Conclusion: As a result, we'd prefer an enclosure with active cooling, even if the fan made more noise than the nearly-undetectable unit fitted in the MX-1. Weighing these things in the balance and then adding in the quality of the fit and finish, we have no hesitation in recommending the Antec MX-1 enclosure.
Summary: The Antec Veris MX-1 is a unique and well working enclosure. The high quality plastic and aluminum construction makes this case very light but incredibly sturdy as well. Antec has put a lot of thought into the cooling aspect of the MX-1, utilizing the large and quiet fan to move a good amount of air...
Pros: Great cooling performance, Silent even with the fan, Light and very solid enclosure, All cables included - including eSATA bracket!, eSATA speeds are as expected, Clean and convenient package
Cons: Fairly big, USB Performance not that great, CPU utilization fairly high, Complicated installation, LED is not very bright, IDE & SATA cables are just around 1.5m long.
Excerpt: The build quality is outstanding, the active cooling is both effective and quiet and the eSATA performance is excellent. Installation is very straightforward and easily accomplished due to the screw and latch design and the MX-1 has a great look with simple, elegant lines and the blue LED tucked...
Excerpt: UPDATE - June 29, 2008 Occasional comments about the fan in the MX-1 being noisier than described here surfaced in the discussion thread very soon after this article was posted. They were a minority, however, as many reported the similar quiet acoustics we found.
Conclusion: For the asking price of ~£30 (will reduce once the product becomes better known) this is a damn fine deal. The enclosure is ridiculously fast at both USB and eSATA modes; it also keeps your HDD cooler than if it’s in your PC. Buy it. Buy it now if you are looking for a fast and cool HDD enclosure.
Pros: Top of its class for speed, Excellent cooling, Looks great
Conclusion: Fazit Obwohl Antecs Veris MX-1 hauptsächlich aus Kunststoff besteht und nur im Bereich des Deckels und des Bodens Aluminium integriert wurde, macht das Gehäuse einen eleganten Eindruck. Außen wie innen überzeugt das Veris MX-1 mit einer guten Verarbeitung.