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Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station

We're back with another HDD Docking Station, this time from the company that started it all. The latest BlacX is both USB 3.0 and SATA 6G compatible!

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 8, 2010 3:24 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Thermaltake

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Introduction

 

Desktop docks are nothing new. We first looked at the Thermaltake BlacX two years ago and love the idea of being able to use raw HDDs without opening our computer cases. If you are someone like me with several drives sitting around, the idea is brilliant.

 

The early models had a few shortfalls, though; mainly their reliance on the aging USB 2.0 protocol and placing the power button on the back of the dock. The later issue was due to the urge to save money at the R&D level. With the button at the back you had to reach around the dock which was kind of a pain in the butt.

 

Today we are looking at a desktop dock that uses USB 3.0 and has the power button in a place that makes sense. The MUKii TransImp HDD Dock on the surface has everything going for it, but we will need to dig deeper into pricing (next page) and the performance of the unit before giving it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

 

Let's take a look at the specs.

 

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