Friday, April 20, 2018
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Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Review

Redundant storage is something many people need and definitely appreciate, especially if you’ve had a hard drive die on you.  That is never fun and neither is losing all of your data that was on your hard drive.  Akitio has a cool little enclosure that will give you redundant storage with RAID support, nice protection with its aluminum design and quite a few different connection options.  Did I mention it has a cool LCD display on the front that will give you information about your drives?  Read on as we check it out!

Special thanks to Akitio for providing us with the Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure to review.

Features
– Configurable hardware RAID controller (RAID 1 mirroring and RAID 0 striping)
– LCD display for easy device configuration and access to detailed information about the drives
– Critical parameters such as HDD temperature can be monitored easily with help of the LCD display
– Utilizes Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology also known as S.M.A.R.T. to obtain data directly from the HDD
– Versatile interface, including eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0
– Hardware acceleration of RAID rebuild
– 2TB volume option for systems that do not support large volumes
– Extra large heat sink for excellent heat dissipation

Packaging
The Taurus Mini comes in a nice retail box.  On the front there is a photo of the device in action and a list of some of the features.  On the back they list the specifications of the device.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

Opening the box up inside you will find the Taurus Mini device, power adapter, Firewire cable, USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, mounting screws and a user’s guide.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

To get a better look at the Taurus Mini and see how it comes check out our unboxing video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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