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Antec MX-1 e-SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

Author:  Jason Jacobs
Date:  2007.05.29
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Antec
Manufacturer:  Antec

Antec MX-1 e-SATA Hard Drive Enclosure

The Antec MX-1

antec mx-1

External hard drives are nothing new to the computer accessories market. External hard drive enclosures are offered by many manufacturers and most perform their intended job well. Antec recently sent us the MX-1 which is their latest external storage enclosure for us to test. We expected an ordinary enclosure and were pleasantly surprised by the performance and features of this product.

Many home and business users reach a point where they need external storage for several possible reasons:

  1. Expanded storage beyond your built in hard drive capacity.
  2. Separated storage in case of failure of your built in hard drive.
  3. Removable storage that can be taken to additional locations and used there.

Traditionally external storage has been a bit slower than internal storage due to the wider bandwidth inherent to internal drives. While this has long been a detractor to external storage solutions consumers have still purchased them for the reasons mentioned above. Primarily the need to be able to physically take the storage device with you and use it as a backup solution. It is not practicle to take your entire computer home simply to secure the data when it is much more feasible to take an enternal hard drive.

The MX-1 takes external storage to the next level ...

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