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Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Review

Taurus Mini Overview
The Taurus Mini is a very small device, that actual dimensions are 5.2 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.2 inches (LxWxH).  So you shouldn’t have any problem finding a place for it on your desk.  The device is made of aluminum so it has a cool silver look to it.  The aluminum will keep your drives nice and cool as well.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

On the front of the device is the LCD display.  This will display important information like hard drive stats and RAID information.  There are 2 buttons on either side of the LCD display.  These are used to setup the different modes and to cycle through the information that the LCD will display.  There is also 3 activity LED’s, one for each hard drive and one for RAID mode.  On the side of the enclosure is a large Akitio logo.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

Moving around to the back of the enclosure you can see all of the connections.  From left to right you have power, mini USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA and a RAID lock switch.  Above all of the connections is where your drives will be located, there are small ventilation holes to help with cooling.  Flipping the enclosure over there are 4 rubber feet.  The bottom of the enclosure has a heatsink design that will help dissipate heat.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

Getting inside the enclosure is very easy, you just take out the two thumbscrews on the back of the drive.  Then you can remove the backplate.  This will reveal two small aluminum hard drive trays.  This enclosure supports 2.5-inch SATA drives up to 12.5mm in height.

Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S LCM RAID Enclosure

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