A Closer Look
Before we dive into the benchmarks, let’s take a look at the AMMO enclosure.
Not much decoration here, though the M*A*S*H-style font is a nice touch. Here’s an enclosure, it’s for 2.5″ SATA hard drives, and that’s all folks. The back is similarly spare, with the specs and features in a pair of columns.
The utilitarian layout continues to the inside, with cardboard inserts holding things in place and a plastic bag keeping the loose bits in place. With those removed, we see what IN-WIN has bundled in: the enclosure itself, a USB cable, manual, screwdriver and RFID tags. Opening the manual up, we come upon a little bonus: when you’re done figuring out how to install the drive, you can use the manual as a target down at the firing range.
Not much to say here, the stamped sheet-metal look speaks for itself.
The USB port and power adapter socket are hidden behind a rubber flap when not in use, which helps to cut back on dust and dirt getting in. With the back plate off, we can get a good look at the rubber shock mount, which contains the SATA->USB adapter. This fits snugly into the outer shell, and provides vibration damping as well as shock protection—handy if you’ve got a noisy 7200 RPM drive. Looking at the bottom, we see the RFID transponder spot, which glows red or green at appropriate times to indicate the state of the drive’s encryption.