Zalman ZM-VE200 External HDD Case + Virtual Drive
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Inside 2011 alone we have reviewed quite a few 2.5" USB 3.0 compatible HDD enclosures which although still not problem-free (occasional power issues/disconnections) actually managed to surpass the speed of the previous generation USB 2.0 enclosures up to 4 times. Now since as mentioned most external 2.5" HDD enclosures to pass my door lately feature the latest USB 3.0 connectivity i was naturally surprised to receive an USB 2.0/eSATA compatible 2.5" HDD enclosure by Zalman named the ZM-VE200.
Zalman Tech co.,Ltd. was founded in 1999 and introduced to the computer industry the concept of 'Noiseless computing'. In a world filled with noisy computers,'silent' cooling solutions were sought everywhere and contributed to Zalman's rapid growth into the world's leader of high performance, ultra quiet PC cooling solutions. Zalman continues to lead in the industry through decisive R&D investments, peerless craftsmanship, intensive global marketing, and generous customer support. Business diversification with innovation such as 2D/3D Convertible LCD Monitors, Heatpipe Cooled Power Supplies, Notebook Coolers, Surround Sound & Dual Stereo Headphones and FPS GUN Gaming Interface holds true to Zalman's promise to provide 'Cool Innovations'.
The funny thing is that upon looking at the ZM-VE200 and reading its features i begun to be less and less interested in its connectivity (performance) something which as most of you know is not like me at all (although eSATA is not slow). However the enclosure follows a design rarely ever see, if at all, features a small VFW screen, write protect key and also allows you to mount CD/DVD ISO files on-the-fly without using extra software. Overall the ZM-VE200 is unlike anything i have ever used but don't take my word for it, just keep reading to see.