Product ID: SDOCKU313E
Connect and access any 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD using this single-drive docking station, over a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) or eSATA connection.
Ideal for IT professionals, the docking station lets you access a SATA solid-state drive or hard drive quickly, for drive imaging, data recovery, and backups.
You can connect through either USB 3.1 Gen 2 or eSATA, and take advantage of the high performance of the latest SSDs and HDDs.
The dock's vertical drive insertion makes it easy to dock and swap drives from your desktop computer or laptop. You simply insert your SSD or HDD into the drive slot at the top of the docking station, with no tools or trays required. The HDD ejection button allows fast and simple drive removal.
The single-bay docking station comes with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, for connecting to newer USB-C enabled devices. It also comes with a USB Type-A to Type-B cable, providing backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices. An eSATA cable is also included with the dock.
The docking station is also UASP compatible, for enhanced performance.
The SDOCKU313E is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Drive Connectors||SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)|
|1 - Host Connectors||USB 3.1 USB Type-B (9 pin, Gen 2, 10 Gbps)|
|eSATA (7 pin, Data)|
|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||Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2 & eSATA|
|Number of Drives||1|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Chipset ID||ASMedia - ASM1351|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Power & Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||3.6 in [91 mm]|
|Package Length||6.7 in [17.1 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||30.4 oz [862 g]|
|Package Width||6.3 in [16.1 cm]|
|Performance||Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|Type and Rate||SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Max Drive Capacity||Currently tested with hard drives up to 6TB at 7200 RPM|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Product Length||5.7 in [14.5 cm]|
|Product Width||3.7 in [93 mm]|
|Product Height||2.5 in [63.4 mm]|
|Weight of Product||14.5 oz [410 g]|
|Power||Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Input Current||0.6 A|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Output Current||2.0 A|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|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||1 - Included in Package||USB 3.1 & eSATA HDD/SSD docking station|
|universal power adapter (NA/JP, EU, UK, ANZ)|
|3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-A to USB-B cable|
|3.3 ft. [1 m] USB-C to USB-B cable|
|3.3 ft. [1 m] eSATA cable|
Connect your USB 3.0 devices with this high-quality USB 3.0 certified cable
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
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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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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