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Thermaltake BlacX Duet

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Posted January 6, 2010 by Jake in Storage, HDs & SSDs

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Backing up data. It takes too long. It’s boring. It doesn’t look very good. It’s not exciting. It doesn’t do the dishes. It doesn’t cook dinner, but it needs to be done. If you’re like me, you’ve got way too many hard drives. Nothing could possibly be more tedious than either opening up your computer, popping in a few hard drives, checking their contents, backing them up, possibly, and then restarting this process. Similarly, continually popping the drives into an external so you can access them without losing your current Windows session would be incredibly time consuming, and also potentially sleep inducing.

Likely the easiest way to go through a process of this sort would be through an external hot-swap unit, a unit that would allow for drives to be installed and removed quickly, easily and without having to go through an installation process for every last unit. Thermaltake has sent us their BlacX Duet hard drive hotswap bay for review. Supporting both USB 2.0 and eSATA, and with bays for 2 hard drives, it seems to fit the bill perfectly, just by specs alone.

Thanks to Thermaltake for supplying the review sample.

?Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but are in reality crucial to the performance of a PC. Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in the server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.?

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