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Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Docking Station

4.2 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews

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

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Technical Details

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

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!

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.5 x 5 x 0.6 inches
Item Weight 1.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.7 pounds
Manufacturer Diablotek
ASIN B00346I5LI
Item model number EN3525D
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #473 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Docking Stations
#1,128 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Accessories > Hard Drive Accessories > Hard Drive Enclosures
Date first available at Amazon.com April 2, 2004

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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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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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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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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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As opposed to getting a hard drive enclosure, I opted to get this Diablotek drive docking station to give me more convenience and value. I have multiple hard disks to read, so being able to simply eject a hard disk whenever I'd like is useful to have.

Features:
- Can fit both 2.5 and 3.5 inch hard disks
- Connections for cables are in the back of the dock
- Blue light that indicates hard disk is powered
- Eject button that assists you in removing the hard disk
- Comes with power adapter and USB connection
- 4 pads on the bottom of dock to provide stability (minor detail but can make a difference)

Some thoughts:

* Easy to connect. My windows 7 64 bit read this easily and installed drivers quickly.
* Sturdy design. It doesn't feel that cheap. It actually feels heavy and well built.
* It works. It does what it's supposed to do.

Overall, I'm pleased with this hard drive docking station and would definitely recommend this.
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Currently using a very reliable dock by StarTech, but bought this one for a second workstation. The price was good and reviews seemed okay. Going back through reviews, I NOW see that some Mac users did mention problems. So let me add my voice to those:
We tried the dock on three different computers: 2010 MacBook Pro (Lion), 2012 MacBook Air (Lion), 2008 Mac Mini (Snow Leopard). We could get a disk to mount about one in ten tries. We would repeatedly power down and reinsert drive. Once a drive DID mount, it seemed fairly stable, though we didn't use it for more than ten minutes. The constant plugging and unplugging to get this device to work properly seems harmful to the USB interface as well as the drive pins and the drive disk itself -- a lot of jarring. So I've requested a return. We'll see how that goes.
In the meantime, Mac owners BEWARE.
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