Thursday, January 12th 2012
Thermaltake unveiled Max 5 Duo, a nifty little gadget to put your empty 5.25" drive bays to use for. It is a combination of a 2.5-inch SATA hot-swap drive bay, a 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bay, and two USB 3.0 ports. The drive-dock part of this device is "dumb", meaning it lacks any local controller, and depends on SATA connections to the motherboard or third-party SATA add-on card. Naturally then, it "supports" SATA 6 Gb/s speeds. The USB 3.0 ports connect to the motherboard or USB 3.0 add-on card over standard USB 3.0 front-panel header.