External hard drive enclosures are a dime-a-dozen. They come in all shapes, sizes, capacities, and colors with interface connections ranging from USB 2.0 and the new USB 3.0 to eSATA. However, very few companies build external enclosures with more than one hard drive bay. And, even more rare is an external enclosure with four (4) drive bays. You have to keep stacking hard drive enclosure upon hard drive enclosure every time you want more storage. Some boutique companies offer multiple drive storage solutions but at premium pricing. This is where Vantec comes in. Vantec, founded in 1994 and headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. Vantec is devoted to every computer user from mainstream to enthusiast. Their goal is to provide a complete and affordable line of products for all computing needs. Today I have with me one of Vantec’s latest upgrades to one of their more popular external enclosure solutions: the NexStar HX4. The NexStar HX4 is a quad-bay storage solution with USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. The HX4 lacks some features such as RAID, but makes up for it with a quad-bay classic individual drive mode enclosure. This makes the HX4 afantastic external enclosure for the home or small office. Let's take a closer look at the Vantec NexStar HX4.