Gauntlet Node Overview
The Gauntlet Node is not a very large device. The actual dimensions are 3.39” (D) x 5.47” (W) x .96” (H) so it is small enough to fit in your pocket and will definitely fit nicely in your laptop bag or backpack. Check out the photo below of the Gauntlet next to a Western Digital My Passport Essential portable drive. On the front of the device there is an engraved Gauntlet logo. To the right of the logo you have 3 indication LEDs for battery charging, WiFi and power.
Flipping the enclosure over there are 4 small rubber feet that will keep the drive stationary on your desk. There is also a sticker on the back of the enclosure that lets you know the MAC address of the device. There are only 2 connections and 2 buttons on the device. At one end of the device you have a USB 3.0 port, power button and power connection. The USB 3.0 connection is the dual-type that we are used to seeing on portable USB 3.0 devices. On the side of the device is the battery check button. When you press it in LED’s will light up to show you the battery level.
Under the rubber feet are small screws that hold the back of the enclosure on. When you remove them you can slide the back of the enclosure off to reveal the drive inside. It is held into place rather easily with 4 rubber standoffs. Patriot installed a Toshiba HDD2J94 2.5-inch 5400RPM SATA drive. The enclosure supports 2.5-inch drives including solid state drives.