Thermaltake Max 5G External Enclosure
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 03-04-2011
Provided by: Thermaltake
First Look

The retail box arrived very well packed and was larger than I expected for an external enclosure. On the front we see a nice picture of the Max 5G and on the back the specifications are listed. Opening the box up we see why it took up more space than I had anticipated. The drive itself is held in place with two foam pieces and two boxes can be found as well.

The boxes contain the accessories that come with the drive: power adapter, screwdriver, USB 3.0 cable, foam spacer pads, and of course the usual instructions and warranty information. The case itself is inside another plastic bag protecting it during shipping.

Taking a look at the back first we see a solid piece of plastic with the Max 5G logo and two screw points. Flipping the enclosure on its end we can take a look at the ports. There is the on-off power switch, the on-off switch for the lighting, DC-IN port, and the USB 3.0 port. Rotating to take a look at the other end we can see that there is a vertical hard drive activity indicator.

The top is plain and the left side is where we can see through the metal mesh side to the dual 80mm fans which are the highlight of the Max 5G. On the bottom is a swivel-out stand which I would recommend using as it tends to keep the enclosure more stable. The very last picture is more straight on of the Max 5G without power.

Next we are going to install a drive and perform some tests.

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