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Thermaltake BlacX Duet HDD Docking Station - Benchmarks - HD Tune Pro

Featuring eSATA, USB 2.0 and two HDD docking ports, the Duet offers everything a desktop HDD dock should, but in pairs.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Dec 13, 2010 5:26 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.60
Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com
Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

 


HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

Benchmark: measures the performance
Info: shows detailed information
Health: checks the health status by using SMART
Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

 

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For testing we used the world's fastest solid state drive and we do that to push the devices we are testing to their limits. Here we see the Thermaltake BlacX Duet reading at 115MB/s when connected to the onboard JMicron eSATA port. This configuration allows more than enough bandwidth for any platter drive.

 

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The write test shows that the combination as tested is quite a bit slower than the onboard USB 3.0, but with an average write speed of 96.5MB/s most users will not be able to saturate the bandwidth available.

 

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