Today, here at the club we are going to take a
look at a product from a company we haven't dealt with at The Club
before. That company is called "ineo", and they specialize in
various gadgets to store your hard drives. From external
enclosures to wireless RAID NAS units, ineo aims to provide products
that add storage flexibility to your home or office network.
The first product to go under the microscope is the ineo NA203 High
Speed 2.5" External Hard Disk Enclosure. Let's tear her open
and see what she is made of.
Design as a cigarette box,
simply push one button to open
Aluminum Alloy Casing covered
USB cable attached
USB Bus Powered
Truly Plug and Play
Attractive Green and Red LED
Indicates Power and HDD Activity
Support 2.5" SATA I/II
Hard Disk Drives up to 320GB
USB2.0 Transfer rates
up to 480Mbps
Dimension (W x D x H):
90 x 140 x 20 (mm)
ME/98/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista, MAC, Linux
Contents and Installation:
The ineo enclosure emanates simplicity. The package includes a
carrying case, a USB extension cord, and the enclosure itself.
Not pictured, but also included are an installation disc and a
The enclosure itself is an attractive unit, and it reminds me of an
old style cigarette case. The cable protruding from the side
is likely too short for most applications, hence the need for the
USB extension cable. A button on the front allows access to
the drive inside, and two LEDs in the corner indicate the status of
By clicking the button, the innards of the enclosure are revealed.
Both the internal and external of the drive is made entirely of
metal. To install the SATA drive, all you have to do is slide
the drive into the connector.
The drive is then sealed into the enclosure with a soft rubber
stopper that fits over the end of the drive and holds it into the
rail. It also acts as a dampening tool to reduce noise and