USB 3.0 / eSATA 6-Bay Hard Drive Duplicator Dock - 1:5 HDD / SSD Cloner and Eraser

Duplicate a 2.5 in. or 3.5 in. SATA drive to five drives simultaneously, or dock the source drive or the five target drives to a computer through USB 3.0 or eSATA

Product ID: SATDOCK5U3ER

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  • Save time with 1:5 mass drive duplication & 5-drive mass erasing
  • Hassle-free standalone operation with built-in digital LCD display
  • Maximize versatility with eSATA & USB 3.0 host connections, charge only USB fast-charge ports, plus docking station, eraser and duplicator in a single device
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$1,263.99CAD

In stock: CA: 0 | US: 74

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The SATDOCK5U3ER Hard Drive Duplicator & Docking Station lets you clone a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD) to five other SATA drives simultaneously, as a standalone device. The duplicator also lets you erase up to 5 drives, without a host connection.

You can also use the duplicator as a 5-bay HDD / SSD docking station, by connecting it to a host computer system through either USB 3.0 or eSATA. With support for high-capacity drives (tested with up to 6TB), this is a simple and cost-effective way to boost your data storage/backup capabilities.

Optimized Productivity

By copying data from one drive to five drives simultaneously, the hard drive cloner helps boost your productivity by avoiding the hassle of repeatedly swapping drives in and out during high volume duplication projects.

Plus, the dock supports erasing up to five drives simultaneously with multiple operating modes, including Quick Erase as well as Multipass Overwriting (DoD) -- the ideal solution for permanently erasing confidential information and helping to protect your business and your clients from identity theft.

Hassle-free Performance

With a built-in LCD display, the SATDOCK5U3ER makes it easy to monitor duplication progress and review copy/erase results and drive diagnostics during standalone operation.

The housing has also been specifically designed with ease-of-use in mind. The drive slots feature a dual-profile design to support hassle-free swapping between 2.5in and 3.5in hard drives and solid-state drives without having to use additional brackets or adapters.

Maximum Versatility

With the option to connect the docking station through either eSATA or USB 3.0, the SATDOCK5U3ER provides a versatile solution for expanding the storage capability of almost any laptop or desktop computer. For fast performance, you can connect the docking station to your computer through eSATA for efficient data transfer speeds up to 3 Gbps. For broader system compatibility, you can connect the dock through USB 3.0, which is also backward compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 host connections.

The SATDOCK5U3ER also provides two charge-only, fast-charge USB ports, that you can use to keep your iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ tablets or smartphones charged. 

You can also duplicate, erase or access other drive types in duplication and quick-erase applications using a drive adapter. The following StarTech.com adapters have been tested to ensure compatibility with this drive duplicator:

2.5/3.5in IDE drives - SAT2IDEADP
mSATA drives - SAT2MSAT25
M.2 (NGFF) drives - SAT32M225

Built for dependable, long-term performance the SATDOCK5U3ER is durably constructed and backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Create multiple exact replicas of a source drive onto a new drive for large deployment of identical computer systems
  • Make exact copies of original hard drives for testing or investigation in law enforcement and forensic applications
  • Quickly access external hard drives
  • Clone data for disk recovery
  • Securely erase multiple drives simultaneously to protect yourself against identity theft

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Maximum versatility with HDD / SSD duplicator, docking station and eraser in a single device
  • Save time on mass drive duplication projects, by creating five duplicate drives simultaneously
  • Hassle-free standalone operation and easy-to-read task progress monitoring with built-in LCD display

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro Canada 95565X
  • Tech Data Canada 5Z1709
  • D&H Canada SATDOCK5U3ERCA
  • ASI Distribution Canada 161304
  • UPC 065030859172

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Drive Connectors 6 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
Host Connectors 1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data)
1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
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 Number of Drives 5
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fans 2 - 60 mm
Chipset ID SunplusIT - SPIF260A
ASMedia - ASM1153
JMicron - JMB393
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Docking station power
1 - Source Drive Power and Activity
5 - Target Drive Power / Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 7.8 in [197 mm]
Package Length 15.2 in [38.7 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 5.5 lb [2.5 kg]
Package Width 10.9 in [27.6 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
SATA II (3 Gbps)
Port Multiplier Yes
Duplication Modes Sector by Sector (Whole Drive)
Duplication Speed 7GBpm
Erase Modes Quick Erase
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 6TB 7200 RPM
Erase Modes 1-Pass Overwrite (NIST SP 800-88 Rev 1 - Clear)
3-Pass Overwrite
7-Pass Overwrite
General Specifications 7 GB per minute duplication speed
Physical Characteristics Product Length 12.4 in [31.5 cm]
Product Width 6.0 in [151.8 mm]
Product Height 3.0 in [7.5 cm]
Weight of Product 52.9 oz [1500 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 2 A
Output Voltage 19V DC
Output Current 5 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 95
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0\eSATA 1:5 SATA HDD duplicator dock
1 - USB 3.0 cable
1 - eSATA cable
4 - rubber feet (installed)
1 - universal power adapter (NA, UK, EU, ANZ)
1 - instruction manual

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SATA to 2.5in or 3.5in IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks

Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station

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2.5in Silicone Laptop Hard Drive Protector Sleeve with Connector Cap

Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive

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3.5in Silicone Hard Drive Protector Sleeve with Connector Cap

Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive

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2.5in Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case - Black (3pk)

Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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6 ft Black SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable A to B - M/M

Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0

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Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0

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Connect to your external solutions and transfer data at 10x the speed of USB 2.0

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Connect your external SATA storage devices to your Laptop or desktop.

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Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD

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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.

