A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX Review 4

A.C. Ryan AluBoxTFX Review

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I would like to thank A.C. Ryan for supplying the review sample.

Today techPowerUp! has the pleasure of looking at a new product from A.C. Ryan called the AluBoxTFX. The AluBoxTFX is an external hard drive enclosure that allows the user to implement an IDE or SATA hard drive, utilizing the new eSATA connection for SATA drives, as well as USB 2.0 for SATA or IDE drives. And the TFX? That means “Tool Free Experience,” which is A.C. Ryan’s way of saying that the enclosure is completely tool-less in design.

From the A.C. Ryan website:


TFX ToolFree Xperience
  • No screwdrivers / tools needed to install harddisk
  • Simple and fast
  • Harddisk is firmly and securely mounted
  • Patented ToolFree design
  • Advanced Shock absorbers
  • Extra protection for your harddisk
  • Patented shock absorption design
Advanced passive cooling
  • Full surface contact between harddisk and AluBoxTFX's solid aluminum top
  • Entire AluBoxTFX's massive aluminum acts as a large heatsink cooler
  • Absorbs heat from harddisk and keeps harddisk cools without need for fan
connect to PC via USB2.0 or eSATA
  • USB2.0 480mbps / compatible with USB1.1
  • eSATA interface (enables a longer max. cable length of 2m) up to 3Gbps with SATA2 harddisk
for both IDE or SATA / SATA2 harddisk
  • use SATA harddisk on eSATA or USB
  • use IDE harddisk on USB
  • enjoy the blazing speed of SATA as fast as an internal harddisk!!
  • supports all 3.5" harddisk up to 10000RPM
  • supports all 3.5" harddisk max capacity 1024GB
True HotSwap Plug-n-Play
  • Simply Plug n Play even while your system is on
1.8mm solid aluminum
  • keeps harddisk cool
  • Ultra lightweight solid construction
  • shock resistance up to 90cm freefall
  • high quality mirror polish
  • sleek & slim 30mm height
Horizontal Stackable or Vertical
  • designed for horizontal or vertical placement
  • vertical placement with vertical stand
  • multiple box can be stacked on each other
  • Front BlueLED light indicates HDD activity
Dimensions : 205 x 125 x 30mm
Weight : 545g

Package Contents:
  • AluBoxTFX
  • Vertical Stand
  • AC Power Adaptor
  • AC Power Adaptor Power Cord*
  • USB2.0 cable 1m
  • eSATA to eSATA cable 1m
  • User Manual
  • Driver CD for Windows 98SE*
* no drivers needed for Windows Me/2000/XP
* no drivers needed for Mac OS 9.0 or above

About A.C. Ryan

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About AC Ryan
AC Ryan has been one of the leading producer of quality cabling & accessories for international companies since 1992. The establishment of the modding productline in 2002 led to the international brand awareness of AC Ryan. Known for innovation and quality, and never afraid to break new grounds, AC Ryan instantly became a favorite with promodders and advanced users. The new campaign AC Ryan ProModding & ProData unifies the inventiveness of the promodding spirit and the superior production knowhow established through the years in prodata.
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