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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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  • 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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  • Kelly S.
  • 7/25/2014 12:34:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI was such a fan :(

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

Pros: Compact

Cons: Thermaltake is not the quality it used to be - or I'm having some bad luck with every product I buy from them.

All drives are unreadable on all computers using this device - it crapped out on me after about 15 uses. Missed the warranty deadline.

Other Thoughts: As a side note, the web site looks as cheap as the products produced over the last couple of years. I was such a fan :(

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Please contact Customer Service so that we may troubleshoot your HDD issues with you. Just in case you received incorrect information, we would like to inform you that the BlacX docking station carries a 3 year warranty starting from the date of purchase.
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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  • Toan N.
  • 7/17/2014 9:22:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsOne bay fail after a year of usage

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

Pros: Works when it does

Cons: one bay fail to recognize any drive after 1 year of usage

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We can replace it 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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  • Tom Y.
  • 7/8/2014 11:19:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent work-horse HD dock--has worked for me 4TB

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

Pros: eSATA
I have used it since 2011. I have worked off of my MBP and PC windows 7 desktop. I have used sub 1TB drives up to recently 4 TB for format, transfer and clone. It has saved me oodles of time. at least the unit I received must have been a "wednesday" unit. Would buy again.

Cons: no USB 3.0
power button con sometimes be bumped if you have clutter behind it. just becareful.

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  • Colin H.
  • 5/13/2014 3:12:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it says it does

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

Pros: Worked immediately with my Mac. The ejection feels fairly solid compared to some other HD docks.

Cons: Needed driver installs to work on Windows

Other Thoughts: Don't forgot to let drives spin down before you eject them!

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  • Robert R.
  • 3/25/2014 9:14:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality Blac X products from Thermaltake

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

Pros: 1) Every Blac X product that I have purchased is quality built
2) Never a DOA
3) Feels solid and not cheap like many others
4) Has some weight to it so it wont tip over
5) Includes eSATA support
6) Nice retail box
7) Compatible with every computer that we used it on

Cons: Would love an IDE adapter to be included but not really a con

Other Thoughts: Great quality built item. Worked on every computer that we tried it on. Always love the nice packaging. Includes all the cords and nothing more needed to purchase.

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  • Bill I.
  • 3/23/2014 10:29:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsShort Lived

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

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: No physical feedback that the drive is seated correctly when inserting drive.

Other Thoughts: Worked very well for 18 months, now the server can't see the drive without resetting. Have to do this every couple of days.

Time to try a different product since it only has a 12 month warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We can replace it through warranty service. Please contact our customer service team for RMA instructions. Warranty for this HDD dock is 3 years.
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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  • kory l.
  • 3/8/2014 7:12:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggswhat the hell

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

Pros: nothing needed saying here but I will. It is great for moving info quickly from a removed HD to a new PC or laptop or storage drive. very easy to use nothing special in drivers or hardware....unless you use the esata.

Cons: I received this in used condition.I thought I bought it new...no worries never had a major problem with newegg. I put it away until I needed it, now when I need it the power supply cord is wrong and will not work. 10$ to replace it at thermaltake site. I took an egg off for wrong PS. I am using a netgear PS atm to make it work lol.

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