and Stand
  • Plug & Play and Hot-swappable
  • Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS
  • Aluminum, Plastic and metal case
  • Power adaptor 5V/2A, 12V/2A
  • Input Voltage 100Vac-240Vac
  • Dimensions 225 x 120 x 38 mm
  • Weight 438 g (without HDD)
  • Supports window 98SE/ME/2000/XP; Mac 9.1 higher/10.2higher


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