Large drive for a low price Large drive for a low price by Dong Ngo. Notice that the SATA and power cables end up on the opposite end relative to where they connect to the board. While the previous pictures do not do a great job of showing off the case and how reflective it is, the following pictures helps convey the polish that the X-Craft. Our first step is to break open the X-Craft and see what we are working with on the inside, and then install the hard drive. I bought this enclosure for the performance.

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Cooler Master X Craft 350 Lite (USB)

But is it worth it? Amazon’s discontinued Kindle Voyage e-reader has never been cheaper. As I mentioned earlier, they are stackable if you coloermaster more then one of them and they look like coolermawter should fit together very nicely and the rubber feet on the bottom of them should hold them together well it sticks to the table nicely too. It has a fairly schmick design and comes with an upright stand, however, if you have more than one, they are designed to be stackable as well.

I believe the enclosure was originally designed to be placed horizontally but for better cooling, it is much better to place it vertically.

To make up for the shorter drives, D Master has included a pair of adapters, that slip into the holes on the hard drive and then slip onto the four posts on the X-Craft itself. Storage by Rick Broida Oct 10, With the included stand, the device can go vertical as well. To open the casing, just push in the lock button and slide back.


Cooler Master X-Craft HD Enclosure – Techgage

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Slide the back panel back in and it will automatically clip on.

Below all that, you can see the locking mechanism for the enclosure cover. The honeycomb grill allows heat to escape and looks nice while doing so. Page List Top 1. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. I hate doing DVD backups it requires so much time, not to mention the hassle of searching for the DVDs down the road so the obvious solution was to purchase a new hard drive.

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. For starters, we see the unit itself. There are a couple of rivets that hold it in place on the stand once it is on, however, if you need to take it off, its as easy as tilting it slightly to one side and sliding it forward and its straight off.

I store most of my media files on it so crfat I can coolermasteg take them with me, to use it with my laptop coloermaster desktop, depending coolrmaster which setting I find myself. But is it worth it? On the other hand, I will be connecting it to my laptop through USB and USB ports are typically more scarce on a laptop than with a desktop. System Requirements Details Operating System. Features such as the completely tool-free installation and USB hub set it aside from competing enclosures.


First off, you plug in the SATA connector coolermadter power cable, then you just stick the hard drive on top of these stands, making sure that each one fits inside the appropriate screw hole.

coolermaser It is available in black or silver. To hold the hard drive in place, there are four small posts, two on either side that will keep the hard drive from moving around inside the enclosure.

Cooler Master X Craft 350 eSATA Enclosure Review

Also, we can see how the enclosure can be laid down on its side. This could very well be due to coolermawter placement and routing of components on the PCB, but whatever the reason, makes for some interesting twisting of the cables.

In the world of external hard drives, eSATA is the clear way to go. It also includes a 2 port USB 2. I highly recommend it if you are in need of a cheap, external case that looks good and runs cool. In lieu of a small fan, Cooler Master has placed a large thermal pad on the top of the casing to help transfer some of the heat generated by the hard drive when in use into the case itself. The casing is very reflective and attracts fingerprints.

Cooler Master has packaged the X-Craft in a colorful and informative box.