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USB 3.0 to 4-Bay SATA 6Gbps Hard Drive Docking Station w/ UASP & Dual Fans - 2.5/3.5in SSD / HDD Dock

Connect and swap four 2.5/3.5” SATA III (6 Gbps) drives through USB 3.0 with UASP

Product ID: SDOCK4U33

  • Supports SATA III (6 Gbps) and UASP for optimal performance
  • Independently powered SATA controllers
  • Built-in dual 40 mm cooling fan
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  • Compatible with SATA revision I/II/III (1.5/3.0/6.0 Gbps) drives
  • Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (5 Gbps / 480 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps)
  • Supports both 2.5" and 3.5" form factor hard drives (HDD) and solid state drives (SSD)
  • Quad-bay, top slot-loading design with drive doors
253,99 € EUR
VAT not included in the price
12+ In stock

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Overview

The SDOCK4U33 four-bay 2.5/3.5" SATA HDD / SSD docking station lets you dock and swap four drives from your desktop or laptop computer simultaneously, using a single USB port.

Get the most out of your SATA III (Gbps) solid state drives and hybrid drives with this UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) enhanced hard drive docking station. With performance up to 70% faster than conventional USB 3.0 when paired with a UASP-enabled host controller, UASP ensures high performance by reducing bottleneck. See our UASP testing results below for further details.

The hard drive dock features independently-powered SATA connectors for each individual drive, ensuring you can operate drives separately. This gives you the freedom to hot-swap one drive while transferring data to another, saving you time. Plus, the built-in fans keep your drives running cool, ensuring optimal performance and helps to prevent premature drive failure.

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 SDOCK4U33 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™.

SDOCK4U33 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year 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.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Save time, with file transfers up to 70% faster than traditional USB 3.0 when used with a UASP-supported host
  • Hassle-free operation with independent SATA controllers allowing for uninterrupted data transfers while hot-swapping the other drives
  • Helps to prevent premature drive failure, with built-in dual 40 mm fans that keep your drives running cool

Applications

System builders and I.T. specialists who need quick access to drives for imaging

Backup data quickly to an external drive for archiving

Transferring data from one hard drive to another

Technicians who test or benchmark multiple hard drives

Backup important data and easily take the drive to an offsite location for safekeeping

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VL812
ASMedia - ASM1053 - 6G
Compatible Drive Types SATA
Drive Installation Removable
Drive Size 2.5in & 3.5in
Fan(s) Yes
Fans 2 - 40 mm
Interface USB 3.0
Number of Drives 4
Performance
Insertion Rating 15,000 Cycles
Max Drive Capacity Currently tested with up to 4TB 7200 RPM 3.5" hard drives per bay (8TB total) and 2TB 5900 RPM 2.5" hard drives (2TB total)
Type and Rate USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s
UASP Support Yes
Connector(s)
Drive Connectors 4 - SATA Data & Power Combo (7+15 pin) Receptacle
Host Connectors 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility OS independent; No software or drivers required
Indicators
LED Indicators 4 - Drive power/activity LED
Power
Input Current 2.5A
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 6.5 A
Output Voltage 12 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 78
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 20%RH ~ 80%RH
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 85 mm [3.3 in]
Product Length 285 mm [11.2 in]
Product Weight 1035 g [36.5 oz]
Product Width 171.2 mm [6.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 2179 g [76.9 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB 3.0 4-Bay 2.5/3.5" SATA SSD/HDD Dock
1 - USB 3.0 Cable
1 - Universal power adapter (NA/EU/UK/AUS)
1 - Instruction manual
Supports any operating system.
No additional drivers or software required.

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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.