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

Easily connect and swap a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drive through USB

Product ID: SATADOCKU2

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  • Top slot loading design with drive door
  • Power/Activity LED indicator
  • High Speed USB 2.0 compliant host interface, with support for transfer rates up to 480 Mbps

This external hard drive dock adapter functions as a SATA HDD docking station - providing full, instant access to any 2.5in or 3.5in SATA (SATA, SATA II, SATA III) hard drive or solid state drive - without having to mount the hard drive in a computer or install it in an 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.

Simply connect the hard drive dock to a host computer through USB 2.0, then insert a SATA hard drive into the dock whenever needed. To uninstall or swap the hard drive, just remove it from the dock!

The USB to SATA External HDD Dock Adapter supports plug and play hard drive installation on most operating systems, and offers data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps - providing a convenient alternative to external hard drive enclosures and saving the time needed to prepare the drive for conventional installation. 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.

Applications

  • Access spare or removed 2.5/3.5" drives quickly to retrieve data from
  • Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
  • Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
  • Technicians who regularly test or benchmark different hard drives

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Access either 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drives from a single drive dock over USB 2.0
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030832359

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)
1 - Host Connectors USB B (4 pin)
Hardware Interface USB 2.0
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fan(s) No
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Solid - Power, Blinking - Activity
Packaging Information Package Length 6.7 in [17 cm]
Package Width 3.5 in [90 mm]
Package Height 6.7 in [17 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 18.4 oz [520 g]
Performance Type and Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbit/s
UASP Support 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
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 5.5 in [14 cm]
Product Width 3.6 in [91 mm]
Product Height 2.2 in [55 mm]
Weight of Product 7.8 oz [220 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2 A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements Note Advance Format drives are not fully supported
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package SATA hard drive docking station
USB Cable
Power Adapter
Instruction Manual

Accessories

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SATA to 2.5in or 3.5in IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks

Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station

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$33.99USD

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Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive

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2.5in Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case - Orange (3pk)

Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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2.5in Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case - Green (3pk)

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Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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2.5in Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case - Black (3pk)

Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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2.5in Anti-Static Hard Drive Protector Case - White (3pk)

Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

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.

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.

Compliance and safety

Compliance letters

  • 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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Great Product, Simple to use!

By: pcq007 - 02/25/2014
Excellent product , user friendly and simple. Great way of extending Data storage with multiple, cheap disk drivers.
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Mac OS will only recognize 802GB of a 3TB drive

By: blue - 03/07/2014
On Mac OS, this will only recognize 802GB of a 3TB drive. Other docks see the drive correctly. Is it a fixable issue? Perhaps a firmware update?
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