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USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Docking Stations Launch

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Bring USB 3.0 to any of your HDDs or SSDs.

Thermaltake jumps in on the USB 3.0 bandwagon with its own line of USB 3.0 docking stations. Suitable for tossing in your favorite SATA 3gb/s HDD or SSD, the docking station makes it easy to attach and remove traditional hard drives without an enclosure.

As of right now, the current model from Thermaltake only has a slot for one drive, but the company indicated that it would follow-up with a dual-drive station.

The stations support full hot swapping without the need to turn off the unit. Demonstrating a 528MB file transfer to a Patriot Memory 128GB Torqx SSD, the station was able to complete the write in less than 6 seconds.

Availability date is going to be sometime in the second half of February.

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    NapoleonDK , January 7, 2010 9:45 PM
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    Demonstrating a 528MB/s file transfer to a Patriot Memory 128GB Torqx SSD, the station was able to complete the write in less than 6 seconds.

    You mean transfer a 528MB file in under 6 seconds? (+/- 88MB/s @ 6 sec)
    I come here to feel smart. :D 
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    Anonymous , January 7, 2010 10:14 PM
    toms fails once more, dvd rewinder anyone?
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    spoofedpacket , January 7, 2010 11:17 PM
    That test bench looks unusable with stuff spread out like that. I usually keep chassis off to one side and enough room to move mice around instead of going for some goofy V-shaped clutter.
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    freiheitner , January 7, 2010 11:30 PM
    For the love of god, someone needs to tell these companies to stop it with the blue LEDs.
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    gwolfman , January 8, 2010 1:39 PM
    freiheitnerFor the love of god, someone needs to tell these companies to stop it with the blue LEDs.

    Agreed!
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    anamaniac , January 8, 2010 4:16 PM
    freiheitnerFor the love of god, someone needs to tell these companies to stop it with the blue LEDs.

    Yes!
    More UV LED's!
    So we can see all the white splotches on people's desks!