Well there are a ton of gadgets out there that are cool and sleek and will make you want them for the status you will gain with your chums. Those gadgets are great. I have evenÂ succumbedÂ to the relentless marketing and purchased one or five of them myself. The device that I am posting about is not of that camp. It is actually affordable and, brace yourself…, useful.
The Black Widow USB hard drive dock by Thermaltake is a way to easily connect 2.5″ or 3.5″ SATA internal hard drives to a computer with a USB or eSATA port. All you have to do is connect the dock to a power source and your computer and you can connect any internal SATA drive as if it were an external drive. You are able to hot swap the drives and move data at either USB 2.0 transfer speeds or eSATA on the upgraded model. The cost of external storage is higher than internal. This is because it comes with the case and all the innards that allow it to connect to your computer. What this device does is allows you to provide as much storage as you want while keeping the innards static. This isÂ especially useful if you are performing periodic backups to be moved of site. Your only cost is the hard drive.
There are cheaper and clunkier ways to make this happen. You don’t have to have this device to get the same result but this is the easiest and most user friendly way to mount internal drives quickly. So if you are tired of taking the screws out of your case to hook up a drive to pull one file off it or if you are tired of other solutions that are little more than a mess of cords then you need to give this product a serious look. Aside from the ridiculous name and the “PC Gaming” badge on the box I can’t find any faults in this product.