Product ID: SDOCK4U313
This 4-bay SATA HDD docking station lets you access up to four solid-state drives or hard drives simultaneously over USB 3.1 (10Gbps), and hot swap drives with ease. Ideal for IT professionals, the docking station provides large data capacity and fast file transfers, helping you manage your workflow more efficiently.
When you’re managing a large number of drives, the HDD/SSD docking station saves you time. Quickly dock and swap your drives for disk imaging, data recovery from failing drives, data backups, or other tasks.
The hard drive docking station also has SMART support, for accessing important drive information such as hours in use, number of power cycles, and disk health.
With USB 3.1 Gen 2, the HDD docking station lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.
The hard drive docking station includes a USB Type-C cable, for connecting to USB-C equipped laptops and devices, and a USB Type-A cable, for backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices.
The docking station also works with 2.5” and 3.5” IDE hard drives, mSATA drives and M.2 drives using a compatible StarTech.com adapter:
IDE hard drives: Use StarTech.com adapter SAT2IDEADP SATA to 2.5in or 3.5in IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks
The SDOCK4U313 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||4 - Drive Connectors||22 pin SATA Data & Power Combo Receptacle|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps)|
|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|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Number of Drives||4|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|2 - Fans||60 mm|
|Fan Bearing Type||Sleeve Bearing|
|Chipset ID||VIA Labs - VL820
VIA Labs - VL715
|Indicators||4 - LED Indicators||Power|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||11.8 lb [5.4 kg]|
|Package Length||13.4 in [34.0 cm]|
|Package Width||6.7 in [17.0 cm]|
|Package Height||8.3 in [21.0 cm]|
|Performance||Noise Level||19.04 dBA|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Tested up to 10TB|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Product Length||11.5 in [29.1 cm]|
|Product Width||6.7 in [17.1 cm]|
|Product Height||3.7 in [94.7 mm]|
|Weight of Product||4.9 lb [2.2 kg]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Plug Type||4-pin DIN|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||78|
|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||1 - Included in Package||Docking Station|
|3.3 ft [1 m] USB 3.1 (Type-C) Cable|
|3.3 ft [1 m] USB 3.1 (Type-A) Cable|
|Universal Power Adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)|
Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station
Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Convert an mSATA SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives
Add two 10Gbps USB Type-C ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add two 10Gbps USB Type-A ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add four USB Type-A ports with two independent 10Gbps channels to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add one USB Type-C and one USB Type-A port (10Gbps) to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Connect your USB Type-C devices, with reduced clutter
Power your USB Type-C devices
Connect your USB Type-C devices
USB-A to USB-C™ Cable | USB-IF Certified | USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Connect a USB Type-C device to your laptop or desktop computer with reduced clutter
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.
Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.
Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.
To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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