4-Bay SATA HDD Docking Station - For 2.5”/3.5" SSDs/HDDs - USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Gain quick access to up to four SSDs/HDDs simultaneously, while also being able to swap drives in and out as needed
Product ID: SDOCK4U313
- Quad-bay top-loading design with independent drive doors, drive controllers, power switching, and ejection buttons
- Access up to four 2.5”/3.5” SSDs/HDDs simultaneously over USB 3.1 (10Gbps), and hot swap drives
- USB Type-C and USB Type-A interface, backward compatible with USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x
This 4-bay SATA HDD docking station lets you access up to four solid-state drives or hard drives simultaneously over USB 3.1 (10Gbps), and hot swap drives with ease. Ideal for IT professionals, the docking station provides large data capacity and fast file transfers, helping you manage your workflow more efficiently.
Save time accessing and managing your data
When you’re managing a large number of drives, the HDD/SSD docking station saves you time. Quickly dock and swap your drives for disk imaging, data recovery from failing drives, data backups, or other tasks.
The hard drive docking station also has SMART support, for accessing important drive information such as hours in use, number of power cycles, and disk health.
Fast data transfers
With USB 3.1 Gen 2, the HDD docking station lets you leverage the high performance of the latest SSDs and hard drives, while alleviating bottlenecks in your data transfers.
The hard drive docking station includes a USB Type-C cable, for connecting to USB-C equipped laptops and devices, and a USB Type-A cable, for backward compatibility with your existing USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.x devices.
The docking station also works with 2.5” and 3.5” IDE hard drives, mSATA drives and M.2 drives using a compatible StarTech.com adapter:
IDE hard drives: Use StarTech.com adapter SAT2IDEADP SATA to 2.5in or 3.5in IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks
The SDOCK4U313 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
- Perfect for system builders and IT professionals who need quick access to drives for imaging
- Quickly recover and backup data from an old drive
- Transfer data from one hard drive to another
- Convenient for technicians who test or benchmark multiple hard drives
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|Bus Type||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Chipset ID||VIA Labs - VL820
VIA Labs - VL715
|Compatible Drive Types||SATA|
|Drive Size||2.5in & 3.5in|
|Fan Bearing Type||Sleeve Bearing|
|Fans||2 - 60 mm|
|Interface||USB 3.1 Gen 2|
|Number of Drives||4|
|Hot Swap Capability||Yes|
|Max Drive Capacity||Tested up to 10TB|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||10Gbps|
|Noise Level||19.04 dBA|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.1 Gen 2 - 10 Gbit/s|
|SATA III (6 Gbps)|
|Drive Connectors||4 - 22 pin SATA Data & Power Combo Receptacle|
|Host Connectors||1 - USB Type-C (24 pin) USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Female|
|OS Compatibility||OS independent; No software or drivers required|
|Special Notes / Requirements|
|Note||Windows 7 and earlier Windows versions do not support TRIM with USB to SATA devices.|
|LED Indicators||4 - Power|
|4 - Activity|
|Input Voltage||100 - 240 AC|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Plug Type||4-pin DIN|
|Power Consumption (In Watts)||78|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Humidity||20% ~ 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)|
|Product Height||8.7 cm [3.4 in]|
|Product Length||29.1 cm [11.5 in]|
|Product Width||17.1 cm [6.7 in]|
|Weight of Product||1 kg [2.2 lb]|
|Package Height||27 cm [10.6 in]|
|Package Length||38.3 cm [15.1 in]|
|Package Width||19.5 cm [7.7 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||2.4 kg [5.3 lb]|
|What's in the Box|
|Included in Package||1 - docking station|
|1 - 3.3 ft [1 m] USB 3.1 (Type-C) cable|
|1 - 3.3 ft [1 m] USB 3.1 (Type-A) cable|
|1 - universal power adapter (NA/JP, UK, EU, ANZ)|
|1 - quick-start guide|
Dock your 2.5" or 3.5" SATA drive over high performance USB 3.1 with UASP
Dock two of your 2.5” and 3.5” SATA drives over high performance USB 3.1 Gen 2 with UASP
Dock and access your SATA SSD/HDD through high-performance USB 3.1 (10Gbps) or eSATA
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Turn your mSATA or mSATA Mini drive into a portable, high performance storage solution over USB 3.1 Gen 2
