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BLACX 5G External Drive Dock by Thermaltake

Thermaltake BLACX 5G


Thermaltake released the BlacX Duet back in 2009 which made connecting to and swapping out multiple hard drives quick and easy. The BlacX Duet was received by the average I.T. engineer who connects to imaging and or searching for data on tens if not hundreds of SATA drives on a daily or weekly basis the ability to hot swap these drives with ease. The one drawback with the BlackX duet is it was USB 2.0 and dealing with SATA drives which can be in the 500GB and 1TB+, the movement of data is limited to the speed of USB 2.0. Thermaltake has now released the BlacX 5G which supports USB 3.0. Let’s take a look at the specs to get a better understanding of what this new product has to offer.


Enclosure Interface SATA / SSD to USB 3.0
Transfer Rate USB 3.0: up to 5Gbps
HDD Compatible SATA I / II / III & SSD
HDD Capacity All Standard 2.5” or 3.5” SATA & SSD Hard Drives
OS Compatible Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2003 / 2000
Mac 10.3 and later
Material ABS Plastic
Power Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz ; Output: 12V / 2A
Dimension 136 (W) x 73 (D) x 88 (H) mm
5.35 (W) x 2.87 (D) x 3.46 (H) inch
Accessory USB 3.0 Cable
Power Adaptor (CE, FCC, GOST R Certified)
HDD Silicon Jacket – 3.5″ (x1) & 2.5″ (x1)
Fan N/A
Weight 312 g / 0.69 lbs
Special Features *Supports SATA III (6 Gb/s) Hard Drives with maximum speed up to 5.0 Gb/s (maximum theoretical speed offered by USB 3.0).
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4 Comments... What's your say?

  1. Have one running on my work bench right now. Have used the USB2 version for several years and was pleased with it but more speed is always to be desired. Plan to burn it in for a few days and will then run some bench mark tests. It should make an easy way to load up files for our WD live HD streamer.



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