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Review: Highpoint RocketStor 5212 Thunderbolt dual-drive dock

updated 04:46 pm EDT, Sun August 25, 2013

Can a pricey dual-drive Thunderbolt dock make a dent in the market?

Highpoint has a wide series of hardware for every aspect of drive connectivity. Its only logical that the company would churn out a Thunderbolt version of its 5000-series dual-drive dock. Sure enough, earlier this year, the RocketStor 5212 Dual-Bay Thunderbolt Storage Dock for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives shipped a bit earlier this year, to take advantage of Intel's and Apple's new connectivity standard. Check our review to see if the latest drive dock from Highpoint is a vital IT pro's toolbox.



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  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

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    Joined: 07-13-09

    What's stupid is the review repeatedly talks about the value of the drive dock, and how for the price it should include a cable, but never actually says what the price of the dock is.

  1. Charles Martin

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    Joined: 08-04-01

    The linked full review does indeed state the price of the dock, right at the very top: $269. If you're not seeing a small block of info (price, dev contact, star rating, pros and cons) next to the first paragraph of the full review, let us know at news@macnn.com. Thanks.

  1. pottymouth

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    Joined: 11-19-03

    The review details are under the "adPlaceholder" div so it will probably be blocked by any ad blocker.

  1. Gazoobee

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    Joined: 02-27-09

    Indeed, I see no price listed anywhere on either link or on this article. What's the point of an article about a link to another article anyway? When you click on a link that promises to be a review, you don't expect it to actually be an article that links to a second article which is the actual review. Kind of a fail all around isn't it?

  1. prl99

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    Joined: 03-24-09

    OWC has the USB-3 version listed for $199 so TB is a $70 enhancement. I wish the cost of TB would come down, especially the cables (checked HighPoint's website and the TB drive doesn't come with a cable so we're talking about another $30 for a short TB cable). NewerTech has single disk dock products, including one with eSATA but none with Thunderbolt and no dual drive docks. I like the idea of this product and have used the single-dock Newertech many times. Checking prices of fixed dual drive TB systems puts this product at a comparable price and if someone really wants to change disk drives, it might be usable. Hard drives are very inexpensive for their capacity but I can't see myself setting up collections of RAID disks that I wouldn't want/need on-line all the time.

  1. Mike Wuerthele

    Managing Editor

    Joined: 07-19-12

    Originally Posted by GazoobeeView Post

    Indeed, I see no price listed anywhere on either link or on this article. What's the point of an article about a link to another article anyway? When you click on a link that promises to be a review, you don't expect it to actually be an article that links to a second article which is the actual review. Kind of a fail all around isn't it?



    No fail, just a CMS and search engine optimization oddity. From the home page in the news item first paragraph, if you click on the words "our review" (or similar in other reviews), it'll take you to the review page itself, and not the news page announcing the review. Alternatively, you could click on the right sidebar, that contains the three most recent reviews.

    Regarding the price- it is in the review info box, but yes, it does seem that some adblockers are knocking that out. The retail price is $269. I'll put it somewhere in the text tonight.

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