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


If you have a USB 3.0 port on your mainboard or case, it really is worth your time to consider something like this for an external storage drive. I have had issues with large sustained file transfers heating up drives before. Data corruption happens or related issues with the excess heat buildup until it cools off. With the Thermaltake Max 5G, these are a non-issue as the enclosure really addresses that exact issue for me with its active cooling using the dual 80mm fans.

It also helps that the fans are quiet. I have the enclosure sitting on the desk next to me now and havenít been able to hear it. At the price point of $59 online, it isnít the cheapest solution either though. That being said, most of the cheaper USB 3.0 drive enclosures in this size do not feature active cooling either. Thermaltake certainly is aiming at a niche area and hits it well. We are happy to award the Thermaltake Max 5G our Gold Seal of Approval.




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