These days I find myself using my laptop more than ever. Focusing on mobility, plug-and-play media is fast becoming a staple for me to keep my information within reach, and nothing does that better than an external hard drive. In order to take advantage of high-capacity external drives, one must find an enclosure that matches form with function: easy to use while keeping your drive cool and safe. Today I will be testing out the Sunbeamtech 3.5″ Airbox eSATA/USB External Enclosure.
Interface: USB 2.0 & eSATA
Supported drive size: 3.5” SATA I/II
Material: Aluminum (except the front / back panels and thermal relief holes)
Maximum transfer rate: eSATA: 3Gbps / USB 2.0: 480Mbps
Fan Speed: 1600RPM +/- 10%
Front Indicator Light: Power On: steady blue light / Disk Access: flashing blue light
Power Supply: 100V-240V
Dimensions: 203(L) x 126(W) x 44(H)mm
Windows 2000(SP4)/ME(SP2)/XP/VISTA (had no probs with Windows 7)
Linux 126.96.36.199 or higher
MAC OS 8.6 or higher
The Airbox comes packaged in a full-color box with adequate packing protection for shipping. Inside we find the Airbox SATA enclosure and stand as well as a USB cable, eSata cable, power cord, and accessory pack consisting of drive screws and a screwdriver. I love it when a product comes with all the necessary tools for assembly!