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Unboxing the CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo

Today we are doing our 50th unboxing! Thanks everyone for following us since we have started doing these videos! Today we are taking a look a the CRU-DataPort ToughTech Duo, which is a portable hard drive enclosure that is meant for two 2.5-inch hard drives. It offers firewire, USB and eSATA connectivity and features easy to setup RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations via the LCD on the front of the unit. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!

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Provided By: CRU-DataPort
Information: ToughTech Duo QR boasts a passive thermal design for optimal heat dissipation, which requires no fans thus making Duo ultra quiet. Duo has front-accessible lockable trays, an intelligent LCD menu system, Kensington Lock, host connection LEDs, and a vertical stand. It connects to any host computer via FireWire 800 (400 compatible), USB 2.0, and eSATA using an extremely fast Oxford 936 chipset. If needed, an AC power supply is also included.

RAID – Not just a Four Letter Word
ToughTech Duo removes the frustration of RAID with an easy-to-use interface that provides RAID 0 and 1 functionality at the touch of a button. Configure Duo as a RAID 0 (stripe) for extra speed and storage capacity, or as a RAID 1 (mirror) for data protection from drive failure.

Smart Firmware, Smart Software
Access SMART data (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) directly on the LCD menu to track drive temperatures and help prevent drive failure. Companion software (Win/Mac compatible) allows you to configure what temperature the warning LEDs turn on and/or the audible alarms sound.

Multiple Power Options in Multiple Countries
Most FireWire ports have adequate power to operate ToughTech Duo, maximizing portability. ToughTech Duo can also supply power over a FireWire cable while allowing a data connection over the faster eSATA port. An AC power supply is also included, along with plugs for US, European, UK, and Australian wall connections.

Swap Drives without a Screwdriver
Innovative trays used in ToughTech Duo allow you to swap a drive in a matter of seconds. Mount drives without screws for quick and safe access or screw down the drives in environments where additional protection is needed. This feature may be used to eject a drive to share with a colleague or replace both drives to access a 2nd RAID set. ToughTech Duo was designed for easy access – swapping drives will not void the warranty.

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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