VIZO Luxon Advanced ED External HDD Enclosure

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VIZO Luxon Advanced ED External HDD Enclosure
VIZO Luxon - Installation, Testing and Conclusion

Product: VIZO Luxon Advanced ED External HDD Enclosure
Provided By: VIZO

Price: ~$50 Online


Introduction: 

A few days back we took a look at the VIZO Ares internal HDD enclosure (Reviewed Here), and now we are going to look at another VIZO offering, this time we are going to go external, with the VIZO Luxon external HDD enclosure.

Let's get on with the review and see if the Luxon is worth your consideration if you need a external HDD enclosure. This particular drive enclosure retails for approximately $30-$40 USD, making it a very affordable enclosure, Let's see how it performs....

 

First Impressions:

After opening the box, it was pretty much what I was expecting, at first view the Luxon looks pretty normal and nothing major really jumped out at me. That being said, the Luxon is a drive enclosure and there really isn't a huge "WOW" factor to enclosures, they are pretty basic and built for a purpose, so you can't really be expecting to be blown away from just looking at the enclosure.

Quality-wise at first inspecting, seems quite good, the outer casing is metal, which is very nice, and appears to be sturdy enough to withstand a beating. For a drive enclosure retailing for $30-$40 USD I was overall impressed with the quality of the Luxon enclosure.

 

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VIZO Luxon - Top View
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VIZO Luxon - Box

 

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VIZO Luxon - Side View
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VIZO Luxon - Connections

 

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VIZO Luxon - Accessories
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VIZO Luxon - Outer Casing


Well, that's what the Luxon looks like, nothing too out of the ordinary, let's see how the installation and testing goes....


VIZO Luxon Specifications:

Specifications taken from Vizo.com.tw

DESCRIPTION

Vizo presents Luxon 3.5" HDD External Enclosure featured with IDE & SATA interface. Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives feature faster speeds, easier configuration; it is the next generation that provides error free data transmission at high speed. The sturdy drive cage protects your hard drive while the aluminum case effectively draws away the heat, protecting your drive from overheating. With high-quality mirror finish & sleek stylish face and installation easily to carry conveniently.

FEATURES

  • Fully support 3.5" IDE or SATA Hard Drive
    Support 480Mbps High Speed USB 2.0 and USB 1.1
    Support 1.5Gbps High Speed Serial-ATA
  • 4 functions in it :
    USB to IDE HDD, USB to SATA HDD
    SATA to IDE HDD, SATA to SATA HDD
  • Mirror finish & rich 3 colors (Black, Blue, Silver) available
  • Aluminum housing for excellent heat dissipation.
  • Support plug and play & hot swappable
    Must be attached to hot swappable compliant host to enable hot swappable function

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: LUX-350SA-BK, LUX-350SA-BL, LUX-350SA-GY
  • Interface: USB 2.0 & SATA
  • Dimension: 210(L) x 125 (W) x 34 (H) mm

  

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

  • USB: Window 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Mac OS 8.6 & Above
  • Serial ATA: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Mac OS 8.6 & Above

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Enclosure
  • Power Adaptor
  • Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • IDE Power Cable
  • Sata Bracket
  • External SATA Cable
  • Internal Sata Cable
  • Internal IDE Cable
  • User Manual
  • Screws Package
  • Stand
  • Driver CD
  • Cleaning Wiper