Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U HDD Docking Station

Jan 15th, 2011 | By Jared

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Thermaltake has continually updated the BlacX line to match with the changing storage technologies over the years. With the BlacX 5G they have now added USB 3.0 and SATA III to bring added bandwidth along with simplicity of USB.

Thermaltake BlacX 5G

Really about the only minor knock on the BlacX 5G is the slightly reduced read performance when compared to a direct SATA connection. This minor setback is easily forgotten when you consider the speed increase you get in comparison to USB 2.0.

At first glance a lot of people may not appreciate the usefulness of a hard drive dock, but when you have to access a friend or relatives drive to recover data they are a welcome piece of equipment. Thanks to the latest update to Thermaltake’s BlacX line, the BlacX 5G now utilizes USB 3.0 making it not only handy but fast as well.

Approved

  • Advantages

  • Plug and play
  • USB 3.0
  • 3.5″ and 2.5″ drive support
  • Disadvantages

  • Read speeds not quite as fast as SATA

Overclockers Online would like to thank Thermaltake for supplying the BlacX 5G ST0019U for review.

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