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Old 17th May 2007, 22:45   #1
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Default Antec MX-1 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review

This external hard drive enclosure from Antec promises a good balance between cooling and noise, with vibration damping installed inside; the hard drive can be accessed over USB 2.0 or eSATA and the MX-1 comes with the needed gear to get everything set up.

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Old 17th May 2007, 23:03   #2
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I think the Icy Box beats it because it looks better with a full alu case and if vibration was an issue, I'd sure notice that with a Samsung inside.

Any test for a large backup operation? 45MB sustained copy speed are to beat =P
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55mb/s with eSATA
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Old 18th May 2007, 09:25   #4
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that is average read, I mean actually taking a big folder and time the copy to the external HD with a stopwatch
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Interesting! Definitely the Bad Axe 2 or possibly software at fault on the eSATA tests.

Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Rev 1 & (same?) Seagate 320gb 16mb cache drive:
MX1: 136.1MB/s Burst | Avg Read 63.8 MB/s
Inside Case: 136.3 MB/s Burst | Avg Read 66.5 MB/s

Using ICH8 SATA controller, I disabled the Jmicron controller/ports.
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I tested on 4 different machines, all similar results, bios issue other similar, but burst speed is not that vital in my humble opinion for an external hard drive, primary function is sustained reading/writing, right?
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