Ultra Products Stackables
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 11-10-2007
Provided by: Ultra Products
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Hard Drive Enclosures

Ultra sent over a SATA and IDE version of the Stackables Hard Drive Enclosure. First we will have a look at the SATA version.



Again, the retail package layout is nearly identical to all of the other Stackables products. Below is a list of features and specifications, borrowed from Ultra's website.



Included in the package is the enclosure, hard drive mounting screws, four rubber feet, a 12v power adapter, two aluminum stands, a SATA cable, a USB cable, user guide, driver disc and an eSATA PCI bracket adapter.



Up front we find six LEDs; three for hard drive activity and three for power. The outer surface of the hard drive enclosure is identical to that of the card reader & USB hub, using a rubberized surface. Around back, we find a DC Power connector, USB connector, SATA connector, on/off switch and a 30mm cooling fan.



Hard drive installation is very easy. Remove the sliding cover from the enclosure, connect the power and SATA cables to your drive, screw the drive in place inside the enclosure then reinstall the sliding cover and screw that in place with the two provided screws.



Here we have the IDE hard drive enclosure. Again, nothing new here in terms of package artwork. Specifications and features are listed below for this enclosure.



Included in the package is the enclosure, hard drive mounting screws, rubber feet, a 12v power adapter, two aluminum stands, a USB cable, user guide and a driver disc.



The IDE version of the hard drive enclosure is nearly identical to that of the SATA version, with the exception being the internal connections and the rear panel. Unfortunately, I don't have an old IDE hard drive to test this unit with and was not able to find one in time for the review.

That pretty much covers all of the individual components. Let's move ahead and put everything together and see how it all works.


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