Thermaltake Max 5G USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure Review

Today we take a look at an excellent addition for the USB 3.0 user. One thing many people don’t realize, is actually how dangerous it can be for you if your hard drive overheats. A large amount of hard drive failures are caused from hard drives overheating. So Thermaltake brings you a snazzy looking enclosure for your HDD that you can trust to keep your HDD cool with its to sleek and quiet 80mm fans. And, with the addition of USB 3.0’s capability, you’re looking at an amazing product. Let’s check it out:


Provided by: Thermaltake

Price: $51.24

Closer Look:



Specifications and Features:



I will test this product by using a 320GB hard drive in the enclosure and then running the same tests that we always use for Enclosures. I will time the speeds using a stopwatch, I will be transferring  a 143mb WMV. video file to the hard drive and then back. And, for comparison to USB 2.0 I will be doing the same test, but through USB 2.0 instead of 3.0, and will also be comparing it to the BlacX 5.

Max 5G USB 3.0:

C Drive through USB 3.0 to Max 5G: 7.5 Secs.

Max 5G through USB 3.0 to C Drive: 0.7 secs.

BlakX 5G USB 3.0:

C Drive through USB 3.0 to BlakcX 5G: 7.6 Secs.

BlakcX 5G through USB 3.0 to C Drive: 1.2 secs.

USB 2.0

C Drive through USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Card: 54.1 secs.

USB 2.0 Card through USB 2.0 to C Drive: 8 secs.



Overall the Thermaltake Max 5G is a great product, with many new and better features compared to your usual enclosures. I love the look of it and how easy it is to set up with only a  5 step process. Another point I really liked, is the ability to switch on and off the fan LED’s because for me, and possibly many of you, I do have a PC in my bedroom, and I already have enough blinking lights on my case. The ability to switch it off is just great.

Would I recommend this product? Definately, it is well made and simple to use. This is definately a useful piece of tech for those of you out of space, looking for better cooling for your HDD, or really whatever your reason may be.


  • Simple Design
  • Comes with all needed tools
  • USB 3.0
  • Sleek design
  • LED of and on switch



  • It is a bit big, but, really not too big of an issue


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