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

3,3 stars (3 reviews) |
  • 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
Your price
€56,99 EUR excl. VAT
€71,24 EUR incl. VAT

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™.

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

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V931026
  • UPC 065030838160

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 Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 80° (41°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity 8~80% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1053
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Power and Activity (Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity)
Packaging Information Package Height 91 mm [3,6 in]
Package Length 17,2 cm [6,8 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,7 kg [1,6 lb]
Package Width 16,2 cm [6,4 in]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
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
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 392 g [13,8 oz]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 14,5 cm [5,7 in]
Product Width 93 mm [3,7 in]
Product Height 6,5 cm [2,6 in]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2.5A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 30
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
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

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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

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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.

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

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.

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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By: MARIO - 01/21/2015
it stopped to be recognizable as usb 3.o device after some one year of usage. Now works only with usb2.0 ports
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Customer Support, Customer Support on 20/04/2015 10.41.51
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
(5 Stars)

Reliable and Fast!

By: TheDingo - 12/07/2015
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.
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(4 Stars)

Working as advertised

By: Asif92807 - 07/22/2016
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
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