Drive Docking Station for 2.5 / 3.5" SATA Drives - USB 3.1 (USB-A, USB-C) or eSATA

Dock and access your SATA SSD/HDD through high-performance USB 3.1 (10Gbps) or eSATA

Product ID: SDOCKU313E

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  • Connect and access a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA SSD/HDD over USB 3.1 Gen 2 or eSATA
  • Access drives at full speed with support for SATA I, II and III (up to 6Gbps)
  • Top-loading design with built-in ejection button for easy drive access
Your price
$158.99 AUD excl. GST
$174.89 AUD incl. GST

Connect and access any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD using this single-drive docking station, over a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) or eSATA connection.

Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 and eSATA for flexible use

Ideal for IT professionals, the docking station lets you access a SATA solid-state drive or hard drive quickly, for drive imaging, data recovery, and backups.

You can connect through either USB 3.1 Gen 2 or eSATA, and take advantage of the high performance of the latest SSDs and HDDs.

Top-loading design for easy drive access

The dock's vertical drive insertion makes it easy to dock and swap drives from your desktop computer or laptop. You simply insert your SSD or HDD into the drive slot at the top of the docking station, with no tools or trays required. The HDD ejection button allows fast and simple drive removal.

Convenient compatibility

The single-bay docking station comes with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, for connecting to newer USB-C enabled devices. It also comes with a USB Type-A to Type-B cable, providing backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices. An eSATA cable is also included with the dock.

The docking station is also UASP compatible, for enhanced performance.

The SDOCKU313E is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Get quick access to drives, ideal for system builders and IT professionals
  • Back up data quickly to an archive drive
  • Easily take backup data to an offsite location for safekeeping

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Australia 3405717
  • UPC 065030863544

Compatibility

  • OS Independent logo
OS independent; No software or drivers required

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 1 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - USB 3.1 USB Type-B (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)
1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.1 Gen 2
Bus Type USB 3.1 Gen 2 & eSATA
Interface eSATA
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Power & Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 3.6 in [91 mm]
Package Length 6.7 in [17.1 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.9 lb [0.9 kg]
Package Width 6.3 in [16.1 cm]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
TRIM Support Yes
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 6TB at 7200 RPM
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Product Width 3.7 in [93 mm]
Product Height 2.5 in [6.3 cm]
Weight of Product 14.5 oz [410 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.6 A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2.0 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 24
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - USB 3.1 & eSATA HDD/SSD docking station
1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)
1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-A to USB-B cable
1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-C to USB-B cable
1 - 3.3 ft. [1 m] eSATA cable
1 - quick-start guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.

  1. The drive may be damaged. Test with a known-working drive, or test the drive directly to a PC.
  2. The operating system on the computer may not support reading and writing to the file system on the docked hard drive or SSD.  Remember, Windows cannot read Mac or Linux file systems. Also, macOS can read but not write to NTFS drives.
  3. If the drives came from a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), they would not be accessible in our docking stations.
  4. If the drive uses 4Kn sectors, check the technical specifications of the docking station, and ensure it can read 4Kn drives.

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. 

 

Before You Buy

Yes, this device supports the TRIM command. If the OS issues a TRIM command, the command will be passed to the connected device.

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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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