Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking Station Reviewajmatson - May 5, 2008
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
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There is nothing like upgrading your computer, right? What about getting your old data from the last drive to the new one? Sure you can set it as a slave, but what if the drive is failing and you need to get the old stuff quick? Or what if you need to prep that drive to be installed in another computer and do not want to have to install it and then take it out, only to install it again? I know what you are thinking - external enclosure, right? But then again, there is the installation effort. What if you could just slip the drive into a dock and pull it out when finished without much effort? Well, now you can.
The Thermaltake BlacX is a hard drive docking station designed to give you quick access to a bare SATA drive, with little effort. The BlacX supports both 2.5 inch notebook drives and 3.5 inch desktop drives with the Serial ATA interface. Unlike traditional hard drive adapters, that just leave the drive laying around, the Thermaltake BlacX places the drive in and upright position allowing maximum cooling efficiency.
The Docking Station comes enclosed in a black packaging matching the BlacX design theme. On the front of the packaging, is a picture of the BlacX with a drive in it and a few of the specifications. The back of the box highlights more of the features and specifications, as well as giving a breakdown on the parts of the BlacX Docking Station.
Opening the box reveals the contents inside. Included is the BlacX Docking Station, the power adapter, a USB 2.0 cable and user manual.