Thermaltake Max 4 2.5” Aluminum USB 2.0 Enclosure A2294
This is one of the most robust containers in this review. It is aluminum, but uses plastic on the inside. A certain design downside is that you can’t prepare this enclosure for work without a small screwdriver – two screws secure the drive and the screwdriver is not included. The whole assembly procedure is rather difficult with this enclosure, we should confess. On the back panel of the casing, besides the two screws, there is a mini-USB port and a power connector. In our tests the drive was quite happy with the power it received from the interface USB port.
This enclosure supports the USB 2.0 interface and is ATA-6 compatible. It uses a Cypress AT2+ chip. The dimensions are 130.5 x 80 x 17.3mm; the weight of the enclosure is 134g.
This model comes with a leather transportation pouch, a CD with drivers and a user manual in PDF format, a USB cable (with interface and power connectors), and a printed user manual.
The average retail price of the enclosure is $28.