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StarTech.com eSATA USB to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for Dual 2.5 or 3.5in HDD

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  • Easily connect and swap two 2.5 or 3.5in SATA hard drives through eSATA or USB
  • Compatible with USB and eSATA enabled computer systems such as EliteBook 8470p and 2.5in or 3.5in SATA solid-state Drives and hard drives
  • HDD Dock / SSD Dock / USB Hard Drive Dock / eSATA Hard Drive Dock / External Hard Drive Docking Staiton / SATA HDD & SSD Dock
  • Save time while backing up data to an external drive for archiving
  • Easily transfer data from one hard drive to another
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model Number: SATADOCK22UE
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 year warranty
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Hard Disk Description: External
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Product Description


Easily Connect and swap two 2.5 or 3.5in SATA hard drives through eSATA or USB

This dual drive SATA HDD Dock provides fast, convenient access to 2.5” or 3.5" SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) through either USB or eSATA, without ever having to open a computer case or mount hard drives in an enclosure. Supporting one or two drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives per bay), SATADOCK22UE can be connected to the host computer through either USB 2.0 or eSATA - then, it's just a matter of inserting the desired 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drives (or combination of both) into one of the two (or both) docking station slots for instant access.

Support for up to two high-capacity/RPM 2.5/3.5" drives over USB 2.0 or eSATA interfaces
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A top slot-loading design and unique drive ejection mechanism provides quick and easy access to the data without having to install drives into an enclosure or tray
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Access spare or removed 2.5/3.5" drives quickly to retrieve data
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Dual top slot loading design with drive doors
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Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
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Patented drive ejection mechanism for each drive
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The docking station supports plug and play installation on most operating systems, making it a perfect solution for data recovery, drive imaging, software testing, or any environment that requires fast access to massive amounts of data (uninstalled or archived hard drives, etc.). Plus, SATADOCK22UE features a small form factor design that requires minimal desk space for permanent connection to the host computer and provides enough hard drive surface exposure to optimize dissipation of operating heat. SATADOCK22UE supports any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive and data transfer speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps (using eSATA) and 480Mbps (using USB 2.0) between host and dock - ensuring effortless data dumps or backups and hassle-free file transfers. The inclusion of a high-output power adapter versus other competitive dual drive dock models ensures stable performance for even the latest power hungry high-capacity hard drives. The value of this hard drive docking station can be extended, using a SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which enables you to use any 2.5 or 3.5in IDE hard drive in a SATA hard drive dock slot.


Product Features & Applications

  • Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
  • Technicians who regularly test or benchmark different hard drives and need to swap between them
  • Transfer data from one hard drive to another from the same dock
  • Power button with integrated Power/Activity LED indicator for each drive
  • Dual SATA revision 1 compliant eSATA host interfaces, with support for transfer rates up to 1.5 Gbps for each drive
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with support for transfer rates up to 480 Mbps
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Supports 2.5" or 3.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Compact desktop style form factor
  • Includes high-output power adapter to support large capacity/high RPM SATA hard drives

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.2 x 2.8 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B001IOPIRM
  • Item model number: SATADOCK22UE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)
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  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 31, 2012

Customer Reviews

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I have owned this product for about a year, and it has been absolutely perfect over that time. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who manages a collection of external hard drives.

I'll try to explain the use of this device, so that the many misconceptions posted here can be cleared up.

This device is for attaching one or two external hard drives to your computer, keeping each drive separate, both physically and how they appear to your operating system. The thing has two slots simply because many people want to attach more than one drive to their PC -- not because it somehow merges the hard drive space between the two drives.

If attaching the device to your PC via USB, both drives will be recognized by your PC using one USB cable. You cannot use the eSATA connection if you are using USB. In other words, you can't have a scenario where one drive is connected via USB and the other connected via eSATA.

If you are doing something like occasional backups or other tasks that don't require the drive to read and write quickly, USB will work very well, and is certainly the easiest way to get things connected. However, if you find yourself transferring huge files or needing better performance, eSATA is the only way to go.

If you want to use eSATA, you'll need to use two separate eSATA cables. The unit does come with two eSATA cables, but they are only about 3 feet long each, so you may want to get some longer cables if you want to put some distance between your PC and the unit. I personally think 6-foot cables are the perfect length.

Although USB connects both drive slots using one cable, the eSATA connection does not work that way. You need to connect one cable for each slot.
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Having owned one of the Thermaltake BlackX versions of these type of docking solutions before, I was eager to try one of these new dual unit stations.

These are a pretty solid product and I found them much cheaper (by about 25% or so) on Amazon than Newegg. The only negative I have in comparing this to my last docking station is that the Thermaltake was a snug fit. The 3.5" drive felt very secure and stable in it. There was no room for wiggling.

This docking station is not as snug. In fact, once you've docked your drives in it, they can still wiggle if you nudge them. These do not detract significantly from the quality, but I would be more careful with placing them in an undisturbed area than before. If I had paid the full price Newegg and others were charging, it might be enough to make me return it and look for something with a tighter fit.

I would absolutely not hesitate to recommend this to someone looking to attach extra storage, backup drives, or even someone like myself who has a shelf full of 3.5" drives that they only occasionally need to retrieve something from. It beats the solution I had years ago with two or three dozen large isolated external cases with power adapters, fans, ribbons, USB cables...

Now... when does the triple and quadruple dock arrive?
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I wanted a dock with separate eSATA connectors for each drive rather than what I found in most docks--one eSATA connector with an internal port multiplier. With this dock I can connect each drive to a different computer, or use an operating system that doesn't support multipliers. Each drive gets the full available throughput with its dedicated connection. If you use USB, then both drives show up separately via the single USB connection. Drive performance using eSATA is not at all degraded, resulting in the same speed as my internal drives.

I expected the drives to be a bit wobbly or insecure, but even newer shallow 3.5" drives fit well, as do 2.5" drives. I've been completely satisfied with this unit. It is larger than I expected having not carefully read the dimensions, but that lends to its stability. I still would have bought it.

The drive power buttons are right to left (drive 1=right button, drive 2=left button), probably because of its country of origin. Not a problem. The eSATA connectors are solid, and the cables haven't given me a single problem. This is a great product for versatility without the need for trays.

** Update after 1+ years

Still an awesome unit, and I noticed the comment made regarding my review. The review is on the correct product--see the photo for the dual power buttons, and I rechecked the part number. Sounds like Amazon sent at least one person the wrong product.
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Pros:
-works great as plug and play with Win7
-comes with 2 SATA cables and 1 USB Cable (only one needed for both HDD's)
-AC cable comes with a brick
-individual power buttons for each bay

Cons:
-a tad large in size
-power cable is a bit short
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I'm on my second dock. First dock lasted for two months. Then one day, one of the two docks failed to read/write for no apparent reason. I contacted StarTech and within hours received an RMA and downloadable prepaid mailing label. Sent off the defective dock via UPS and within 10 days received a brand new dock which has worked perfectly.

Every company can have a small percentage of defective devices. How they deal with the customer in such cases is a true measure of their business model. StarTech answered me quickly when I had a problem, accepted my defective product without question, and sent a new item fast and efficiently. Communications throughout the process were superb. Best customer service I've experienced in a very long time.

BTW, this dualdock itself is well built and does exactly what it advertises, allowing easy exchange of 2.5 and 3.5 SATA hard drives for incredible flexibility when cloning or backing up data.

I will buy from them in the future.
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