Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2011-06-06

The new ZM-VE200 HDD enclosure comes to help the people that use frequently CDs or DVDs at work or at home, for performing different tasks like installing OSes on many computers, programs and why not, even games. The only thing that needs to be done is to convert the disks into ISO images, transfer them on the 2.5'' HDD and mount any of them in a matter of seconds, by using the lateral jog switch.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The Zalman External HDD Case with Virtual Drive capabilities is shipped inside a small cardboard box, with a photo of the product on the frontal side (which can come in two variants: silver and black), along with the code name:




On the back of the package, we can see some of the product components described, along with the list of product features, supported OSes and technical specifications:




The product is further packaged inside a white box, for added protection:




In the middle, we can find the enclosure itself, surrounded by a cardboard frame, and under it there is the rest of the bundle:




Along with the main product, we can also find a protective casing, a driver with two screws, a Quick Guide, one USB 2.0 cable, an eSATA cable and a small transparent protective plastic that can be used on the bottom of the HDD, for avoiding shortcircuits:




Inside the Quick Guide, we can find the steps we need to perform for installing a 2.5'' HDD inside the enclosure, but also how to operate it:




The HDD case itself has a very clean and modern look, mostly built from aluminium:




On the bottom of the frontal side, we can find the Zalman logo:




On the left lateral, we can find a jog switch; with its help we can navigate through the options listed on the LCD display:




The right lateral does not have any extra buttons:



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