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USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD

Enable fast, swappable access to your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drives, through USB 3.0

Product ID: SATDOCKU3S

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 5Gbps
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with transfer rates up to 480Mbps
  • Patented drive ejection mechanism
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  • Combined power switch and status LED
  • Compatible with SATA revision 1/2/3 (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Supports 2.5" and 3.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • Built-in short circuit protection
  • Compact, desktop-style form factor
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
€ 56,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 68,96 EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The SATDOCKU3S USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station delivers full, instant access to any 2.5in or 3.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD), without having to mount the drive in a computer or install it in an external enclosure. 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.

Connected to the host computer through a single USB 3.0 SuperSpeed or USB 2.0 connection, the hard drive docking station provides a convenient, plug-and-play storage solution that delivers instant access to the hard drive without requiring a reboot.

Relying on the outstanding data throughput support of USB 3.0, the HDD docking station is capable of transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, making it the fastest way to access data from an external drive. Double the value of this hard drive docking station, using a SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP), which enables you to use any 2.5 or 3.5in IDE hard drive in a SATA hard drive dock slot.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SATDOCKU3S supports all of the leading operating system platforms, including: Microsoft Windows®, Apple® OSX, Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology provides fast access for external storage, while still being backwards compatible with USB 2.0
  • A top slot-loading design and unique drive ejection mechanism provides quick and easy access to the data without having to install drives into an enclosure or tray
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

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

Take advantage of new laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 connectivity

Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive dock to faster USB 3.0

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1053
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Fan(s) No
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Performance
Insertion Rating 15,000 Cycles
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5" hard drives and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drive
Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA II (3 Gbps)
UASP Support No
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power and Activity (Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity)
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 2.5A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 30
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 8~80% RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 80° (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 65 mm [2.6 in]
Product Length 145 mm [5.7 in]
Product Weight 0.4 kg [0.9 lb]
Product Width 93 mm [3.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 728 g [25.7 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 HDD Dock
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA,EU,UK,ANZ)
1 - Instruction Manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

To determine if your hard drive will work in this device, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:

  • Make sure that the device supports the storage size of your hard drive. If the storage size of your hard drive is larger than what the device was tested with, the hard drive will likely still work with the enclosure.
  • Confirm that your hard drive uses the same interface type as the device. For example, IDE, SATA, or M.2.
  • Make sure that the device supports the physical size of your hard drive, such as 2.5 inches or 3.5 inches.
  • Verify that the power consumption of your hard drive doesn’t exceed the power output of the device. If you’re using multiple hard drives, make sure that the combined power consumption of all of the hard drives doesn’t exceed the power output of the docking station.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a hard drive dock or duplicator, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • IDE, SATA, and eSATA cables
  • Hard drives
  • Hard drive dock or duplicator

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cables, hard drives, and hard drive dock or duplicator in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different cable, hard drive, and hard drive dock or duplicator in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the hard drive and hard drive dock or duplicator, it is recommended that you do the following:

Note: For a hard drive duplicator you may need to switch the device to PC mode (if available).

  1. To check Disk Management, press the Windows key + R, type diskmgmt.msc, and press Enter. Check to see if your hard drive is listed.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • If the hard drive is listed with unallocated space, the hard drive needs to be reformatted. Right-click unallocated and click New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reformatting.​

Note: Formatting a hard drive erases all of the data on it. Make sure that you back up all of your data before you reformat the hard drive. 

  • If the hard drive is listed as healthy but does not have a drive letter, for example, C:, right-click healthy and click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Add, assign a drive letter, and click OK.

Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.

This docking station allows the hard drive to enforce its own power state, as opposed to enforcing a power state that keeps the hard drive active at all times. Since most newer hard drives have low-power energy conservation modes, this will cause the hard drive to enter an idle state if it is not used for a certain amount of time.