The Thermaltake Blacx Hard Drive Docking Station functions as an external hard drive enclosure, but with the brilliant benefit of being able to quickly and easily insert and eject the disk drive without having to get inside the hard drive enclosure. The unit has many useful purposes for providing extra disk space anywhere needed. We’re currently using it to provide extra disk space to a network media player. It could also be used to move large data that will not fit on a USB flash drive between rooms, offices, etc. The Blacx handles both desktop and notebook drives at sizes up to 1TB. It also features hot swap support for drives. The docking station is fully USB 2.0 complaint, to offer speeds as high as 480Mbps, and it works with both PCs and Macs. The Thermaltake Blacx is very affordably priced at $39.99.
The Thermaltake Xpressar RCS100 Micro Refrigeration Cooling System is similar in concept to the VapoChill Vapor Phase-Change Cooling systems. Thermaltake’s approach differs by utilizing a DC Inverter micro compressor for cooling the PC. Vapor-compression refrigeration has been the predominant method for air-conditioning large public buildings, residences, hotels, hospitals, theaters, restaurants, and vehicles. Thermaltake claims to be the first company to use this design for the PC. The system circulates a liquid refrigerant to absorb and remove heat from the area to be cooled and neutralizes the heat elsewhere.
The Xpressar RCS100 cools a CPU 20 degrees lower than liquid cooling. Thermaltake’s Xpressar RCS100 is also equipped with a custom controller to prevent condensation. The system has been tested to work with various Gigabyte, MSI, and Asus motherboards. It is likely the system works with many other motherboards as well, but they are not officially tested by Thermaltake.