HighPoint Introduces Simple Storage Dock: RocketStor 5411A

HighPoint has announced a new storage dock that is a rather simple one. It is called the RocketStor 5411A, and it runs over a USB 3.0 interface.

The storage dock will accept both 3.5" and 2.5" drives as long as they run over the SATA interface. It also has support for the newer 6 TB size hard drives, which might prove useful for a number of users. For those of you who wish to install smaller or older drives, that won't be a problem; the unit has support for SATA I, II, and III drives.

To use a docking station like this as external storage might not be the most practical solution, but if you're archiving data to disks or quickly retrieving archived data, such devices can prove useful. If you are using it as external storage, though, it will spin down the hard drive installed when there is no I/O activity, extending the drive lifespan and reducing energy consumption.

There was no exact word on pricing yet, though the unit is said to be the industry's most affordable.

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  • Fierce Guppy
    It's too bad drive dock bays on PC cases never became standard.
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  • WyomingKnott
    Most affordable external dock, perhaps. I've got two docks that go in 5.25" bays, and don't even need a USB cable.
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  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    I have an eSATA dock that was fairly cheap (~$25), and it is faster than a USB 3.0 dock. I suppose the benefit here is the USB 3.0 interface and the 6TB compatibility.
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