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Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 2TB
  • ABS Plastic
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Learn more about the Thermaltake BlacX (ST0005U)

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Model
BlacX (ST0005U)

Spec

Color
Black
Size
2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
Yes
Material
ABS Plastic
Internal Interface
SATA I/II/III
External Interface
USB2.0 & eSATA
HDD Count Supported
Single HDD
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 2TB
Fan
No
Specifications
Power:
- Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz / 1A
- Output: 12V / 2A
Features
RoHS Compliance

Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange

Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3Gbps

Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480Mbps

Windows & Mac OS Compatible

Compact Docking Station Design maximizes Heat Dissipation & Exhaust

Windows 7 Ready!

Compatibility

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2003 / 2000 / NT / 98 / 95
Mac 10.3 and later

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
5.12" x 3.55" x 2.56"
Weight
2 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Arthur O.
  • 12/9/2014 10:58:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUgh.

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Had another, USB Worked great. Lost SATA early on.
Didn't care, didn't need it..
One egg for delivery speed.

Cons: This one DOA.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize that the product was DOA. Please contact Customer Service so we can replace the unit through warranty service.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • John D.
  • 12/6/2014 8:24:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Will not take much space in the landfill

Cons: Inoperable. Taking rebate was less costly than returning it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Please contact Customer Service so we can have the product replaced through warranty service. We want to have the opportunity to ensure you have a satisfying purchasing experience.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Todd T.
  • 11/30/2014 3:54:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: I use this for backing up files on a daily basis, and I have zero issues with this, works great!

Cons: None!

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  • Clarence G.
  • 11/20/2014 2:31:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Can't believe how easy this was to work. the most difficult thing was figuring out where the power on button is. Highly recommend.

Cons: None

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  • Zach P.
  • 10/17/2014 8:36:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbought in 2010 - still works in 2014

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Decent speed, USB & ESata capability. Just wanted to share, I have had this since 2010 and is still functional.

Cons: I did have to RMA it within the first year as it stopped functioning. I did an RMA and received a replacement, It has worked great since with no issues.

Other Thoughts: I use this thing frequently and is nice to have if you do a lot of data backup, transfers, or recovery from other drives.

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  • JAMES B.
  • 9/24/2014 3:23:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOver 2TB silently corrupts data

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Works reliably for drive up to 2TB.
Both USB and eSATA.

Cons: DO NOT USE DRIVES LARGER THAN 2TB (SILENT DATA CORRUPTION)
Contrary to what some others have written, it will silently corrupt data on large drives. Anything under 2TB has been flawless, so I became complacent. Wrote 2.2TB to a WD30EFRX via USB and found the drive unreadable after the transfer passed the 2TB limit. It had worked fine up to that point, and SMART is also fine.

So once you pass 2TB write addresses, it appears to silently overwrite early data and corrupt the disk. I'd prefer it to fail hard on large drives that it can't handle rather than corrupt data.

Other Thoughts: Can't fault it for having a stated limit (2TB).
Can fault it for corrupting data silently when past it's limits.

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  • Dennis N.
  • 9/18/2014 12:06:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad switch design

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: None

Cons: The switch on these do not last. I NEVER turn them off, however this is the second one where the switch turns itself off and will NOT click back on!

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed in thermaltake, this is a design flaw, but I believe all five of mine are out of warranty, so I guess it is time to dump Tt and find another mfgr!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We would like to inform you, just in case you are unsure of the warranty period, that the BlacX docking station is backed by a 3 year warranty. If you are within the warranty period, we would be more than happy to have your unit replaced through warranty service. Please contact Customer Service for RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • James K.
  • 9/12/2014 9:35:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThermalTalk USB 2.0 Dock

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: They work, and they're not terribly expensive.

Cons: Don't expect them to last forever. I own three of them, and they're all three or four years old. Only one of them works now. (I probably have one of them in use a couple of days per week.) On one, the internal SATA connector snapped. On another, I was getting continual read/write errors on a drive. But I moved the drive to a different dock (a different manufacturer in this case, but I'm sure it didn't matter because I'd used the drive before in the ThermalTake dock, and the errors stopped.

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  • Tim H.
  • 9/5/2014 12:16:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: Works great with esata speeds.

Cons: usb 2.0 too slow.

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  • richard r.
  • 8/11/2014 3:50:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssata docking station

This review is from: Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5" & 3.5" USB 2.0 & eSATA

Pros: works great on mac os 10.9, 10.10 running off the sats port of a caldigit sata/usb3 pci card. allows me to use 3.5"hdd's for easy bacups

Cons: does not like the 2.5" laptop drives , hard to make a good connection

Other Thoughts: overall works great

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