The Musketeer Goes Multicolor
Just recently, we brought you a neat review of the Cooler Master Musketeer and the CoolDrive 4. Basically a hardware monitoring unit, the original Musketeer sported three analog dials (back lighted by cool blue LED lighting) and displayed temperature from the connected thermal probe within the system, fan voltage control and sound pressure level from the soundcard's output which is also adjustable.
The new Cooler Master Musketeer 2 is now sold in a much flashier box design than the original Musketeer.
The new Cooler Master Musketeer 2 isn't quite a replacement model, but rather a varied model for those with slightly different tastes or even supplement the existing Musketeer. Like its original variant, the Musketeer 2 also had high quality construction and would do proud to your matching Cooler Master casings. The Musketeer 2 occupies a typical 5.25" drive bay, hence this Systems Dynamics Detector (as phrased by Cooler Master) can easily mount into any other casing too. This new version is available in both silver and black finishes to suit the dual color varieties of Cooler Master's current casing models. It's good that we've received the black version for review since we've already seen how the silver version looked in our first Musketeer review.
The Cooler Master Musketeer 2.
Besides the dual color finishes, you can expect other new features such as multi-color LED displays and even a hard drive processing meter. Check out the specifications of the new Musketeer 2 below while we show you more of this new gadget on the following page.
Technical Specifications for Cooler Master Musketeer 2
|VU Dial Display (Left and Right channels)
||-20 to +3dB|
|HDD Activity Display
||0 to 100%|
||-20 to +3dB (sound card dependent)|
The Musketeer II
HDD LED cable - 80cm
HDD LED-Out extension cable - 50cm
PCI bracket with VU-IN and VU-OUT cables (80cm each)
Dual 3.5mm stereo plug audio cable - 20cm
PCI bracket with LED switch and connecting cable - 80cm
3.5" drive bay cover with one LED switch and connecting cable -
165mm x 145mm x 42.3mm (L x W x H)
Fits in a normal 5.25" bay|