Hard drive docks are nothing new. They have been around for quite some time and we have reviewed a handful of them. The only thing that has really changed in the way of hard drive docks is the connections. When USB 3.0 came out we saw a new round of hard drive docks with the new, faster connection. So what is next for hard drive docks? Vantec seems to think WiFi is. It makes sense, we have so many wireless devices now with tablets and smartphones ruling our lives. So why not be able to access the information on any hard drive without having to have a USB connection on your device? This is where the NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock comes in. It is your normal hard drive dock supporting 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives and has a USB 3.0 connection, but it also has WiFi so you can use an iOS or Android device to connect to it and access your files. Let’s dive in!+Continue Reading
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Vantec Thermal Technologies—a worldwide leader specializing in computer accessories, storage and mobile solutions—announces the new addition to the Hard Drive Dock lineup, the NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock. The new model, NexStar WiFi, allows users to connect wirelessly to the data stored in the user’s hard drive over the Hard Drive Dock’s Wi-Fi signal. This allows anyone with Wi-Fi capable devices to connect to the NexStar WiFi. In addition, Vantec has released Apps ready on the Apple App StoreSM and Google Play Store to work with the new NexStar WiFi.+Continue Reading
Recovering data from a hard drive can be a very annoying task, especially if the drive that dies or has an error is your operating system drive. Hard drive docks and adapters have been around for a long time and they make it extremely simple to connect your hard drive, then connect the dock to your PC so you can troubleshoot and repair the drive. The product we are taking a look at today is the WiebeTech UltraDock v5 which supports SATA and IDE hard drives and has USB 3.0, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and eSATA connections so no matter what computer you will be connecting it to it will work. Will the UltraDock v5 be the newest addition to your PC troubleshooting and repair tools? Read on to find out!+Continue Reading
Transferring files from an old hard drive to your new system can be quite annoying. You have to open your system up, mount the drive, etc. If you have an older drive this can take even longer because many new motherboards do not even have IDE connections. This is where the ICY DOCK MB881U3-1SA EZ-Dock comes in. It is a neat little USB 3.0 hard drive dock that supports 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA and IDE drives. Let’s take a look…+Continue Reading
Hard drive docking stations started to appear more frequently about 2 years ago. A hard drive dock is something every system builder and most computer users should have. So often people need to get information off a hard drive and what easier way to do that than with a hard drive dock. The hard drive dock really has not changed that much, but with the introduction of USB 3.0 you are now able to get even faster speeds from hard drive docks. Today we will be taking a look at the BlacX 5G USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station from Thermaltake.+Continue Reading
Hard drive enclosures got you down? Having trouble installing your hard drive in an enclosure or just want to access your data in seconds? The Vantec NexStar Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock solves your problems. In just seconds you can be accessing not only one, but TWO hard drives, either 2.5″ or 3.5″ through eSATA or USB. The small device takes up more vertical space and less horizontal desk space. It even comes with an eSATA bracket so that everyone can enjoy the high speed benefits. Read on further to see what else this dock has to offer.+Continue Reading
If there is one thing we have seen a lot of in the past few months it has been hard drive docks, external devices that allow you to plug in a SATA hard drive connect it to your computer via USB or eSATA. We have reviewed 3 of them already and they all are pretty much the same design. Today we will be looking at one from Icy Dock that is quite unique and is actually very portable as well. Let’s see if the MB881US-1S-1 is the best hard drive dock out of the mix.+Continue Reading