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USB 3.0 Dual SATA Hard Drive Docking Station with integrated Fast Charge USB Hub UASP support and Fan - White

Dock up to two 2.5” or 3.5” SATA SSDs/HDDs in a stylish white docking station with an integrated 2-port USB 3.0 hub

Product ID: SDOCK2U33HFW

  • Supports 2.5in and 3.5in form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • UASP Compliant
  • Built-in USB 3.0 Hub with Fast Charging Port
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  • 80mm cooling fan with variable speed control (including Off)
  • Configurable power management
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with up to 5 Gbps of data bandwidth
  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Dual bay, top slot-loading design with drive doors
  • Stylish full white design with silver trim
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Overview

The SDOCK2U33HFW USB 3.0 Dual hard drive dock with Fast Charge USB hub enables two SATA 2.5in or 3.5in hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD) to be connected simultaneously to a computer through USB, while controlling the power status (on/off) of each individual drive independently from the other. The enclosure supports UASP and delivers optimal performance with a USB 3.0 connection, but is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections.

The Hard Drive Dock features a built-in 2-port USB 3.0 Hub that enables you to connect up to 2 additional USB 3.0 devices to your computer through the same USB connection. One of the ports on the hub also has Fast Charging capabilities, that charges iPad’s and other mobile devices as effectively as through a wall plug. This Fast Charge Port has been specially designed for compatibility with a wide range of tablets and smartphones.

With support for UASP, the dock performs up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0, when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller to utilize the full potential of your SATA III hard drives. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

With support for SATA I/II/III, large capacity drives (tested up to 4TB), and 2.5in or 3.5in hard drives this HDD/SSD docking station is compatible with virtually any SATA hard drive, and greatly increases the storage/backup capabilities of your computer. Plus, configurable power management reduces energy consumption, and extends the life of your drives by avoiding unnecessary access.

The docking station features a built-in 80mm cooling fan that helps increase reliability and lifespan of HDDs by keeping the drives cooler. The variable fan speed control allows for on-the-fly adjustments for any type of HDD, or to balance cooling with noise.

Extend the value of this docking station further with the addition of our SATA to IDE Hard Drive Adapter (SAT2IDEADP), allowing easy insertion of any 2.5 or 3.5in. IDE hard drive into a SATA hard drive dock.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SDOCK2U33HFW 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™.

With uniform white design and sleek silver trim, the SDOCK2U33HFW will look great with your Apple® Mac® , and is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Charge your iPad and other mobile device faster than standard USB 3.0, with Fast Charge Port specially designed for compatibility with a wide range of tablets and smartphones
  • Extend HDD life by keeping drives cool, with Built-in variable speed cooling fan
  • Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
  • Hassle-free access to data on up to two seperate hard drives simultaneously, with hot-swappable top slot-loading dock design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in HDD/SSDs

Applications

System administrators who need quick access to drives for imaging

Backup data quickly to an external data archive

Easily copy data from one external drive to another in a single external dock through one USB connection

Technicians who regularly test or benchmark different hard drives and need to swap between them

IT professional that need to charge tablets and Smart phone devices

Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives to recover/retrieve data

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL812
ASMedia - ASM1053 - 6G
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 80 mm
Filter Type Mesh
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 2
Performance
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM 3.5" hard drives and 1TB 7200 RPM 2.5" hard drives
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA III (6 Gbps)
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Other Interface(s) 1 - USB 3.0 A (Fast-Charge, 9 pin, SuperSpeed) Female
1 - USB Type-A (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Note: Certain devices may not support charging and syncing simultaneously. In these instances disconnect the device, and set the charge only switch to “on”, then reconnect the device.
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power/Activity (Drive 1)
1 - Power/Activity (Drive 2)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 1.5A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 4A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 72
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 20%RH ~ 80%RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color White & Silver
Product Height 5.7 in [145 mm]
Product Length 7.3 in [185 mm]
Product Weight 3 lb [1.4 kg]
Product Width 4.8 in [122 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.3 lb [1.5 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - HDD Dock
1 - USB 3.0 Cable (1m)
1 - Universal power adapter: comes ready for NA/EU/UK only when you buy in NA/EU/UK; comes ready for Australia and New Zealand only when you buy in Australia and New Zealand
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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(3 stars) Very slow transfer rate in Slot 2

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I'm relatively happy with this dock, however I have three 1 TB Western Digital Blue HDD's and one 4TB Western Digital Blue HDD and when I'm copying to the 4TB drive, the transfer takes an immense amount of time if it's in Slot 2. If I put it into Slot 1, the transfer is done normally. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? I'm using Mac OSX 10.13.6 on my MacBook Pro.
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Sam, Customer Support
Thank you for your review of SOCK2U33HFW. We're sorry for the trouble you've had with it. Both slots in this dock should get very similar performance for doing the same operations. We recommend reaching out to our Technical Advisors at www.startech.com/support for troubleshooting. We are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, to provide support.

(1 star) OK For A While

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After a short time, the device started turning itself on at random. Broken after the noisy fan started once too often during an important conference call
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Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Customer Support
Thank you for sharing your review of our SDOCK2U33HFW. We're very sorry to hear the dock isn't working as anticipated. There is a fan speed control wheel on the back, which can help to balance cooling with noise. It's possible Power Management was enabled (using the switch on the back) which allows the drives to hibernate when unused. Drives will start automatically when they are accessed again, which may cause them to spin up unexpectedly. This dock comes with a 2 year warranty and lifetime technical support. We would be more than happy to provide additional support and possibly also replace it for you if it's defective and you're still within the warranty period. Please reach out to us by clicking Support in the grey bar at the top of our website. We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week.