Luxon Advanced ED 3.5-inch Enclosure by Vizo

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Luxon Advanced ED
3.5" HDD Enclosure
by VIZO
Conclusion
May 10, 2008
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Luxon Advanced ED
by VIZO
Features: 3.5" HDD enclosure which has a solid aluminum housing, along with an eSATA connection, and a USB 2.0 connection. The LUE-360 can be used horizontally or vertically with the supplied vertical stand.
Official Website: http://www.vizo.com.tw/
MSRP: $59.99
Current Price: Check Amazon / Purchase
Pros
  • Easy installation
  • eSATA convenience
  • Aluminum block
  • USB 2.0 hookup
  • 3.0Gbps
  • Serial ATA connection
  • SATA to eSATA
  • Still retains the VIZO side vents for additional cooling
  • LED status for hard drive activity
  • 1 year warranty
Cons / Disadvantages
  • None observed
VIZO's LUE-360 is yet another fine enclosure for 3.5" hard drives. The aluminum enclosure significantly reduces the heat generate by 3.5" drives. Installation is once again, simple to do. Both DigitalDingus PC Systems recognized the external hard drive in the enclosure, and I was transferring files within minutes.

Inside the LUE-360, is the JMicron 20336. It is a very powerful chip which doesn't get the attention it should. The JM20336, a bridge controller, allows a more consistent and powerful Hi-Speed USB to SATA II 3.0G and SATA II 3.0G to SATA II 3.0G data transfer, as it is a dedicated chip. This ensures a more reliable communication with higher-speed devices.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The Luxon Advanced ED is a little cheaper than the URA-350SA, and can still perform, however, I do miss the one-touch file transfer feature and the built-in fan. Of course, these are compromises when you want a budget enclosure. Unless you really need those extra features on the Uranus URA-350SA, the Luxon Advanced can be a great addition to your external storage solution for a little less wallet expense.


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