-- EnchanceTech ISWAP IDE
-- Price: ~ $
-- By: dave303
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Technology has provided us with another interesting
product for us to take a look at, the ISWAP. ISWAP
is a 2-channel IDE Back plane for SOHO environments (Small Office Home Office)
and is designed to provide maximum flexibility for small growing companies.
The ISWAP comes in a nice package with all of the
items in the picture below.
This kit includes:
- A user manual
- Housing Assembly
- Drive carrier (2)
- 40-pin/80-wire ATA100 IDE
- Screws (16) (8 Carrier received, 3 housing received)
- CD (Missing).
take a closer look at the ISWAP2. After removing one of the carriers,
we see that it has the standard IDE short cable and power from a Molex
connector. At first look, the carrier being made out of aluminum, looks and feels thin and flimsy.
However after adding one of my 40Gig 7200RPM Seagate drives, the additional mass provides
for a more sturdy base.
Now that we have examined the HD sled,
lets check out the ISWAP housing. The housing weighs approximately
1.8kg without drives. And the overall dimensions are 240mm Depth, 148mm
width, and 85mm height (2 5.25 drive bays).
The back of the
housing has a 70mm x 25mm
fan on the back. What makes the fan unique is that it
is a squirrel fan and is set to blow down into the
bottom of the case. The sensor selection jumper is on
the upper right on the back of the ISWAP, which allows
you to choose from 3 different temperatures: 45 C, 55C (Default),
and 65C. When the sensor detects a hard drive failure or over heat
it will trigger an alarm and a LED to let you know something is wrong.
Now lets take a look at the