Date: September 30th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake
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THERMALTAKE BLACX 5G INTRODUCTION
The last time Tweaknews reviewed a Thermaltake hard drive dock, it was the BlacX Duet . It featured two built-in slots for accessing two SATA drives simultaneously. The BlacX Duet turned out to be a great piece of equipment, but it was limited USB 2.0 speeds for file transfers to a machine without an eSATA port. eSATA is fast, but it's a lot less common to find on a PC than a USB port is.
With USB 3.0 devices rolling out at a rapid pace, there's no better time than now to upgrade. Thermaltake has introduced a new incarnation of the BlacX that includes the USB 3.0 standard, and I'll be taking it for a test run today. Will it continue the tradition of quick and easy access to a hard drive while providing the big boost in speed that USB 3.0 promises? Let's find out.
THERMALTAKE CORPORATE PROFILE
We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market.
Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.
Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.
With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.