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VANTEC NST-400MX-S2 Black External Enclosure

VANTEC NST-400MX-S2 Black External Enclosure
alaScore 73

72 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of VANTEC NST-400MX-S2 Black External Enclosure. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the VANTEC NST-400MX-S2 Black External Enclosure is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Sheldog23 (

Vantec NexStar MX - NST-400MX-SR


Vantec NexStar MXDual Bay External HDD Enclosure is a quick and simple way to expandstorage capacity to your computer. This enclosure may notcome with Hard drives like many other but you do get a lot morefeatures than a simple external Hard drive. ...

USB 2.0 and eSATA connections ; Individual, JBOD, and RAID 0/1 support ; Easy setup ; Detailed Manual

Fan Noise ; Fan Noise

Today I will be reviewing Vantec's NexStar MX external Drive enclosure. It is an aluminum enclosure for hard drive storage. Not to be confused with some external Hard Drive kits as this does not come with the hard drives included. However, there...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

Excellent box, bad instructions


I bought this drive to use my 2 Seagate 2TB drives in raid 1 attached to my router. From the factory, the dip switch settings didn't match anything in the instruction manual. Initial format of individual drives (with the undocumentd dip switch setting)...

As small as it could be and still fit 2 drives and controller. Fan IS a bit loud, but not unreasonable. Solid aluminum construction built like a tank

Must be plugged into a host (either usb or esata) for raid array to rebuild?!?!?!?!? Documentation is junk, incomplete, inaccurate

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Good product; very loud fan


I bought this enclosure to replace the drive bays I was losing when switching from an old Mac Pro to a new Mac Mini. I have a 1 TB and a 2 TB drive in the enclosure, and turned JBOD off, so multiple volumes appear on the desktop. Drive installation was...

Dec, 2011

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Easy to install! Mac Friendly


I was afraid I was going to have to reformat the hard drives I took from my PC that broke when I put them into this new enclosure. I will say that the fan, that always run when the console is on, can be a little loud but better a cool hard drive than...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

great storage


Will get more as my Western Digital life books wearout.

Works great with 2x2tb=4tb. Have 4 of these and they all are working as advertised. Using for DVD storage and are swapable to my other comp. towers


Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Fair price, Good features


The unit has a sticker on the inside that kind of throws you off when you're setting up JBOD or BIG, it's pointing one way, and the board says the opposite (and the instructions are a little fishy). **Go with the sticker, and push the switch that way**...

Great features! The ability to have two separate drives in one enclosure is awesome! It's well worth the Price over a NAS device

As stated in other reviews, the fan noise is a little bit much, BUT not a deal killer. If you had 2-4 of these units, then it would be excessive, but the average user could just set it behind something and forget about it ; I run Mac OS X Lion, and...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review (

Vantec NexStar MX Dual 3.5" SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure with JBOD - Model NST-400MX-S2


I will defently buy more.

Item is very swapable. Handles 2--2tb Seagate HDD

Non so-far

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Does the Job


Purchased this unit to replace an AMS Venus ES2 that bricked during a firmware update. I'll miss the removable air filter the other unit had, but all in all I feel the workmaship of the NexStar is better.

Easy to configure. Vantec includes both USB and eSATA cables and even a bracket for use with an internal SATA connector

Loud. Not the annoying kind of loud, but I can hear it whirring 2 rooms away when the house is quiet ; Wall wart A/C power with a short cord. I'd prefer something with a pigtail that can fit in *any* outlet of my UPS. The cord could be about 1.5 to 2...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Pretty much as advertised


Good buy, easy to access, nothing complicated about it. Works fine. Only slight negative is that the fan is loud.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

Simple, reliable


Works great with two 1tb drives, never had a problem with it, use it for weekly backups with no issues.

Aug, 2011