Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK Review

In today’s fast paced and hectic PC environment, backing up our most prized documents, pictures, media and programs is not just good sense, it’s essential. Today’s product, the Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK is the answer. With its two modes, Dual and JBOD, you will be able to handle your entire backup or extra storage needs. Lets take a closer look at this fantastic product!

Provided by: Eagle Tech Products

Price:  49.99 from Newegg.com

Closer Look

Have you ever had one of those days where everything just seems to go wrong?  The mailman delivered an IRS notice and was bitten by your dog.  Your tax man is on vacation in Barbados for a month.  And when you go to pull up the electronic copy of your tax return you find that your 3 year old deleted all your documents to save her Disney game?  Well here is a product for you.  The Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK!  The Eagle Consus drive enclosure is a dual drive unit with two modes.  Dual mode allows you to use each of the installed SATA drives as independent drives or the ability to copy to both drives at the same time creating dual backups of your computer.  JBOD mode allows you to link both drives as one.  Imagine a 2 terabytes of space using 2 1-terabyte drives.  Imagine all the holiday pictures you can store!  Or the media storage device you have only dreamed about!

The Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK comes well packaged with good graphics on the box.  The front presents you with a great view of this aluminum cased wonder and a multitude of icons highlighting its features.

 

 

he back of the box shows us the features and specifications and a description of the F.I.T.2 (Fast Installation Technology 2).

Once removed from its foam cage, we see a fully aluminum enclosure that will look good on anyone’s desk.  Included with the Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK are the power supply, CD with software extras and the owner’s manual, and a quick start guide.

Here we see in this close-up pictures of the Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK with the drive doors closed and with one drive installed.  This is where the F.I.T.2 works its magic!  This patented mechanical design allows you to change hard drives with the push of a button.  With the built in software, F.I.T.2 gives you hot swap capabilities allowing you to swap in those media drives full of your favorite movies in moments.

Lets take a look at the back of the Eagle Consus Multitasking Dual Drive Enclosure ET-CSMDSU2-BK.

There is quite a lot going on here.  We have the power input for the included power supply. The USB port for connecting to your computer.  The power switch and the backup button that starts the backup software program.  The Dual/JBOD switch.  And the all-important fan to keep your drives nice and cool during extended use.

Lets check out the specs:

 


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