The Akasa Integral S 2.5″ drive enclosure is an impressive product, offering a combination of style, performance and good build quality. It is lightweight and the included carrying case make it ideal for those on the move. It can be yours for £20 from Scan making it quite good value for money, especially considering the USB3.0 support. We would recommend using a 7200rpm hard drive with this enclosure to get as much storage as possible.
In our opinion, the Elite S is the better looking product out of the two enclosures on test. The performance differences between the two enclosures are very small and we believe the leather finish of the Elite S is much nicer than the gloss black of the Integral S. It is only marginally more expensive than the Integral two and can be purchased for £21 from Scan. At this price we would definitely recommend it for those people in the market for a 2.5″ hard drive enclosure.
The Akasa BayMaster Card and Drive reader is ideal for people who need to access memory cards frequently. The added 2.5″ hard drive dock functionality will be perfect for some users but we feel a couple of USB connectors would be more appropriate for most people. It is available for £12 from Scan which makes it good value for money. We would recommend purchasing it with other items at the same time as delivery costs are likely to inflate the price considerably.
KitGuru says: A solid set of products from Akasa that provide good value for moneyAkasa Elite S and Integral S 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosures Review,