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Thermaltake BlacX Duet ST0014U-R ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB2.0 & eSATA Dual Hard Drives Docking Station

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  • 2.5" & 3.5"
  • USB2.0 & eSATA
  • Up to 2TB per bay
  • ABS Plastic
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Want to access the data on your bare SATA drives but hate the hassle of opening case and troublesome setting? Look no further, the Thermaltake BlacX Duet hard drive docking station is a great solution.

Equipped with two 2.5" & 3.5" compatible drive slots, this docking station can conveniently take two drives at a time and is able to read & write 2 hard drives simultaneously. Hot-swap support means you can exchange multiple hard drives rapidly, without disconnecting the station or reboot your computer. A USB 2.0 port and an eSATA 3.0Gbps connector ensure fast data transfer, as well as great compatibility with various systems.

  • newegg 2-Slot Docking Station The Thermaltake BlacX Duet easily connects two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drives to your computer and you can access both drives simultaneously without having to mess around inside the case.
  • newegg Dual Interface Support The Thermaltake BlacX Duet supports the eSATA interface for an ultra-fast data transfer speed of up to 3Gb/s and USB 2.0 interface for plug-and-play connectivity plus broad compatibility.
  • newegg Solid State Grip (SSG) Technology Anti-slippery grasp base secures your Duet in place, reducing the movement or vibration which could cause instability or damage to hard drives.

Learn more about the Thermaltake ST0014U-R


BlacX Duet


2.5" & 3.5"
AC Adapter
ABS Plastic
Internal Interface
External Interface
USB2.0 & eSATA
Maximum Capacity (per Bay)
Up to 2TB per bay
- Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz
- Output: 12V / 2A
Read & Write 2 Hard Drives simultaneously

Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange
When utilizing eSATA interface, Port Multiplier feature is required on the host system's eSATA controller for two hard disk drives to be seen at the same time. All USB supports Port Multiplier function.

Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3.0 Gbps

Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480 Mbps

Rapid Data Access & Exchange w/ Single eSATA or USB Cable Connection

Open docking station design maximizes heat dissipation

RoHS Compliance

SSG (Solid State Grip) Technology: Anti-Slippery Grasp Base

Windows 7 Ready


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

Dimensions & Weight

5.51" x 4.76" x 2.74"
0.69 lbs.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

Customer Reviews of the Thermaltake ST0014U-R

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  • Jeffrey D.
  • 10/5/2013 5:29:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Is the interface needed.

Cons: The station is unstable, and leads to disconnections. The USB connection is easily loosened, thereby loosing connection. The result of which is corrupted, or lost data. When this happens the drive will no longer communicate properly, and displays as needing to be formated.
The communications interface is unsatisfactory.

Other Thoughts: With stable communications interface, this would be exactly what is needed for the safe transfer, and storage of data.

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  • Regmar H.
  • 2/15/2013 8:06:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDrives Continuously Need Reformatting

Pros: It's a toaster. It's cheap.

Cons: Unreliable. Flimsy. You have to reformat the drives every couple days of use.

Other Thoughts: I've had these for about two years. I bought ten 2TB WD drives to use as backups, and I got this toaster, so I could rotate them easily. I leave the drives in the toaster for about a month, running backups daily, then I rotate them out with another set. I use Robocopy to run the backups.

Everything worked for about a month, then first one drive then another stopped responding, and the system reported they needed to be reformatted. I did so (Ever reformat a 2TB Drive? Long process.) I re-ran the backups. and started the schedule running again. About 2 days later they went down again. I tried using eSata AND USB, but it happened with both. I called Thermaltake, and they said this had never happened before, and they sent me another toaster. The problems persisted with this toaster too upon which I simply gave up after trying for over two months to fix.

I recommend against buying this product.

Manufacturer Response:


We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please contact our customer service directly so that we can replace the unit for you with a properly working product.

Thank you!

Thermaltake Customer Service
M-F 9am~5:30pm PST

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  • Jim B.
  • 11/3/2012 2:54:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk Update

Pros: None

Cons: Newegg did replace the first one with another one, but the replacement somehow corrupted my 1tb drive that I had been using in the single drive unit from same mfg. I even bought a new controller that the mfg recommended with "Port Multipliers"! Now its totally dead with no lights, along with my drive! The old single drive unit still working fine with other drives!

Other Thoughts: Its not worth another 10 bucks to ship back to Newegg or Thermaltake, in the garbage can it will go, along with the drive it corrupted that is now so bad the bios wont read the model anymore even with a regular sata port and cable! New controller works ok with other drives and the old single drive unit!

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  • Jim B.
  • 10/19/2012 7:27:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDont buy!

Pros: None, its junk!!!

Cons: esata hangs my system on boot, does not show up in bios, not even 1 drive much less 2!

I don't want to use USB, its too slow, only one esata port not 2!

Its a referb and newegg wont take it back for refund or exchange, don't buy this unit!

I have a 1 drive unit by same mfg and it had been working with my system drive in it on esate for years! This ones junk, guess thats why they are selling them cheep as referbs!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi FixYourLAN,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Please check to make sure the SATA controller of eSATA port support the "Port Multipliers" function. Contact our customer service team for warranty information.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)

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