Friday, April 1st 2011

StarTech Announces the Ultimate Device with, 4 Bay SATA Drive Dock and Toaster

StarTech.com, the world’s leading provider of hard-to-find connectivity parts has announced the introduction of the SATDOCKTOAST4, a dual use four port 3.5inch SATA dock and breakfast pastry toaster. Driven by the need for high speed transfer of large volumes of data, being able to have 4 SATA drives engaged in the dock at one time means users can now back up and move data like never before!

Additionally, with the drive connected to a USBp port, users can warm a wide variety of breakfast pastries such as pop tarts, toast, bagels and crumpets though the device is compatible with other types of legacy pastries as well.

The SATDOCKTOAST4 features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity (also compatible with USB 2.0) with data transfer rates up to 5Gbps (10x faster than USB 2.0) or eSATA with Port Multiplier connectivity up to 3Gbps. This docking station provides fast connectivity to all 4 drives simultaneously from a single connection.

The SATDOCKTOAST4 is able to warm your pastry of choice in under 2 minutes (subject to manufacturers cooking guidelines. Caution is advised however as the filling may be hot.)

StarTech.com Product Manager, Avril Bobo said “This is may be our hardest-to-find product yet and represents a major breakthrough in the highly competitive data/pastry market. Utilising USB 3.0 and USBp means that StarTech.com is able to establish an industry leading position where breakfast and data merge in the market sphere. Being able to keep an employee at his desk, working an eating, has been the Holy Grail for data management for some time now.”

She continued, “The SATDOCKTOAST4 is set to succeed where other devices, such as the USB kettle or the USB memory stick, have failed because of its dual purpose design and StarTech.com’s speed in adapting to, and taking advantage of, new technologies. You don’t get this kind of innovation with a Morphy Richards toaster, do you?!”

The SATDOCK4U3E has a little brother in the SATDOCK4U2E which supplies four ports for 2.5 inch drives and allows four SATA drives to be paired and connected over USB 2.0, with data transfer rates up to 480Mbps, with two USB connections or each drive can be connected individually over a dedicated eSATA connection at up to 3Gbps, allowing for multiple computers to simultaneously interface with a single docking station to access only a specific drive(s).

Talking about the SATDOCK4U2E Ms. Bobo commented, “The smaller drive bays are not suitable for full size pop-up tarts so we suggest users buy those smaller loaves of bread and toast them instead. Tesco’s does a nice whole grain one from the bakery section, but it’s not sliced, which is something we’re look to address with the next generation of graphics tablets that will feature a bacteria free cutting surface and built-in shrink-wrap dispenser”

Both docks will come in a variety of colours to match most kitchen/office environments.
For more information, please contact your local supermarket electrical department, quoting reference: Polar Foil.

For those who strictly require data transfer capabilities without toasting, StarTech.com offers a wide selection of hard drive docks and duplicators. More information can be found at www.startech.com.
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29 Comments on StarTech Announces the Ultimate Device with, 4 Bay SATA Drive Dock and Toaster

#1
btarunr
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#2
bear jesus
:roll: oh how i wish this was real, it would sell so well I'm sure it would shock everyone :laugh:
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Now you know Startech makes disk toasters.
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#4
bear jesus
by: btarunr
Now you know Startech makes disk toasters.
umm i had kind of hoped it would not toast my disks :p pop tarts only?

There need to be a safety feature so it only toasts edibles not disks :laugh:
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#6
claylomax
by: bear jesus
umm i had kind of hoped it would not toast my disks :p pop tarts only?

There need to be a safety feature so it only toasts edibles not disks :laugh:
Yeah right, imagine you put your brand new ssd in the toaster. :laugh:
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bear jesus
by: claylomax
Yeah right, imagine you put your brand new ssd in the toaster. :laugh:
:roll: even worse if you were trying to set up a raid array.
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bear jesus
by: MightyMission
april fools :)
Noooooo!!!! your trying to play tricks on us, this is no April fools.

It's obvious that geeks want a usb powered pop tart heater for those long wow raids so startech made what was desperately needed:roll:
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#11
dicobalt
Verson 2.0 of this...

I hear Version 2.0 also lets you play NES and SNES cartridges. :twitch:
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#12
shlesscamp
lol it's nice to see companies with a sense of humor on April fools day
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#13
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
I have been looking for a good toaster:)
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#15
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
But there is no toaster:(
Fail!!!
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#16
Trackr
This pastry toaster is a lie.
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#19
bogmali
That is so awesome....I'm sold;)

Happy April Fools:D
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#20
bear jesus
I must admit my first thought was that this is awesome.... then i remembered what day it is :laugh:

I really think if this was real it would sell.... it would sell too well and the stereotypical fat geek/gamer would become more and more normal with pop tarts being in every gamers desk, although then they would need the Thecus AFD42000 deluxe coffee edition NAS Server for something to drink with the pop tarts.
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#21
s{orpion
Holy poptarts!!!

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! :rockout: LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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#22
theubersmurf
Doesn't thinkgeek already sell these things...A different brand maybe.
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#23
Zubasa
by: bear jesus
Noooooo!!!! your trying to play tricks on us, this is no April fools.

It's obvious that geeks want a usb powered pop tart heater for those long wow raids so startech made what was desperately needed:roll:
Now I actually want one :eek:
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#24
pantherx12
The biggest joke about this is, startech nobody would be surprised if starteck actually done this.
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#25
Maban
I want a raid 1+Poptart array!
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