Date: December 14th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Vantec
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Vantec offers a growing line of storage products and Tweaknews has had the opportunity to take many of them for a test run. Their products have consistently been impressive, with quality construction and practical designs that rival other major players in the storage market. As a result I have high hopes for their latest product, a USB 3.0 dual bay HDD dock from the NexStar line.
With USB 3.0 quickly replacing USB 2.0, especially for external storage purposes, we're starting to see an influx of products that feature this fast new standard. That's a very good thing for consumers, so let's get right to it and see how this new offering from Vantec stacks up.
VANTEC CORPORATE PROFILE
Founded in 1994, and headquartered 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 line of products for all computing needs.
At Vantec, we strive for innovation and to demonstrate this, we are leading the scene of the Build-Your-Own-Drive market with our popular NexStar® External Hard Drive Enclosure Series. The bold colors and mirror finish on the NexStar® 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 an R&D and Sales office in Taiwan. Through this expansion, we are constantly integrating innovative technology to our products. Late 2009, we expanded our worldwide presence by establishing a new office in Guangzhou, China. Now with a world-wide distribution network, Vantec products can be seen across the globe.