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StarTech 4 Bay eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD

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4 Bay
USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Access up to 4 SATA drives simultaneously over a single USB 2.0/3.0 or eSATA connection
  • Independent power buttons and eject mechanism for each SATA hard drive allows for quick and easy hot-swapping
  • Dual, variable speed fans allows you to adjust the amount of cooling for any kind of environment or drives
  • Accepts up to 4 SATA hard drives simultaneously, in a single docking station
  • Dual 60mm cooling fans mounted below the drives with variable speed controls (including OFF)
  • 4 bay HDD dock is backward compatible with USB 2.0 systems, out of the box
  • Backward compatible with USB 2.0 systems, out of the box
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StarTech 4 Bay eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD + StarTech SATA to 2.5-Inch or 3.5-Inch IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks (SAT2IDEADP)
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Technical Details

Capacity: 4 Bay | Style: USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Brand Name: StarTech
  • Model: SATDOCK4U3E
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Weight: 1054 grams

Product Details

Capacity: 4 Bay | Style Name: USB 3.0 & eSATA
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 6.8 x 3.7 inches ; 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004I6OCRO
  • Item model number: SATDOCK4U3E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 28, 2012

Product Description

Capacity: 4 Bay | Style: USB 3.0 & eSATA


Enable Quick Access To Four 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD Over USB 3.0 Or eSATA

The SATDOCK4U3E eSATA and USB 3.0 4-Bay SATA Hard Drive Docking Station is a convenient, time-saving storage solution for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) allowing for up to four SATA drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives per bay) to be conveniently and quickly connected to a host computer through a single connection. The hard drive docking station features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity (also compatible with USB 2.0) with support for data transfer rates up to 5Gbps (10x faster than USB 2.0) or eSATA with Port Multiplier connectivity (up to 3Gbps), to provide fast connectivity to all four hard drives simultaneously.

Access up to four SATA drives simultaneously over a single USB 2.0/3.0 or eSATA connection
Independent power buttons and eject mechanism for each SATA hard drive allows for quick and easy hot-swapping
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Dual, variable speed fans allows you to adjust the amount of cooling for any kind of environment or drives
Connects up to four 2.5" and/or 3.5" SATA hard drives to a computer over USB 3.0 or eSATA
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Enables connecting up to four SATA drives simultaneously to a computer through a single USB 3.0 or eSATA connection
Backward compatible with USB 2.0 systems, out of the box

The eSATA/USB 3.0 SATA hard drive docking station also features dual built-in, variable-speed 60mm fans that can be manually adjusted to keep each drive running cool, depending on the drives and operating environment, or turned off completely. Double the value of this hard drive docking station, 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

  • IT professionals who need to hot-swap between multiple SATA drives regularly
  • System builders who need to quickly image or copy data to multiple drives simultaneously
  • Technicians who need to access up to four different drives from a single station
  • Users who want to access multiple external drives but with a limited number of USB/eSATA ports
  • Accepts up to four SATA hard drives simultaneously, in a single docking station
  • Dual 60mm cooling fans mounted below the drives with variable speed controls (including off)
  • Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • High speed eSATA with port multiplier host interface with supported transfer rates up to 3 Gbps
  • Patented hard drive eject push-buttons for each drive
  • Independent power buttons for each hard drive
  • Extra, easy-access spacing between each drive
  • Four large, stable, non-slip table-top feet
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 drives

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The cooling fan is a nice addition.
David
This unit also works with USB 2.0 ports (though USB 3.0 is much faster, of course).
Randy Forgaard
Whenever I turn the power button on for the drive it shuts down after 2 seconds.
Yunus Rajabiy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Style Name: USB 3.0 & eSATASize Name: 4 Bay Verified Purchase
I personally have not experienced any of the problems expressed in the negative reviews on this product. I purchased two of these units back in August 2011, and have been using them for 6 months. I have them both attached to separate USB 3.0 ports on my Dell XPS 17 laptop, and they work perfectly.

This unit also works with USB 2.0 ports (though USB 3.0 is much faster, of course).

BIG CAVEAT: I need to say that I don't really swap hard drives much in these docking stations. I have swapped hard drives several times, and it's gone without a hitch, but that's not my normal usage pattern. I am using these StarTech USB 3.0 docking stations to provide my laptop with huge external storage, and I don't swap the drives as a general rule. The drives just sit in the docking station and hum along, doing their thing with great transfer speeds. I know that other reviewers have noted odd behavior when swapping drives. I haven't seen that odd behavior myself, but I also don't swap often. If you are going to be swapping drives frequently, you might see some problems, I can't say. I just haven't observed any of these problems myself.

