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miniSwap/ES Key Advantages

The FirmTek miniSwap/ES Trayless, Dual-Bay, Hot-Swap, external enclosure, brings the performance, convenience, design excellence and style associated with FirmTek 3.5" enclosures, to the energy efficient, 2.5" SATA/SSD storage device form factor.

The small, ultra light, yet rugged miniSwap/ES can be integrated as a portable "on-the-go" dual-bay 2.5" enclosure, or as a space saving, high performance, trayless 2.5" desktop drive mounting station. Multiple miniSwap/ES enclosures can be used to provide advanced RAID performance, expanded capacity and simple or complex storage configurations.

The Trayless, Direct Connect, 6G miniSwap/ES hardware is designed to excel with audio/video editing, photography, portable computing, storage expansion, backup and any application where external, trayless, hot swap, high performance, data storage is desirable. The miniSwap/ES provides the following features:

  • Attractive, durable, portable Trayless enclosure supports dual 2.5-inch SATA SSD or HDD
  • Easy to set up: No screws, no drive tray required, simply swap drives in seconds
  • Easy to operate: Simply open the door to insert or remove storage devices for virtually unlimited storage
  • Supports 7mm, 9.5mm, 12.5mm and 14.9mm drive heights
  • Smart Power Management: User selectable power settings for Auto-on or Manual-turn-on
  • High performance design - Integrated Direct Connect eSATA backplane; no internal cabling
  • High bandwidth design - SATA 6.0Gbps up to 600MB/sec per drive
  • Supports SATA 1.5G, 3G or 6G HDD or SSD 2.5-inch form factor with any capacity
  • Fully RAID capable: Compatible with Operating System and host adapter based RAID solutions
  • Can be configured as JBOD or RAID and used with multiple miniSwap/ES enclosures
  • Power and Activity LEDs for each hard drive
  • Aluminum case for maximum durability and heat dissipation
  • Ultra quiet, fan free, aluminum heat dissipation cooling system
  • High performance can handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Perfect for both storage-hungry and speed-sensitive applications
  • Cross-platform, PC and Macintosh compatible, operating system independent
  • Expand storage without overloading the computer's power supply or increasing heat within its chassis
  • Works with Macintosh or PC with shielded Serial ATA ports running Mac OS X, Windows or Linux
  • Kensington Security Slot