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USB 3.0 eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station with Cooling Fan

Dock your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA Hard Drive over USB 3.0 or eSATA, with the added benefit of a built-in Cooling Fan

Product ID: SATDOCKU3SEF

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  • 80mm cooling fan with variable speed control (including Off)
  • Top slot-loading design with bay door
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 compliant host interface with support for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps

The SATDOCKU3SEF Hard Drive Docking Station (eSATA/USB 3.0 to SATA) delivers 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. 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.

The docking station features a built-in 80mm cooling fan that provides increased reliability and lifespan to HDDs by keeping the drives cooler. The variable fan speed control allows for on-the-fly adjustments for any type of HDD, or to balance cooling with noise. The HDD dock will also power down SATA drives after a period of inactivity (USB mode only) or when the PC is turned off, to help reduce power consumption and noise when not being accessed.

The docking station supports full eSATA data transfer rates of up to 3 Gbps, and USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5 Gbps while backward compatible with USB 2.0 system transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.

For an even more versatile storage solution, this eSATA/USB 3.0 HDD docking station can be used with our SATA to IDE hard drive adapter (SAT2IDEADP) enabling you to use 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives with the dock.

Applications

  • High performance hard drives that require active cooling for reliability
  • Hot or non-temperature controlled environments where passive cooling may not be reliable enough
  • Data recovery specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging
  • Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving
  • Take advantage of new laptops and desktops with USB 3.0 connectivity, for faster data transfers
  • Upgrade from a USB 2.0 drive dock to faster USB 3.0

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Keep your drives running cool, with Built-in, variable speed cooling fan
  • versitile connection options with support for eSATA (3 Gbps) and USB 3.0 (5Gbps), backward compatible with USB 2.0 host connections (480Mbps)

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030844031

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 Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
1 - eSATA (7 pin, Data)
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 1
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 1 - 80 mm
Filter Type Mesh
Chipset ID JMicron - JMS551
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Drive Power/Activity
1 - Power
Packaging Information Package Length 7.3 in [18.5 cm]
Package Width 4.7 in [12 cm]
Package Height 8.3 in [210 mm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 2.0 lb [0.9 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 and 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5" hard drive
Insertion Rating 15,000 cycles
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Material Plastic
Product Length 5.1 in [13 cm]
Product Width 3.9 in [100 mm]
Product Height 5.1 in [13 cm]
Weight of Product 17.4 oz [493 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Input Current 0.8A
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 System and Cable Requirements Available USB or eSATA port
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - SATA Hard Drive Dock
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - eSATA Cable
1 - Power Adapter
1 - 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.

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. 

 

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.

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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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