I have been using these docking stations essentially constantly for the past 6 months. They have run for weeks at a time with nary a hiccup.

I have not seen the problems reported by another reviewer that when reading or writing to one drive in the docking station, it interferes with the speed of transfers of another drive in the docking station. I have been using these drives very heavily, copying huge numbers of files at a time from one drive to another within the docking station, simultaneously editing or playing back other files on one or more of the drives, and it all works smooth as silk.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By B. Lee on September 9, 2011
Style Name: USB 3.0 & eSATASize Name: 1 Bay Verified Purchase
I've used this with a couple Win7 64-bit machines. I got this dock after my latest NewerTech dock died within 15 minutes, I was slightly hesitant due to the lack of reviews but I wanted eSATA+USB3, and how much worse could I do? So far I'm quite pleased with it, using USB 3 and spinning drives I'm getting transfer speeds on par with internal SATA indicating the drives are the limiting factor. The fan is a nice feature, I usually use a separate USB fan with my other docks, this is nicely incorporated into the dock. It feels solid -- from the images I was afraid it might be a somewhat flaky add-on, but no. The placement means that in addition to cooling the drive it acts to shield the drive's circuit board. On mine it's quiet even on the max setting (I can't hear it over the drive at least) and at that setting keeps the drive fairly cool (just barely warm to the touch after copying 1TB onto a 2TB WD Caviar Black drive). The dock shuts off when you "eject" it in Windows which is a nice feature -- some other docks I have when I eject the drive in the dock I find the drive suddenly spinning up again. So far I'm pleased, if I have any problems in the future I'll update this.
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59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By BOB on September 26, 2011
Style Name: USB 3.0 & eSATASize Name: 1 Bay
Years ago, I abandoned enclosures for the open-air architecture of an HDD dock. I've purchased various docks as they've been released with chipsets that progressively supported larger densities. However, they were all not quite what I needed. Until now.

I've always actively cooled a docked drive by positioning a case fan behind the HDD. This was always sort of a pain; I had to rig a 12V adapter, which made plugging/unplugging the fan fun, not to mention often knocking it over in the process (I had wire guards installed on both sides to prevent damage to the fan blades). It also took up some real estate on the desk. But, I always found two constants: The larger the drive, the hotter it ran, and during large data transfers, having the fan running kept the drive much cooler.

I had been using two older Startech docks for the past year. One had arrived DOA, which Amazon promptly replaced, and both had worked flawlessly since. But, there was still the fan annoyances. Then, I saw that Startech had released this new model with an integrated fan. YES!

I have a LOT of external HDD's, and I manage a LOT of data, so I require multiple docks. However, I only have one eSATA port in my HP DC7900. So, I also bought a Syba SD-PEX-JM1A2E PCIe 1x PATA / 2x e-SATA Card. Microsoft is not supporting USB3.0 until W8, and most of the reviews I've read on the 3.0 cards out there, the bottom-line performance doesn't really exceed eSATA, whose price point is still much lower than 3.0.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Randy Forgaard on February 17, 2012
Style Name: USB 3.0Size Name: 2 Bay
Although I have not used this particular StarTech USB 3.0 SATA docking station for 2 hard drives, I have been using its big brother, the same product for 4 SATA hard drives (StarTech.com SATDOCK4U3E 4 Bay eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD). I purchased two of those 4-bay StarTech units back in August 2011, and have been using them for 6 months. I have them both attached to separate USB 3.0 ports on my Dell XPS 17 laptop, and they work perfectly. So, even though I have been using the big brother of this product, I thought it might be useful to someone for me to pass along my experience with it, because I would imagine that using this 2-bay version of the product is essentially identical.

This unit also works with USB 2.0 ports (though USB 3.0 is much faster, of course).

BIG CAVEAT: I need to say that I don't really swap hard drives much in these docking stations. I have swapped hard drives several times, and it's gone without a hitch, but that's not my normal usage pattern. I am using these StarTech USB 3.0 docking stations to provide my laptop with huge external storage, and I don't swap the drives as a general rule. The drives just sit in the docking station and hum along, doing their thing with great transfer speeds. If you are going to be swapping drives frequently, I can't say one way or the other if you'll run into problems. I just haven't observed any such problems myself, and the product is designed to handle seamless hard disk swapping without having to turn off your computer or anything.
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