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#1 razor

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:30 PM

Hey guys,

Check out OCC's review of the Thermaltake BlacX Hard Drive Docking Station - looks like a great way to hot-swap hard drives on the fly! :)

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:43 PM

Not bad for $35 I think I will be getting one for sure now :)

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:46 AM

How can a Pro be "Very Quiet" in operation? :huh:

Surely that lies with what drive you put in it?

Just looks half-baked to me. No eSATA completely kills this for me. Who wants to transfer stuff at a chumpy 480Mbps max?

Good review, but no thanks. :)

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:55 AM

How can a Pro be "Very Quiet" in operation? :huh:

Surely that lies with what drive you put in it?


That means that NO fan is required to cool the unit, unlike MOST full-size external hard disk enclosures that have awful 30mm fans whining about inside them. Even those that don't use fans for cooling can be quite loud, due to the craftsmanship of the item (does it rattle?) or that the enclosure vibrates too much (very annoying indeed).

I imagine that a future revision will include eSATA for sure.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:59 AM

For $35 I can see why esata might not be included

I had a older dock that I used to use that stupid thing was loud it had annoying hum to it, the thing was annoying.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:15 AM

Hmm, sounds like everyone has had a much worse eXternal enclosure experiance than me. :(

I have had my Vantec NexStar 3 for over a year now, and its quiet (no fan) has eSATA & USB, and cost me £17.00 delivered as new from eBay. Guess I have been spoilt! :P

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:20 AM

$17 sure rub it in :lol:

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:17 PM

Hmm, sounds like everyone has had a much worse eXternal enclosure experiance than me. :(

I have had my Vantec NexStar 3 for over a year now, and its quiet (no fan) has eSATA & USB, and cost me £17.00 delivered as new from eBay. Guess I have been spoilt! :P


Agreed, that for the price, that's not bad. I have an Akasa 'Integral' which is silent and aluminium etc ... but as with yours too ... you can't just press a button and eject the hard disk and plug another one in to the dock - you'd need separate enclosures ;)

It's a unique selling point.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:50 PM

$17 sure rub it in :lol:

Not exactly, more like 35$ :lol: It's UK pounds :P

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 10:52 AM

Mine arrived this morning this thing is sweet. :)

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:55 AM

I have mine hooked up to a USB hub for quick access.

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:25 AM

Adding like a smoke plastic ventilated cover and E-sata should make it a must have :rolleyes:
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