Date: November 19th, 2008
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS
All in all, the BlacX is a fine piece of hardware. Solid construction, hot –swap capability, and good looks go a long way. Installation is a straightforward affair, with no surprises or hiccups. I was impressed by the speed over USB, though your mileage may vary. If you want e-SATA capability but have no connection on your computer, Thermaltake sells a bracket that will fit your needs, assuming you have a free SATA port on your motherboard.
The downsides to this form of storage device are minor, but worth mentioning. If you plan on using multiple drives, be sure you store the unused ones safely! Bare drives are easily prone to damage.
The price is right, too, at a very reasonable $65 USD MSRP. Street value will be a bit less, so watch for sales, especially this time of the year.
Should the BlacX find a place on your desk? If you like what it has to offer, then I can answer with a resounding “yes”.
- Solid construction
- Ease of installation
- Good looks
- Exposed drive
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