If you are looking for an affordable and feature rich enclosure for your external HD then look no further than the Antec MX-1 Actively Cooled Hard Drive Enclosure. The MX-1 can handle any 3.5-inch HD with capacities up to 1TB. To ease the use of the enclosure and in order to speed up data transfers from the HD to the main computer, the MX-1 offers both USB 2.0 and external Serial ATA (eSATA) connections.
In addition, a large built-in fan keeps the HD cool when in continuous operation maximizing throughput and minimizing the chances of data corruption. In fact, the fan can keep the HD up to 15 degrees cooler compared to when operating in room temperature making the MX-1 a rational choice for those interested in heavy and long-term use of their external storage devices. The entire enclosure is designed specifically to minimize the noise generated by the HD and fan while at the same time is strong enough to protect the enclosed HD. The enclosure is constructed from a combination of carbon-glass and plastic-aluminum material externally and internally respectively.
The Antec MX-1 cooled hard drive enclosure is easy to use with any modern operating system and it will cost you less than $70. You can read our full review at our sister site, The Gadget Blog.