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Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station

By Chris Ramseyer from Dec 7, 2010 @ 21:24 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

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Benchmark: measures the performance
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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.





We are starting to get a collection of USB 3.0 desktop docking stations. The two previous models tested were both very fast, so the BlacX will have to perform even better considering its higher cost. There really isn't any chance of that happening, though, since we are limited by the motherboards USB 3.0 speed and not the SSDs or docking station.


The read tests show that all three docking stations read data between 180 and 190MB/s. The Thermaltake BlacX 5G is right in the mix with the two challengers.




The write test shows the BlacX 5G writing data at the same rate as the other two docking stations we've previously tested.


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