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USB 3.0 to SATA IDE HDD Docking Station for 2.5in or 3.5in Hard Drive

Connect both IDE and SATA hard drives using top slot-loading bays through USB 3.0

Product ID: UNIDOCK3UGB

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  • Top slot-loading SATA and IDE drive bays
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, which supports transfer rates up to 5 Gbps
  • Patented drive ejection mechanism for SATA drives

The UNIDOCK3UGB USB 3.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Docking Station delivers instant access to 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch IDE and SATA hard drives through two top loading drive slots - one for Serial ATA drives and one for IDE drives - instead of having to mount the drives into a computer or external enclosure/tray.

The slot-loading design holds the SATA and IDE drive(s) upright inside the docks, neatly keeping them off the desk, for convenience and a clutter-free setup. For SATA drives, the HDD can be inserted and connected directly through the designated dock slot, while the IDE drive slot is conveniently positioned near the rear panel 40-pin data and LP4 power connections, making it easy to connect to the dock using the included IDE data and power cables.

Connected to the host computer through a single USB 3.0 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. 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.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the UNIDOCK3UGB 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™.

Applications

  • Transferring files directly between a SATA and IDE hard drive, without having to transfer to the host computer first, or use multiple devices
  • Quick access to 2.5/3.5" drives, for simple data retrieval
  • 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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect a SATA and IDE hard drive at the same time or separately, through a single USB 3.0 connection, at up to 5 Gbps
  • A top slot-loading design mounts both the SATA and IDE drive upright in the dock and off the desk for less clutter
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030844857

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
IDE (40 Pin, EIDE/PATA)
1 - Host Connectors 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% ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 2
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA & IDE
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS551
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power and Drive Activity
Packaging Information Package Quantity 1
Package Length 18.5 cm [7.3 in]
Package Width 12 cm [4.7 in]
Package Height 21 cm [8.3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.1 kg [2.5 lb]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 5 Gbps
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Hardware Raid Supported No
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 (SATA)
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 14 cm [5.5 in]
Product Width 13 cm [5.1 in]
Product Height 70 mm [2.8 in]
Weight of Product 610 g [21.5 oz]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 3A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Universal Hard Drive Dock
40 Pin + LP4 to 44 Pin IDE Cable
LP4 Power Cable
IDE 40 to 40 Pin Cable
USB 3.0 Cable
Power Cord
Power Adapter
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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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.

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.

Before You Buy

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.

Compliance and safety

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  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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