USB to IDE SATA Standalone HDD Hard Drive Duplicator Dock

Clone any combination of 2.5in or 3.5in IDE or SATA hard drives


  • Sector-by-Sector drive duplication, including the HPA
  • Integrated LCD display for duplication progress and options menu
  • Compatible with both SATA (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) and IDE (66/100/133 Mbps) drives
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  • Supports 2.5in or 3.5in form factor hard drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD)
  • Built-in quick drive erase function
  • Additional independent support functions: drive comparisons, pre-scanning drives and hardware self-diagnosis
  • Manually switchable between Duplicator and Docking Station modes.
  • Built in RAID 0, 1, and BIG functionality
  • Built-in protection against drive short circuiting
  • High-speed USB 2.0 host interface, with support for transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Package includes two 40pin to 44pin (3.5in to 2.5in)IDE adapters for mobile hard drive compatibility
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The UNIDUPDOCK Universal SATA/IDE Dual Hard Drive Duplicator functions as both a convenient solid state (SSD) or hard drive (HDD) copying/imaging solution or an external SATA/IDE SSD or HDD docking station for 2.5in or 3.5in drives (SATA, SATA II, SATA III).

Providing quick, yet complete hard drive cloning functionality, this universal dock can operate as a standalone HDD duplicator with no connection to a host computer, delivering an exact 1 to 1 clone of the target hard drive including partition and boot sector information, the Host Protected Area (HPA) as well as user data at a copy rate of 72 MB/sec. A built in LCD screen then allows for tracking the duplication progress , as well as reporting errors on the drives.

Supporting both IDE and SATA, this universal duplicator dock enables duplication from SATA to SATA, IDE to SATA or SATA to IDE, and IDE to IDE, as long as the source drive does not exceed the size of the destination drive. Or the docking station can even be used to quickly erase hard drives, for reuse in the future.

Functioning as a universal IDE and SATA HDD docking station, the hard drive duplicator can be connected to a computer through USB with support for simple plug-and-play installation, allowing users to access hard drive contents without having to mount in an external drive enclosure or open the computer case for conventional drive installation. Large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives per bay) can be used to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

Contained in a small form factor design that makes it a suitable addition to desktop and laptop operating environments, this hard drive duplicator/external HDD docking station is a versatile storage and hard drive cloning utility that also features a host of other built in utilities that are accessible via a built in menu system.

Menu Options:
UNIDUPDOCK - Menu Options

The Advantage

  • Push-button controls and an LCD display makes creating exact 1-to-1 hard drive clones or erasing drives without a host computer easy, for both SATA and IDE drives.
  • On-the-fly switching from Duplicator mode to USB 2.0 connectivity with the push of a few buttons allows for any connected computer to access the drives.
  • A small form factor design ensures maximum heat dissipation for the exposed drives, while fast Plug-and-Play installation enables quick, convenient access to the data.


Disk imaging/hard drive cloning - create exact replicas of a source drive onto a new drive - perfect for scenarios/environments where consistency and integrity is crucial (law enforcement and forensics applications)

SMB, OEM, System Integrators, IT and service technicians requiring quick access to bare external hard drive contents, or the ability to clone data for data / disk recovery.

