Deep down you know that one day you should conglomerate that stack of hard drives full of random files into a single media server. But thanks to Thermaltake’s new BlacX Urban wireless docking station, that one day doesn’t have to be today. Just slap in any drive of your choosing and its contents instantly become accessible through all of your wireless devices.
You’ll just need to download a free accompanying app to your Android or iOS smartphone/tablet that will let you access files or stream media from any SATA drive. So while it’s not picky about the size, your older IDE drives unfortunately aren’t compatible.
But if Wi-Fi is too slow for accessing the drive from your laptop or desktop computer, the dock also packs a speedy USB 3.0 for direct connections and quick transfers of large chunks of files. Specific pricing for the dock hasn’t been revealed just yet, but if it saves you the hassle of spending a week copying files to a central server, cost might be irrelevant. [Thermaltake via Fareastgizmos]