Thermaltake Max4 Active Cooling eSATA and USB Combo 3.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure
15 August 2009
Conclusion: The Max 4 is a nice choice for a hard drive enclosure, especially since it includes a quiet cooling fan and that it’s got both types of interfaces. There’s not much to not like about this enclosure, though I could point out that you really can’t mount it flat or horizontal, it has to be in the stand basically. Sure you could just lie it down flat and that would be it, but you risk scratching the enclosure casing and marring the look of it.
Pros: Easy installation, Relatively fast, Well made aluminum housing, Quiet fan
Conclusion: I can hear it but it is far from loud. Installation was a piece of cake and overall I am very satisfied with it. It was well packed and I am still questining the button manager software that they include, as I fail to see the reason for it. Pricewise its a bit higher than other enclosures I have tested but if you want qualit you have to be ready to pay for it.
Thermaltake Max 4 Active Cooling HDD Enclosure Review
12 March 2008
Summary: In our opinion Thermaltake Max 4 Active Cooling is one of the best HDD enclosures available on the market today. It provides both eSATA and USB 2.0 connections, allowing your hard drive to achieve the same performance as if it were installed inside the PC and at the same time having the flexibility of allowing you to connect it to a USB 2.0 port if the computer you are trying to connect it to (at a friend’s home, for example) doesn’t have an eSATA port and you can’t open...
Summary: I would recommend the A2295 Max 4 to any one who is looking for a functional easy to use way to backup their important files on a regular basis. The ThermalTake Max 4 is a must have for all households that want to back up those irreplaceable family picture's, IRS tax forms, Mp3 music, or all around raw data.
Excerpt: Thermaltake have been one of the leading makers of heatsinks, particularly in the aftermarket arena, since 1999. In the last few years, they have really made a name for themselves amongst the enthusiast crowd for good quality products at reasonable prices. They have expanded successfully into making cases, power-supplies, controllers and other equipment for the computer enthusiast.
Pros: Not much bigger then the HDD itself,, Performed well,, Easy to install,, Excellent design,, Included Case
Cons: Would like to see a pouch on leather case for USB cable.
Conclusion: The need for constant backups and versatility has pushed the manufacturers in creating backup solutions in the form of external devices and USB sticks. But the largest part in the back up scene, is taken by the external enclosures, used to host HDD drives as well as DVD-RW-ROM drives. The Max4 5.25 is an external DVD-ROM enclosure, an IDE to USB2.0 interfaced case, that can host both CD/DVD devices, as well as HDD IDE drives.
Summary: . Questo e’ quanto emerso dalla nostra recensione, viste le doti di robustezza e compatibilità del box. Rispetto a prodotti simili non abbiamo rilevato problemi nella masterizzazione di vari supporti, particolare che poteva destare qualche preoccupazione.
Curata l’estetica, molto gradevole se il prodotto deve essere posizionato in luogo visibile e di buon utilizzo visto anche il pulsante per la corrente.