Vantec NexStar WiFi Hard Drive Dock Review

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A Closer Look

Around the back side of the NexStar WiFi dock we find the input ports for the USB 3.0 and AC connections.

Vantec NexStar Dock

There’s also a recessed reset button to reset everything back to their defaults. This is done by holding in the button for 5-7 seconds.

Vantec NexStar Dock

The bottom features the product sticker complete with product number, legal info, and a brief features list. This is flanked by four rubber feet placed in the corners.

Vantec NexStar Dock

On the front, the big button in the center toggles the power and the ring around it alights in blue when the power is on. In the strip below, the are also blue LEDs that indicate disk usage as well as WiFi connectivity.

Vantec NexStar Dock

A view from the top shows the aperture where either a 2.5″ or 3.5″ drive with a pivoting flap to accommodate the larger drive. On the right is an eject button that mechanically disconnects the drive from the SATA power and data interfaces.

Vantec NexStar Dock

Drives are used simply as plug and play devices and are easy to swap out within seconds.

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