The TransImp Dock comes in either a brilliant white, like our review sample, or a slick looking black. The JMicron controller it is built around has a max transfer rate of 5Gbps, thanks to it's SuperSpeed USB3 support, which offers quick and easy transferal of any stored files. When it comes to setting up the dock, it’s just a matter of connecting a USB cable, the power adapter and plugging in the desired 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive.
Just like the MUKii USB adapter and hard drive enclosure we review last week, the hard drive dock also is bundled with the M-1 software. The software allows you backup, partition and put the docked drive in a power saving mode. But one of the true benefits of the software comes in the form of TurboHDD, which enables the caching of data to enhance the drive performance. MUKii has taken external storage access to whole 'nother level.
The white model we will be looking at today is quite good looking if you ask us. MUKii added a nice brushed-aluminum accent plate to the front of the unit, to give it a bit more class. The front of the unit has no extra buttons or fancy lighting whatsoever, providing for a very clean look.
The top of the dock is where you find the drive slot, supporting both 2.5” and 3.5” SATA drives. This is also where we fine the only button on the unit, which is simply to turn it ON or OFF, but also serves as the power indicate LED. Seeing as that is the only button, that means the unit does not consist of an ejecting mechanism. So you will have to secure the dock first before pulling the drive out.
A nice little added bonus is the storage slot on the side, and is the perfect fit for a SSD or 2.5” drive. So if you are swapping data between 2, you don't have to leave one laying around on the desk to accidentally get knocked off!
The rear of the dock consists of just the USB3 port, power jack and four thin air vents