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Thermaltake Announces BlacX 5G USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Dock


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Thermaltake, leading DIY chassis and storage enclosure brand, introduces the newest series of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed docking stations for all 2.5” and 3.5” HDDs, making it more convenient and easy to transfer large documents, pictures or movies between hard drives and computers. With support for hard drives of up to 2 TB capacity the Thermaltake BlacX 5G offers utmost storage convenience and flexibility for people on the move and those with huge data archives.

Backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 increase usage scenarios to even migrate data from older systems and make them available on the latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices. The easy plug & play installation warrants for operation with Windows systems as well as Mac OS, while the premium shielded data cable does not only guarantee increased data safety but also boosts transfer rates up to 5.0 Gbps with USB 3.0 compatible devices.

The compact BlacX 5G (ST0019) sports dimensions of barely 73 (H) x 136 (W) x 88 (D) mm making it easy to place anywhere near or on your computer. It is already bundled with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data transfer cable and a power cord for immediate use.

The BlacX 5G is available for an MSRP of US$ 49.99.
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So I'm guessing this is competitively priced? $50 for a USB dock is a bit expensive. How is this unique from other docking stations? It handles both 3.5" and 2.5" drives?


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I used Thermaltake Blax 1st gen and yes it compatible both 2.5" and 3.5" hard disk. for me, I do not like this new one because I certainly sure that Thermaltake will release the new Blax usb3.0 dual slot definitely somewhere in maybe a few month.

moreover, this model does not support e-SATA. New laptop now have an eSATA slot but not usb3.0.
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"docking stations for all 2.5” and 3.5” HDDs"

including ide? if so its a nice one, but lacks the e-sata.
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So I'm guessing this is competitively priced? $50 for a USB dock is a bit expensive. How is this unique from other docking stations? It handles both 3.5" and 2.5" drives?
I think I paid $60 for mine. It was the USB 2.0 version and I feel kinda bad. I should of get a dual drive mount for less than $30 but I was a bit rushed. HDD drive shouldn't go past $20 mark but then computer enthusiast is willing to pay for anything that deem "high quality/top of the line".