|Thermaltake Blacx Docking Station N0028USU|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Larry Fraser - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 12 October 2008|
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Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU
Every once in awhile a product comes along that makes you wonder why someone hadn't thought of it earlier. A product that makes so much sense yet is elegant in its simplicity. Today Benchmark Reviews takes a look at one such product, the Thermaltake BlacX. The BlacX is basically a very simple SATA to USB 2.0 adapter. What sets the BlacX apart from the typical cable style adapter is the docking station like design.
With the cost of SATA hard drives falling to unbelievable lows, the BlacX becomes a "ZIP drive" on steroids. While every computer user may not have a need for a product like the BlacX, those that do will love this little device.
About the company: Thermaltake
Founded in 1999, Thermaltake Technology is the world leader in the supply of thermal management cooling solutions, high-end power supply and chassis for desktop PC and industrial application systems. Building on the strength of its people, products and extensive expertise in Thermal Management, Thermaltake raised the level of excellence on its Award Winning Purepower branded power supply as well as Xaser line of chassis. While mission-critical applications for Enterprises and ultimate video gaming experiences available for gaming enthusiasts all rely on today's cutting-edge PCs to deliver, high-end PC makers rely on Thermaltake to provide the most reliable power supply, the most thermally efficient chassis and cooling solutions.
Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd. started its core business based on our extensive knowledge of PC thermal management during the era where the area of performance CPU cooling was only exclusive for "overclockers" or PC enthusiasts. With the company's initial launch of Orb coolers, it created waves of shocks and appraisals throughout the gaming and overclocking communities. Thermaltake quickly became the name gamers turn to when they need high-end and reliable thermal solutions.
With company's core business of CPU cooling still growing at a vast rate, Thermaltake made another grand entry to the PC chassis industry. To date, Thermaltake has always been considered as the pioneering company that revolutionized the PC chassis industry with Xaser series enclosures. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was outdone by Xaser series chassis's atypical gaming red and aluminum front panel. It was also the first enclosure available to the public with Hardcano unit which provided users full control over computer's thermal management system.
As a leader in Thermal Management, Thermaltake is the trusted supplier to many computer manufacturers providing Intel Validated and AMD Approved CPU coolers for today's high frequency and mainstream CPUs. At the pace of current technological advancement in multimedia application and multi-core processor, Thermal Management will become an evermore challenging task requiring innovative product design and reliable manufacturing process; a task that has made what Thermaltake is now and will be in the future.
In the year 2002, Thermaltake announced Purepower line of power supply unit for the ever-growing power-hungry PCs. Purepower series PSU quickly gained recognition with its extensive warranty and high-reliability guaranty. Today, Thermaltake has grown into a world-class company with state-of-the-art testing and R&D facility based in Taiwan along with 60+ engineers and ID team covering each application segment such as Liquid Cooling, Air Cooling, PC Enclosure and Power Supply for main-stream users, high-end solutions, system integrators and industrial applications; thus achieve Thermaltake 's company motto, " COOLall YOUR LIFE "!