March 27, 2007 09:00 ET

Antec Launches Exceptionally Cool Hard Drive Enclosure

MX-1 Portable Hard Drive With Active Cooling Offers the Advanced Performance of an Internal Drive

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched MX-1 as part of its VERIS Media Components line. MX-1 is a high-performance portable hard drive enclosure with advanced active cooling and ultra-quiet operation.

MX-1 is equipped to continuously operate with a blower fan that directs air from the top vents and channels it around the hard drive (HDD) for maximum cooling to prevent overheating and protect data. This improves on less advanced systems by funnelling cool air around the hard drive as opposed to customary fans that blow air without strategic paths. The channelled air keeps the hard drive up to 15°C cooler, improving the hard drive's stability and increasing its long-term reliability.

MX-1's Quiet Computing™ features isolate drive vibrations with a base fitted with silicone grommets. Also, dual-layer plastic and aluminum upper and lower panels absorb and deaden hard drive and fan noise.

"Protection, portability and quick transfer rates are important in these days of large music and video files," said Scott Richards, senior vice president for Antec. "The combination of our advanced cooling, noise-reducing and sound structural features plus eSATA makes MX-1 a leading high-performance hard drive enclosure, providing the performance and reliability of an internal hard drive with the convenience of portability."

To further protect the hard drive, MX-1's exterior is reinforced with a carbon-glass filled frame. Designed for easy transportation, the structural integrity does not compromise MX-1's weight. Also, the enclosure comes with a space-saving base with silicon grommets, allowing the enclosure to be secured upright.

MX-1 can be fitted with most high-performance hard drives. It is USB2.0 or eSata compatible, which allows data transfer up to 480 Mbps or 3Gbps respectively. It supports up to 750G SATA hard disk drives and is able to support Windows 2000 / XP / ME / VISTA™. MX-1 is capable of redundant array of independent disks (RAID) with a motherboard or RAID controller cards, and includes an eSATA bracket that converts internal SATA to eSATA.

The MX-1 is available immediately for an estimated street price of $69.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. It is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit

About Antec

Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these categories and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. The company's rack mount cases meet all the requirements of the competitive ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Trio series, EarthWatts, its most environmentally friendly power supply to date, and NeoPower for stable and reliable quiet computing. Furthermore, Antec offers a computing accessories line comprising many original products, including its patented LED Fans.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Please visit for more information.

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