Vizo Uranus ReviewFormer staff writer - February 27, 2007
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
Welcome to Uranus! We hope your trip was enjoyable and hopefully the cosmic storm we encountered doesn’t leave you glowing for too long.
When someone mentions Uranus, most people think of two things, though most think of the planet. However, I’m referring to the hard drive enclosure “Uranus” manufactured by Vizo.
With our ever increasing storage demands, many people are looking for options to back up data, store MP3s, photographs and movies. One option is using hard drives, but in order to make that hard drive portable and easily accessible, you will need an external hard drive enclosure. The Vizo Uranus is one of those options.
Vizo Technology Corporation designs and manufactures computer peripherals, which includes hard drive enclosures, multimedia storage, system cooling, cold cathode lighting, crystal neon lights and card readers. Vizo is a worldwide distributor of its products and aims to provide high quality “Do it Yourself” solutions for all users.
The Vizo Uranus comes very nicely packaged. You can clearly see what is inside just by looking at the box. On the bottom left corner is a sticker with the actual color of the enclosure. Available colors are Blue, Black, Grey and Purple.
Looking inside the package you will notice that the hard drive enclosure is very well protected. The styrofoam is slotted to keep the enclosure suspended.
The enclosure itself is made of aluminum; it was also nice to see that it was actually colored. Other manufacturers just produce two shades: silver or charcoal. The center insert contains the means for installing a hard drive and it also has the enclosure's panel functions.
Also included are a power adapter, USB cable, eSATA cable, cleaning cloth, screw fitting kit, manual, driver CD and SATA to eSATA adapter with cable bracket and stand.
Since Vizo states that its products are made for all users as part of its “Do it Yourself “ philosophy, let's see how easy it really is to put this together.