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Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review

Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Thermaltake BlacX is a neat little USB-based hard drive docking station that fills a gap left vacant by removable hard drive racks and external hard drive enclosure systems.
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Filed under: Hard Drives/SSD Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Thermaltake Apr 01 2008   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Hard Drives/SSD > Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU

Examining the HDD docking station

A top flap keeps dust out of the BlacX drive bay, the smaller cutout helps align notebook drives in the slot. Screws, rails and other attachments on the side of a hard drive will need to be removed before inserting it into the BlacX unit.

The hard drive is ejected with the button at the center of the unit. The oval to the right is a status light; blue for on, red to indicate when the drive is being accessed.

The 3.5" / 2.5" hard drive is inserted with the data connectors facing down, leaving about 2/3rds of the drive exposed. Hard drives can be inserted or removed while the computer is on, in other words the unit is hot swap compatible. Most large hard drives will get rather warm after a few hours of use, but since the drive isn't enclosed in confined space heat build up isn't much of an issue.

At the back of the Thermaltake BlacX is the power button, DC power connector (DC 12V / 2A, AC100-240V, 50-60Hz power brick), and USB cable connector.

Once the Thermaltake BlacX is connected to the computer with the USB 2.0 data cable, turn it on. From then on you can install or remove hard drives from the bay as you wish.

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Contents of Article: Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU
 Pg 1.  Thermaltake BlacX SATA Hard Drive USB Docking Station Review
 Pg 2.  — Examining the HDD docking station
 Pg 3.  Installation and Setup
 Pg 4.  Testing the Thermaltake BlacX

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