StarTech.com duplicators were not designed to recover failing or damaged drives. If the duplicator encounters a corrupt or unreadable sector, the duplication halts and fails.  If the source drive has bad sectors, use the Read Error Skip feature if your model of duplicator has it; however, if there are too many errors, it may still halt and fail even with this feature. If this happens, you will need third-party recovery software or custom-built recovery hardware to copy from a failing or damaged drive.

Software-level encryption on the drive poses no issue to StarTech.com duplicators, as the duplicators copy encrypted data sector by sector over to the new drive.

Hardware-level encryption or BIOS level hard drive locks cause the duplication to halt and fail, as the drive is unable to read or write the sectors that are encrypted.

Duplication of Hidden Protected Area (HPA) Partitions or Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) cause the duplicator to halt and fail, as the drive cannot read and write the protected partitions on the drive.

Note: Our UNIDUPDOCK, SATDOCK22RE and SATDOCK4U3RE do include the ability to copy HPA partitions, but the duplication is still dependent on how the HPA partition is written to the hard drive, whether or not it is encrypted and how it is encrypted.

Solid-state drives (SSDs) use SATA connectors to access power and transfer data. Any duplicator that can copy to or from SATA hard drives will work with a StarTech.com duplicator.

Note: If you use a dock to duplicate SSDs, keep in mind that the StarTech.com disk duplicators execute a sector by sector read and write. SSDs are rated by a number of reads and writes. Repeated duplication and sector by sector reads and writes of SSDs can reduce the life cycle of the drive.

Some old hard drives (often low capacity as well) may not work because they use an old IDE standard not supported by the duplicator.  Use a newer drive to determine if the duplicator works or if the drive is not compatible.

StarTech.com hard drive and flash drive duplicators perform a sector by sector copy, which means that the target drive must be the exact same size (down to the sector) or larger than the hard drive or flash drive that is being copied. During a sector by sector copy, each individual sector is copied over to the target drive, regardless of whether or not any data is present. A 500 GB hard drive with 50 GB of data on it will take the same amount of time to copy as a 500 GB hard drive with 450 GB of data on it.

If you have two hard drives or flash drives that are listed as the same size but are different makes or models, you need to check how large both drives are down to the sector to ensure that the target drive is the exact same size or larger.

Troubleshooting

You do not need to format your target hard drive before you begin to duplicate it, because the target hard drive is automatically overwritten during the duplication process.

StarTech.com hard drive duplicators only read from the source drive and only write to the target drives while in standalone duplication mode .  A duplication that fails or halts will not cause a problem with the source drive.

You can use this device to duplicate an internal hard drive with the stand alone duplicator function if you remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it directly to this device.

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. 

 

  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.

The hard drive duplicator copies the exact partition from the source drive to the target drive. Since it is required that you use a target drive that is equal or larger in size than the source drive a portion of the target drive appears as free space. You can append free space to the live partition on the target drive so that the full size of the drive can be utilized.

Note: A partition cannot be extended on an operating system drive that is in use. You must extend the partition when it not being used by the operating system, and ideally when it is still connected to the duplicator.

Extend a partition on a computer running Windows

Note: Do not extend a System Reserved partition. Only extend the primary partition, which is typically the largest in size and formatted with NTFS or FAT32.

After you have successfully duplicated a drive and the target drive is still connected to your computer system (for example, through the duplicator), complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Type compmgmt.msc and click Ok.
  3. In Computer Management, on the left side of the screen, click Disk Management.
  4. Find the target drive. It will most likely be at the bottom of the list, have a partition that is the same size as the source drive, and have an unallocated area on the drive.
  5. On the target drive, right-click the last partition on the right side of the screen and click Extend Volume.
  6. In the Extend Volume wizard, click Next. By default, the remaining drive area is the amount of space used.
  7. Click Next > Finish.

The primary partition on the drive now uses the entire drive area.

Ensure there is no USB cable connecting the duplicator to a computer.

How To

It is not possible to duplicate from a larger drive to a smaller one.  The capacity of the target drive must be equal to or greater than that of the source drive.

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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Did not worked properly once!

By: Jfhotmail - 10-23-2018
I tried all combinations, went through the book to duplicate HD. Did not worked once! Freezes betwwen 20% and 70% of the job every time.
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Brian, Customer Support on 2018-10-23 10:46:31 PM
Thanks for taking the time to leave your product review on our SATDOCK5U3ER. We apologize that our product didn't work as expected and we’d like to help. The behavior you described may be seen if the source drive or one of the target drives has damaged areas (often called bad sectors) or other mechanical damage. We recommend using a software application to determine if any of the drives report damaged or corrupt sectors. I've also emailed you directly with this information. If you would like to discuss this situation in greater detail, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or chat. We'd be happy to assist!
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Warning! Does not support 4Kn drives

By: superduper - 12-28-2018
It took a while to realize that this product does not support 4Kn drives, only those that support 512n or 512e. No updates are available, so if you need to duplicate an enterprise drive that is 4Kn format you need a different product. Otherwise it is a good product, we own 10 of them and so far only one fan has failed. The fans are tricky to replace, but if you take your time and keep track of all the screws it is possible.
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Does a quick job with SSD

By: The Department - 12-17-2019
I did have one unit that was giving me a bit of trouble in the beginning (bought 2). I called tech support and they were not able to fix the issue so they sent me a new one. The unit does work, but will not support anything other than Mech and SSD drives. I needed to clone multiple M.2 Nvme but the unit is not compatible. Overall a good unit, i run a 500 plus outfit, and they've been good so far! (5 Months) D I'd buy again, we've tried a few Startech products.
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