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Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Docking Station


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  • Enclosure Type: Dock
  • Compatible Drives: 3.5"/2.5" Hard Drives
  • Drive Interface: SATA
  • Enclosure Interface: SATA to USB 2.0

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Diablotek
  • Model: EN3525D
  • Specific Uses For Product: personal
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00346I5LI
  • Item model number: EN3525D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2004

Product Description

The Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Docking Station offers fast, secure digital data storage and transfer (up to 480MBps) for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives. Easily connects to your PC’s USB 2.0 ports. You don’t even have to reboot your computer! This plug & play device mounts to your PC within seconds. The versatile Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Dock gives you a solid, high-performance source for your critical digital data and offers state-of-the-art cooling and a durable construction to protect and preserve your information. When you need the best performance at the most affordable price, it’s time to choose Xion. Order the Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Dock today!

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Customer Reviews

It works exactly as it says and is simple and easy to use.
Alicia
The Diablotek Hard Drive Dock provides an easy way to back up the data on my WHS.
Frank Hagan
Device has some nice weight to it that makes me feel like it's a solid build.
J. Woodruff

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Adventure on May 7, 2010
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The picture looks exactly like another product that's more expensive. So I bought this instead to save a few bucks (and I can't use the eSATA interface the other product offers on my home computer). The drive spun up, the lights came on, and nobody was home, with my brand new Seagate drive not being recognizable to my Windows 7 system. In Customer Support, the lights are on and nobody is home at Diablotek, as well. The documentation is almost nonexistent, providing little beyond how to plug it in. So I decided to return it to Amazon.

But, with a little curiosity and one single brain cell still connected to an ancient Windows experience from a decade ago, I told Disk Management in Windows 7 that yes, I really do want to use this disk drive that we all agree is right there, and from that point things magically started working.

Here's the steps I needed to make this work in Windows 7 (conceptually identical in this regard to other MS Operating systems of the last 10 years): Start Menu, right click on Computer, left click on Manage, right click on the drive that my computer could find but didn't want to use yet (get this right, and don't pick the wrong one, OK?). Then I could either activate the partition or format the drive. This is not exactly user friendly.

So how, you ask, can I recommend this product. The answer is that it is an extremely inexpensive solution to a very large problem: How do I maintain large, off-site, low cost disk backups in a format that can be mounted on any computer, anytime? This is a perfect solution, in that it results in a standard SATA drive at less than $75/TB which I could keep in a desk drawer at work, and which, if installed in any other windows PC, instantly would provide access to my data.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on September 17, 2010
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I ordered this even though it only says PC in the description, but figured I'd try my luck. Plugged it into my Mac and it worked right away. Someone else complained about a short USB. I didn't even try the one that came with it and instead used a long one I already had, and that worked fine too. Great price for a Dock that can work on a PC or Mac!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Don Cook on April 6, 2010
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Ordered two of them for my HP Windows Home Server. Easy to use, just plug in the power supply, hook up the USB cable and install the drive. Once everything is hooked up, turn it on by pressing the power button that also serves as the "on" indicator led. This seems to be the weak link in the system, the on off switch. I had to press it several times to get it to come on, the same for my second unit. Switch could be of a better quality. Other wise, it works good.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Cullen on July 24, 2010
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I bought this dock to host my hard drive for Time Machine backups on OS X. I just needed something reliable, but not necessarily high performance,

It is a hefty, solidly built dock, but I've had problems with drives not showing up with this dock. Sometimes I have to power the dock off and then on again to get the hard drive to show up in OSX disk utility.

Also, the power button sticks when you press it. I have to tip the dock upside down to get the button to pop out after pressing it to get the unit to power off. I contacted the company to get an RMA, but have heard back from them in over a week. I can't recommend this dock.

UPDATE: The company never responded to my RMA request which isn't encouraging. I continue to use the dock for backups. As long as I don't need to turn it off it works fine.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dexter on July 9, 2010
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The USB port on my External HDD fell off and I was not able to use it, So I went to Best Buy so that they can repair it, I was told I would end up paying more than $200. But, they sugested that I had to buy an encloser for it. The one they have in their store cost more than $50. That's when I started looking up on Amazon. Fortunately, I found this Dock for a pleasant price.
I haven't used it for so long to talk about it's durability but, So far it's great. It doesn't heat up, it makes a noise but it's not loud and so not annoying. I have read reviews about the on/off switch/button, how it gets stuck on the on position but, that hasn't been the case for me. It provides very fast data transfer and it seems reliable.
I would suggest this product for anybody.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frank Hagan on September 5, 2010
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The final leg of my backup plan for my music, pictures and video was to find some kind of off-site storage solution. Having already addressed in-house backup of all our computers using a HP EX485 MediaSmart Home Server running Windows Home Server (or, WHS) software, I knew a single computer failure would not result in losing our content. But what if our house burned down and all four computers, including the MediaSmart server, were lost?

There are basically two options for this kind of disaster planning. One is to store your content "in the cloud" using one of the on-line backup services. You pay annually for the service, and the cheapest cost more than this device. The services are easy; you simply let the program transfer your content to the server on-line over your internet connection. The problem comes when you need to restore something. It can take weeks to restore 200 GB of data from one of these services. And there is a trust issue; I've seen too many on-line companies fail. When that happens, security goes out the window and the servers are usually resold to who knows who, and all your data is exposed. You are, essentially, trusting that someone in a failing business will protect your data and have the server's hard drives destroyed.

The Diablotek Hard Drive Dock provides an easy way to back up the data on my WHS. Plugged into one of the USB ports on the MediaSmart Server, I can quickly transfer all the content to an easily portable 3.5" hard drive. I have a few spare drives, so I have two dedicated to this process. "Archive 1" is in my desk at my office, 45 miles away, safe from a fire in my house. "Archive 2" is resting in the dock.
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