USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in Hard Drive
Connect both IDE and SATA hard drives using top slot-loading bays through USB 3.0
Top slot-loading SATA and IDE drive bays
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, which supports transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
Patented drive ejection mechanism for SATA drives
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The UNIDOCK3U USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Docking Station delivers instant access to 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch IDE and SATA hard drives through two top loading drive slots - one for Serial ATA drives and one for IDE drives - instead of having to mount the drives into a computer or external enclosure/tray.
The slot-loading design holds the SATA and IDE drive(s) upright inside the docks, neatly keeping them off the desk, for convenience and a clutter-free setup. For SATA drives, the HDD can be inserted and connected directly through the designated dock slot, while the IDE drive slot is conveniently positioned near the rear panel 40-pin data and LP4 power connections, making it easy to connect to the dock using the included IDE data and power cables.
Connected to the host computer through a single USB 3.0 connection, both an IDE hard drive and a SATA hard drive (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) can be connected to the HDD dock simultaneously - a convenient solution for migrating data from an IDE drive to a SATA drive or vice versa, or simply harnessing fast and simple access to the contents on both hard drives. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.
To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the UNIDOCK3U supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.
The StarTech.com Advantage
- versatile connection options with support for IDE (133Mbps) and USB 3.0 (5Gbps), backward compatible with USB 2.0 host connections (480Mbps)
- Reduce workspace clutter, with upright slot-loading design
Common Customer Questions
No additional drivers or software required.
- Transfer files directly between a SATA and IDE hard drive, without having to transfer to the host computer first, or use multiple devices
- Quick access to 2.5/3.5" drives, for data retrieval
- Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
- Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
- Technicians who test or benchmark multiple hard drives
|ASI Distribution USA||117363|
|D and H||UNIDOCK3U|
|Ingram Micro USA||LE6636|
|Chipset ID||JMicron - JMS551|
|Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)||SATA & IDE|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Insertion Rating||15,000 Cycles (SATA)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5" hard drives and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drive|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|SATA II (3 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - IDE (40 Pin; EIDE/PATA) Male|
|1 - LP4 (4 pin; Molex Large Drive Power) Male|
|1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB 3.0 B (9 pin; SuperSpeed) Female|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|System and Cable Requirements||Available USB port|
|Product Height||2.8 in [70 mm]|
|Product Length||5.5 in [140 mm]|
|Product Weight||21.5 oz [610 g]|
|Product Width||5.1 in [130 mm]|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power and Drive Activity|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||110 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||8% ~ 90% RH|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 80° (41°F to 176°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.9 lb [1.3 kg]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - Universal Hard Drive Dock|
|1 - 40 Pin + LP4 to 44 Pin IDE Cable|
|1 - 40 PIN IDE Cable|
|1 - LP4 Power Cable|
|1 - USB 3.0 Cable|
|1 - Power Cord|
|1 - Power Adapter|
|1 - Instruction Manual|
Connect both an IDE and SATA hard drive to a computer through USB 2.0
Easily connect and swap two 2.5 or 3.5in SATA hard drives through eSATA or USB
Clone any combination of 2.5in or 3.5in IDE or SATA hard drives
Exactly duplicate one 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drive to another, effortlessly and without a computer
Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station
Connect a 2.5in IDE laptop hard drive to an IDE-equipped desktop computer.
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Add 2 USB 3.0 ports to your desktop computer through a PCI Express expansion slot
Add one internal and one external SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to your PC
Add two USB 3.0 ports to your laptop through an ExpressCard slot
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Average Customer Ratings
|Quality of Product|
I like this docking station. Out of the box I had no problems. I use it for video editing with a Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB and it works fine. I would love to see such a station with a Thunderbolt connector. Would be great!
Response from StarTech.com:
Glad to hear the UNIDOCK3U is working well for you. As for the Thunderbolt HDD dock idea, stay tuned!
Just bought this unit. All the parts were shipped but the 44-pin IDE cable does not fit into the IDE port on the back of the unit. Looks like they have completely different pin separations. Very frustrating to see the unit connected in the schematics but in reality they just don't given the connector included with this unit.
Response from StarTech.com:
Sorry you experienced this! The UNIDOCK3U is to have the correct cables included to connect all compatible drives. As we discussed with you via email, your unit may have came defective or damaged. We hope you were able to complete the replacement. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact us at 1-800-256-1844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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