Vantec NexStar HX4R RAID Enclosure Review
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External storage is a rather large market in today’s world and for good reason. Having an external backup of your data is a must for so many in the professional world and for the typical home user. Over the last year I have seen so many solutions to this from small external enclosures to my favorite – the NAS.
We recently made contact with Vantec and talked about their recent release of the Nexstar HX4R and what capabilities it offers the end user. Today we will be taking a look at the Vantec Nexstar HX4R in review and showing you its capabilities and the performance it offers as an external storage solution.
The Nexstar HX4R is a 4 disk USB 3.0/eSATA Enclosure that supports many RAID functions along with its ability to access each disk independently with eSATA port multiplying technology.
For those of you that have not heard of Vantec before we have included a snippet about the company.
Founded in 1994, and headquartered in Fremont, CA, Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. We are devoted to every computer user from mainstream to enthusiast. Our goal is to provide a complete and affordable line of products for all computing needs.
At Vantec, we strive for innovation and to demonstrate this, we are leading the scene of the Build-Your-Own-Drive market with our popular NexStar® External Hard Drive Enclosure Series. The bold colors and mirror finish on the NexStar®, changed industry outlook and put back the WOW factor. Vantec set a new standard and personalized it. No longer does an external enclosure have to look boring. Passing the 1 million units milestone in 2007, Vantec continue to expand its successful NexStar® series along with the EZ-Swap®, LapCool, Stealth, AeroFlow, Tornado and Iceberg lines.
We understand that technology is changing faster than ever, and in 2003, we established an R&D and Sales office in Taiwan. Through this expansion, we are constantly integrating innovative technology to our products. Late 2009, we expanded our worldwide presence by establishing a new office in Guangzhou, China. Now with a world-wide distribution network, Vantec products can be seen across the globe.