Vantec NexStar MX Raid Edition Hard Drive Enclosure

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Vantec is arguably the most recognized name in hard drive enclosures. This is something they have been doing for many years now. I recently visited one of the local computer stores and saw that most of the shelves were covered with Vantec boxs compared to the other brands that were on the shelf like Thermaltake, Icy Box and Coolmax. This has a lot to say toward their representation as being the giant in this area.

Earlier in the year we got a chance to review the Vantec 400MX-S2 that boasts dual hard drive support but no raid but had JBOD capabilities. This was a pretty cool enclosure, one that is still around today acting as a backup storage device for this site. You can never have enough backups. But today we are going to review Vantec’s newest MX enclosure entitled the 400MX-SR. I bet you can guess what is different about this one compared to the last model. Ok, give up? Raid! The new unit has Raid 1/0 as well as JBOD.

Vantec words on the MX400-SR

Vantec NexStar MX Dual Bay External HDD Enclosure is a quick and simple way to expand storage capacity to your computer. It comes without the hassle of diving inside the PC and messing with all those wires, cables and connections. It provides maximum storage with the increased capacity of two spanning hard drives for your precious family photos, music, video, and games. It supports JBOD, Individual, Raid 0, and Raid 1 modes for effective storage management. The sturdy drive cage protects your hard drive while the aluminum case effectively draws away the heat; the front vents and the rear fan keep your hard drive(s) cool and improve performance. The Vantec NexStar MX is a high performance, capacity, and durable portable storage solution and lets you store your personal data in an enclosure with style!




 Modes Support:

Individual/JBOD/RAID 0/1

 Device Support:

3.5'' SATA I/II  Hard Drive (2)

 Device Size:


 Internal Interface:

Serial ATA

 External Interface:


 HD Capacity:

Up to 2TB

 Power Supply:

AC Adapter




197 x 123 x 72mm



· Supports dual SATA I/II Hard Drives Up to 2.0 TB of Storage
· USB 2.0 External Interface Allows You to Transfer Data Up to 480 Mbps
· eSATA External Interface Allows You to Transfer Data Up to 3Gb/s.
· Front Ventilation and Rear Fan for Better Air Circulation and Cooling
· Stylish Aluminum Case to Draw Away the Heat
· Support 4 Different Configuration Mode: JBOD / individual / Raid 0 / Raid 1
· Simple Plug & Play Connection; Does Not Require Drivers
· Arcsoft Totalmedia Backup™, Archive Photos, Music, Video and Data with Three Easy Clicks

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