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Product: Vantec NexStar USB/eSATA Hard Drive Dock
Date: August 15, 2008
Author: Greg Baden
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Vantec
Pages: 1 2 3
Discussion: Discuss in Forums



Introduction

The Vantec product we had the opportunity to look at today is not your typical external hard drive device. It is the Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock which supports both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives. Fast speeds can be obtained on the USB and eSATA interfaces. This hard drive dock allows you to quickly and easily access your hard drive in seconds; no tools required. Are you thinking about purchasing a hard drive enclosure? Take a look at this review because it might just change your mind about what you're looking to purchase.

Features

- Install and Access Hard Drive in Seconds
- Simple to Use Design; No Need to Add Enclosure or Open Case
- Eject Button for Easy Removal of Hard Drive
- Compatible With Any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II Hard Drive
- Add Storage to Any System with USB or eSATA
- Plug & Play
- Attractive Blue LED Power & HD Activity Light
- Transfer Rates Up to 480Mbps w/USB 2.0
- Transfer Rates Up to 3Gb/s w/SATA

Specifications

Model: NST-D100SU
Device Support: SATA Hard Drive
Device Size: 2.5" or 3.5" Hard Drive
Internal Interface: SATA
External Interface: USB 2.0&eSATA
HD Capacity: Up to 1TB
Power Supply: Dual 5V/12V 2A
Material: Plastic
Dimension: 136x83x87 mm

Packaging

The Vantec NexStar Hard Drive Dock comes packaged in a retail box with all the details you need to know about the device. There is a sleeve in which surrounds the box which holds the device. On the front of the sleeve there is a picture of the hard drive dock with some generic features while the back of it describes everything else you could possibly know about this hard drive dock.


Once the box is opened the HDD Dock is surrounded by four black pieces of cardboard which both support the dock from sliding around and holding the included parts and accessories still.


Package Contents

- NexStar Hard Drive Dock
- USB Cable
- eSATA Cable
- SATA to eSATA bracket
- Power Adapter
- Power Cable
- User Manual
- CD Driver

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