- Brand Name: Diablotek
- Model Number: EN3525D
- Specific Uses For Product: personal
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 Year
- Item Package Quantity: 1
Diablotek EN3525D Hard Drive Docking Station
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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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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.Read more ›
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.
- 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)
* 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.
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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