Cooler Master X Craft 360 External USB eSATA SATA Hard Drive Enclosure, £17.99 @ Play - HotUKDeals
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Perfect look, great style, revolutionary disk mounting, esata, adding a drive to the Coolermaster XCraft 360 is a completely tool-less operation. Just pop it open and drop the drive in. This combined with connections for both USB 2.0 and eSATA and a sleek looking case design makes it look like a real winner. The metal body of the case provides a substantial area to dissipate heat and the likelihood of the drive becoming critically hot are very slim. The CoolerMaster XCraft 360 is incredibly easy to use with its tool-less hard drive mechanism and, with good looks and decent performance
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#1
Nice !? BUT this looks 'Better' ;-) ;

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544
#2
In fairness the ebuyer one has a limit of 1tb whereas the other does not profess any such weakness. Not to mention that the play one has free delivery :)


Voted hot ^_^
#3
only downside to the CM enclosure... its far TOO easy to remove the drive... if one of these was sitting beside you on a desk when the owner went to get a coffee they could be off with your drive in less than 10 seconds.

Sometimes easy to replace is good, but this was just TOO easy.
#4
l33t-krew
In fairness the ebuyer one has a limit of 1tb whereas the other does not profess any such weakness. Not to mention that the play one has free delivery :)


Voted hot ^_^
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Limit of 1tb is not really a negative with 1.5 only being higher and besides which the coolermaster has the same limit

Specifications



Supports 3.5" SATA Hard Disk Drives
Revolutionary Tool-free mechanism 10 seconds installation
NSS (Non-Scratch SATA) connector support hot-swap function up to 50,000 times
Plug & Play and Hot-swap capability
Transfer rate up to 480Mbps with USB 2.0 or 12Mbps with USB 1.1
1.5Gbps or 3.0Gbps with SATA
Supports data transfer rates up to 1.5G bits/sec or 3.0G bits/sec SATA hard disk
Mirror finished aluminum craftsmanship
Aluminum casing with metal mesh design provides excellent silent cooling
Point to Point connection (no cabling needed to install the HDD) saves the space for better airflow.
Attractive LED indicator: Power - Blue LED, HDD Activity- Red LED
Compatible with Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista, Mac OS 9.1~10.4.7
Main Specifications:
HDD Support SATA Hard Disk Drives up to 1TB
Interface Serial Ata, USB 2.0/1.1
Transfer Rate 480 Mbps high speed
12 Mbps full speed USB operation
LED Indicator Power-Blue LED, HDD Activity-Red LED
Material Aluminum/Plastic/Metal
Dimension (W / H / D) 131.6x211.2x39.8mm
Weight 867g (without HDD)
OS Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista, Mac OS 9.1~10.4.7
Colour Silver



Just a shame they do not list the chipset being used as thats the best info you can have once you have a few and know which ones perform best and can be flashed, which not many in hard drive encs can be flashed but still really important info.
#5
The problem with the eBuyer one is it doesn't actually support 1tb drives, only UP TO 1tb drives.

Trust me, there is a big difference.
#6
my sumvision's with 1tb are recognised fine

Chipset may vary across sumvision enclosures I have a light blue and a black one

Your Sumvision must have a diff chipset to mine.

I pulled the black one aprt to use in 5.25 rom drive for a laugh afterwards

and upto 1TB is also used on coolermaster one above
#7
dontasciime

Just a shame they do not list the chipset being used as thats the best info you can have once you have a few and know which ones perform best and can be flashed, which not many in hard drive encs can be flashed but still really important info.


Do you have any links or further info? Interested in ones that can be flashed for future bug fixes/performance improvements. Thanks.
#8
kevingattaca2
Nice !? BUT this looks 'Better' ;-) ;

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544


you're not really comparing apples for apples.

the CM is completely tool-less but the ebuyer one is not.
the CM comes with all the cables but the ebuyer one does not
teh CM is fanless but the ebuyer one is not

for the price of this on play, compared to elsewhere, and given it's functionality, it's a very good deal.

ps - The reviews on ebuyer, certainly a fiar few of them, say the sumvision one hasn't got the best fans or bearings or build quality. But you get what you pay for.
#9
ps - The reviews on ebuyer, certainly a fiar few of them, say the sumvision one hasn't got the best fans or bearings or build quality. But you get what you pay for.


Not wrong there and if you get a decent one it turns bad very fast and very very noisy , the 5.25 enclosure fans are even louder and more annoying.

Luckily the build quality externally is not really that important as long as hard drive is recognised and can be kept cool even if you have to add another fan or do with out it which you can get away with depending on physical size of hard drive (dimensions) in the sumvision case and you are happy with the look of it.

