I would like to thank Vantec for providing the review sample.
This is what Vantec has to say about itself according to their "About Us" web page:
"Founded in 1994, and located in Fremont, CA, Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions. We are devoted to every computer user from mainstream to enthusiast. Our goal is to provide a complete and affordable way for all your computing needs.
At Vantec, we strive to be innovative, and with our popular NexStar™ External Hard Drive Enclosure Series, Vantec is leading the scene of the Built-Your-Own-Drive. The bold colors and mirror finish on the NexStar™ 3, changed industry outlook and put back the WOW factor. Vantec set a new standard and personalized it. No longer does an external enclosure have to look boring. Passing the 1 million units milestone in 2007, Vantec continue to expand its successful NexStar™ series along with the EZ-Swap®, LapCool, Stealth, AeroFlow, Tornado and Iceberq lines.
We understand that technology is changing faster than ever, and in 2003, we established a R&D and Sales office in Taiwan. Through this expansion, we are constantly integrating innovative technology to our products. Now with a world wide distribution network, Vantec products can be seen across the globe."
Hard drive enclosures are a great accessory for the digital age. Whether they are used for file transfers, media storage, or system backups these enclosures have made things much easier for the end user. Today we are taking a look at the Nexstar Hard Drive Dock. The goal for this device is to streamline installation and speed up productivity. The Vantec Nexstar Hard Drive Dock NST-D100SU is available only in the white plastic variant that we will be reviewing today.
- Install and Access Hard Drive in Seconds
- Simple to Use Design; No Need to Add Enclosure or Open Case
- Eject Button for Easy Removal of Hard Drive
- Compatible With Any 2.5” or 3.5” SATA I/II Hard Drive
- Add Storage to Any System with USB or eSATA
- Plug & Play
- Attractive Blue LED Power & HD Activity Light
- Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0
- Transfer Rates Up to 3Gb/s w/SATA
Model: NST-D100SU Device Support: SATA Hard Drive Device Size: 2.5” or 3.5” Hard Drive Internal Interface: SATA External Interface: USB 2.0 & eSATA HD Capacity: Up to 1TB Power Supply: Dual 5V/12V 2A Material: Plastic Dimension: 136x83x87 mm
- Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista
- Mac OS 8.6 & above