By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This not only looks incredible, but also adds considerable functionality to the enclosure as well. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Our first step is to break open the X-Craft and see what we are working with on the inside, and then install the hard drive. By using our website, you are agreeing to the use of Cookies. Just to make sure, though, four little rubber feet on the bottom stop the XCraft sliding around on your desk, further reducing the chance of scratches. I hate doing DVD backups it requires so much time, not to mention the hassle of searching for the DVDs down the road so the obvious solution was to purchase a new hard drive.

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Not terribly inspiring so far. Also, we can see how the enclosure can be laid cooler master x craft on its side. For good measure, Mastdr Master has also included a disk with back up software and a simple but effective manual.

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With the companies jumping into the hard drive enclosure market, Cooler Master has decided to test the waters and offer coler their X-Craft for evaluation.

With the included stand, the device can go vertical as well.

Performance is actually on par with SATA 1. The cooler master x craft and bottom panels are lightly brushed then masteer in a layer of super smooth lacquer that gives them a beautiful sheen. Cooler master x craft make up for the shorter drives, Cooler Master has included a pair of adapters, that slip into the holes on the hard drive and then slip onto the four posts on the X-Craft itself.

Our first step is to break open the X-Craft and see what we are working with on the inside, and then install the hard drive.

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Nothing really out of coolfr ordinary for an eSATA enclosure view large image. The top of the enclosure prominently shows off the X Craft branding — a little bit gaudy in my opinion — and a much smaller Cooler Master branding cooler master x craft the corner.

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The need for truly portable storage is getting greater everyday and this can be proven by the immense popularity of thumb drives.

Page List Top 1. We use cookies and other similar technologies Cookies to enhance your experience and to provide you with relevant content and ads. Indeed, during out testing I checked the temperature of the outside of the enclosure then quickly whipped the drive out and checked cooler master x craft temperature and the drive was 10 degrees Celsius hotter than the enclosure.


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In practice, the system craff works pretty well and should make for painless swapping of hard drives. Cooler Master uses their signature purplish colour quite liberally and some of the more important specs are listed in plain sight. Not only can cooler master x craft X-Craft be laid down flat, it can also be stood straight up.

I will be testing the difference between using USB 2.

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To hold the hard drive in place, there are four small posts, two on either side that will keep the hard drive from moving around inside the enclosure. To find cooler master x craft more, including how to control cookies, see here: In the world of external hard drives, eSATA is the clear way to go. In the box you also get both a USB cable and an eSATA cable, a little cloth for wiping off finger prints, and a small box to keep the other bits in.

I do have some cooler master x craft with the product though. Page List Top 1.

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The stand simply slides on a rail on the bottom of the enclosure. A quick bit of abuse from a bunch of keys proved the lacquer is quite tough as well, so cooler master x craft finish should also stand the test of time.

Home Reviews Computing Peripherals. However, every now and again, we see a little innovation that catches our eye, which is precisely what happened with the Coolermaster XCraft By Edward Chester February 5, 7: You can unsubscribe at any time. While the previous pictures do not do a great job of showing off the case and how cooler master x craft it is, the following pictures helps convey the polish that the X-Craft.

To open up the cooler master x craft, you first have to press in the silver button directly below the eSATA port.