Vantec NST-D400SU3 NexStar SuperSpeed Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock Review
We have been talking about storage lately only in the form of drives. This is great as the times are pointing towards solid state storage being the future if it isn’t already the present. Even with all of my machines already converted over to a SSD, I still keep a couple of the original mechanical drives around with the data still intact. One reason is because I have this fear of losing the 9k pictures I have of my twin girls.
But we can’t forget about some of the products that allow all the drives to be useable in some situations. I am talking about docks, racks and enclosures. All of these items in some way we all have used and I bet some of these occasions were pretty dire. Today and for the rest of the week, we will be reviewing some of these gadgets from Vantec.
The first will be the NST-D400SU3 aka NexStar SuperSpeed Dual Bay hard drive dock. After the introduction of enclosure, docks soon followed and in many cases became more useful than an enclosure. There is no assembling and disassembling, just plug and go. The D400SU3 is ideal as it can hold two drives. One added feature to this new model is you can take advantage of both high-speed connections….eSATA and USB 3.0.
Vantec’s take on the NexStar SuperSpeed Dock
The Vantec NexStar SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock is a complete and easy way to add or swap hard drives with your computer. Integrated with the latest USB 3.0 technology, performance is increased by 10 fold offering maximum speeds of up to 5 Gbps. The need of opening up your computer case or installing the hard drive into an enclosure is now a distant memory. Simply insert any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA I/II/III hard drive into the Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock and you are ready to transfer, copy, or backup files. The NexStar SuperSpeed USB 3.0 & eSATA Dual Bay Hard Drive Dock is the perfect solution to access any hard drives in seconds.