Master Panel (MTP-101) External Packaging

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Master Panel (MTP-101)
by Vizo
What's In The Box / A Closer Look
May 26, 2007
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Vizo Master Panel
(MTP-101)
Application: Connect ATA, SATA, and eSATA hard drives with relative simplicity. Hot Plug and Hot Swappable support. Fits neatly in one 5.25" computer case bay.
Official Website: Vizo
MSRP: $49.99
Once again, Vizo provides one of the best packaging arrangements I've reviewed. The majority of the case is cardboard with a rectangular plastic window, just large enough to see the entire Master Panel. No blister packaging to cut yourself, just a nice professional presentation and conscious packaging. As with other Vizo boxes, I tend to keep them in a safe place for future re-packaging.

The Vizo Master Panel (MTP-101)

The MTP-101 has a really rich black look to it and has a "wet" effect due to the thick plastic which protects the panel's front from getting dirty and deteriorating over time.

The Vizo Master Panel (MTP-101) - Front

Taking a look from the back, the SATA ports can be observed which connect to your motherboard. What may not be so obvious, is the 4-pin (computer fan size) power port which is to be connected from your power supply. More than likely, you'll need an adapter, such as a 4-pin Molex because you may not have the 4-pin fan power adapter available.

The Vizo Master Panel (MTP-101) - Back

I would have liked to see an adapter included with the MTP-101.

MTP-101 IDE/SATA Power Cable

The package I received had the IDE and SATA power plugs combined on one cable, and measures around 22.5" long. I would have preferred separate cables.

MTP-101 IDE/SATA Power Cable

MTP-101 SATA Cable

The included SATA cable is about 20" in length.

MTP-101 SATA Cable

The MTP-101 Brain

Seen below is an exclusive image of the actual microchip which is the "brain" of the Master Panel. The JM20330 chip is made by JMicron.

The MTP-101 Brain - JMicron JM20330 Microchip


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