Monday, November 29th 2010
Enermax announced the Jazzmate series of 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD enclosures. The lineup includes three variants based on the connectivity: EB211S, which has USB 2.0 interface; EB211ES, which has eSATA 3 Gb/s in addition to USB 2.0 interface; and EB211U3, which uses the new USB 3.0 interface, which is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. The Jazzmate enclosures measure 134 mm x 78 mm x 16 mm, and makes use of plastic and a steel mesh on its top. It can accommodate HDDs with spindle speeds of up to 10,000 RPM, and most SSDs. Drive installation is tool-free, and a detachable silicone rim offers some protection against mechanical shock. The EB211S is priced at around €16, EB211ES at €20, and EB211U3 at €30.