Product ID: UNIDOCK2U
The UNIDOCK2U HDD Docking Station delivers full, instant access to any 2.5" and/or 3.5" IDE or SATA hard drive 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 2.0 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.
The hard drive docking station provides the ideal solution for any laptop or desktop application, with support for plug and play hard drive installation on most operating systems to ensure easy hard drive swapping and convenient access to valuable data.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Power (15 pin)|
|SATA (7 pin, Data)|
|IDE (44 Pin, EIDE/PATA, 2.5" HDD)|
|LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)|
|IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB B (4 pin)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||5°C to 80° (41°F to 176°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)|
|Number of Drives||2|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA & IDE|
|Chipset ID||JMicron - JM20337|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Power and Drive Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||15,8 cm [6,2 in]|
|Package Width||12 cm [4,7 in]|
|Package Height||16,5 cm [6,5 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||1,1 kg [2,4 lb]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5" hard drives and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drive|
|Insertion Rating||15,000 Cycles|
|Product Length||14,5 cm [5,7 in]|
|Product Width||93 mm [3,7 in]|
|Product Height||65 mm [2,6 in]|
|Weight of Product||413 g [14,6 oz]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||110V-240V AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Software||OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||Universal SATA IDE USB 2.0 Hard Drive Dock|
|40 Pin + LP4 to 44 Pin IDE Cable|
|LP4 Power Cable|
|IDE 40 to 40 Pin Cable|
|USB 2.0 Cable|
|3 - Included in Package||Power Cord|
|1 - Included in Package||Universal Power Adapter|
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.
Add 4 USB 2.0 ports to a computer through a PCI slot
Add 5 USB 2.0 ports to any desktop computer with a PCI slot
Add 4 external USB ports and 1 internal USB port to your computer through a PCI Express slot
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Note: If you are using an IDE hard drive 1 Gigabyte in size or smaller, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_minimum_ide_hard_drive_size
If you are unable to detect your IDE (PATA) drive using a StarTech.com product, you may need to change the jumper settings on your drive. The jumpers switch the drive between Master, Slave, and Cable Select for most drives. A jumper is a small plastic piece that slides on top of two pins to electrically short them together.
When it does not mention what IDE drive configuration is required or if there is only one drive in the setup, the drive should be configured as Master. If Master is not working, try using the drive in Cable Select.
There is no standard position for the jumpers on IDE drives. On some drives, the jumper diagram is on the label that is on the top of the drive. On other drives, there are markings on the circuit board for CS, MA, and SL, which means a jumper shorts the pins vertically in that position. For more information, refer to the documentation provided by the manufacturer.
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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
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).
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.
Note: A formatted hard drive will not show up in Computer or My Computer until it has a drive letter assigned to it.
To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:
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:
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.
Note: For more information on how to detect an IDE hard drive, visit http://www.startech.com/faq/hard_drive_accessories_ide_detection.
Older IDE drives are not supported by current StarTech.com products. Typically, these drives were made earlier than the mid-to-late 1990s and are smaller than 1 Gigabyte in size.
There are a number of reasons that older IDE drives may not be detected, including the following:
The drive uses PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode and not DMA (Direct Memory Access).
The drive is non-ATA or is using an ATA mode that predates the chipset's compatibility (usually older than ATA-4).
The sector size is not 512 bytes.
Unfortunately there is no workaround in these situations. An older system or an older IDE controller card must be used to access older IDE drives.
To determine if your hard drive will work in this device, on the product page, click the Technical Specifications tab, and do the following:
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