Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB3 Dock ST0019U

Aron Schatz
December 20, 2010
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BlacX 5G
Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB3 Dock ST0019U
The BlacX 5G is a great replacement for the original BlacX. If you already have an eSATA drive dock or don't have USB3, you might want to wait to upgrade.

Page 1: Introduction, About Thermaltake, Packaging



When eSATA came out, it was built for high speed, direct drive access. USB 2 and Firewire couldn't match the speed that eSATA had and even though eSATA wasn't powered until recently, most of the devices needed external power anyway. Now that USB 3 is out in force, are eSATA's days numbered? Hopefully not, but Thermaltake has updated their BlacX line with the BlacX 5G which drops eSATA and adds USB3 connectivity. Perhaps they are numbered.

About Thermaltake


We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market.

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 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 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.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.



The BlacX 5G is packaged in the traditional Thermaltake packaging of black with orange and red accents.


The back of the box has various specifications in a number of different languages. Did we mention this uses USB 3?


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