The last one I had was a plain black affair that could only be generously described as functional and belonged out of sight. It was up and ready to go in no time. We must also add that on the box the quoted speed under USB 2. The SATA connectors grips very firmly, which sometimes mean the eject buttons requires far more force that you would normally imagine. The ability to add two hard drives and both being hot-swappable is nice. A hard disk dock is a hard disk dock. Bearing in mind that only a USB 2.
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If you have a clunky old drive then you are going to hear it loud and clear.
Speak Your Mind Tell us what you’re thinking A blue LED highlights the bottom edge of the dock when it is powered on along with matching dock and power indicator lights on top. I love my BlacX Duet with usb2 and duoddock. First Impressions A hard disk dock is a hard disk dock.
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Without having access to an ultra fast SSD we would not be able to test this dock to the extreme; however it is fair to say that the speeds will match that of SATA II as it is limited by the SATA 2 interface between the hard drive and the dock. We must also add that dduodock the box the quoted speed under USB 2. It would be fair to say with the same hard disk unit on a USB 3.
The LED lighting is bright, it is particularly eye catching at night. GIven the hard disks are sitting out the in open, there is no noise dampening at all.
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Unfortunately we were not able to reach the quoted USB 3. It was up and ready to go in no time.
March 2, at 5: The only drawback is that as there is no casing around the hard drives the mechanical drives used are surprisingly loud using this dock. The bottom blue LED light will bother some people but it can be turned off.
AKASA DuoDock 2S Two slot docking station for notebook & desktop HDD
Be Social with eTeknix. The speed of the device is certainly very very quick and in fact has more head room if used with standard SATA II hard drives.
I have a motley collection of hard drives of various capacity and sizes in the graveyard box courtesy of system upgrades. I have this device and it is a very good performer — good solid build quality and it’s surprisingly small compared to others I have looked at. Click here to cancel reply. The rest of the design is pretty good, it is very rugged and feels like it would take a lot to break it excluding sledge hammers and such likethe only thing that feels a bit weak is the release mechanism for the hard drives.
The top of the dock has two small openings to use with a 2. The DuoDock is also plug and play in all terms of the phrase and as such is brilliant for use with a laptop as a back-up device and of course it is pretty useful for a main desktop computer, the speed at which it is detected by Windows is also quicker than any other USB device I own.
It just has a bit too much play and does require a lot more force than expected as the SATA connections lock in quite well. The SATA connectors grips very firmly, which sometimes mean the eject buttons requires far more force that you would normally imagine. The Akasa however is a different beast with its glossy black sides and silver grey finish on top. Bearing in mind that only a USB 2. I am glad that it has a button to turn off the quite frankly annoying LED ring at the bottom of the device.
The BlacX 5G will be my next purchase if only because it is quite a bit cheaper than any other usb3. As such I have to perform the benchmarks on my USB 2.
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners. When it does dies, might look in to this. A hard disk dock is a hard disk dock. Further the dock does not spin down the drives while they are idle.
The two hot-swappable slots certainly makes it a breeze to interchange hard drives on the fly. With any bit of luck, an update to this review will be made soon with an USB 3.