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- Easily connect and swap hard drives and solid-state drives to and from your computer system, with the added benefit of a built-in 80mm fan
- Works with eSATA or USB 3.0 computer systems such as MacBook Pro and 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drives & solid-state drives
- eSATA SSD Dock / SATA 6Gbps transfer speeds / USB 3.0 HDD dock with UASP
- Connect drives to this dock for data recovery applications in a data recovery center or computer repair shop
- Backup data to an external data archiving drive
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|Host Interface||USB 2.0||USB 3.1 (10 Gbps)||USB 3.0||USB 3.0/eSATA||USB 3.0/eSATA|
|Host Connector Type||USB-A||USB-A||USB-A||USB-A/eSATA||USB-A/eSATA|
|Additional Features||N/A||UASP support||UASP support||UASP support||Fan; UASP support|
With support for either USB 3.0 or eSATA host connections, this versatile drive dock gives you the freedom to connect to your computer through either port. Because USB is available on virtually any computer, you can rest assured that this docking station will work with your desktop or laptop. Plus, the added benefit of eSATA ensures you can achieve SATA 6 Gpbs performance on computers with an available eSATA port.
To ensure all your drives are supported, the docking station features a sleek slot-loading design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in drives. The docking station has also been rigorously tested for support with large capacity drives (tested up to 6TB).
Protect the health of your drives
For optimal performance, the docking station has a built-in 80mm fan that helps keep your drives running cooler. The fan offers variable speed control which enables you to make adjustments on the fly, in order to reduce power consumption and noise when your drives aren't being accessed. The HDD dock will also power down your SATA drives after a period of inactivity (USB mode only) or when the computer is turned off, to help reduce power consumption and noise when not being accessed.
To save you time, this docking station is loaded with high-performance features on both interface connections.
For the fastest possible performance, this dock supports full SATA III bandwidth of 6 Gbps when connected through eSATA, ensuring you can get the most out of your solid-state drives.
With USB 3.0 the dock ensures high-bandwidth transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. The USB host interface connection also supports UASP, which delivers performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a compatible host controller. UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux.
Easily connect and swap hard drives and solid-state drives to and from your computer system
- Quickly access drives for data recovery or retrieval.
- Backup data to an external drive for data archiving.
- Test or benchmark different hard drives while easily swapping between them.
- Quickly access drives for imaging.
Look for StarTech branded packaging to ensure you are getting a genuine StarTech product.
What's in the Box
1 - eSATA / USB 3.0 SATA HDD Dock.
1 - 1m USB 3.0 Cable.
1 - 1m eSATA Cable.
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA/UK/EU/AUS).
1 - Instruction manual.
- Optimal performance with SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 with UASP
- Maximum compatibility with eSATA or USB 3.0 interface options
- Keep your drives running cool using the built-in fan with variable speed control
- Supports 2.5in and 3.5in form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
- Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
- Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
- Plug-and-play and hot-swap compatible
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|Item Dimensions||4.61 x 7.28 x 8.27 in||2.36 x 5.71 x 4.29 in||2.95 x 5.31 x 2.8 in||4.76 x 7.36 x 8.27 in|
Dock your 2.5/3.5in SATA hard drive over USB 3.0 with UASP or east at 6 Gbps with the added benefit of a built-in cooling fan - This USB 3.0 and east docking station makes it easy for you to connect and swap your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSD). The docking station also has a built-in fan that keeps your drives running at an optimal temperature for peak performance and longer drive lifespan.
Top Customer Reviews
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To me, a drive dock is an essential part of every technician's workbench, and it's invaluable in the field. This newer model improves on almost every feature of previous generations, by adding USB 3.0 and eSATA III, it gained speed and flexibility.
The older models didn't have a fan, which is a great feature for when you plan on using a drive for extended amounts of time, or for when you are dealing with a failing drive that is running hot. You can adjust the speed of the fan, or even turn it off when you don't need it.
This dock is main for technical people, but it could also be used by anyone who would like the flexibility to use low cost internal OEM drives.
I hope you found this review helpful. Questions and comments are welcome!
I'm delighted to report that with the Startech USB 3.0 and eSata hard drive dock I am experiencing no issues whatsoever and everything is functioning beautifully. Furthermore there are no size limitations when it comes to the drives you want to use with this unit, I am currently using an 8 TB Seagate NAS drive with my dock and I'm experiencing no issues whatsoever.
Also, I cannot stress enough how useful the included fan is for keeping your drives cool when in use. The 8 TB drives that I use with my dock were getting exceptionally hot to the touch when used with the competitors product. I am absolutely amazed at how efficiently the Startech dock keeps my hard drive cool, my drive is no longer hot to the touch and is actually the complete opposite and I can now touch my hard drive at any time without fear of burning myself.
I have been in the technology and computer business for over 20 years and this is by far the best hard drive dock I have ever used. If you are in the market for a hard drive dock this is definitely without question the one to purchase. It is a little bit more expensive than competitors products but the old saying of you get what you pay for is never more true than in this instance, trust me this dock is worth every penny!
I tested this unit with both eSATA as well as USB3.0 and the speed was very good... if not exceptional... and exactly as expected.
The fan is quiet, even at full speed, but it has a variable speed dial on the side so you can turn it right down or shut it off completely if necessary.
Unless I was doing a huge backup to my 3TB WD drive, I left it running on very low speed.
The fan has a filter that you can pop off on the back, but to replace the filter would take a bit of creativity... or as I tended to do, just wash it under the sink and replace once dry.
The orange power light on the back lets you know if the unit has power, and a nice blue oval light on the top tells you when a disk is inserted. The light flashes when accessing drive. I also find this light is of a perfect brightness level.
The other thing I likes is that the power cable is actually of a useful length and not to short which makes it easy to grab the unit and place next to a media center. In My case, I placed this next to my Minix Neo H8-Plus and was able to access all of the media.
You can push the disk eject button to eject disks, but I found that to be more convenient for the 2.5 inch drives vs the larger drives which are just as easily lifted straight up. The fan is also low enough not to get in the way.
If you are looking for a quality docking station to backup drives, or even use as an everyday drive, this unit should definitely be at the top of your list.... especially if accessing via eSATA where the speed and performance are fantastic.
A special thanks to StarTech.com for providing me the unit to conduct a fair and unbiased review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Compact and sturdy. Makes for easy swap out of hard drives.Performs great.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great product from star tech. Good for cloning my drives both the SSD and the regular HD's. Worked the day I got it and I have no complains.Published 8 months ago by Ashok Soni