Though it currently requires a controller card you need to plug into your computer, (just as how USB and firewire started out), “eSATA” has the distinct advantage over both Firewire and USB of being vastly faster, the same speed as standard SATA. Their currently enclosure for the device, supporting up to 2 drives, looks like just about any other external chassis you could imagine. Ease of use and other such things are left up in the open, until some solid reviews come out. Until then, it looks very interesting. Portability might be an issue because of the controller card that is required to be installed, but if you're looking for a very fast, cheaper-than-external-SCSI solution for storage, it might be worth a look. You can read more about Thecus products here.
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