£17.99 from play is a good deal for the coolermaster one
#10
stephenc
you're not really comparing apples for apples.

the CM is completely tool-less but the ebuyer one is not.
the CM comes with all the cables but the ebuyer one does not
teh CM is fanless but the ebuyer one is not

for the price of this on play, compared to elsewhere, and given it's functionality, it's a very good deal.

ps - The reviews on ebuyer, certainly a fiar few of them, say the sumvision one hasn't got the best fans or bearings or build quality. But you get what you pay for.


agreed, you do get what you paid for

play.com much easier to contact than ebuyer if any problems were to occur. to be honest i would choose the CM simply coz I'm going through Play
#11
stephenc

the CM comes with all the cables but the ebuyer one does not


Are you certain that it comes with the e-sata cable? It's totally silly to use USB if you have e-sata.
#12
lnz
Are you certain that it comes with the e-sata cable? It's totally silly to use USB if you have e-sata.


Even more silly when someones board does not have e-sata and they are trying to plug the cable into the usb port
#13
I know for a fact they don't come with a SATA bracket for your PC, but they DO come with a SATA cable, so its ok if you already have eSATA on your PC/Laptop, if not then you gonna need to bu the bracket separately
#14
speedski
I know for a fact they don't come with a SATA bracket for your PC, but they DO come with a SATA cable, so its ok if you already have eSATA on your PC/Laptop, if not then you gonna need to bu the bracket separately


Thats swung me :)

CHeers:-D
#16
I had a look at this a while back but when you add the cost of a HD why not buy a complete external HD for the same money? I don't see the point unless you have a large HD lying around somewhere.
#17
for those without external sata you can install a bracket on your machine assuming you have spare space at the back and a spare SATA connection on the board. Loads avaialble in single our dual formats

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Peripherals/Cabling/Serial+ATA/Darkstar+E-Sata+Bracket+and+Cable?productId=33642
http://www.cables2u.co.uk/sata-port-slot-bracket-p-375.html
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144149

or even in a 3.5" bay
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136405
#18
pet2000
I had a look at this a while back but when you add the cost of a HD why not buy a complete external HD for the same money? I don't see the point unless you have a large HD lying around somewhere.


Because hardly any of them have Esata, and if they do they are usually over £100, this is a very cheap way to have a Esata external drive
#19
pet2000
I had a look at this a while back but when you add the cost of a HD why not buy a complete external HD for the same money? I don't see the point unless you have a large HD lying around somewhere.
Considering a !TB drive is about £70 ish and this is £18 i don't think I've saw any fanless esata 1TB externals with USB functionality for uder £90.

Bearing in mind this is considerably faster than USB
#20
johncas
The problem with the eBuyer one is it doesn't actually support 1tb drives, only UP TO 1tb drives.

Trust me, there is a big difference.


Please, you are pulling our legs right? You don't actually think that's the case, do you?
#21
i think the thing to bear in mind when comparing this with anything else is that it is not only an external enclosure with both usb/esata connections, no the main selling point for this one and which sets this apart from other similar enclosures is that it is a "TOOLLESS" item, it so easy to hot-swap!!!
#22
kevingattaca2
Nice !? BUT this looks 'Better' ;-) ;

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143544


Believe me it may look nicer but I bought 4 of these from SVP last year and each one makes a "cawing" noise, like a crow, due to the fans dying.
#23
Mine came today and it looks nothing like the picture it looks great its black and has vents at the bottom and top for good airflow. I'm so glad i bought it. Im gonna buy another.
#24
had one turn up and ordered another - which was on 4-5 days to come into stock

tried search and now this product no longer exists - although my order does

do you think I'll get it or not ? :(

anyway this has now expired :(
#25
Sumvision's are **** - build quality is appaling, after about a year (baring in mind I must've used it about 7 times in total) I went to plug in the power plug and a pin bent and snapped - definitely wouldn't buy one again.
#26
DAMN! just my luck too busy at work to check this screen

I was looking for one of these earlier on

what is the cheapest alternative?

apart from the wasp sounding piece of **** from ebuyer. lol I got one of these and it is pants.
#27
I bought two of these - But I can't recommend them - Data transfer is slow. Much slower than other External USB Hard drives I have.
#28
I brought 2 of these, but I'm having a problem where my drive gets mega hot after about 1 hour in this thing. The drive is literally burning hot (if I touch it for more than 2 seconds my fingers hurt!).

Is this normal?
#29
bindadesi
I brought 2 of these, but I'm having a problem where my drive gets mega hot after about 1 hour in this thing. The drive is literally burning hot (if I touch it for more than 2 seconds my fingers hurt!).

Is this normal?


What is the temperature reading when connected via eSATA?

How does it compare with the temperature without the case via SATA?
#30
shinds
I bought two of these - But I can't recommend them - Data transfer is slow. Much slower than other External USB Hard drives I have.


What speeds are you getting with the usual benchmarking apps?

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