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4 Bay eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5/3.5 HDD

Enable quick access to four 2.5"/3.5" SATA HDD over USB 3.0 or eSATA

Product ID: SATDOCK4U3E

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  • Accepts up to 4 SATA hard drives simultaneously, in a single docking station
  • Dual 60mm cooling fans mounted below the drives with variable speed controls (including OFF)
  • Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)

The SATDOCK4U3E eSATA and USB 3.0 4-Bay SATA Hard Drive Docking Station is a convenient, time-saving storage solution for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD) allowing for up to 4 SATA drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives per bay) to be conveniently and quickly connected to a host computer through a single connection.

The hard drive docking station features SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity (also compatible with USB 2.0) with support for data transfer rates up to 5Gbps (10x faster than USB 2.0) or eSATA with Port Multiplier connectivity (up to 3Gbps), to provide fast connectivity to all 4 hard drives simultaneously.

The eSATA/USB 3.0 SATA hard drive docking station also features dual built-in, variable-speed 60mm fans that can be manually adjusted to keep each drive running cool, depending on the drives and operating environment, or turned off completely. 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

  • IT professionals who need to hot-swap between multiple SATA drives regularly
  • System builders who need to quickly image or copy data to multiple drives simultaneously
  • Technicians who need to access up to 4 different drives from a single station
  • Users who want to access multiple external drives but with a limited number of USB/eSATA ports

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Access up to 4 SATA drives simultaneously over a single USB 2.0/3.0 or eSATA connection
  • Independent power buttons and eject mechanism for each SATA hard drive allows for quick and easy hot-swapping
  • Dual, variable speed fans allows you to adjust the amount of cooling for any kind of environment or drives

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030842488

Compatibility

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

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 4 - Drive Connectors SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin)
1 - Host Connectors eSATA (7 pin, Data)
USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 80°C (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 & eSATA
Number of Drives 4
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fan(s) Yes
2 - Fans 60 mm
Chipset ID JMicron - JM321
JMicron - JM539
Indicators 4 - LED Indicators Activity (Red)
Power (Blue)
Packaging Information Package Length 13.4 in [34 cm]
Package Width 6.6 in [16.8 cm]
Package Height 8.4 in [21.3 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 3.5 lb [1.6 kg]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5" hard drives per bay (16TB total) and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drives (4TB total)
Insertion Rating 15, 000 cycles
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 11.4 in [29.0 cm]
Product Width 6.8 in [17.3 cm]
Product Height 3.7 in [94.7 mm]
Weight of Product 34.1 oz [966 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 2.5
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 6.5A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type 4-pin DIN
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port or eSATA port
Note eSATA connections require the host computer to support Port Multiplier technology, otherwise only one of the hard drives will be detected.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 4-Bay HDD Docking Station
USB 3.0 cable
eSATA cable
Universal power adapter: comes ready for NA/EU/UK only when you buy in NA/EU/UK; comes ready for Australia and New Zealand only when you buy in Australia and New Zealand
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

SATA hard drive controllers require a feature called port multiplier to read more than one hard drive per SATA or eSATA port. The port multiplier feature is not standard on many SATA hard drive controllers.

If your computer is only recognizing one of your hard drives, you need to plug the eSATA cable into a SATA controller that includes the port multiplier feature. If none of your current hard drive controllers include this feature, you can add a hard drive controller that does support port multiplier in any available expansion slot (for example, PCI, PCI-Express, PCMCIA, CardBus, or ExpressCard). StarTech.com has hard drive controllers available that support the port multiplier feature. To view the hard drive controllers, click here: http://startech.com/Cards-Adapters/HDD-Controllers/SATA-Cards/?filter_PORTMULTIPLIER=Yes.

If you have a hard drive controller card that does support the port multiplier feature but it is only reading one hard drive at a time, update the drivers of the hard drive controller. To find the most current StarTech.com drivers, click here: http://www.startech.com/Support.

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.

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

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.

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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