eSATA / USB 3.0 SATA III Hard Drive Docking Station SSD / HDD with UASP

Dock your 2.5in or 3.5in SATA 6 Gbps SSDs/HDDs over eSATA or USB 3.0 with UASP

Product ID: SDOCKU33EBV

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  • Supports SATA III & UASP for optimal performance
  • eSATA or USB 3.0 interface options
  • Supports 2.5in and 3.5in form factor SATA hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
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$68.99USD

In stock: US: 470 | CA: 9

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The versatile SDOCKU33EBV UASP-enabled USB 3.0 / eSATA docking station makes it easy for you to connect and swap 2.5in or 3.5in SATA III hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD), with the option to connect through either USB or eSATA.

For convenient compatibility and time-saving performance, the SDOCKU33EBV docking station can be connected through USB 3.0, with support for full USB 3.0 bandwidth (5 Gbps) as well as UASP, which delivers performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller. For fast performance and efficient data transfers, the dock also supports the full SATA III bandwidth of 6 Gbps when connected through eSATA. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

With support for large capacity SATA I/II/III drives (tested up to 6TB), as well as 2.5in or 3.5in drives, this HDD/SSD docking station makes it easy to maximize the storage/backup capabilities of your computer using virtually any SATA drive.

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 SDOCKU33EBV 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™.

The SDOCKU33EBV is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Improved Performance with UASP

UASP is supported in Windows 8, Mac OSX (10.8 or above), and Linux. In testing, UASP performs with a 70% faster read speed and 40% faster write speed over traditional USB 3.0 at peak performance.

UASP Speed Diagram

At the same peak in testing UASP also shows an 80% reduction in required processor resources.

UASP Speed Diagram

Testing results were obtained using an Intel® Ivy Bridge system, a UASP-enabled StarTech.com Enclosure, and a SATA III solid state drive.

Applications

  • Add quick access to drives for data recovery or retrieval
  • Backup data quickly to an external data archiving
  • Test or benchmark different hard drives and swap between them
  • Quickly access drives for imaging

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Versatile connectivity options, through either USB or eSATA
  • Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
  • Hassle-free access to drive data, with hot-swappable top slot-loading dock design that supports both 2.5in and 3.5in HDD/SSDs

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data 11589459
  • Ingram Micro USA YB0873
  • ASI 160035
  • D&H SDOCKU33EBV
  • SYNNEX US STA-SDOCKU33EBV
  • UPC 065030859493

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 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Humidity 20%RH ~ 80%RH
Hardware Interface USB 3.0 & eSATA
Bus Type 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 JMicron - JMS561
Indicators LED Indicators 1 - Power/Activity
Packaging Information Package Height 3.7 in [93 mm]
Package Length 6.7 in [17.1 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.7 lb [0.8 kg]
Package Width 6.4 in [16.2 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 6 Gbps (eSATA)
5 Gbps (USB 3.0)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
4Kn Support Yes
Type and Rate SATA III (6 Gbps)
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with hard drives up to 6TB 7200 RPM
Hot Swap Capability Yes
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Product Length 5.5 in [13.9 cm]
Product Width 3.6 in [92 mm]
Product Height 2.1 in [5.3 cm]
Weight of Product 11.5 oz [325 g]
Power Power Source AC Adapter Included
Input Voltage 100 - 240 AC
Input Current 0.8 A
Output Voltage 12V DC
Output Current 2.0 A
Plug Type M
Power Consumption (In Watts) 24
Software OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0/eSATA to SATA III Hard Drive Dock w/UASP
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - eSATA Cable
1 - Universal Power Adapter (NA / EU / UK / AU)
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Troubleshooting

  1. The drive may be damaged. Test with a known-working drive, or test the drive directly to a PC.
  2. The operating system on the computer may not support reading and writing to the file system on the docked hard drive or SSD.  Remember, Windows cannot read Mac or Linux file systems. Also, macOS can read but not write to NTFS drives.
  3. If the drives came from a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), they would not be accessible in our docking stations.
  4. If the drive uses 4Kn sectors, check the technical specifications of the docking station, and ensure it can read 4Kn drives.

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. 

 

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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Best external dock I've used in years!

By: Nick_192 - 01/24/2019
The ONLY criticism I can give on this dock, is that the cover portion for the 2.5" drive is always open (it's just a cutout) so dust is a worry if not used often and left on the workbench. Other than that little quirk, this thing is heavy, in a good way. My last few docks were lightweight plastic and moved too easily. This is a more solid build, has dedicated power switch, and just works on every platform I've connected it to. :) Data transfers are fast, SMART checks work as well. Great dock for doing drive diagnostics without having a SATA cable sticking out from something. Note that the slight flaring from top to bottom is a nice touch too. Makes it even more stable when testing out a wonky 3.5 drive. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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