Luxon Advanced ED 3.5-inch Enclosure by Vizo

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Luxon Advanced ED
3.5" HDD Enclosure
by VIZO
What's In The Box / A Closer Look
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
Let's take a look at what's in the box of the LUE-360. Packaging of the Luxon Advanced ED, like other VIZO packaging of products, is done respectfully. VIZO uses the two-part styrofoam-like material to keep the contents firmly contained within the box. A cardboard panel is used to separate the enclosure from the accessories. Everytime I open one of VIZO's product boxes, I'm always impressed by how attractive and shiny their products are. The LUE-360 is no different. In this particular review, I received the black version, and when the plastic wrap is removed, it looks rather nice. I always get compliments about VIZO enclosures on my desk when friends come over during my review sessions.

The Luxon Advanced ED (LUE-360)

Below you can see the layout of the LUE-360. It's a simple plastic frame, meant to not absorb the heat, but pass it on to the aluminum enclosure.

Luxon Advanced ED - 3/4 Side

Luxon Advanced ED - Back

Easy Installation

What's so convenient about SATA drives, is their power and data interfaces are much easier to connect, in addition to having a smaller form factor. All a person has to do is slide the drive into the SATA slot, and you're done. Hooking up an IDE drive would take considerable more effort because there is a larger volume of wires to tangle with.

Luxon Advanced ED - Front

LUE-360 Panel

Nothing particularly special here, but it is consistent with VIZO's other enclosure panels: a clean panel with all the provided hookups within a centralized compact area.

Luxon Advanced ED - Panel

LUE-360 AC/DC Adapter

The Luxon Advanced ED has little less heavy-duty power adapter than the URA-350SA did. However, the adapter is still a higher quality than I've seen on other cheaper enclosures. And when powering your enclosure, you don't really want to skimp on quality power adapters.

Luxon Advanced ED - AC/DC Adapter

Solid Aluminum

Among the many shared features of higher-priced enclosures offered by VIZO, The Luxon Advanced ED has a solid slab of aluminum, which keeps the enclosure cool and dissipates heat quickly.

Luxon Advanced ED - Aluminum Enclosure

The JM20336: The Brain Of The LUE-360

Inside the LUE-360 is the JMicron 20336 Hi-Speed USB & SATA II 3.0G Combo to SATA II 3.0G Bridge. This is the brain of the Luxon Advanced ED enclosure, and is quite a powerful chip.

JMicron 20336


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