Law Enforcement and Forensics

Quick, hassle-free hard drive backups, data recovery and drive erasing

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Chipset ID ACARD - ARC286
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 2
Duplication Modes Sector by Sector (Whole Drive)
Duplication Speed 4.2GBpm
Erase Modes Quick Erase
Insertion Rating 15,000 Cycles
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM hard drives per bay (8TB total) and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drives (2TB total)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480Mbps
Supported RAID Modes BIG (Spanning or Concatenation)
JBOD - (Just a Bunch of Disks)
RAID 0 (Striped Disks)
RAID 1 (Mirrored Disks)
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
Drive Connectors 2 - IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA) Male
2 - LP4 (4 pin; Molex-type Large Drive Power) Male
2 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB B (4 pin) Female
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements
Note For duplication, the destination drive must be of equal or greater capacity than the source drive.
Input Voltage 115V-230V AC
Output Current 3A
Output Voltage 12/5V DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 36
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Humidity 90% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 80°C (41°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 1.1 in [27 mm]
Product Length 5.9 in [151 mm]
Product Weight 8.3 oz [236 g]
Product Width 4.3 in [110 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 30.1 oz [854 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Universal HDD Duplicator
1 - USB 2.0 A B Cable
2 - 40 to 44 pin adapters
2 - IDE 40 to 40 pin Cables
2 - LP4 to LP4 Cables
3 - Power Cord (NA/UK/EU)
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.



USB to IDE SATA Standalone HDD Hard Drive Duplicator Dock

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Lacks ability to generate a checksum. Lacks ability to create a .dd or any other image file. Maxes out at ata/66. Raid ability is interesting but I have not had a need to investigate, I am unsure if it is limited to two drives or four on raid mode but even if it can do four the need for IDE-SATA adapters would be likely. I find this device unsuitable for most digital forensics applications due to the lack of checksums and image files. You could use it as a USB adapter but there exist less costly devices with integrated wright blockers so even for this use its not well suited. Using it as a drive duplicator in the IT field could be problematic as it will duplicate slack space and deleted files, not all IT professionals may be aware of the intrinsic risks involved in doing so. It is also much slower than would a file system aware drive copier. On the plus side it will duplicate any drive regardless of file system (or lack there of). As far as quality of the design goes, the power plug is not very standard, would have been nice if it used a 12v only and had an integrated dc/dc buck converter built in allowing a regular barrel connector for power. Do not loose the power supply its a real pain to replace it. The power plug is somewhat prone to fall out so be mindful of that especially when copying a large drive, make sure there is no tension on the cord at all, get a freaking extension cord if you need to. The SATA connector forces you to place the drive circuit board down and have the drives plugged directly into the device so you have to be quite mindful of the surface you have everything on and nothing can shift while using SATA drives, the IDE uses cables which I find preferable. I would have preferred the device used SATA cables and an IDE-SATA power adapter instead of the awkward SATA docks that dangle off the sides. Most of my contemplates could probably be fixed with a firmware update but I doubt that will happen, My firmware seems to be from 2009 and I cant find any updates at all. I would really recommend most people pass over this device, the only real exception is if you think you want the raid features, again I did not test that and cant vouch for it.
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(5 stars) The device works great

The device did everything I needed it to and the customer was happy when I was able to save the PLC drives before they died of old age. Excellent product!
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(5 stars) Utile et fiable (useful and reliable)

French : Je suis développeur et pour effectuer mes sauvegardes, j'ai recours à cet appareil. Pour augmenter également les performances d'un système, je transfère les données vers un disque plus rapide. Je l'utilise aussi lorsqu'un disque dur d'un portable commence à être défaillant. Pour l'achat d'un disque dur et le temps de la copie, on retrouve pratiquement les performances initiales de l'ordinateur. English : I am a software developper and for backups I use this device. I also use it to improve performances by moving all data from a hard disk to a faster hard disk. I also use it for laptops when the hard disk is "tired". Thus, we recover initial performances.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(5 stars) Great support!

Bought this,worked great first time then had a power supply issue.Made a call to support and to make a long story short,everyone a startech went out of their way to resolve the issue.Great people to deal with.Thanks to them all.Will be doing buissness with them again.Thanks to them all!
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(5 stars) Excellent poduct with "Outstanding" support.

I had an issues with the unit I had been using for about 2 years. I went online and opened a chat session with tech support. I received Outstanding support and was able to resolve the problem with a technician in about 10 minutes.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(5 stars) A real workhorse

I have duplicated hundreds of disks and duplicated EIDE to SATA to SSD and used it as a dock to my PC.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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