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Vantec Nexstar Hard Drive Dock

Jan 15, 2006
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Oklahoma, USA
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There is no question that harddrive docks are becoming increasingly more popular in the digital age. They offer faster installation time as well as competitive performance to the more common standard enclosure. Today will we see just how well Vantec's offering stacks up to the competition with a simple style, reliable performance, and ease of use.

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Dec 6, 2005
10,808 (1.87/day)
Manchester, NH
System Name Working on it ;)
Processor I7-4790K (Stock speeds right now)
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus
Cooling Be Quiet Pure Rock Air
Memory 16GB 4x4 G.Skill CAS9 2133 Sniper
Video Card(s) GIGABYTE Vega 64 (Non Reference)
Storage Samsung EVO 500GB / 8 Different WDs / QNAP TS-253 8GB NAS with 2x2Tb WD Black
Display(s) 34" LG 34CB88-P 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD (3440*1440) *FREE_SYNC*
Case Rosewill Challenger
Audio Device(s) Onboard + HD HDMI
Power Supply Corsair HX750 (love it)
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB & G610 Orion Red
Software Win 10 upgraded from Win 7 Pro
Good review dude! Wish I had gotten one of these instead of the Antec I have.
Feb 23, 2008
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System Name Ryzen / Sairikiki / Tesseract
Processor 3600 / i7 920@3.73 / i5 4690k@4.2
Motherboard Steel Legend B450M / GB EX58-UDP4 / GB Z97MX-G5
Cooling Mugen 5 / Pure Rock / Pure Loop 240
Memory Corsair Something 16 / Corsair Something 12 / Corsair 16
Video Card(s) Devil Vega 56 / Devil 480 / Aorus 580
Storage Way too many drives...
Display(s) LG 32GK850F / Sony w800b / Hisense U78G
Case EVOLV / Carbide 540 / Carbide 280x
Audio Device(s) SB ZxR + GSP 500 / board / Yamaha RX-V475 + Pioneer AJ + Senn 6XX
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME GX-750 / Corsair HX750 / Dark Power Pro 10
Mouse G700 / none / G602
Keyboard G910
Software w10 64
Benchmark Scores I don't play benchmarks...
I've had one of these for quite a few months now, they are great value.

I only wish the cover on the top was complete instead of having a 2.5" always open. Other than that there's not much more you can ask.


New Member
Feb 15, 2009
151 (0.03/day)
"Beautiful" my ass it looks like toaster and so big yes make it big more buyers...in there is just conversion chip and that's it.

Better of buying just an external HDD box it's the same "shit".


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Oct 12, 2008
9,837 (2.08/day)
I have a BlacX version from ThermalTake, use it all the time. ESata and USB work great. Last used it to setup my HP laptop new drive. They are really worth the investment if you need a way to swap drives.

I have hard disk enclosures, too, but, it is a pain to try to swap with them. Easier with one drive dock and five plus drives.

Black and some other colors would be nice, but the white looks ok.

@LiNKiN> Nice Review...:)