USD: $64.99
  P/N: ST0005U
   
    
 
 
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Feature
Specification
  
Enclosure Interface   

eSATA
USB 2.0

Transfer Rate    eSATA: up to 3Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbps
HDD Compatible    SATA I, II, III
HDD Capacity    All Standard 2.5” or 3.5” SATA & SSD Hard Drives in ALL Capacities
OS Compatible    Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2003 / 2000 / NT / 98 / 95
Mac 10.3 and later
Material   

ABS Plastic

Power   

Input: 100-240V / 50-60Hz / 1A ; Output: 12V / 2A

Dimension    130 (L) x 90 (W) x 65 (H) mm
5.12 (L)  x 3.55 (W) x 2.56 (H) in
Accessory   

eSATA Cable
USB 2.0 Cable
Power Adapter

Fan    N/A
Weight    2 lbs
Special Features    -Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange
-Compact Docking Station Design maximizes Heat Dissipation & Exhaust
-Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3Gbps
Gallery
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Award & Review
Reviewed by Alien Babel Tech
Thermaltake BlacX Duet Review
 
he BlacX Duet is a solid performer and an even better companion for power users and casual users alike. After getting me out of quite a few jams, the BlacX Duet is this editor’s choice for external HDDs and it offers a great value to consumers. .. 
 
February 17, 2011

Reviewed by TweakTown
Thermaltake BlacX Duet HDD Docking Station
 
The Thermaltake BlacX Duet is a unique product that's designed for users who need access to multiple drives easily. Being able to quickly add two drives doubles the convenience factor and gives users the opportunity to copy from one drive to the other without the need to open the computer case .. 
 
December 12, 2010

Reviewed by Toxico-PC
THERMALTAKE BLACX
 
Sin dudas si le encontramos su uso, este dispositivo resulta sumamente útil, sin necesidad de instalación o drivers tenemos acceso a volcar información en cualquier PC que tengamos frente. .. 
 
July 06, 2010

Reviewed by Linux Planet
Cloning With Linux 3 Ways
 
One really good alternative is to use a disk caddy adapter like the Thermaltake BlackX ST0005U. It has an eSATA connector that speeds up the data transfer process tremendously. This is a must have if you're the type that frequently tears into systems or builds new ones. .. 
 
June 17, 2010

Reviewed by Overclockers Tech
Thermaltake BlacX Duet Review
 
We have no problem fully recommending this product, and giving it a 9.5/10 score and the accompanying Overclockers Tech Gold Award! .. 
 
April 28, 2010

Reviewed by 3DXtreme
Thermaltake BlacX Duet Review
 
As with the original BlacX, we can definitely recommend the Duet as it provides a quick and easy solution for people who have many drives sitting around who might want to swap them in and out when needed without having to shut down their PC, open the case, mount the hard drive and then fire it all back up. It all happens by simply slipping the hard drive into the dock and waiting for it to be recognized by OS. .. 
 
April 10, 2010

Reviewed by Hi Tech Legion
Thermaltake BlacX Duet Hard Drive Docking Station Review
 
I would recommend this dock to anyone that needs this convenience and expandability. It works especially well in backup and cross copying situations or if you need external ports available for quick testing and swapping capabilities .. 
 
March 08, 2010

Reviewed by The Best Case Scenario
 
I would recommend the Thermaltake BlacX Duet to anyone looking for a dual HDD dock that is both USB and eSATA compatible. I feel that this docking station would be the perfect addition to any IT professionals desk or workbench and makes the perfect addition to any consumer who is wishing to do data backup to a normal SATA internal HDD .. 
 
February 02, 2010

Reviewed by Big Bruin
 
I can whole heartedly recommend Thermaltake's BlacX Duet to anyone who finds themselves constantly swapping hard drives in and out of systems or running out of storage space for their data .. 
 
January 07, 2010

Reviewed by PUREOC
 
With an incredible ease of use, test results that blow away competition and looks to kill, the BlacX Duet is really a great unit. Build quality is great, it's easy to use .. 
 
January 06, 2010

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Download
NameTypeSizeRelease DateDescription
HDD setup 389636 07/09/2008 A document to help setup the HDD in the docking station.
User Manual 1204669 07/03/2008 ST0005U User Manual
BlacX Driver File 791878 06/22/2009 *** Only use if the HDD does not show up in the disk management.*** BlacX Driver File: Windows XP 32 & 64-Bit / Windows Vista 32 & 64-Bit-
FAQ
 
Q:  How do I format/Install My Hard Drive with Windows 7?
A:  http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Faq.aspx?ID=1143

Q:  How do I format/Install My Hard Drive with Windows Vista?
A:  http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Faq.aspx?ID=1079

Q:  How do I format/Install My Hard Drive with Windows XP?
A:  http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Faq.aspx?ID=1073

Q:  How do I format/Install My Hard Drive with MAC OS?
A:  http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Faq.aspx?ID=1101

Q:  My system doesn’t recognize the drive through eSATA but does see it through USB.
A:  Please note that a restart of the computer with the enclosure powered on may be required to recognize the HDD through an eSATA connection. However, if your motherboard supports "hot swappable" eSATA connections then a restart will not be required.