USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Single-Bay Dock for 2.5"/3.5" SATA SSD/HDD

Dock your 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive over high performance USB 3.1 with UASP

Product ID: SDOCKU313

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  • Access data from one 2.5 or 3.5” SATA SDD/HDD over ultra-fast USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Access drives at full speed with support of SATA I, II and III (up to 6 Gbps)
  • Top-loading design with built-in ejection button for easy drive access
Your price
$150.99 NZD excl. GST
$173.64 NZD incl. GST

Unleash the power of USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) with this single-drive docking station. It supports both 2.5” and 3.5” form factors for solid-state and hard drives, with a high drive capacity of 6TB.

Harness the speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2

USB File Transfer Rates diagram shows USB 3.1 Gen 2 at 10 Gbps is twice the speed of USB 3.0  at5 Gbps

USB 3.1 Gen 2 gives you greater bandwidth and speed with file transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps - twice the speed of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) technology. It lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.

Top-loading design for easy drive access

Top-loading design allows easy access to your drive

It’s never been easier to dock and swap drives from your desktop computer or laptop. Simply insert your drives into the top loading slot, with no tools or trays required. The HDD ejection button allows fast and simple drive removal.

Convenient compatibility

The docking station comes with a USB Type-A to B cable, providing backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices.  It also supports UASP for enhanced performance.

The SDOCKU313 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Perfect for system builders and IT professionals who need quick access to drives for imaging
  • Back up data quickly to an external drive for archiving
  • Transfer data from one hard drive to another
  • Easily take backup data to an offsite location for safekeeping

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro New Zealand 2996001
  • UPC 065030861656

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)
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (35°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
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Number of 2.5 inch bays 2
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1351
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Power & Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 6.7 in [171 mm]
Package Length 3.6 in [9.1 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.7 lb [0.8 kg]
Package Width 6.4 in [16.3 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
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
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 13.8 oz [392 g]
Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 5.7 in [14.5 cm]
Product Width 3.6 in [92.67 mm]
Product Height 2.5 in [6.4 cm]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.6
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2A
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 HDD Dock
1 - USB 3.1 A to B cable - 40.5 inches
1 - Universal Power Adapter - 50 inches (cable)
4 - Power Adapter Plugs (NA,EU,UK,ANZ)
1 - Quick Install Guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

  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. 

 

If your setup components support USB 3.1 but you are experiencing slower transfer speeds than you expected, consider the following:

  • A USB host connection with multiple USB 3.1 ports might not be able to support 10Gbps on each port simultaneously.
  • The type of port on a device does not determine whether the device is capable of USB 3.1 speeds. A USB-C port might not support USB 3.1 speeds, while USB-A and USB-B ports might support USB 3.1 speeds.
  • Any other devices that you include in your setup, such as an older hard drive in a USB 3.1 enclosure, might create a point of congestion and slow down transfer speeds.

To confirm the functionality of your USB host connection, its ports, and any other devices in your setup, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer.

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

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.

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

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.

USB 3.1 is the most recent version of the USB (Universal Serial Bus) standard for connecting computers and electronic devices. It is capable of data transfer speeds up to 10Gbps, and while it can use the USB-C connector type, it can also use a variety of other connector types. To achieve USB 3.1 transfer speeds, your USB host connection, cables, and device must all support USB 3.1. USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). 

USB 3.0 is capable of data transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. USB 3.0 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps).

USB 3.1 is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, except in the following scenarios:

  • USB-B 3.1 cables are not compatible with USB-B 2.0 ports.
  • Unless you use an adapter, USB-C ports or cables will not work with USB-A or USB-B ports or cables.
  • Devices that require USB 3.1 transfer speeds of 10Gbps might not work with USB 3.0 or USB 2.0, or you might experience lower transfer speeds and impacted performance.
  • Bus-powered USB devices that requires more power than what USB 2.0 can provide are not compatible with USB 2.0.

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To transfer data at speeds of 10Gbps, you need to confirm that the following components in your setup support USB 3.1:

  • The USB host connection
  • The USB cable
  • The USB device and any subcomponents (for example, a hard drive docking station and the hard drives in the docking station)

Note: USB 3.1 is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps). Devices that support USB 3.1 should have the USB 3.1 symbol on them. If the USB 3.1 symbol does not appear on your USB source or device, refer to the information provided by the manufacturer to confirm whether the USB source or device support USB 3.1.

The included USB cable for this USB 3.1 Gen 2 device has been tested and verified to perform at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds of 10Gbps.

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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Fast simple hard drive doc

By: NickD_CA27 - 10/15/2017
I have been using this hard drive dock for a few weeks and it has been working well using multiple SATA hard drives. The hard drive dock comes in a box the size of video game controller. The power adaptor included comes with several different ends to connect it in many different countries. The doc includes cables for USB-A, USB-C and eSATA but they are all very short. I was not able to put the dock on top of my desk because all of the cables are too short to reach the computer under my desk. Currently the dock sits on the floor until I get a longer cable to connect it. The dock has a power button/light which is blue with power and flashes red during disk activity. Hard drives slide in to the dock easily but don't "click" in like other docks I have used. The dock has a USB-B 3.1 connector on the back which you can use with either the USB-A or USB-C cables. I found that when using the USB-C cable I was getting mixed results with the computer. After changing drives in the dock the drives would sometimes freeze or lock up during read or write operations. When I used the included USB-A cable, I had no problems with this dock at all. This hard drive dock works well and data transfers maintain fast stable speeds. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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