Thermaltake BlacX external SATA hard drive.. ---- DOCKING STATION ???

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  1. Ebtromba

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    You'd probably be better with just a regular external case, assuming you're not going to be swapping out the external drive itself often.

    Aside from the quick drive swapping capability, you can get a more space efficient metal one with fans in the same price range.
     
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    Meh. It takes a simple idea and makes it overly complicated.

    How would you protect the drive itself, anyway?
     
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    take it out and put it in a box when not being used.

    edit: do you mean when its in the docking station?? how about don't bump it.
     
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    Better to put it in a dedicated case, where the circuit board is protected and the chassis is grounded. You can always swap them out via the USB cable.
     
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    this makes little sense to me, i'll assume i'm the retarded one.
     
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    You buy two hard drives and two cases. You install one hard drive in each case. You plug in one drive. When you want to use the other drive, if you don't have enough USB ports to use them both at once, you just unplug the cable from one and plug it into the other. So it's just as easy to switch between drives if they have separate cases as it is to swap between drives using that gizmo you posted -- and the drives are better protected as well.
     
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    Pretty smart idea being able to do 2.5" and 3.5" drive sizes.

    That would be more handy for someone who just needs to transfer some data quickly off of the random drive.
     
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    I would just buy a couple external drives for this. would probably be about the same price and without the hassle.
     
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    Well, I read the review, and I can see how it could be useful for someone who really needs to swap drives all day. My previous opinion was based on the assumption that it was trying to do the same thing as a regular portable drive, just with a little extra leetness thrown in for fun.
     

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