Today I have one of those newer enclosures for review, the MobileSTOR MS2UTN+. Utilizing the SIL 5744 chipset, the MobileSTOR offers the typical dual drive configurations such as JBOD, Spanning (BIG), RAID0 and RAID1, but also something new I haven't seen before, SAFE33 and SAFE50. These new formats split the drives into two volumes, one RAID1 and one Span set. The result is that either 1/3 or 1/2 of the total drive capacity is mirrored for data protection and the rest is combined for non-protected, high-capacity storage.
The MobileSTOR MS2UTN+ is a DAS (Directly Attached Storage) solution that utilizes inexpensive SATA or SATA-II hard drives and either a USB or eSATA interface with the host computer. It works with either PC or MAC and is a two bay device with locking quick-change drive trays and cooling fan, available in either silver or black finish.
Join me as I take a closer look at the MobileSTOR MS2UTN+.