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Thermaltake Muse 5G Drive Enclosure - External - Silver

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Convert your internal 3.5" SATA hard drive into a portable external drive with the Thermaltake Muse 5G hard drive enclosure. This USB 3.0 external enclosure features high-quality aluminum housing for HDD heat dissipation and an LED indicator for Power/HDD status. Use the Muse 5G to store your documents, photos, media files - all your important data.

  • newegg Support 3.5-Inch Hard Drives The Thermaltake Muse 5G is compatible with 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, offering an ideal solution for your external storage needs.
  • newegg USB 3.0 port The Thermaltake Muse 5G equips SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to deliver ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps.
  • newegg Aluminum Enclosure The lightweight aluminum casing delivers excellent heat dissipation and provides tough, reliable hard drive protection.

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  • Michael G.
  • 12/5/2013 5:49:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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4 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: Sturdy build. The sliders come off and move a little more than I would like, but no big deal.

Packaged well. No drivers needed (Win7-64). Plugged and played without any problems.

Kind of a nice design, so sitting on your desk it looks kind of cool.

Nice way to get some use out of some older drives.

Cons: The USB cord that comes with the unit is proprietary. There is a little extra tab for what is probably to hold in on tighter, not really sure. Normal USB cords still seem to work.

Power cord is a little shorter than I would like. The locking tab for the sliders is going to break sooner or later if you use this with any frequency.

It feels like you could break off a piece of the internal connections when you remove / replace and HD. So I wouldn't plan on doing that often.

Other Thoughts: USB transfer speeds on my desk top at USB 2.0 were 15mps ~ 19mps. For some reason my old ASUS laptop would not transfer data past 900kps.

I tested against a WD portable 1tb drive and it worked fine on the laptop. Will figure that out later.

The warranty / product book is a fold out piece of paper written in 40 different languages and printed in 2pt font. You really don't need it, but why bother. The instructions aren't much different.

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