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SATA Hard Drive Docking Station eSATA USB 3.0 to SATA HDD Dock for 2.5in / 3.5in

Connect a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard drive to your computer through USB 3.0 or eSATA

Product ID: SATDOCKU3E

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  • Supports 2.5" and 3.5" form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface, with up to 5 Gbps of data bandwidth
  • SATA revision 2 compliant eSATA host interface, with up to 3 Gbps of data bandwidth

The SATDOCKU3E USB 3.0/eSATA to SATA Hard Drive Docking Station provides quick and easy access to a 2.5in or 3.5in SATA hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) through either eSATA or USB connectivity, making it compatible with almost any system.

The HDD docking station supports large capacity drives (tested with up to 4TB 3.5" and 1TB 2.5" drives), which enables you to greatly enhance your computer's storage/backup capabilities.

The hard drive dock offers eSATA or USB 3.0 host connections (3Gbps, 5Gbps bandwidth respectively), and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbps) connections to the host computer.

To simplify HDD installation and swapping drives in and out of the dock, the SATDOCKU3E features a top slot-loading design, for easy access.

Extend the value of this hard drive docking station further with the addition of our SATA to IDE Hard Drive Adapter (SAT2IDEADP), allowing easy insertion of any 2.5 or 3.5in. IDE hard drive into a SATA hard drive dock.

To ensure compatibility with your computer system, the SATDOCKU3E supports all of the leading operating systems, including: Microsoft Windows® (8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003), Apple® OSX (10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6), Linux, and Google Chrome OS™.

Backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

  • Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
  • Backup data quickly to an external data archiving
  • Technicians who regularly test or benchmark different hard drives and need to swap between them

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Delivers fast access to external storage, while still being backward compatible with USB 2.0
  • External SATA (eSATA) interface provides the HDD dock with native SATA II connectivity, freeing up USB ports for other peripherals
  • Top slot-loading drive dock design supports both 2.5" and 3.5" drives and provides quick and easy access to the data without having to mount SATA drives into an enclosure or tray

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030840972

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 eSATA (7 pin, Data)
USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Environmental Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity 8 ~ 90% RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0 & eSATA
Number of Drives 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Fan(s) No
Chipset ID ASMedia - ASM1051
Indicators 1 - LED Indicators Power (Blue)
Drive Status (Blue - Powered On, Flashing Red - Activity)
Packaging Information Package Length 7.5 in [19 cm]
Package Width 7.1 in [18 cm]
Package Height 3.5 in [90 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 33.9 oz [960 g]
Performance Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support No
Type and Rate SATA II (3 Gbps)
Hardware Raid Supported No
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 5400 RPM 3.5" hard drives and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drives
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Insertion Rating 15,000 cycles
Temperature Alarm No
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 5.6 in [14.2 cm]
Product Width 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Height 3.1 in [80 mm]
Weight of Product 14.6 oz [414 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2A
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Plug Type M
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available USB or eSATA port
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Hard Drive Docking Station
USB 3.0 Cable
eSATA Cable
Universal Power Adapter
3 - Included in Package Power Adapter Plug (NA/UK/EU)
1 - Included in Package Instruction Manual

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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.

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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.
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