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Access data stored on your 2.5” SATA SSD/HDD, with support for high-capacity drives up to 15mm
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Connect your USB Type-C devices, with reduced clutter
Power your USB Type-C devices
Connect your USB Type-C devices
USB-A to USB-C™ Cable | USB-IF Certified | USB 3.1 (10Gbps)
Connect a USB Type-C device to your laptop or desktop computer with reduced clutter
Use your 2.5in or 3.5in IDE hard drives in a SATA HDD Docking Station
Convert an M.2 SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Convert an mSATA SSD into a 7mm high 2.5in SATA 6Gbps Open Frame SSD
Add two 10Gbps USB Type-C ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
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Add two 10Gbps USB Type-A ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add four USB Type-A ports with two independent 10Gbps channels to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add one USB Type-C and one USB Type-A port (10Gbps) to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Add two 10Gbps USB Type-C ports to your computer, through a PCI Express slot
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 3.5in hard drive
Provide protection against shocks/impacts to a 2.5in hard drive
Provides safe handling and anti-static protection for most 2.5in hard drives
Frequently Asked Questions
- The drive may be damaged. Test with a known-working drive, or test the drive directly to a PC.
- 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.
- If the drives came from a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), they would not be accessible in our docking stations.
- If the drive uses 4Kn sectors, check the technical specifications of the docking station, and ensure it can read 4Kn drives.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Note: You typically only need to initialize a drive if the drive is new. If you cannot find an uninitialized drive in Disk Management, skip the following steps and try to partition your device.
Press the Windows key + R, type compmgmt.msc, and click Run to open Computer Management.
Navigate to Disk Management.
When prompted to, initialize your disk(s). If you are running Windows® 7 or later and are using a drive larger than 2TB, initialize the disk(s) with GPT. If you are running an earlier version of Windows, initialize the disk(s) with MBR. For more information, visit the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=hard-drives#mbr-vs-gpt.
Create a partition in a drive
Note: The following steps create an NTFS partition that uses the entire drive space. To use a different file system, select a different option in step 6.
Right-click Unallocated or RAW volume, and select New Simple Volume.
In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
Select Primary partition.
Leave the partition size set to default, and click Next.
Assign a drive letter or leave it set to the default, and click Next.
Enter the following settings to format the partition:
- In the File System field, enter NTFS.
- Set the Allocation unit size to Default.
- In the Volume label field, enter <your name/reference>.
- Select the Perform a quick format check box.
- Clear the Enable file and folder compression check box.
- Click Next > Finish.
The new drive should appear in Windows Explorer.
Before you can access a new or formatted drive in your operating system, you need to initialize it first and then create a partition on the drive. A partition defines an area of the drive to use for storing data. The partition uses a file system (for example, HFS+, ex-FAT, NTFS, and so on).
Initialize a drive
Mac OSX detects a drive that needs to be initialized and automatically prompts you to initialize the drive. If you are prompted to initialize the drive, click Initialize. If you are not prompted to initialize the drive and you cannot find the drive in Finder, you will need to create a partition on the drive.
Create a partition on a drive
Note: The following steps create an HFS+ (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)) partition that uses the entire drive space.
To create a partition on a new drive, complete the following:
Navigate to Applications and click Utilities.
Open Disk Utility.
Select the new drive and click the Partition tab.
Click Options and verify that it is set to GUID Partition Table.
Enter a name for the partition.
The drive should now be accessible in Finder.
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Compliance and Safety
- 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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