Slashdot It! VIZO eSATA Uranus & Saturno HDD Enclosures
We are in the age of mobile data and removable media. You can see it all around us. Most industry professionals keep a portable computing device in close company, and nearly everyone carries a USB flash drive on them. Cell phones double as MP3 players, and MP3 players double as personal video devices. It seems progressive then that external hard disks are quickly becoming something more of a personal carry item as their size grows smaller. Conversely, some stylish trends have managed to give a new look to the old ideas. So whether you are a mobile power user with compact storage needs, or discerning office user who enjoys a stylish environment, VIZO offers products to satisfy both needs.
Not more then one year ago the external hard drive market was comprised of big square one-color solutions, and the industry was satisfied with producing brick-heavy enclosures. For some this was acceptable since the drive enclosure was hidden from sight. But for many users which were tasked with carrying such a device or displaying one on their desk, the chore was unbearable. This absence of creativity has finally spurred the much needed innovation from manufacturers, and as they learn from the past and listen to customer feedback they are able to deliver a more exciting product. With 3.5" hard drives being quickly matched by their 2.5" sibling, manufacturers have taken notice by designing enclosure solutions for both.
In this article I will review two eSATA products from the VIZO storage enclosure showcase: the compact Saturno 2.5" hard disk drive enclosure, and the Uranus 3.5" enclosure. While VIZO offers a rugged full-size 3.5" enclosure in the Uranus, the smaller 2.5" Saturno is equally as durable with sleek styling. Both drives offer the brand new eSATA and USB 2.0 interfaces, and both are made of aluminum construction.Whole review at http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=1