HornetTek was able to make an external disk enclosure that stands out from the crowd in this saturated market. The best thing is they were able to do it while keeping the price low. The only area that I can see that has a negative is availability since only a few etailers currently stock the Hover.
The design of the Hover is fairly unique with its twin 50mm fans that cool both sides of the hard drive. We have seen many active cooled enclosures over the years, but the Hover uses a fresh design to achieve better results. The Hover is built solid, cools very well and does all of this while remaining silent in an average computer environment.
In a market where many products are priced around 50 USD, the Hover is a bargain at under 40. The only real cause for concern at this point is the availability. In time the Hover should glide its way into more retail and etail locations, making it more accessible to our global audience.
The performance of the HornetTek Hover was spot on for where it should be. A few eSATA products we have tested have limited the performance of the drive being used, but that is not the case with the Hover. The electronics are spot on and the enclosure was able to act as a hot swap in our test systems without issue. If you are still using normal USB 2.0 for your external data the Hover has that covered as well, giving the user maximum flexibility to swap drives between systems.
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