We saw some really neat and innovative products at this year's Consumer Electronics Show
. So many companies have recently jumped on the external storage bandwagon, all offering pretty much the same general product, simply with their own twist applied. Thermaltake took note of this and created a product that really stood out at the show, a hard drive docking station known as the BlacX. The idea behind this product is so simple and yet, so ingenious that I am shocked nobody else has thought of it yet. Simply put, the BlacX is a USB 2.0 hot-swappable 2.5" and 3.5" SATA docking station that accepts all hard drives up to 1TB in size. All you have to do is insert your hard drive into the BlacX, wait a few moments for the computer to detect it, then you have access to all of the data on that drive. Join along as we take a look at this new hard drive docking station to see if it really IS that easy.
The BlacX arrived in the black retail package you see above. The front of the box shows the BlacX dock in action and lists a few features (Windows and Mac compatible, SATA to USB and a three year warranty) while the back of the box goes into further detail regarding features and specifications. Below is a complete list of features and specifications, borrowed from Thermaltake's website.