Thermaltake BlacX Duet

Aron Schatz
April 30, 2010
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BlacX Duet
Thermaltake BlacX Duet
The Thermaltake BlacX combines the ability to use two hard drives externally using USB2 and eSATA. It is a product that works well for the intended task.

Page 1: Introduction, About Thermaltake, Packaging, Specifications


Thermaltake released the first version of the BlacX a few years ago. We actually »reviewed the unit back in August of 2008. Thermaltake was the first manufacture to market a USB enclosure as a hot swappable media platform. It made people think and want to use traditional hard drives as the backup media instead of something like tape or optical. With a hard drive, you have enough storage to backup the entire disk at once. Optical is nowhere close to that and tape is a pain. Thermaltake is upping the ante with the BlacX Duet which adds a second drive connection and eSATA to the original BlacX. Let's move on with the review.

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.



Thermaltake packages their products in a distinct black with orange accents. Other colors are used to grab your attention on the store shelf and the retail box has enough information to make an informed purchase.


  • Read & Write 2 Hard Drives simultaneously
  • Supports All 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drives up to 2TB (per slot)
  • Hot-Swap Capability for Rapid Multi HDDs Access & Exchange
  • When utilizing eSATA interface, Port Multiplier feature is required on the host system’s eSATA controller for two hard disk drives to be seen at the same time. All USB supports Port Multiplier function.
  • Supports eSATA Transfer Speed up to 3.0 Gbps
  • Supports USB 2.0 Transfer Speed up to 480 Mbps
  • Windows & Mac OS Compatible (Linux as well)
  • Rapid Data Access & Exchange w/ Single eSATA or USB Cable Connection
  • Open docking station design maximizes heat dissipation
  • RoHS Compliance
  • SSG (Solid State Grip) Technology: Anti-Slippery Grasp Base
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Newegg, Amazon


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