After receiving the Na hard disk drive enclosure review sample from IN WIN, I was a little skeptical. What had they sent me? What do they think I am? Chinese or something?
Just kidding there, but seriously, after only a short time, the thing grew on me and I really started liking it. My Taiwanese girlfriend even had to look twice at it vaguely and ask what it was and why was it sitting on my computer desk. That, if anything, is a very good indication of the style and dedication that has gone into making the Na something rather cool.
Installation is a breeze and after just seven screws and about two minutes of setting up, you're in action. From top to bottom, it's clear to see that a lot of thought has gone into creating the Na, with loads of attention to detail in everything from the packaging right through to the smart placement of the cooling fan.
It should be noted that we had issues getting the Na and some other eSATA enclosures in our lab working on an MSI X48 motherboard through the rear I/O panel eSATA ports. While not directly a fault of IN WIN, but nevertheless, they are checking into it and are considering bundling in an eSATA PCI slot bracket, in case this type of problem becomes more common. eSATA is great when it works, but sometimes it can be a downright pain in the backside.
Visuals aside, performance is also good and at times, in eSATA mode, it even surpasses the performance of our Seagate test drive installed internally via regular SATA - as strange as that might be, we know. USB 2.0 performance is as to be expected, much slower than eSATA, but at the same time, it is pretty much completely saturating the maximum real-world bandwidth available.
We still have no details on pricing or availability at this stage, but as long as the asking price is not too crazy, IN WIN is on a winner here and should sell plenty over this upcoming holiday season. It will make the perfect gift, especially combined with either a 500GB or 640GB hard drive, which have hit great price points.
It gets our thumbs up and I'll be making plenty of use of the Na!
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