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
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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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 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
- 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
Common Customer Questions
No additional drivers or software required.
- 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
|Ingram Micro Canada||81875L|
|Tech Data Canada||24307S|
|ASI Distribution Canada||88675|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia ASM1053|
|Compatible Drive Types (Type and Rate)||SATA|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Number of Drives||1|
|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)|
|Drive Connectors||1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|LED Indicators||1 - Power and Activity (Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity)|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||110 ~ 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 80° (41°F to 176°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Product Height||2.6 in [65 mm]|
|Product Length||5.7 in [145 mm]|
|Product Weight||0.9 lb [0.4 kg]|
|Product Width||3.7 in [93 mm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||25.7 oz [728 g]|
|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|
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
USB 3.0 Cables (3)
Connect to your external devices and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0
Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0
Drive Adapters and Drive Converters (1)
Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station
Drive Mounting Brackets & Accessories (3)
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives
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Average Customer Ratings
|Quality of Product|
it stopped to be recognizable as usb 3.o device after some one year of usage. Now works only with usb2.0 ports
Response from StarTech.com:
Hello Mario, We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with our SATDOCKU3S hard drive docking station, and we would like to offer our assistance. Since the dock is still functioning when connected to a USB 2.0 port, then a software issue is likely the cause of the problem. Please check for any available system updates on your computer manufacturer’s website, as updates to USB 3.0 controllers often resolve issues such as this. If your computer is running Windows, please make sure you have all the latest Windows updates installed as well. Another troubleshooting step you can try is connecting the docking station to another USB 3.0 port, preferably on another system, to see if the issue persists. If this does not resolve the problem, please contact us and reference case number 303-218741. Your unit is backed by a two year warranty, so if the dock is faulty, we would be happy to help replace it for you. Thank you, Customer Support, StarTech.com http://www.startech.com/techsupport
Reliable and Fast!
I've gone through 3 other brands of SATA drive docking stations, and with most of them I've had trouble getting drives to mount, where the docking station will give up trying to mount the drive if it can't mount the first time. With the StarTech docking station I am pretty much guaranteed that the drive will mount, as the docking station will keep trying to mount the drive until it succeeds. I also like how the indicator light changes to blue when a drive is mounted, and to pink when the drive is unmounted.
Working as advertised
I did install a 4tb drive and my PC was able to recognize it. I have not installed a larger drive so donot know if that would be recognized as such. Overall happy with my purchase
Frequently Asked Questions
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