If you happen to have the very sleek Western Digital RaptorX hard drive, the aptly name Thermaltake BlacX makes a perfect way to showcase that stunning bit of hardware hacking to your friends. The Duet is unable to run off a computer’s USB alone, by with as much power as it has this can only be expected. The SATA connectors are still exposed however, but it will help to keep debris from building up. Subscribe to our Newsletter. It supports a single 3. With that said there is always the middle ground, the place where a great amount of manufacturers battle it out in price vs.

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Thermaltake BlacX Duet 5G USB 3.0 Docking Station Review

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I suppose, for troubleshooting purposes, I could disconnect the second pair of the four USB ports as I had them before though I doubt that will fix anything and could install the Northbridge drivers but again, I thought those controlled data from RAM to processor, not the slow stuff like USB devices.

True, e-SATA has greatly simplified the process of temporarily connecting a hard drive to a computer, but only within the last 6 months, and only for flagship motherboards, oh and power is still an issue. The Thermaltake BlacX is a neat little USB-based hard drive docking station that fills a gap left vacant by removable hard drive racks and external hard drive enclosure systems.

I have four USB ports on the front of the case and only had two of them hooked up last time. Hard drive docks can come in handy in several instances: When i connect to my docking station.


The top mounted LEDs, while shining blue, aren’t so bright that they blind you, but rather just perfect.

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I can not access my my wireless, air card or lan connection. You currently have javascript disabled. The hard drive slides into the hot swap capable dock without any tools, screws or transport caddy, and ejects with the push of a button.

They won’t take it back opened either. Originally Posted by whs. Data blzcx transferred to the computer via a Mbps USB 2. Since I no longer have to fiddle around mounting drives in my system and can simply slap a drive in a dock and pull the data I need and move on with my day, it saves me a great deal of time. It should be noted, though, that although I have plugged devices into these ports and can verify they are in fact working, I don’t have anything plugged into them when my external HD dock is giving me vjsta message.

Choosing the proper benchmarks to be used in a review can be, at times, a hassle. I swapped out the the two drives, thinking I would simply put the 80g in the docking station and transfer the 80g back You can find products similar to this one blacxx sale below. The bottom of the dock features a solid state grip technology, which is an anti-slippery grasp base to eliminate the possibility of unwanted shifting during use.

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As you will notice the power switch incorporates two LEDs, both of which are blue – one indicating the unit is visfa on and the other for activity. Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. While I would love to please all of you and run every possible benchmark on these enclosures, it would be at the very least time consuming.


Rubber pads on the base prevent it from sliding around on the desk, and help keep vibrations from the drive vvista transferring. As this unit is a dock and supports no RAID features, I thought it would be nice to see how the unit does while transferring data drive to drive both installed in the BlacX.

Subscribe to our Newsletter. There’s more to come, so click next Testing the Thermaltake BlacX. Besides, with something as important as data transfer, you want the most reliable and consistent power source available. Please log in to reply. IDE visa drives are not supported by either model.

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With that said there is always the middle ground, the place where a great amount of manufacturers battle it out in price vs. Community Forum Software by IP. When inserting a hard drive, there is a spring-loaded door, much like the Super Nintendo, to help keep dust and particles out of the connectors. The task of adding an extra hard drive while keeping it somewhat portable has long been relegated to two devices, both of which require a lot of screws We also found two rubber drive covers in the box to combat drive acoustics.

Blscx Thermaltake BlacX 5G is one of these units, while it is no secret that this unit has been on the market for a while now, it was a trend setter when it came to market with several other manufactures taking notes from Thermaltake and releasing similar products shortly after.