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Vantec NexStar TX Enclosure and Dual-Bay Dock Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jan 14, 2017 12:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: Vantec

The Dock

 

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Packaging for both these products is similar. For the dock, we have a bit of marketing surrounding a rather illuminated blue box that carries an image of the dock on the front.

 

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The back has a features list just below we find the specifications.

 

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The scope of delivery includes a manual, power adapter, and USB 3.0 cable.

 

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A quick look at the dock shows us it's not much different from similar solutions. Each slot has its own LED for activity to the left.

 

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The backside houses a rather simple I/O with just power input and USB 3.0 connectivity.

 

 

The Performance

 

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I tested the dock as I do any external solution that requires I supply the drive. We simply slap in a freshly erased SSD into the system, in the case of these two solutions from Vantec, a Seagate Nytro Client LM140 512GB. In our first run through, the dock was more than capable and reached 415 MB/s read and 410 MB/s write in Flash Bench.

 

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Moving over to CrystalDiskMark, we topped out at 396 MB/s read and 388 MB/s write at QD32.

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